Coimbra Knights, Gorkha 11, Indian Royals, Malo, Oeiras, Oporto and Miranda Dragons feature over 23 successive evenings in 46 hotly-anticipated T10 night matches from Portugal. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts two exciting T10 grand final matches on Day 23 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Wednesday 28 April.
After two amazingly-tense affairs on Tuesday, beaten semi-finalists Indian Royals and Oeiras battle it out in the Bronze Final, while pre-tournament favourites Gorkha 11 and Malo meet in the Gold Final with the FanCode Portugal T10 silverware up for grabs on the 23rd successive evening of cricket from Portugal.
GOR Gorkha 11 (11-1, NRR+3.269)
MAL Malo (10-2, NRR+1.436)
OEI Oeiras (8-4, NRR+2.365)
IR Indian Royals (4-6-2, NR+0.051)
OCC Oporto (5-7, NRR-1.021)
CK Coimbra Knights (1-9-2, NRR-2.695)
MD Miranda Dragons (1-11, NRR-3.403)
BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 45 (PTT21.045)
OEIRAS (OEI) v INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: L L W W L
IR Last Five Matches: L L NR NR L
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya
Projected Top Four: Conrad Greenshields, Krut Patel, Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohon MF Hussain, Conrad Greenshields
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, top wicket taker for Oeiras with 15 scalps including a best return of 3-0, has also mustered 119 runs.
Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, mustered 145 runs, including a MoM performance of 41 from 25 balls. Also picked up 11 wickets.
Kuldeep Gholiya, top scorer for Oeiras racking up 197 runs from nine matches including an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls vs Oporto CC.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, good batsman, bowls left arm spin, hammering 70 runs with the bat and grabbing 11 wickets with a best return of 3-11.
INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
Captain: Sukhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Harmolak Singh
Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Jasbinder Singh, Muhammad Saad Ansari, Jaswinder Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Syed Ali Naqi, Muhammad Saad Ansari
Spin Options: Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh
INDIAN ROYALS Key Players:
Sukhwinder Singh, captain, all-rounder, leading wicket taker for his side picking up nine wickets with his slow left arm bowling.
Amandeep Singh, top scorer for IR with 221 runs including a best of 63*, has also chipped in with seven wickets with his darts.
Muhammad Saad Ansari, hard hitting batsman, racked up with 220 runs including a best of 63. Hit the most sixes for his side - 15, has also scalped five wickets.
No doubt, Oeiras will be extremely disappointed after missing out on the final, losing by just a solitary run for the second time this tournament to Malo, while Indian Royals also fought gallantly against Gorkha 11 taking the match to the final ball in another dramatic encounter in Portugal.
Last time they met: PTT21.008 | OEI 61(8) def IR 60 (9 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to finish third and win the Bronze Final.
FINAL - MATCH 46 (ECS21.046)
MALO (MAL) v GORKHA 11 (GOR)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W
GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W W
Captain: Mian Mehmood
Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat
Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zulfiqar Shah, Syed Maisam, Najam Shahzad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Assad Mehmood, Khurram Shahzad
Spin Options: Assad Mehmood
MALO Key Players:
Mian Mehmood, second top scorer in the tournament with 228 runs including 12 sixes, has also picked up 12 wickets and deservedly bagged a couple of man-of-the-match awards along the way.
Najam Shahzad, all-rounder,scalped 10 wickets with a best return of 3-3, also mustered 216 runs, has hit the most sixes for Malo with 15 huge hits easily clearing the ropes.
Syed Maisam, mustered 98 runs including eight sixes to go with six valuable wickets.
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Imran Khan, Azhar Andani, Siraj Nipo, Suman Ghimire
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj
Spin Options: Siraj Nipo, Manjit Singh
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, racked up 138 runs, economical with the ball picking seven wickets.
Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman, racked up 223 runs with two fifty plus scores.
Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 159 runs to his name, former Bangladesh U19 international, bowls tight left arm off spin hard to get away, leading GOR wicket taker with 18 victims and best figures of 3-3.
Suman Ghimire, talented wicket-keeper batsman who has racked up a series of man-of-the-match awards, top run scorer in the tournament with 246 runs to his name.
Gorkha 11 topped the standings, only losing once in the entire tournament to Malo on the second night. That said, Gorkha 11 almost threw victory away last night against Indian Royals and will be seriously tested by a strong Malo side who are reigning ECS Cartaxo Champions, beating Gorkha 11 in the semi-finals on that occasion.
Last time they met: PTT21.004 | MAL 81(9.3) def GOR 77 (7 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 (GOR) to edge a gripping Final.