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 spectacular T10 night matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Thursday 8 April.
Malo, champions at ECS Cartaxo in the summer of 2020, enjoyed a good start last night coming back strongly to win their second match after slipping to defeat in the opener. Malo will need to remain disciplined while bowling, not conceding too many extras which cost them the first game. On the other hand, Oeiras, had a decent tournament in Cartaxo finishing fourth losing to Gorkha 11 in the Bronze Final, and will aim to start their campaign on a winning note.
GOR Gorkha 11 (3-1, NRR+3.542)
MAL Malo (1-1, NRR-1.137)
IR Indian Royals (0-0, NRR+0.000)
MD Miranda Dragons (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OEI Oeiras (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OCC Oporto (0-0, NRR+0.000)
CK Coimbra Knights (0-2, NRR-5.900)
MATCH 5 (PTT21.005)
MALO (MAL) v OEIRAS (OEI)
1630 GMT | 1830 CET | 2200 IST
MATCH 5 (ECS21.006)
OEIRAS (OEI) v MALO (MAL)
1830 GMT | 2030 CET | 0000 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 114)
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 81)
Captain: Mian Mehmood
Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat
Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zafar Ali, Amir Zaib, Najam Shahzad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Assad Mehmood, Zafar Ali
Spin Options: Assad Mehmood, Aamer Ikram
MALO Key Players:
Zafar Ali, talented all-rounder, racked up 104 runs from five matches at ECS Cartaxo and picked up four wickets as well.
Amir Zaib, hard hitting all-rounder, leading wicket taker at ECS Cartaxo, also racked up 78 runs, loves to play the cover drive and pull shot.
Assad Mehmood, scalped eight wickets at ECS Cartaxo with his right arm slow bowling, can be tricky to get away and is a capable batsman down the order.
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya
Projected Top Four: Conrad Greenshields, Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep, Paulo Buccimazza
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohon MF Hussain, Prince Maratha
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality batsman, MVP and top run scorer at the ECS Cartaxo amassing 242 runs at a strike rate of 194 including fifties and 16 maximos.
Kuldeep Gholiya, very good wicketkeeper batsman, racked up 170 runs at ECS Cartaxo, hit most fours with 23 hits to the boundary.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, top wicket taker for Oeiras at ECS Cartaxo with eight scalps and best figures of 4-3.
Last time they met: MAL 89(6.3) def OEI 84 (22 Sep 2020)
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) will start as favourites to clinch this double header, providing they can back up their form from last night.