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 4 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Friday 9 April.
Oeiras did not enjoy the best of starts, losing both their games from promising positions. Needing just six runs from the final over of the second match, aided by five penalty runs at an opportune time, Oeiras still managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. OEI will be keen to banish those painful memories and focus on their next tough opponent, Indian Royals. Previously featuring as Royal CC Lisbon, IR enjoyed a modest ECS Cartaxo campaign winning just a solitary game and will look to start with intent against an Oeiras side, desperate to get off the mark.
GOR Gorkha 11 (3-1, NRR+3.542)
MAL Malo (3-1, NRR-0.294)
IR Indian Royals (0-0, NRR+0.000)
MD Miranda Dragons (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OCC Oporto (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OEI Oeiras (0-2, NRR-0.550)
CK Coimbra Knights (0-2, NRR-5.900)
MATCH 7 (PTT21.007)
OEIRAS (OEI) v INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
1630 GMT | 1830 CET | 2200 IST
MATCH 8 (PTT21.008)
INDIAN ROYALS (IR) v OEIRAS (OEI)
1830 GMT | 2030 CET | 0000 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 102)
IR Last Five Matches: L L W L W (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 98)
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, missed out last night but will be keen to make amends tonight, picked up a couple of wickets though.
Kuldeep Gholiya, very good wicketkeeper batsman, racked up 170 runs at ECS Cartaxo, looked good last night but failed to capitalize on his start, will be aiming for a big one tonight.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, top wicket taker for Oeiras grabbing five wickets from two games last night with a best return of 3-19.
INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
Captain: Sukhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Ishwar Singh
Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Jasbinder Singh, Manjeet Singh, Sukhwinder Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Manjeet Singh, Muhammad Saad Ansari
Spin Options: Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh
INDIAN ROYALS Key Players:
Jasbinder Singh, gets the innings off to a rapid start, top scorer for IR at ECS Cartaxo with 171 runs from six matches including an unbeaten fifty.
Sukhwinder Singh, captain, all-rounder, picked up six wickets at ECS Cartaxo with his left arm off spin, can score some quick runs in the middle order too!
Manjeet Singh, hard hitting batsman, mustered 48 runs from three innings at ECS Cartaxo, will play a vital role for IR in the middle overs.
Last time they met: OEI 119(9.5) def IR 118 (24 Sep 2020)
Match Prediction: After struggling last night, but now being match-hardened, Oeiras (OEI) should bounce back to grab two much-needed wins, provided their top order fires. Much will rest on Conrad Greenshields in a meeting of two-evenly matched sides.