MATCH 1 (ECS21.724) OEIRAS (OEI) v GORKHA 11 (GOR) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 87)
GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 77)
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya
Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Conrad Greenshields
Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Shayaddur Rahman
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza, Ranjit Narayan
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, has mustered 364 runs in all ECN matches and also picked up 19 wickets. A key man in the OEI lineup.
Kuldeep Gholiya, talented wicket-keeper batsman, top scorer for OEI atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 212 runs in 10 games.
Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, second highest scorer for OEI at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scoring 146 runs and picking up 12 wickets.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, bowls tidy left arm spin, scored 70 runs and scalped 11 wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Suman Ghimire, Imran Khan, Rahul Hudda, Amandeep Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj
Spin Options: Manjit Singh, Saddam Akbory
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, has racked up 289 runs in all ECN games, economical with the ball picking up 14 wickets.
Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, top scorer atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 mustering 268 runs in 13 innings.
Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, has scalped 21 wickets in all ECN matches at an ER of 6.1 with a best return of 3-8.
Madhukar Thapa, captain, third highest wicket taker for GOR at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 12 wickets.
Gorkha 11 (GOR) is an experienced side with an impressive win-loss record of 15-4 in all ECN matches. GOR also have the wood over OEI with two wins in three games while OEI did manage to win one game on a Golden Ball finish. GOR will be without two of their star players this season and could struggle against the better teams. OEI will look to grab this opportunity and make a positive start to the tournament.
Last time they met: PTT21.032 | GOR 54(4.3) def OEI 95 (D/L Method) (21 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to start off their campaign with a narrow win.
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