The Austria and Portugal team will lock horns in the Match 9 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Austria team has the presence of players like Abrar Bilal and Mirza Ahsan. While, the Portugal team need the performances from Mian Shahid and Amir Zaib. The Austria team will be led by Razmal Shigiwal and Najjam Shahzad captains the Portugal team.
The Austria team have 2 wins in 2 matches, and will look to maintain their good form in the tournament. But they need to improve their bowling performances to be in the 1st position in the points table. While, Portugal have 0 wins in 3 matches and have not been able to perform well enough in the tournament. This will be their most important fixture and would look to perform well.
The Austria team are ranked at 43rd rank, while Portugal have 41st rank in the ICC T20I rankings. It will be the 4th match for both of the teams in this Round 2 of the tournament. This is the Match 9 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and a total of 5 matches are being scheduled on the same day itself.
Fixture Name: Match 9 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 21 September
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
AUT(recent last): W W L
POR(recent last): L L L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Austria and Portugal is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The par score on this venue is 120, which is the minimum the teams need to make to have an edge over the competitors. While, the bowlers will have to be pitch-perfect with their line-lengths and try different variations to contain the score and dismiss batters.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Hungary 124/9 won by 27 runs against Portugal 97/9 in Match 6 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 4 players from Portugal and 7 players from Austria. Although Portugal are a fine team, but have displayed disappointing performances. The best picks for the match will be Amir Zaib who has been impressive in both departments, and vice-captain can be Razmal Shigiwal who batted quite well in the 1st match of the tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Abrar Bilal
BATSMEN: Razmal Shigiwal, Noor Ahmadzai, Iqbal Hossain, Mirza Ahsan, Amir Zaib
ALL-ROUNDERS: Abdullah Akbarjan, Najjam Shahzad
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Shahil Momin, MD Siraj Nipo
The Austria team is expected to win this fixture due to the experience of their players and they are playing with the strongest bench-strength as well. Lookin g at their dominant in their performance, they have been impressive in both departments. While Portugal has not been able to perform well as a team and need striking performance from few of the players.
The Austria team have been average in the ICC tournaments, but have started quite well with 2 wins in 2 matches, and would look to play well in this fixture, Currently they are playing against Netherlands, and this will be their 4th fixture in the tournament. The top picks from the Austria team will be captain Razmal Shigiwal amd bowler Abdullah Akbarjan.
The top-order batsman will be the best pick of this match due to the glowing track record of the players in the T10 format. The batter has been leading teams in the T10 tournaments and is now the captain of the national team. In the first match, he scored 96 runs and will be quite upbeat about his performance and will be the vital performer for Austria team.
The all-rounder will look to give his 100% effort in this fixture and maintain the same T10 form in this tournament as well. Earlier in the year, he took two hat-tricks in a single ECS season, and is a proven performer. While, Akbarjan has started well in this tournament as well with containing runs and taking wickets in an efficient manner.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Possible Top Order: Zeeshan Goraya, Iqbal Hossain, Razmal Shigiwal, Mirza Ahsan
Pace Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Mark Simpson Parker
Spin Bowlers: Sahel Zadran, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain, Shahil Momin
The x-factor for the team would be Shahil Momin who has been quite accurate in the tournament and is on brink of execution of his stock balls and take crucial wickets for the team.
AUT Playing 11 (likely)
6. Sahel Zadran
7. Abdullah Akbarjan
8. Abrar Bilal (wk)
9. Shahil Momin
10. Aqib Iqbal
11. Zabiullah Ibrahimkhel
The Portugal team will have to perform very well to win against a strong team like Austria and need to forget their past loss in the last few series. They managed to take the 3rd position in the Continental Cup 2021, and would need spirited efforts to be one the top spots in this tournament. The team’s top picks will be all-rounders, Amir Zaib and Najjam Shahzad.
The bowling all-rounder will be on the look-out of fantasy players due to his fine track record in the Portugal T10 2021. He has terrific ball striking capabilities, and will have to keep performing the same way to help the team in getting their first win in the tournament. In the ECC T10 tournament, he has picked up 5 wickets and accumulated 54 runs and will look to keep improving.
The best performer for the team in the European Cricket Championship 2021 will also be the captain pick for this fixture due to his contribution in both departments in the T10 circuit. In 3 matches, he has scored 72 runs and has scalped 6 wickets at a fine average and will be vital to the team’s campaign, if they have to reach the semi-finals of Round 2.
Captain: Najjam Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman
Possible Top Order: Sharon Gomez, Azhar Andani, Amir Zaib, Anthony Chambers
Possible Opening Bowlers: Najam Shahzad, Junaid Khan
Spin Bowlers: Amandeep Singh, Md Siraj Nipo
The x-factor for the team would be Azhar Andani who has a stellar track record in the T10 circuit and is expected to come back harder in this fixture and perform well for the team.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Austria vs Portugal European Cricket Championship T10 Live score and streaming on Fancode. All the news updates and stats related to the European Cricket Championship T10 will be available on the European Cricket Network official website. This will be the 7th day of the tournament and 4th fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The AUT vs POR match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as they did not have bought rights for the tournament. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. The crowd is allowed in the stadium and different facilities have been provided for the kids and adults, for having a fine experience in Cartama Oval.