The Hungary and Portugal team will lock horns in the Eliminator of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Portugal team will require the contributions of their top-performing players like Amir Zaib and Junaid Khan. While, Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel and Zahir Mohammed will play the key role for the Hungary team. The Portugal team will be led by Najjam Shahzad, and the experienced Marc Ahuja will lead the Hungary team.
The Portugal team will be upbeat after 2 consecutive wins in their last 2 league matches, and made an entry into the play-offs in a thrilling way. While, the Hungary team lost their momentum in the last 4 league matches and will look to improve their performances in the crucial encounter and count on the experience of their top players.
The Portugal team secured 4th position, while Hungary came at 3rd rank in the points table to qualify for the playoffs matches. This will be the eliminator match of the Round 2 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021 tournament. The team winning this fixture will play with the loser of the Qualifier 1 that is scheduled after this match at the same venue.
Fixture Name: Eliminator (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 23 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
POR(recent last): W W L
HUN(recent last): L L W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Portugal and Hungary is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga, As it is seen in the last few matches of the tournament, the batters have been able to score runs easily without any hassle. While, the scores of around 125 seems to be the par score. The bowlers will have to keep their lengths tight to avoid getting leaking runs in the death overs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Austria 130/2 won by 8 wickets against Romania 126/5 in Match 20 of Round 2 of ECC T10 2021.
In the Dream11 team, the 6 players from Hungary and 5 players from Portugal are selected. The captain pick for this game will be Amir Zaib who has been terrific in both departments. While the vice-captain can be Safi Zahir Mohammed who has been superlative with his bat. While differential pick can be Zeeshan Khan who has also been a fine performer.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Satyadeep Ashwathnarayan
BATSMEN: Azhar Andani, Safi Zahir Mohammed, Amir Zaib, Marc Ahuja
ALL-ROUNDERS: Harsh Mandhyan, Amir Zaib, Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Sandeep Mohandas, Amandeep Singh
The Hungary team is expected to fare better than the Portugal team in this fixture and play the Qualifier 2 match due to the fine balance and experience of their players. While, Portugal has also picked up the momentum after winning the last 2 matches and would look to continue the same momentum in this crucial fixture which will make them 1 step closer to playing the finals.
The Portugal team could not win any of the matches until the completion of their 6 league matches, but bagged 2 wins in the last 2 league matches to make it to the play-offs on the back of better run-rate. The top picks from Portugal for this match will be all-rounder Amir Zaib and bowler Junaid Khan who have been quite impressive.
The top-order batsman is the best pick for this match due to his terrific consistency to stabilize as well play attacking cricket in crucial situations. He can also be trusted due to his track record in the T10 circuit as well. In 8 matches in ECC T10, he has scored 222 runs and taken 8 wickets, and helped the team to reach the play-offs.
One of the main reasons, the team is playing in the play-offs is due to this man, Junaid Khan who has been terrific in the last 3 matches to give the team an edge over competitors to help them win those crucial matches. In the last match, he was brilliant with 4 wickets and gave away only 14 runs in 2 overs. In 8 matches, he has scalped a total of 13 wickets.
Captain: Najjam Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman
Possible Top Order: Sharon Gomez, Azhar Andani, Amir Zaib, MD Siraj Nipo
Pace Bowlers: Najjam Shahzad, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan
Spin Bowlers: Amandeep Singh, Md Siraj Nipo
The x-factor for the team would be Azhar Andani who is making small contributions in each match to help the team, and has a terrific track record in the T10 format.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
11. Imran Khan
The Hungary team came at 3rd position in the points table with 3 wins in 8 matches, and lost the momentum in the last few matches after a good start in the tournament. In their last league match, they could not defend their total of 123. The team’s top picks for this match will be Zahir Mohammed and Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel.
The top-order batsman is the highest run-scorer for Hungary in the tournament, and has proved the trust right of the captain on him. He has been a fine performer in the ECS T10 circuit as well. He has given a good start to the team in almost all their matches, and will look to maintain the same form. In 8 matches, Zahir has scored 206 runs at an average of 25.75.
One of the most experienced players in the Hungary team will be a fine pick for this match due to his consistent contribution in both departments. He has a fantastic track record in the T10 circuit and has scored 36 runs off 15 balls in the last game. In total, he has scored 170 runs and also has taken 7 wickets.
|Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel||8||170/7||21.25/16.28|
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan
Possible Top 4: Zeeshan Kukikhel, Harsh Mandhyan, Marc Ahuja, Zahir Safi Mohammed
Pace Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh Mandhyan, Abhishek Kheterpal and Asanka Weligamage
Spin Bowlers: Harsh Mandhyan
The x-factor for Hungary will be the captain Harsh Mandhyan who has been a fine performer for Hungary in the last few tournaments and will be an important player.
HUN Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Hungary 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 10th day of the tournament and Eliminator of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The HUN 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.