The Portugal and Netherlands XI team will lock horns in the Match 5 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Netherlands team has the presence of players like Max Hoornweg and Musa Ahmed. While, the Portugal team need the contributions from Azhar Andani and Amir Zaib. The Netherlands team will be led by Sebastian Brat and Najjam Shazad captains the Portugal team.
The Netherlands team will are playing with their second best team in the tournament and would look to take the confidence into the whole squad. They are currently featuring in their first league match. While, Portugal lost their first league fixture earlier in the day against Hungary by a fine margin and would look to open their account in this match.
Although the Netherlands team are at 17th rank,which is the highest for any European country in the European circuit, they will play this tournament with the less experienced players. While Romania are ranked 39th in the ICC T20I rankings. This is the Match 3 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, with all the 5 matches being played on the same venue.
Fixture Name: Match 5 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 20 September
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NED XI(recent last): ECC Debut
POR(recent last): W W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Netherlands-XI and Portugal is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. In the Round 1 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, many teams scored in excess of 120 runs and it is likely to be par score in this round as well. The bowlers will get minimal help and need to be wary of their lengths.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Hungary 129/6 won by 35 runs against Portugal 94/8 in Match 2 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 7 players from Portugal and 4 players from Netherlands. The Netherlands are featuring in their first ECC season and there has been less information about the players, Nevertheless, the best pick from the 11 players will be Amir Zab who can contribute in both departments, whichw as quite evident with his performance in the Match 3 as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Francoise Stoman
BATSMEN: Amir Zaib, Azhar Andani, Imran Khan, Musa Ahmad
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sebastian Braat, Najjam Shahzad, Mian Shahid
BOWLERS: MD Siraj Nipo, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
The Portugal team is expected to win this fixture due to the fine experience of their players and their performances also have been note-worthy in the ECS competitions, In the first league match as well, they were impressive but couldn’t cross the line. While, Netherlands are on debut and need spirited performances from their players to win against the tough team.
The Netherlands team are currently playing their first match and have managed to score around 90 runs in 10 overs, without losing enough wickets. But, they have to employ different strategies for this match to win this crucial fixture and gain an upper hand in the tournament. The best picks from NED XI will be Boris Gorlee and Musa Ahmad who have been impressive.
The middle-order batsman who is also the captain of NED XI struck lusty blows in the end of their innings to help the struggling team to post a fine target of 97 runs against Romania. The captain hit 17 off 6 balls, and also has the ability to contribute effectively with the ball as well, so can be a vital player for the Netherlands team in winning the match.
The opening batsman will be the most crucial pick from Netherlands due to his performance in the last league match. He displayed terrific ability to steer the team well under his presence and can be a differential pick for this fixture. He scored 55 runs in the last match and helped the team to post a fine total on the board and will look to maintain the same performance.
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar
Possible Top Order: Boris Gorlee, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Navjit Singh, Victor Lubbers
Possible Opening Bowlers: Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
Spin Bowlers: Clayton Floyd, Julian de Mey
The x-factor for the team would be Musa Ahmad who has been a consistent performer with the bat and his failure in the last match should not deviate you from choosing him to win the fantasy battle.
NED XI Playing 11 (likely)
Julian De Mey
Asad Zulfiqar (wk)
Julian De Mey
The Portugal team are the successful side in the European cricket circuit and is on the roadmap for being doing well in the ICC tournaments. But, they started off with a loss in the tournament’s first fixture against Hungary. They gave away 129 runs, but were not able to chase down the score and fell short by 35 runs. The top-performers for the team were Najjam Shahzad and Amir Zaib.
The top-order batsman will look to be proficient in giving glowing start to the Portugal team, due to his track record of delivering the same. He would be upbeat after performing quite well in the Tri series, where he scored 276 runs in 4 matches. Although, he has not started the tournament well and only scored 12 runs, but will look to be consistent.
The most consistent run-scorer at the top-order in the European cricket circuit will look to keep contributing well and help in stitching crucial partnerships with other batters to help the team in opening their account in this tournament. In the first match, he scored 44 off 20 balls which was crucial in the middle-order, and can also be handy with the ball as well.
Captain: Najam Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman
Possible Top Order: Sharn Gomez, Azhar Andani, Amir Zaib, Mian Shahid
Possible Opening Bowlers: Najam Shahzad, Junaid Khan
Spin Bowlers: Amandeep Singh, Md Siraj Nipo
The x-factor for the team would be Najjam Shahzad who has been performing well for the team as an all-rounder and will look to improve the performances of the last league match.
ROM Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Netherlands XI 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 6th day of the tournament and third fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The NED-XI 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.