The Portugal and Austria team will lock horns in the Qualifier 2 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Austria team will require the contributions of Shahil Momin and Abdullah Akbarjan, while Portugal have the presence of Sharn Gomes and Amir Zaib. The all-rounder Najjam Shahzad will lead the Portugal team, while Razmal Shigiwal captains the Austria team.
The Portugal team have been terrific in the last few matches and have 3 consecutive wins under their belt and will be in confidence of winning this game as well. While, the Austria team also have been impressive and had 6 wins in 8 league matches, and would look to keep improving their performance to win this match and go in the Finals of ECC T10 2021.
The Austria team are positoned at 43rd rank, while Portugal are ranked 41st rank in the ICC T20I rankings. This is the Qualifier 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021 and the team winning this match will go into the finals and meet the first finalists Netherlands who are a very strong team, and it will be a fitting contest.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 24 September
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
AUT(recent last): W W L
POR(recent last): W W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Portugal and Austria is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The batters will be in advantage position at the Qualifier 2 of the tournament, with the quick outfield and short boundaries. While, the bowlers are likely to get thrashed, if they don’t maintain the proper line-length, as it was quite evident in the Qualifier 1.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Portugal 150/8 won by 42 runs against Hungary 108/2 in Qualifier 1 of ECC T10 2021.
The best pick for this match will be Sharn Gomes who was terriffic in the last match with his flawless hitting and is expected to do well in this game as well. The vice-captain can be Azhar Andani who came back to form in the last game. While, Mark Simpson Parker can be your differential pick due to his all-round abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Abrar Bilal
BATSMEN: Razmal Shigiwal, Azhar Andani, Sharn Gomes
ALL-ROUNDERS: Abdullah Akbarjan, Najjam Shahzad, Mark Simpson Parker, Imran Khan
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Shahil Momin, Aqib Iqbal
The Portugal team is expected to go into the finals of the championship due to their terrific performances in the last 3 league matches. Their batting performances have been improved to another level and are bound to succeed with this batting prowess. While, it will be hard for Austria to stop the momentum of the opposition team and their bowlers have to be in top form.
The Austria team will require the performance of all the experienced players in this crucial match, to qualify into the finals of the tournament and also get into the next round. They need to bowl well in this fixture, and Abdullah Akbarjan can be your best bet due to his track record, while Razmal Shigiwal can be trusted as well due to his hitting abilities.
The experienced campaigner will be on the look-out to grab this amazing opportunity to perform well and take the team into the finals of the tournament. He has a terrific track record in the T10 format and has leadership qualities as well to make things happen. In 7 matches of Round 2 of ECC T10, he has scored 198 runs at an average of 33.
The bowling all-rounder will be one of the best picks due to his consistent contribution to the team in the bowling unit. He has been impeccabble with his line-lengths in the power-play as well as death overs and need to maintain the same form as well. In 6 appearances in this season, he has scalped 9 wickets and will be vital in the Qualifier 1.
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 Mark Simpson Parker who has been picking key wickets and can be the best performer for the team on his good day at the park.
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 has been terrific in the last 3 matches with 3 wins, and has gathered momentum that can surely help them to get to the finals of the tournament. In the Qualifier 1, the team posted a strong total of 150 in 8 overs, with Gomes and Andani being the top contributors for the side, and then the bowlers were economical as well to win the match.
The leading run-scorer of the tournament will be the best pick for this game due to his ball-striking abilities against the spinner or the pacer. In the last match, he produced his best ever European Cricket circuit performance with 78 off 28 balls to help the team in posting a strong total of 150 in 8 overs, and will look to maintain the same blistering form.
Possibly the most consistent run-scorer for the Portugal team will serve as the backbone in the crucial fixture against Austria. He can perform well under pressure with his stable mindset and can play aggressive shots, when the team needs it the most. In 9 matches, he has scored 222 runs and has taken 8 wickets as well and can be a differential pick for this fixture.
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 Junaid Khan who has the ability to swing the ball in the power play overs and has been successful in taking wickets as well in this tournament.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Portugal vs Austria 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 3rd fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The POR vs AUT 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.