The Portugal and Austria team will lock horns in the Match 13 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 Mian Shahid and Amir Zaib. The all-rounder Najjam Shahzad captains the Portugal team, while Razmal Shigiwal leads the Austria team.
The Portugal team have not been able to open their account in the tournament and every game for them will be a much-needed win for them. While, the Austria team is playing quite well and have 3 wins in 4 matches. They are confirmed to be going into the play-offs and will look to maintain their fine form in the tournament.
The Austria team are ranked at 43rd rank, while Portugal are positiooned 41st rank in the ICC T20I rankings. But the higher rankings of Portugal team don’t justifty their performance in this tournament. This is the Match 13 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and a total of 5 teams are in each group of the tournament.
Fixture Name: Match 13 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 22 September
Time: 4:30 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 Portugal and Austria is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The batters have been terrific to play attacking cricket and have reaped benefits of huge score they have posted for their teams. The par score on this ground will be 125, to compete well in the small ground with quick outfield, and the bowlers would look to be at their best.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Netherlands XI 200/1 won by 102 runs against Romania 98/1 in Match 10 of ECC T10 2021.
The Portugal team have not played well, and 4 players are chosen from their team. While, Austria team need to perform well with their top players. The best pick for this game will be Razmal Shigiwal who has been quite consistent with his performance for the Austria team. While, the vice-captain pick would be Amir Zaib who has the ability to contribute well in both deprtments.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Abrar Bilal
BATSMEN: Razmal Shigiwal, Noor Ahmadzai, Iqbal Hossain, Amir Zaib
ALL-ROUNDERS: Abdullah Akbarjan, Najjam Shahzad, Mark Simpson Parker
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Sahel Zadran, MD Siraj Nipo
The Portugal team is expected to make a comeback in this on the back of the performance of their experienced players. The team needs to play well as a team to win this crucial fixture to stay alove in the tournament. While, it will be nothing different for the Austria team who has been quite impressive in the tournament and will be one the lookout to maintain strong performances.
The Austria team has the presence of experienced campaigners who can be quite potent in their performances. In the last league match, which was against the same team, they won the match easily by 8 wickets and would look to continue the same form, The both departments of the game were quite impressive to help the team’s cause. The team’s top picks for this fixture will be Razmal Shigiwal and Abdullah Akbarjan.
The experienced campaigner has been a proven performer in the T10 circuit and is poised to keep performing well in the tournament due to his ball-striking capabilities and can stabilize the team in crucial situations as well. In 4 matches of the tournament, he has amassed 165 runs and has emerged as the leading run-scorer and will be the best pick for this match.
The bowling all-rounder has the history of taking crucial wickets and containing runs in an efficient manner. Earlier in the year, he stunned everybody by taking two hatt-tricks in a single European Cricket Series season. In ths tournament, he has started well and has scalped 6 wickets at a fine economy, and can be a differential pick for your team due to his usefulness with the bat as well.
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 Zeeshan Goraya who has been one of the most consistent run-scorers in the European circuit and has not yet come out of his shell, but is expected to perform well.
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 needs a team effort to win this crucial match to stay alive for the race of going into the playoffs of the tournament. In this tournament, they have been disappointing and their top players have not been at their best. In the last league match, they lost to the same team and would look to rectify their mistakes and come back with a good performance.
The captain of the Portugal team will be critical to the team’s performance due to his overall track record in the Portugal T10 circuit. He has displayed the ability to hit long balls and can take crucial wickets to win the matches for the team. In this tournament, Najjam has bagged 5 wickets at a fine average of 12.60, and also has 55 runs to his name, and will be vital for team’s most crucial fixture.
One of the best performer for the team in the Portugal T10 circuit will eb the vice-captain for your team in this fixture. In the tournament, he has scored 81 runs at an average of 20.25, and also has 6 wickets. He has displayed fine consistency to provide contribution in both departments, and can be the best bet from the Portugal team.
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 MD Siraj Nipo who has been a terrific performer in the T10 circuit and has under-performed in the tournament, but will look to perform to win matches for the team.
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.