The Portugal and Hungary team will lock horns in the Match 6 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Portugal team has the presence of players like Azhar Andani and Amir Zaib. While, the Hungary team need the performances from Zeeshan Kukikhel and Zahir Mohammed. The Portugal team will be led by Najam Shahzad and Marc Ahuja captains the Hungary team.
The Portugal team have lost both their matches and will be little out of confidence for this fixture and will require consecutive wins to enhance their confidence for the upcoming matches. While, Hungary are a confident side with 2 wins in 2 matches and will look to maintain the same form and their experienced players have been consistent.
The Portugal team are ranked 51st, while Hungary are positioned 52nd in the ICC T20I rankings. The Portugal team need to win this match to stay alive in the tournament, as they already had 2 losses on the same day. This is the Match 6 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and 5 matches are slated to take place on Tuesday, 21 September.
Fixture Name: Match 6 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 21 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
POR(recent last): L L W
HUN(recent last): W W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Hungary and Portugal is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The pitch will be very good for the batters and will have a par score of 100, and the spinners will have the onus to take advantage of the slowness of the surface and contain runs. While, there is nothing for the pace bowlers, but would look to be wary of their lengths.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Netherlands XI 110/10 won by 20 runs against Portugal 90/6 in Match 5 of Round 2 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6 players from Hungary and 5 players from Portugal. This is due to the fact that the Hungary players have been impressive in the first 2 matches of the tournament. The best pick from the prediction will be Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel who can contribute in both departments, and Amir Zaib can be his deputy due to consistent performances.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Francois Stoman
BATSMEN: Azhar Andani, S Zahir Mohammed Amir Zaib, Marc Ahuja
ALL-ROUNDERS: Harsh Mandhyan, Najam Shahzad, Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Ali Yalmaz, Salman Khan
The Hungary team is expected to this fixture due to their consistent performances in the European cricket circuit. The team secured victory against the Portugal team and would be upbeat ahead of this fixture. While, Portugal have not looked comfortable in the first 2 matches of the tournament and it will be difficult for them to make a comeback in this match and win against a quality side like Hungary and will need terrific performances.
The Portugal team will be short of confidence after losing the first 2 matches in this tournament. In both the occasions, the team could not bat well enough and will look to rectify their mistakes in this fixture. While, the bowlers were average and needs improvement as well. The top picks for the game would be Amir Zaib and Najjam Shahzad who can contribute in both departments.
The top-order batsman has been a reliable player for every team he has represented in the European Cricket Series T10 tournament. This time, he is representing his national team, Portugal in the Championship. In the first 2 matches, Amir has been the best performer for the team and has scored 72 runs and also took 4 wickets and will look to maintain the same form.
The all-rounder has the right kind of experience the team needs in the T10 circuit, and will look to give his 100% for helping them to win the title. He has been quite consistent with his performances in the Portugal T10 2021. In the first 2 matches, he has scored 46 runs and also taken 3 wickets and can be your second best pick from the Portugal team.
Captain: Najam 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 been ever consistent in the European Cricket series earlier this year and will look to provide a good start to the team.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
The Hungary team emerged 3rd best team in the Continental Cup 2021, and have started their European Cricket Championship well with 2 wins in 2 matches. In their match against Portugal, they posted a strong total of 129 runs with the contribution of Zeeshan Khan Kukikel and Zahir Mohammed. In the bowling unit, Mandhyan, Zeeshan, and Salman performed well with the ball.
The top-order batsman will be one of the best picks for this fixture due to his fine track record in the T10 circuit. In the first 2 matches, he displayed stability in his innings and steered the team well against Portugal to help the team in posting a strong total on the board. In 2 matches, he has scored a total of 58 runs in 2 matches and would look to maintain the same form.
The most experienced player of Hungary team will look to be consistent in his performances and will be the best pick for this fixture. He has the best ball-striking capabilities from Hungary team and has a knack of picking crucial wickets. In 2 matches of ECC T10, he has scored 43 runs and has scalped 3 wickets and will be the captain pick for your team.
|Zeeshan Khan Kukikhel||2||43/3||21.50/12.66|
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan
Possible Top Order: Zeeshan Kukikhel, Harsh Mandhyan, Marc Ahuja, Zahir Safi Mohammed
Possible Opening Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh Mandhyan, Abhishek Kheterpal and Asanka Weligamage
Spin Bowlers: Harsh Mandhyan
The x-factor for Hungary will be Ali Yalmaz, who was impressive in the ECS Hungary T10 2021 and can take crucial wickets for the team if the need arises.
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 6th day of the tournament and second Fixture 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.