The Portugal and Romania team will lock horns in the Match 18 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Portugal team has the presence of players like Junaid Khan and Amir Zaib. While, the Romania team need the contributions from Taranjeet Singh and Vasu Saini. The Portugal team will be led by Najjam Shahzad and Ramesh Satheesan captains the Romania team.
The Portugal team have not been able to win any of the 6 matches in the tournament. Their batting performance has been disappointing and have succumbed to pressure in crucial situations. While, Romania have been better than the Portugal team and have 2 wins in 6 matches, and are nearly confirmed to be going into the next stage of the tournament.
The Portugal team have a rankings in the 50s, while Romania are ranked in the higher 30’s in the ICC T20I rankings. The rankings do not justice to their position in the points table. This is the Match 18 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and all the 5 teams will play complete their league fixtures today, and the top 4 teams will play semifinals tomorrow.
Fixture Name: Match 18 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 23 September
Time: 4:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
POR(recent last): L L L
ROM(recent last): W L L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Portugal and Romania will take place in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The batters are expected to keep scoring runs at a quick manner with the use of quick outfield and small boundaries. Here the par score can be 120, with respect to the performance of the teams. While, bowlers have to be wary of their lengths to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Romania 116/6 won by 28 runs against Portugal 88/5 in Match 15 of ECC T10 2021.
The chosen combination would be 7 players from Romania and 4 players from Portugal. This is selected due to the performance of the players in the tournament. The captain pick for this match will be Taranjeet Singh who has been the backbone of the tea at the top-order, while vice-captain can be Amir Zaib who has been consistent with the bat.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Satwik Nadigotla
BATSMEN: Amir Zaib, Taranjeet Singh, Azhar Andani, Sivakumar Periyalwar
ALL-ROUNDERS: Najjam Shahzad, Ijaz Hossain, Vasu Saini
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Aftab Kayani, Rajesh Kumar
The Romania team is expected to win this match and enter the semi-final stage due to the fine performance by their players in the last league match. They also have a positive mindset going with them, and can edge out the opposition. While, Portugal team have been dismal in their performances and are not able to secure victories in any of the games.
The Portugal team need to seriously improve their batting efforts and use their experience well to close out the tournament on a high. They do not have any wins in the 6 league matches, and would be inching to get that much needed confidence going with their squad for upcoming tournaments. The top picks for this match for Portugal will be Amir Zaib and Junaid Khan.
The batter will certainly be the most reliable pick for your fantasy team from the struggling Portugal side. Amir has been also consistent in the ECS matches and need to play well to get that much needed respite in the tournament. In 6 matches of ECC T10 2021, Zaib has scored 123 runs and has taken 6 wickets and will be vital for the team.
The player has been impressive in the last 2 matches with his line-lengths. Jinaid has the natural swing going through and can induce the wickets with the new as well as the old ball. In 6 matches, he has bagged 8 wickets at an average of 12.25, at a very good average, and has been containing runs in an efficient manner.
Captain: Najjam Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman
Possible Top Order: Sharon Gomez, Mian Shahid, 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 Najjam Shahzad who has been credible with his performances, but just has not been consistent in this tournament and would look to fire all cylinders.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
11. Imran Khan
The Romania team will look to win this match and confirm their place in the semi-finals of the tournament. They have been average in the tournament but have been better than the Portugal side. The team won their last league match against the same opponents by a hefty margin of 28 runs. The top picks for this game will be Taranjeet Singh and Vasu Saini.
The opener of Romania team has been impressive in the tournament, but just need to maintain his consistency in the last few matches in this round to help the team winning the most of them, most importantly the qualifiers tomorrow. He has scored 129 runs in 6 matches at an average of 21.50 and needs to replicate his past ECS performances in this tournament as well.
The bowler will look to keep his line-lengths better in this game and disturb the flow of batters, like he has been doing in the last few matches, In 6 matches, he has picked up 5 wickets and will look to improve his performance and have to give away far less runs. Along with the ball, he can also contribute with the bat as well in the middle-order.
Captain: Ramesh Satheesan
Wicketkeeper: Satwik Nadigotla
Possible Top Four: Taranjeet Singh, Gohar Manan, Satwik Nadigotla, Ramesh Satheesan
Possible Opening Bowlers: Vasu Saini, Rajesh Kumar
Spin Bowlers: Pavel Florin, Taranjeet Singh, Ramesh Satheesan
The x-factor for the team would be Gohar Manan who has been impressive, but has not replicated his past performances of European Cricket Series in this tournament.
ROM Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Portugal vs Romania 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 8th day of the tournament and 5th fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The POR vs ROM 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.