The Romania and Portugal team will lock horns in the Match 15 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Portugal team has the presence of players like Amir Zaib and Junaid Khan. While, the Romania team will rely on the contributions from Sivakumar Periyalwar and Taranjeet Singh. The Portugal team will be led by Najjam Shahzad and Ramesh Satheesan captains the Romania team.
The Portugal team have produced dismal performances in the tournament and have not been able to generate wins in any of the games. This match will be the most important for them to stay alive in the tournament. While, Romania team has also been average and have only 1 win in 5 matches, and need to win this crucial match by all-round contribution.
The Portugal team are positioned 51st, while Romania are ranked 39th in the ICC T20I rankings. The rankings clearly depict the same position in the points table. This is the Match 15 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and there are 5 teams in a single group, with 5 matches being played today at Cartama Oval.
Fixture Name: Match 15 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 22 September
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
POR(recent last): L L L
ROM(recent last): L L W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Portugal and Romania will take place in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The bowlers with fine ability to bowl with variations and pace changes will be able to take wickets and contain runs. The par score on this venue is 125, and the batters will be in advantage position for most part of the match in Malaga with quick outfield.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Hungary 94/6 won by 4 wickets against Romania 93/9 in Match 12 of ECC T10 2021.0
The selected combination would be 7 players from Romania and 4 players from Portugal. Both the teams have been disappointing, but the Romania have come close to a win in few occasions. The best picks for this fixture would be Taranjeet Singh, and the vice-captain can be Amir Zaib, who have been impressive in the tournament and can be trusted picks.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Satwik Nadigotla
BATSMEN: Amir Zaib, Taranjeet Singh, Marc Ahuja, Sivakumar Periyalwar
ALL-ROUNDERS: Najjam Shahzad, Ijaz Hossain, Dharmendra Manani
BOWLERS: Junaid Khan, Amandeep Singh, Rajesh Kumar
The Romania team is expected to fare better in their fixture against the Portugal team. This is because of the presence of the talented all-rounders who have been fine performers in the T10 circuit. While Portugal team have not been consistent with their performances and need to improve the batting performances of the team to win this crucial match.
The Portugal team need to improve their performance in both departments, to open their account in the European Cricket Championship T10. Their top batters have not looked in confidence of providing contribution in crucial situations. They have to work on their shot selections and rectify their mistakes. The top picks for this game would be Amir Zaib and Junaid Khan.
The batter has been the most reliable player for the Portugal team and need to maintain the same performance to help the team to win the last 2 league matches and grab the top 4 spots in the Round 2. He has been able to score consistently in the middle-order and can take crucial wickets as well. In 4 matches, he has scored 81 runs and taken 6 wickets.
The player has been impressive with his line-lengths and is the leader of bowling attack in terms of wickets. In the tournament, he has been clever with his variations and can play a vital role for the team in this fixture. In 4 matches, he has scalped 6 wickets and need to keep picking wickets consistently in the next few matches.
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 F Stoman who can provide lusty blows in the end of the innings and can be effective for the Portugal team and your fantasy team as well.
POR Playing 11 (likely)
11. Imran Khan
The Romania team have only 1 win in 5 matches and need consistent performances from all the players to fetch crucial wins in the upcoming matches to go into the semi-finals with a good momentum. In their last league match, they could score 93 runs and then failed to defend it against the Austria team. The best picks for the team will be Taranjeet Singh and Ijaz Hossain.
The opener of Romania team will look to keep contributing in the same way as of his last international series. Taranjeet is the highest run-scorer for the team and has led from the front in times of batting collapse. Although he can contribute well with the ball, but has not been provided enough opportunities. In 5 matches, he has scored 129 runs and will be a vital pick.
The bowler can be a fine differential pick due to his past performances in the European Cricket Series tournaments. He has been quite particular with his line-lengths and need to be consistent with his wicket-taking abilities and has to leak less runs in the death overs. In 5 matches, he has picked up 5 wickets and is the most impressive bowler for the Romanian team.
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 Mana who finally came out of the shell in the last league match, and has a good track record in the T10 circuit.
ROM Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Romania 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 8th day of the tournament and 5th fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The ROM 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.