Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: European Cricket Championship 2021 - Netherlands XI vs Portugal - Match 5: 20th Sept
The 5th Group B match of the European Cricket Championship 2021 will be played between Netherlands XI and Portugal at Cartama Oval, Cartama in Spain.
Ranked 52 in the ICC T20I rankings, Portugal became an ICC member in 1996 and first played international cricket a year later. Portugal will field a host of players with valuable experience from three ECN events in the past two years and will be keen to showcase their skills to a global audience.
Portugal's captain in the European Cricket Championship 2021 is Najam Shahzad. Francoise Stoman will don the wicket keeping gloves for the team.
Azhar Andani, Sharon Gomez, Amir Zaib, Anthony Chambers are the leading batsmen for Portugal while Junaid Khan, Najam Shahzad are their top bowlers. In the spin department, Md Siraj Nipo, Amandeep Singh are their go-to options.
Ranked 17th in the ICC Men's T20I team rankings, Netherlands are set to compete in the ICC T20 World Cup next month and boast a rich European Cricket history. A strong, well-balanced outfit, the Netherlands side can call on a host of players with valuable international T20I experience in their Dream11 European Cricket Championship squad.
The highest ranked side, Team Netherlands, will be the team to beat in Group B and will fancy their chances of going all the way in ECC21.
Netherlands' captain in the European Cricket Championship 2021 is Sebastiaan Braat. Asad Zulfiqar will don the big gloves for the side. Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Boris Gorlee, Navjit Singh, Victor Lubbers are the leading batsmen for Netherlands while Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein are their top bowlers.
Spinners have already proved their worth in the ECS and if that carries on, Clayton Floyd, Julian de Mey are expected to have a good time in the competition.
Portugal - Amandeep Singh, Amir Zaib, Anthony Chambers, Azhar Andani, Francoise Stoman, Imran Khan, Junaid Khan, Md Siraj Nipo, Mian Shahid, Miguel Stoman, Najam Shahzad, Paulo Buccimazza, Sharn Gomes, Tariq Aziz
Netherlands XI - Asad Zulfiqar, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Julian De Mey, Max Hoornweg, Musa Ahmad, Navjit Singh, Niels Etman, Olivier Elenbaas, Ryan Klein, Sebastiaan Braat, Victor Lubbers, Vivian Kingma
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Netherlands XI
Who will win? – Netherlands XI
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Musa Nadeem Ahmad (Netherlands XI), Azhar Andani (Portugal)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Clayton Floyd (Netherlands XI), Junaid Khan (Portugal)
Most Sixes – Musa Nadeem Ahmad (Netherlands XI), Azhar Andani (Portugal)
Player of the Match – Musa Nadeem Ahmad
Team Scores Batting first – Netherlands XI 90+, Portugal 80+
Match Handicap Netherlands XI
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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