Portugal T20I Tri-Series 2021, Match 3: Portugal will lock horns with Gibraltar in Match No.3 of Portugal T20I Tri-Series 2021 on Saturday, August 21 at the Gucherre Cricket Ground in Albergaria.
Portugal made a stunning start to their campaign by registering a six-wicket win over Malta in the opening match of the Portugal Tri-Series on Thursday, August 19. After winning the toss & electing to field first, Portugal restricted Malta to a below-the-par score of 146 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.
Azhar Andani, Amir Zaib, and skipper Najjam Shahzad made sure that Portugal easily chases the target with 11 balls to spare. On the other hand, Gibraltar made a poor start to the tri-series as they lost to Malta by eight wickets on Friday.
Louis Bruce’s 53 ball 60 runs with Chris Delany’s 42-ball 53 runs helped Gibraltar to register 148 runs with the loss of five wickets. However Malta’s captain Bikram Arora’s 49 balls 47 runs helped them to seal a glorious win against Gibraltar. Malta chased the target down in 17.3 overs with 15 balls to spare.
Match: Portugal T20I Tri-Series 2021, Match 3, Portugal vs Gibraltar
Date and Time: August 21, 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Gucherre Cricket Ground, Albergaria
The weather will be bright sunny throughout the match with no chances of rain. The temperature will be around the 22-degree Celsius mark with the humidity in the mid-50s.
In both the matches being played, the teams chasing the target have won the fixtures so far. Thus batting second should be the choice of the team winning the toss. The teams should also look forward to registering a total of above the 160 run mark as the target under 140s has been chased down easily.
Predicted Playing XIs
The batsmen of the Portugal team look in a good form as they performed well in the previous clash. Howler Portugal bowlers need to perform well & scalp some early wickets to raise their chances of winning in today’s clash.
Playing XI: Mien Mehmood, Azhar Andani, Anthony Chambers, Amir Zaib, Najjam Shahzad, Amandeep Singh, Junaid Khan, Sirajullah Khadim, Imran Khan, Miguel Stroman, Paolo Buccimazza
Batters look in great form for the Gibraltar squad however the bowlers need to step up as they looked completely out of the sink in their previous clash.
Playing XI: Edmund Packard, Louis Bruce, Chris Delany, James Fitzgerald, Kenroy Nestor, Richard Hatchman, Patrick Hatchman, Joseph Marples, Mark Garratt, Charles Harrison, Adam Orfila
Portugal Squad will head into today’s clash with full confidence after defeating Malta in their opening clash. Also, Portugal is a strong team than Gibraltar & have greater chances to win today’s clash
Prediction: Portugal to win the match.
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