Portugal (POR) take on Netherlands XI (NED XI) in match 16 of Group B in European Cricket Championship T10 2021 at the Cartama Cricket Oval in Malaga on Thursday, September 23.

POR vs NED XI Dream11 prediction

Group B leaders Netherlands XI have been absolutely brilliant in their displays in ECC T10 2021, winning all six of their games so far and boasting a net run rate of +5.159. Portugal, on the other hand, are winless in the competition and will need to play out of their skins to pull off an unlikely upset.

POR vs NED XI Dream11 team tips for European Cricket Championship 2021

Top tip: Best batsman

Despite Portugal’s struggling form, Amir Zaib has been consistent with the bat and enters the POR vs NED XI clash as the top batsman to watch out. The 41-year-old batsman has amassed 105 runs in ECC T10 2021 so far and will hope to build on his strike rate of 172.13 in Thursday’s do-or-die outing.

Top tip: Best bowler

Julian De Mey is Netherlands XI’s best bet with the ball. The 27-year-old spinner has bagged 10 wickets in the ongoing ECC T10 2021, at an economy rate of 6.20, and is likely to spell trouble for Portugal’s batting middle-order.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

NED XI’s Clayton Floyd made history earlier in ECC T10 2021 when he became the competition’s first-ever centurion, with an explosive 115 off 35 balls against Romania. He smashed 15 sixes as well as five fours and is a top-rated player in fantasy cricket with 542 points, making him the go-to all-round option. 

When it comes to wicket-keepers, Asad Zulfiqar will aim to continue his brilliant glovework in ECC T10 2021 against Portugal. The 24-year-old has accounted for nine dismissals (five caught, three stumpings and one run-out) and will be eager to add to that tally.

POR vs NED XI probable playing XI

POR playing XI (probable): Mian Shahid, Azhar Andani, Sharn Gomes, Amir Zaib, Najjam Shahzad (captain), Imran Khan, Anthony Chambers, Amandeep Singh, Junaid Khan, Francoise Stoman (wicket-keeper), Md Siraj Nipo

NED XI playing XI (probable): Musa Ahmad, Boris Gorlee, Victor Lubbers, Navjit Singh, Sebastiaan Braat (captain), Vivian Kingma, Asad Zulfiqar (wicket-keeper), Ryan Klein, Julian De Mey, Niels Etman, Clayton Floyd

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