Portugal will host Malta and Gibraltar for a T20I Tri-series starting from August 19. All three teams will play twice against each other in the group stage and the table topper will be declared as the winner of the Tri-series. There will be only one match played on the first two days which will start at 3:30 PM, while the next two days will see double-headers. The first match of the double-header will start at 1:30 PM and the second match will begin at 7:30 PM. The venue for all the six games of the Portugal T20I Tri-series will be the Gucherre Cricket Ground in Albergaria.
Malta are the most experienced side, having played cricket in recent times. They last played against Belgium in a T20I series in July which they lost 2-3. Apart from that, their players have also competed in the ECS. Thus, they will start as the favourites and will eye the coveted trophy.
Portugal: Paulo Buccimazza, Arslan Ahmed, Mian Mehmood, Anthony Chambers, Zulfiqar Shah, Amandeep Singh, Najjam Shahzad, Miguel Stroman, Amir Zaib, Azher Andani, Junaid Khan-II, Rahul Bhardwaj, Imran Khan-II, Md Siraj Ullah Khadeem.
Malta: Henrich Gericke, Sam Aquilina, Gopal Chaturvedi, Niraj Khanna, Samuel Stanislaus, Zeeshan Khan, Ravinder Singh-II, Michael Goonetilleke, Muhammad Bilal, Haroon Mughal, Bikram Arora, Varun Prasath Thamotharam, Ashok Bishnoi, Waseem Abbas, Amar Sharma, Justin Shaju.
Gibraltar: Charles Harrison, Chris Delany, Dave Robeson, Edmund Packard, Kenroy Nestor, Adam Orfila, James Fitzgerald, Mark Garratt, Richard Cunningham, Richard Hatchman, Balaji Pai, Louis Bruce, Smarth Bodha.
Schedule and match timings (in IST)
August 19: Match 1, Portugal vs Malta, 3:30 PM
August 20: Match 2, Gibraltar vs Malta, 3:30 PM
August 21: Match 3, Portugal vs Gibraltar, 1:30 PM
Match 4, Gibraltar vs Malta, 7:30 PM
August 22: Match 5, Portugal vs Gibraltar, 1:30 PM
Match 6, Portugal vs Malta, 7:30 PM
Where can you watch the Tri-series?
Unfortunately, the Portugal T20I Tri-series will not be broadcast in India. Also, there will be no live streaming of the matches either.
Where can you get all the updates?
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