Koln CC favourites to beat VfB Gelsenkirchen in quarter-final - get predictions, tips
Following a third-place finish in Group A, VfB Gelsenkirchen (VG) now lock horns with Koln Cricket Club (KCC) in the fourth quarter-final of ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 on Friday, May 28 at the Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld.
VG have had mixed fortunes this season. In the eight group stage matches, they have won four and have lost four. KCC, on the other hand, finished second in Group B after winning five of their eight matches.
KCC vs VG Dream11 prediction
Considering the form these two teams have enjoyed this season, it is safe to say KCC are firm favourites to progress to the semi-finals. While KCC are coming on the back of three consecutive wins and have lost just once in their last five matches, VG have managed two victories while losing thrice. Safe money is on KCC.
KCC vs VG best players for ECS T10 Krefeld fantasy cricket team
Top Tip: Best batsmen
Having Irfan Ahmed of Koln CC in your fantasy is a no-brainer, to say the least. The right-handed batsman has scored 170 runs in eight matches this season at an average of 28.33. He may be a tad bit expensive, but is a worthy candidate.
Sahalom Dhaly could be your go-to man from Gelsenkirchen. The top-order batsman has scored runs at will this season, accumulating 105 runs in six innings and is averaging almost 40 fantasy points per game this season.
Top Tip: Best bowlers
Tejas Morbagal of KCC has been an outstanding bowler this season. The 28-year-old has picked 12 wickets so far, most by any bowler in the competition and has done so at an excellent economy of 6.50.
From VG, Vignaesh Sankaran remains a top-notch choice. He has enjoyed a brilliant run off late, picking five wickets in his last five matches and is averaging more than 40 fantasy points per game.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Shahidullah Arman of VG should be your first pick while selecting an all-rounder. He has accumulated a total of 266 points this season, 107 of which have come in his last two outings.
As far as wicket-keeper is concerned, Swapnil Varhade is a player to put your money on. The opener of VG has gathered a whopping 326 points this season and has scored important runs for his team as well.
KCC vs VG playing 11 (probable)
KCC playing XI (probable): Dhruv Patel (captain), Umang Shah, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Rathod, Sandheep Ravishankar, Lokesh Kamti (wicket-keeper), Irfan Ahmed, Ameya Deshpande, Santosh Kumar, Grinesh Sanghavi, Asmdin Zadran
VG playing XI (probable): Swapnil Varhade (captain) (wicket-keeper), Shahidullah Arman, Shrutary Awasthi, Sivasai Yeesakonu, Arfan Malik, Sahalom Dhaly, Mezeyn Kamal, Suliman Hugakhil, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Neeraj Hukeri, Kamran Khan
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