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Mater Dei, Msida Warriors look to start on a positive note - get fantasy tips for ECS T10 Malta Encore

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Mater Dei (MTD) will take on Msida Warriors (MSW) in the fifth match of ECS T10 Malta Encore, 2021  at the Marsa Sports Club in Malta on Tuesday, November 23.

MTD vs MSW Dream11 prediction

Mater Dei and Msida Warriors clash in the first game of the second day of ECS T10 Malta Encore 2021. Mater Dei had an underwhelming ECS Malta T10 2021 failing to make it to the knockouts. They will be eager to put on a better show this time around. 

Meanwhile, Msida Warriors fared poorly in last year’s ECS Malta T10 competition, winning just three of their 10 group games. They will hope for their experienced players to fire this season. While there is nothing much to separate between the two teams, Mater Dei hold a slender advantage courtesy their power-packed top order. 

MTD vs MSW Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Malta Encore 2021

Top Tip: Best batter

Cornelius Younus of MTD is a top pick for this clash. The southpaw smashed 112 runs in nine innings at a strike-rate of 147 in ECS Malta T10 2021. He is expected to open the batting for Mater Dei and will look to go after the bowling right from the first ball. Younus’ x-factor at the top of the order makes him a must-have pick for this match.   

Top Tip: Best bowler

Muthu Kumaran of MTD will be a great inclusion in the bowlers’ category. The right-arm medium pacer picked eight wickets in nine outings at an average of 14.62 in ECS Malta 2021. The Maltese has a knack of breaking crucial partnerships and will be the key bowler for Mater Dei in this contest. Kumaran’s ability to stem the flow of runs in the back-end of the innings makes him a potent bowling pick for fantasy players. 

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Rahul Nair of MSW is the best all-round option for this encounter. Nair was amongst the leading run-getters in last year’s ECS Malta T10 2020 with 226 runs in eight innings at a strike-rate of 165. The Msida Warriors captain also snapped five wickets in that tournament at an economy of 8.08. The 37-year-old’s all-round prowess will be crucial for the Msida Warriors in the ongoing season.  

Amongst the wicket-keepers, Sam Aquilina of MTD is a good option. The right-hander scored 50 runs in six innings in ECS Malta 2021. Neat behind the stumps, the 37-year-old bats in the lower-middle order and could hold the key for Mater Dei finishing strongly at the fag end of the innings. 

MTD vs MSW full squads

MTD squad: Ashok Palanisamy, Atif Sharazy, Azeem Sathi, Cornelius Younus, Edward Mahima, Michael Nazir, Mohammad Sanawar, Muhammad Zubbair, Muthu Kumaran, Pintu Ghosh, Ram Kumar, Rency Jacob, Rupan Das, Salman Khan, Sam Aquilina (captain and wicket-keeper), Shamoon Liaqat, Shivasubramaniam Nagendiran, Suleman Muhammad 

MSW squad: Akhil Piostine (wicket-keeper), Ashwin Paul, Basil Joy, Divyesh Kumar, Joy Mathai, Libin Baby, Minesh Mathai, Nandulal Sivan, Rahul Nair (captain), Ratish Nair, Renil Paul, Rijesh Jayamalli, Rockey Dainish, Sajith Sukumaran, Sebin Joseph, Shijil Joy, Sree Kumar, Sreejith Mohanan, Tom Thomas, Tony Louis 

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