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Can Swieqi United stop favourites Overseas CC in the first semi-final? - get ECS Malta T10 predictions

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Swieqi United (SWU) will take on Overseas CC (OVR) in the first semi-final of ECS Malta T10 2021 on Saturday, June 26, at the Marsa Sports Complex in Malta.

Clear weather is expected for this game. The pitch at the venue has been a balanced one, with the average score being around the 82-run mark.

SWU vs OVR Dream11 prediction

Overseas have won six of their nine games in this tournament and finished second on the Group B points table. Swieqi United haven’t been as impressive as Overseas but have managed to sneak into the semis and have beaten the OVR in the past.

These two teams met twice in this tournament on June 24. In the first match, SWU beat OVR by seven wickets. However, in the second game, OVR beat SWU by a run. That said, it is only fair to term Overseas as favourites for this clash based on how both teams have fared this season.

SWU vs OVR Dream11 team tips for ECS Malta T10

Top tip: Best batsmen

Charl Kleinepunte of OVR has played four games so far and has scored 140 runs in those matches, contributing close to 250 fantasy points. He has been one of the more consistent performers for his side and can be a handy pick for this semi-final clash.

The batsmen in the SWU camp have not contributed as per expectations. However, Atta Rabi can be a worthwhile pick, having gotten starts earlier in the tournament without making a big score, which he will be looking to change in the semis.

Top tip: Best bowlers

Arslan Ahmed of SWU should be in your fantasy cricket team for this clash. He has picked up five wickets in the last five matches, including a three-wicket haul against Gozo on June 18. Moreover, he is expected to bowl his full quota of two overs.

The bowlers from Overseas haven’t lived up to their billing. That said, you can look to pick David Marks in this category since he’s an able contributor with both bat and ball.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Imran Ameer of SWU scored 42 in the last game against Overseas and picked two wickets. He has scored 132 runs in the last five games and has picked up four wickets. Ameer is a genuine value for money pick in the all-rounder category.

Heinrich Gericke of OVR can be a decent pick in the wicket-keeper category. Opening the batting, he has scored 117 runs in five games till now and has also accumulated more than 200 fantasy points so far. 

SWU vs OVR probable playing XI 

OVR playing XI (probable): Andrew Naudi, Heinrich Gericke, Charl Kleinepunte, Gerald Sant, Clyde Palmer, Jurg Hirschi, Sean Byrne, Christo Viljoen, David Marks, Jack Barritt, Luke Bradley 

SWU playing XI (probable): Hamza Ahmed, Arslan Ahmed, Imran Ameer, Rana Amjad, Iftikhar Hussain, Atta Rabi, Umar Khan, Bilal Khan, Ajay Mazi, Anil Qadir, Aqeel Raza

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