Defending champions Britannia CC (BRI) take on a spirited USG Chemnitz (USGC) side in match 21 of  ECS Germany, Dresden T10 2021 at the Rugby Cricket Dresden eV stadium on Saturday, August 21.

BRI are the defending champions of ECS T10 Dresden having won the 2020 edition on net run rate after the final was abandoned due to heavy downpour. They will be looking for a repeat of last season’s performance in the upcoming edition of ECS T10 Dresden as they target a successful title defence. 

USGC finished fourth in 2020 after losing to eventual champions BRI in the semi-final. They also lost the bronze match and will be eager to set things right in the upcoming campaign.

BRI vs USGC Dream11 prediction

Both sides are going to play their first match of the tournament and will be looking to settle in quickly. However, going by their performances last season, BRI will enter the contest as heavy favourites. Britannia boast some star players that can change the game at any given time and USGC are likely to find it tough to get the better of their opponents.

BRI vs USGC Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Dresden

Top tip: Best batsman

Abdulsamad Stanikzai is the batsman to watch out for in this contest. The USGC batsman scored 148 runs in 10 matches with a highest score of 59. Known for getting his runs quickly, he went at a strike rate of 145.09 last season.

Top tip: Best bowler

Waqas Virk of BRI was the star in the bowling department in the 2020 edition with 13 wickets in 10 matches while maintaining a brilliant economy rate of 6.93. His best bowling figures of 2/2 show that he can be a huge threat to the opposition even when he’s not taking wickets. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper 

Rohit Singh is a great all-round pick for this match. In the 2020 edition, he scored 201 runs in 10 innings with a highest score of an unbeaten 49. Rohit also chipped in with 10 wickets with his best figures being an impressive 5/5.

USGC wicket-keeper Gopinath Manoharan is a fine choice for this match. He scored 149 runs in 10  matches at  a strike rate of 118.25 last season. Gopinath was also exceptional behind the stumps and played a key role in his side reaching the semi-final. 

BRI vs USGC full squads

BRI squad: Arjun Reddy, Kash Mahmood, Gurpreet Singh, Faisal Qasim, Himanshu Himansh, Kumar Shouradhya, Athul Sundaresan, Gaurav Lohia, Janpreet Singh, Sagar Kataria, Richard O’Grady, Sanish Goyal, Sourabh Krishnatrey, Rohit Singh, MD Nizamul Islam,Waleed Ahmed, Vishal Panjwani, Waqas Virk.

USGC squad: Abdul Andar, Pavan Kumar Kota, Gopinath Manoharan, Ashu Loyalka, Rajesh Nagaraja, Karthik Manga, Deep Prakash, Arul Rubesh, Akash Chougale, Anand Vishwam, Abhishek Sahni, Adith Narayanan, Ananthu Ajikumar, GN Khan, Momand Ebadullah, Saeedullah Amarkheal, Rohit Babbar, Sahith Reddy Kusukuntla,Samad Stanikzai, Varun Soraganvi, Suhas Bhat, Tharun Ega, Sandeep Shivalingegowda, Tharun Gopi, Sibaji Roy.

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