Bonn Blue Star (BBS) will look to cement their place in the final with a win over Bayer Uerdingen Boosters (BUB) in the first semifinal of ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 on Saturday, May 29.

BBS finished third in Group B, and are coming off a 12-run victory against Aachen Rising Stars in the quarterfinals. If anything, their group stage net run rate of +0.531 is a big positive and strong indicator of things to come going into the semi-final.

BUB, meanwhile, secured a golden ball victory in their quarterfinal meeting against Dusseldorf Blackcaps, after both teams ended the game on equal terms. Bayer Uerdingen Boosters have endured an underwhelming season in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 and will have to overcome the odds to cause an upset in the semifinal. 

BUB vs BBS Dream11 prediction

Bonn Blue Star are in a strong position to win semifinal 1 of ECS T10 Krefeld 2021, considering their performances this season. Dilshan Rajudeen and Haron Khan will be key to BBS securing a convincing victory over BUB.

BUB vs BBS fantasy team picks for ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 

Top tip: Best batsmen

Bonn Blue Star’s Dilshan Rajudeen has been pivotal for their batting unit and he will be the top batsman in the BUB vs BBS fixture. The 36-year-old has tallied 229 runs in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 - second-highest return by a batter this term - and looks poised to put on a performance worthy of the 611 fantasy points under his belt.

Aritharan Vaseekaran is BUB’s top pick as a batsman for the semifinal clash. Vaseekaran has hit 194 runs at a strike rate of 194.00, and he will be eager to reward his 97.24 per cent fantasy cricket owners with a match-winning knock.

Top tip: Best bowlers 

Haron Khan is pegged as the top-performing bowler for BUB vs BBS, on the back of his 310 fantasy cricket points in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021. Haron has taken seven wickets at an economy rate of 9.70 and despite being a tad bit expensive, team Bonn Blue Star will bank on him for his ability to turn contests in their favour. 

BUB’s Thinesh Rajakulasingam has taken four wickets in the 2021 edition of ECS T10 Krefeld. Rajakulasingam has garnered 306 fantasy points and must bowl a confident spell if Bayer Uerdingen Boosters are to get anything from the game.

Top tip: All-rounder and wicket-keeper

Pakeetharan Praba is rated as the top all-rounder to shine in the BUB vs BBS game in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021, with 391 fantasy points to his name. Praba is more of a bowling all-rounder given he has topped the charts for Bayer Uerdingen Boosters with seven wickets. Expect a solid performance from the 27-year-old.

Zaheer Abbas is the wicket-keeper to get in your fantasy team. The BBS gloveman has accounted for two caught dismissals in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 and is likely to offer a confident display behind the stumps.

BUB vs BBS probable playing XI

BUB probable XI: Ahilan Ravinthran (wicket-keeper), Arithran Vaseekaran, Anvesh Jandagudem, Pakeetharan Praba, Ali Abbas Albar, Kumar Mahendran (captain), Thinesh Rajakulasingam, Janarthanam Mani, Gobinath Navarathinam, Ashok Hardik, Sakeshkanth Indran

BBS probable XI: Khurram Ilyas (captain and wicket-keeper), Vipendra Joshi, Naeem Akhtar, Shair Naqash, Karanjit Brar, Haron Khan, Vikram Jeet, Ranjit Rana Singh, MD Shafiullah Khadem, Dilshan Rajudeen, Zaheer Abbas

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