With an eye on a spot in the final, Budapest Blinders (BUB) take on Royal Tigers (ROT) in the first qualifier of ECS T10 Hungary 2021 at the GB Oval, Szodliget in Hungary on Saturday, July 3.
BUB finished the league stage in first place with 10 points in eight matches, which included five wins and three loses.
ROT also had a similar run as BUB with an equal number of points, wins, and losses but finished second on account of an inferior net run rate.
BUB vs ROT Dream11 prediction
This contest is definitely a battle of equals in the first qualifier. However, BUB holds a slight edge due to the balance of their squad. The Blinders posted a score in excess of 100 on both occasions when these teams last met and are expected to win this match and march into the final.
BUB vs ROT Dream11 team tips for ECS Hungary T10
Top tip: Best batsmen
Ali Farasat is the batsman to watch out for. The BUB batter goes after the bowling early on and normally scores at a strike rate of more than 150. He has scored an 18-ball 37 as well as a 19-ball 36 early in the tournament and fantasy team owners can count on him to make a steady contribution.
Hard-hitting ROT batsman Zeeshan Khan is known to go after the bowlers right from the start. With an average of 72 points per match, he has been a thorn in the side of most opposition teams. He also scored a 26-ball 60 in his previous outing against BUB.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Sandeep Mohandas is someone known to bowl economical spells for BUB. He has been taking wickets at regular intervals to peg back the opposition and averages 43 points per match.
Abhishek Khetarpal is the bowler to watch out for from the ROT camp. In his two matches against BUB, he has scalped five wickets and will be looking to continue his fine form.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Abbas Ghani is a superb choice in the all-rounder category from the BUB unit. With an average of almost 76 points per match, he contributes in both departments. He scored 23 and 39 in the last two outings against ROT and also chipped in with a wicket.
Stan Ahuja is the best wicket-keeping pick for this match. The ROT gloveman is quick behind the stumps and is also a handy batter. He has a couple of cameos to his name and normally goes at a strike rate of around 125.
BUB vs ROT probable playing XI
BUB playing XI (probable): Abbas Ghani, Mahela Daub, Ali Farasat, Maaz Bhaiji (wicket-keeper), Danyal Akbar, Asanka Weligamage, Steffan Gooch (captain), Sandeep Mohandas, Salman Khan, Ali Yalmaz, Izhar Khan
ROT playing XI (probable): Zeeshan Khan, Marc Ahuja (captain), Stan Ahuja (wicket-keeper), Khaibar Deldar, Abhishek Khetarpal, Harsh Mandhyan, Vigneshwaran Jayaraman, Ruturaj Sawant, Emad Khan, Akram Malik, Rabin Momin
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