Cyprus Eagles (CES) will take on Nicosia Tigers (NCT) in the ninth match of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021 at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol, Cyprus on Monday, September 20.

Led by Murali Alanki, CES have made an impressive start to the campaign, winning both their matches against Sri Lankan Lions (SLL). With four points from two matches, the Eagles are currently leading the ECS T10 Cyprus 2021 points table.

On the other hand, Faysal Mia-led Nicosia Tigers won their opening match of the ongoing T10 tournament, beating Black Caps by five wickets. However, the Tigers suffered an eight-wicket defeat against the same opposition and are currently placed fourth in the standings with two points from two matches.

CES vs NCT Dream11 prediction

Cyprus Eagles were the most dominant team in the group stage of the last edition of the ECS T10 Cyprus as they finished at the top of the standings with 14 points from eight matches. However, Cyprus Eagles lost to eventual champions Riyaan CC in the final. Meanwhile, Nicosia Tigers finished third in the league phase and were defeated by Sri Lankan Lions in the Bronze final. Furthermore, the Tigers lost both their matches against the Eagles in ECS T10 Cyprus 2020. Going by the head-to-head record and recent form, CES will start as favourites against NCT on Monday.

CES vs NCT Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Cyprus 2021

Top Tip: Best batsman

Cyprus Eagles’ Rajasekhar Poluri will be the batsman to watch out for in the CES vs NCT encounter. The 31-year-old has scored 67 runs in two matches at a staggering strike rate of 231.03. Poluri is likely to continue his scintillating form in their clash against the Tigers.

Top Tip: Best bowler

Anowar Hossain has been the wrecker-in-chief for Nicosia Tigers in their opening two matches of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021. The right-arm pacer has picked two wickets at an economy of just 4.66. Hossain could wreak havoc on the Eagles’ batting line-up on Monday.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Amongst the all-rounders, picking Eagles’ Jawad Shah in your fantasy cricket team is a no-brainer. The 22-year-old is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, claiming four wickets in two matches at an economy of 4.25. The swashbuckling opener has also scored 77 runs at a strike rate of 220.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Abid Ali of Nicosia Tigers will be the preferred choice over Cyprus Eagles’ Naseer Ahmed. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Ali is also handy with the bat.

CES vs NCT probable playing XI

CES playing XI (probable): Umar Shah, Jawad Shah, Manikanta Ranimekala, Rajasekhar Poluri, Naseer Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Sekhar Muttamsetti, Michalis Kyriacou, Murali Alanki (captain), Bilal Muhammad, Charan Nalluri, Srinivas Angarekkala 

NCT playing XI (probable): Roman Mazumdar, Sakhawat Hossain, Rashidul Hasan, Abid Ali (wicket-keeper), Iftekar Jaman, Mehedi Hasan, Anowar Hossain, Bilal Hossain, Faysal Mia (captain), Tomal Aminul, Mamun Roshid

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