Indo-Bulgarian CC (INB) will take on Academic-MU Sofia (MUS) in Qualifier 1 of the ECS T10 Bulgaria 2021 at the Vassil Levski National Sports Academy in Sofia on Saturday, July 10.

Led by Prakash Mishra, INB have been the most dominant team in the ongoing edition of the ECS T10 tournament, winning seven out of eight matches. With 14 points from eight games, Indo-Bulgarian CC finished at the top of the ECS T10 Bulgaria 2021 points table. 

MUS, on the other hand, secured six consecutive victories since their back-to-back defeats against INB on the opening day of the tournament. The Ishan De Silva-led side ended the group stage in second spot with 12 points from eight fixtures.

The track at this venue has been a good batting track and the average score is just over 100.

INB vs MUS Dream11 prediction

In the Indo-Bulgarian CC vs Academic-MU Sofia head-to-head record in ECS T10 Bulgaria, the former has won three of the four matches played between the teams. Furthermore, INB defeated MUS in both fixtures in the ongoing edition. Going by the head-to-head record, Indo-Bulgarian CC will start as favourites against Academic-MU Sofia in Qualifier 1.

INB vs MUS Dream11 tips for ECS T10 Bulgaria

Top Tip: Best batsmen

Hristo Lakov will be the batsman to watch out for from the Indo-Bulgarian CC camp on Saturday. The 26-year-old has scored 133 runs in eight matches at a decent average of 33.25. Lakov will look to continue his good form in the high-profile encounter against Academic-MU Sofia.

Meanwhile, MUS will bank on Kevin D’Souza to play a match-winning innings with the bat against a strong INB side. D’Souza has amassed 121 runs in eight matches at a strike rate of 205.08. He has already smashed one fifty in the ongoing T10 tournament.

Top Tip: Best bowlers

In the bowling department, Rohit Dhiman has been one of the standout players for Indo-Bulgarian CC in the ECS T10 Bulgaria 2021. The 32-year-old has picked seven wickets in eight matches at an economy of 7.75. He is likely to trouble the Academic-MU Sofia’s batting line-up in Qualifier 1.

Ali Rasool of MUS has been the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far, bagging nine wickets in eight matches at an economy of 6.85. He is expected to play an important role in the qualifier on Saturday.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, picking Indo-Bulgarian CC captain Prakash Mishra in your fantasy cricket team is a no-brainer. The veteran all-rounder has been the highest run-scorer in this campaign, amassing 261 runs in eight innings at a staggering strike rate of 208.80. Mishra has also claimed nine wickets in the T10 tournament with best bowling figures of 2/10.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Omar Rasool of MUS will be the preferred choice over Shafquat Khan due to his superior batting credentials. Omar Rasool will bat at the top of the order while Shafquat Khan usually comes lower down the order.

INB vs MUS probable playing XI

INB playing XI (probable): Hristo Lakov, Prakash Mishra (captain), Bakhtiar Tahiri, Rohit Dhiman, Suraj Negi, Deep Singh, Agagyul Ahmadhel, Dushyant Sharma, Shafquat Khan (wicket-keeper), Nirdosh Sharma, Sid Kulkarni

MUS playing XI (probable): Omar Rasool (wicket-keeper), Ishan De Silva (captain), Nikhil Oliveira, Kevin D'Souza, Ashbel Nicson, Firas Hussain, Ali Rasool, Albin Jacob, Bradleey Constantine, Delrick Vinu, Huzaif Yousuf

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