Marsta (MAR) will lock horns with Forenom Royals (FOR) in quarter-final 4 of ECS T10 Sweden 2021 at the Norsborg Cricket Ground on Friday, July 30.
Led by Shahid Mustafa, MAR defeated Nacka and Djurgardens IF in their last two matches on Thursday to top Group B with 11 points from eight matches. Marsta have managed five wins and suffered two losses in the group stage while one match ended with no result.
FOR, on the other hand, have been inconsistent in the ongoing edition of the T10 tournament, registering just three wins in eight encounters. With six points, the Rohit Juneja-led side ended the group phase in fourth spot in the Group A points table.
MAR vs FOR Dream 11 prediction
While Marsta finished fourth after losing to eventual winners Nacka in the semi-final of Dream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm last year, Forenom Royals are making their ECS T10 debut. Furthermore, Marsta are heading into the quarterfinal in great form having remained unbeaten in their last four matches. Going by current form, Marsta will start as clear favourites against the Royals.
MAR vs FOR Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Sweden
Top tip: Best batsmen
Marsta will bank on swashbuckling batsman Share Ali to play another match-winning innings against Forenom Royals. The 21-year-old has amassed 181 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 188.54. Ali will hope he can continue his impressive form in the high-profile encounter on Friday.
For the Royals, opening batsman Anirudh Ram will be the batsman to watch out for. Ram has scored 148 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 140.95. He will be eager to score big against Marsta in the ECS T10 Sweden 2021 quarter-final.
Top tip: Best Bowlers
In the bowling department, Ajmal Raza has been the wrecker-in-chief for Marsta, picking 10 wickets in eight matches at an average of 13.70. He is tipped to trouble the Forenom Royals’ batting line-up in the knockout clash.
Meanwhile, Srini Jettiboyina has been the go-to bowler for Forenom Royals in the ongoing ECS T10 campaign. The 38-year-old has already bagged six wickets in as many matches at an economy of just seven. He is expected to play an important role in the quarter-final.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Royals captain Rohit Juneja in their fantasy cricket team. Juneja has scored 149 runs and also claimed seven wickets in eight matches this season. He will look to continue his incredible all-round form against Marsta.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Shahid Mustafa will be the preferred choice over Srinivas Manem due to his better batting credentials.
MAR vs FOR probable playing XI
MAR probable Playing XI: Waqas Haider, Hamid Sulehri, Share Ali, Shahid Mustafa (captain/wicket-keeper), Sweed Ullah, Ajmal Raza, Usman Waraich, Fahad Waqas, Qambber Syed, Usman Arif, U Mazammal
FOR probable playing XI: Rohit Juneja (captain), Anirudh Ram, Sahil Prashar, Arpit Tiwari, Srinivas Manem (wicket-keeper), Ankit Pandey, Dhananjay Kulkarni, Jayshil Kothari, Ameya Bendre, Srujan Gorthi, Prabhu Dorairaj
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