Marsa goes up against the American University of Malta in the first match of ECS Malta T10 2022. The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on October 24, 2022, at the Marsa Sports Club, Malta.
Marsa were knocked out in the quarter-final of the 2021 edition by Swieqi United. Earlier in the tournament, they had finished atop the points table in Group A with 12 points, courtesy of six wins from eight matches. Meanwhile, Marsa were crowned champions in the 2020 edition of ECS Malta T10 and also won the ECS Malta Encore 2021.
On the other hand, the American University of Malta, who finished third in the ECS Malta T10 2021 Group A points table with eight points, suffered defeat in the quarter-final against Overseas CC. They finished as semi-finalists in the ECS Malta Encore 2021.
Marsa vs American University of Malta Dream 11 prediction
Marsa have won all of their previous five matches, while the American University of Malta have won only twice in that period. Considering their form and an efficient bowling attack, Marsa are likely to win the upcoming encounter.
Marsa have won three of the last five games against the American University of Malta, including a Golden Ball victory in the semi-final of ECS Malta Encore 2021.
Marsa vs American University of Malta Dream 11 tips for ECS Malta T10 2022
Top tip: Best batter
Marsa’s Niraj Khanna has been in commendable form off late in this format. He scored 176 runs in nine matches in ECS Malta T10 2021, including two 30+ scores. He smashed 13 fours and 11 sixes in that edition while maintaining a healthy average of 35.20 with a strike-rate of 155.75.
Khanna is a must-have pick in your fantasy team, considering his price tag of 8.5 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
Jitesh Patel from the American University of Malta is available for 9.0 credits and is expected to maintain his good form from last season. Masih picked 12 wickets in ECS Malta Encore 2021 at an impressive economy rate of 6.40. He averaged a wicket every 7.50 balls in that edition.
Patel is a part of more than 89 per cent of the fantasy teams and is expected to shine again.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper
Marsa all-rounder Fanyan Mughal is the top recommended all-rounder for this game. The right-handed batter accumulated 203 runs in ECS Malta Encore 2021, the most runs for the team in the tournament. Smashing 18 sixes in only 10 innings, Mughal also had an impressive strike-rate of 170.58. Mughal also picked six wickets with his left-arm medium-pace bowling, maintaining a stunning economy rate of 5.75.
Available at only 7.0 credits, Darshit Patankar of the American University of Malta is the preferred wicketkeeper in the upcoming encounter. He scored 151 runs in ECS Malta Encore 2021 at an average of 25.16, including three 30+ scores.
Marsa vs American University of Malta playing XI (probable)
Marsa: Fanyan Mughal, Niraj Khanna (wicketkeeper), Noman Mehar, Uttam Banik, Haroon Mughal (captain), Nowell Khosla, Sharoon Bashir, David Athwal, Farhan Masih, Suneel Seemab, Venkatesh Pakalapati.
American University of Malta: Darshit Patankar (wicketkeeper), Varun Prasath, Abhishek Prajapati, Zoheb Malik, Mohit Panchal, Mohammed Sadab Patel, Mittul Patel, Jitesh Patel (captain), Abhishek Kuntala, Mehboob Ali, Gulfam Akram.
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