A confident MSC Frankfurt (MSF) will be eager to brush aside Koln CC (KCC) in the second semifinal of ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 on Saturday, May 29 as they look to seal a much-deserved spot in the final.
MSF have commanded proceedings in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021, from topping Group A with seven wins in eight games to registering a mammoth run rate of +4.067 at the end of it. As it stands, MSC Frankfurt are the outright favourites to win.
KCC, meanwhile, secured a second-place finish in Group B with 11 points from eight games. Koln CC head into the contest on the back of a 12-run victory over VfB Gelsenkirchen and will be confident about giving MSF a bold fight in their semifinal clash.
MSF vs KCC Dream11 prediction
It is a no-brainer that MSC Frankfurt are favourites to win semifinal 2 of ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 after cruising past Bayer Uerdingen Wolves courtesy a six-wicket win in the quarters. However, it won’t come easy since both teams have potential match-winners.
MSF vs KCC fantasy team picks for ECS T10 Krefeld 2021
Top tip: Best batsmen
Koln CC will entrust Irfan Ahmed to anchor their batting against an in-form MSF. The 47-year-old has aggregated 170 runs in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 - the most for his team this term - and will be keen to add to his tally of 335 fantasy cricket points with a fine knock on Saturday.
Sekandar Khan, meanwhile, will lead MSF’s batting onslaught against KCC. Sekandar has hit 44 runs so far and given his fantasy tally of 308 points, one can expect some fireworks with the bat from the 37-year-old.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Shahid Afridi has three wickets in ECS T10 Krefeld 2021 and could be the top-performing bowler in the MSF vs KCC tie. The 24-year-old took a wicket for 17 runs in the quarter final against Bayer Uerdingen Wolves and will be keen to up the ante when he takes on Koln CC’s batsmen.
KCC’s Sandheep Ravishankar, on the other hand, has taken 10 wickets in the 2021 edition of ECS T10 Krefeld. Ravishankar has 407 fantasy points to his name and could spell trouble for MSC Frankfurt’s batters.
Top tip: All-rounder and wicket-keeper
Adel Khan is someone that simply can’t go ignored when making a fantasy cricket team. The MSF all-rounder has scored 214 runs and taken seven wickets in nine games, a return worthy of his 623 fantasy cricket points. Considering his strike rate of 156.20, Adel is tipped by the bookmakers to end up as the man of the match.
Adel’s team-mate Habib Rahman is favoured as the wicket-keeper to shine in the MSF vs KCC fixture. The MSF gloveman has played a role in six dismissals - four caught and two stumpings - and will look to make an impact from behind the stumps.
MSF vs KCC probable playing XI
MSF probable XI: Zabiullah Aryoubi, Habib Rahman (wicket-keeper), Qader Khan, Daud Muhammad, Sekandar Khan (captain), Nafees Buttar, Shahid Afridi, Waseem Khan, Adel Khan, Waheed Ahmed, Qutub Schebeckkhel
KCC probable XI: Dhruv Patel (captain), Appu Murali, Tejas Morbagal, Sandheep Ravishankar, Lokesh Kamti, Irfan Ahmed, Ameya Deshpande, Grinesh Sanghavi, Prateek Dabholkar, Satya Srinivas (wicket-keeper), Asmdin Zadran
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