Msida Warriors play Bugibba Blasters in the fifth match of ECS Malta T10 2022. The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on October 25, 2022, at the Marsa Sports Club, Malta.

Msida Warriors finished fourth in the ECS Malta T10 2020 points table with nine points in 10 games to qualify for the semi-finals. However, they fell short of the target set by Atlas UTC Knights in their final four clash. 

While the Warriors did not feature in the ECS Malta T10 2021, they finished second in Group A of ECS Malta Encore 2021 with four wins in eight matches. An underwhelming batting display led to their downfall in the quarter-final as they were beaten by eight wickets by Marsa, who won the title.

Bugibba Blasters made their maiden ECS appearance in the Malta Encore 2021 tournament. The Blasters finished fourth on the Group A points table with six points, beating Overseas CC to the punch for quarter-final qualification courtesy a higher net run rate. However, bad weather resulted in their final eight match being abandoned, knocking the Blasters out of the tournament as they had collected fewer points in the group stage compared to their opponents, the American University of Malta.

Msida Warriors vs Bugibba Blasters Dream 11 prediction

Msida Warriors and Bugibba Blasters have gone up against each other on two previous occasions. Msida Warriors won both the games between the sides in ECS Malta Encore 2021. While the first game was a 42-run defeat for the Blasters, the second was an eight-wicket victory for the Warriors.

Considering their form and overall experience in ECS Malta, Msida Warriors are expected to extend their winning streak against Bugibba Blasters.

Msida Warriors vs Bugibba Blasters Dream 11 tips for ECS Malta T10 2022

Top tip: Best batter

Divyesh Kumar from Msida Warriors was in top form in ECS Malta Encore 2021. Kumar accumulated 116 runs in six innings at an average of 29.00 with a breezy strike-rate of 190.16. He smashed 11 sixes in the tournament and also registered one 30+ score for the Warriors.

Priced at 9.0 credits, Divyesh Kumar can be an essential pick for your fantasy teams.

Top tip: Best bowler

The Warriors’ top wicket-taker in ECS Malta Encore 2021, Shijil Joy, is one of the best bowling picks for this match. Joy scalped seven wickets at a healthy economy rate of 7.00 and boasted best bowling figures of 3/9. He averaged a wicket in every two overs in ECS Malta Encore last year.

Shijil Joy is a must-have player in the fantasy team, especially considering his low price tag of 7.5 credits.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper

Suresh Dobal from Bugibba Blasters is likely to feature in the upcoming game and his performances last season make him the top all-rounder pick. Dobal picked four wickets, while conceding just short of nine runs per over, and scored 20+ runs, without losing his wicket, in three innings.

Dobal has also made a few appearances as a wicketkeeper and can be included in your fantasy team for just 7.0 credits.

The swashbuckling wicketkeeper batter from Msida Warriors, Rockey Dianish, is the recommended pick in the category. Priced at 8.5 credits, Dianish gave healthy returns in ECS Malta Encore 2021. He scored 149 runs in seven matches, the most by a Msida Warriors batter in the tournament. He averaged a healthy 29.80 and struck eight fours and 10 sixes in that edition.

Msida Warriors vs Bugibba Blasters playing XI (probable)

Msida Warriors: Rocky Dianish (wicketkeeper), Divyesh Kumar, Ratish Nair, Vikas Benjamine, Sree Kumar, Sajith Sukumaran, Bristo Baby, Manuel Antony, Shijil Joy, Tom Thomas, Ashwin Paul

Bugibba Blasters: Gaurav Maithani (wicketkeeper), Vijay Singh, Suresh Dobal, Vinay Negi, Pradeep Puppala, Narendra Rawat, Deepak Singh, Ravi Pal, Devendra Negi, Sohan Singh, Vikas Bisht


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