MTV Stallions (MTV) will lock horns with VFB Fallersleben (VFB) in the fourth quarter-final of the ECS T10 Kiel 2021 at the Kiel Cricket Ground in Germany on June 11, Friday.
The Gaurav Rathore-led Stallions were the most dominant side in Group A of the ECS T10 Kiel points table, winning seven of their eight matches in the tournament.
VFB Fallersleben, on the other hand, finished fourth in Group B, winning just three of their eight matches this campaign.
The pitch at the venue has been a sporting one where the average first inning score is 92.
MTV vs VFB Dream11 prediction
MTV Stallions defeated VFB Fallersleben by six runs in their only meeting which took place last year. Furthemore, MTV were the losing finalists on home soil at ECN Hannover Hitout and secured the bronze medal at Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld. Going by team combination and past results, MTV Stallions are likely to overcome VFB Fallersleben and storm into the ECS T10 Kiel semifinals.
MTV vs VFB best players to pick for ECS T10 Kiel 2021 fantasy team
Top Tip: Best batsmen
Basit Orya has been the leading run-scorer for MTV Stallions in the tournament so far. The 22-year-old has scored 123 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 148.19. The Stallions will hope for another blitzkrieg start from Orya in the quarterfinal on Friday.
For VFB Fallersleben, Kumar Muthyala has been one of the standout performers for his side with the bat. Muthyala has scored 128 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 172.97. He will look to continue his good form in the quarterfinal stage.
Top Tip: Best bowlers
In the bowling department, Prakash Singh will be the go-to bowler for MTV Stallions in the high-profile encounter on Friday. The 31-year-old has picked seven wickets in as many matches at an economy of 6.53.
Meanwhile, Ram Bhumireddy has been the joint highest wicket-taker for VFB along with Yogesh Pai and Sunny Rai. Bhumireddy has bagged 10 wickets in eight matches at an average of 14.10.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Picking Sunny Rai as the star all-rounder in your fantasy cricket team is a no-brainer. The 29-year-old is the second highest run-getter in the ongoing T10 tournament, amassing 166 runs in eight innings. He has also claimed 10 wickets in the league so far.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Sachin Mandy will be the preferred choice over Vedant Shetye due to his superior capabilities both with bat and gloves.
MTV vs VFB probable playing 11
MTV playing 11 (probable): Suraj Motilal, Basit Orya, Sasanka Sanka, Iftikhar Yakoob Ali, Ujwal Gadiraju, Brijesh Prajapati, Gaurav Rathore (captain), Prakash Singh, Sachin Mandy (wicket-keeper), Bikramjit Sehgal, Asghar Amarkhil
VFB playing 11 (probable): Sunny Rai, Jatinder Singh, Vedant Shetye (wicket-keeper), Kumar Muthyala, Sandeep Vasisth, Ali Akram, Yogesh Pai, Ram Bhumireddy, Shivaray Jan (captain), Kaustubh Deshpande, Mahesh Badhe
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