Defending champions BSCU-MU Plovdiv (PLO) square off against VTU-MU Pleven (PLE) in match 19 of ECS T10 Bulgaria 2021 at the Vassil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia on Friday, July 9. 

PLE have not been able to get their act together in the first four matches that has resulted in a solitary win. They are placed last on points table but they hold a slight advantage in terms of having played a couple of matches less than their opposition.

Defending champions PLO have got off to a very timid start with one win and four losses in the first six matches. They are placed third on the table with just three points and are miles behind the top-placed Indo-Bulgarian CC who have 12 points in their kitty. 

PLE vs PLO Dream11 prediction

Both the teams have not been able to start their campaign in a way they would have liked. However, it is PLO that still holds a slight edge over PLE due to their experience and batting-heavy line-up. They have registered two consecutive 100+ scores in the tournament and are more likely to bounce back with a noteworthy performance.

PLE vs PLO Dream11 team tips for ECS Bulgaria T10

Top tip: Best batsmen

Top-order PLE batsman Mukul Kadyan is the one to watch out for. He is a dependable batsman and is due a big score anytime soon. He would be eager to deliver a power-packed innings and take his side to their second victory of the tournament.

Ali Hussain is the batsman in the PLO camp that can make a considerable impact. He is yet to deliver a huge score and the team is banking on him to come good. He bats up the order and that can make a big difference. The fantasy owners would want him to fire up right away.

Top tip: Best bowlers

PLE’s Mayank Singh was the pick of the bowlers in the match against Medical University of Sofia where he returned with 2/20 in his two overs. He is used to bowling at different parts of the innings which complements his wicket-taking abilities.

Muhammad Uzair is in extremely good touch with the ball for PLO. He scalped three wickets for just 10 runs against MUS and followed that up with another two-wicket haul against Indo-Bulgarian CC. The fantasy team owners would definitely want him at any costs. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper 

Aswad Khan is the best all-round pick for the match. The PLE player averages almost 52 points per match. He struck a 15-ball 24 versus the Barbarians and also chipped in with a wicket. The fantasy players would definitely want to back him. 

Saim Hussain is a brilliant pick in this category. The PLO gloveman is a dangerous prospect at the top of the order and is also good behind the wickets. He struck a 19-ball 43 versus INB and followed it up with a 20-run cameo. The fantasy owners would be keeping a keen eye on him.

PLE vs PLO probable playing XI

VTU-MU Pleven playing XI (probable): Aswad Khan, Tarun Yadav (wicket-keeper), Mukul Kadyan, Akshay Harikumar (captain), Aamir Shah, Amal Thomas, Jishnu Sivakumar, Mayank Singh, Nithin Sunil, Suhaid Puthanpurayil, Aadithya Nair 

BCSU - MU Plovdiv playing XI (probable):  Saim Hussain (captain & wicket-keeper), Sulaiman Ali, Nabeel Javed, Zain Abidi, Junaid Farooq, Alwin Paul, Ali Hussain, Aamir Nakhuda, Muhammad Uzair, Faizan Rehman, Haamid Hussain 

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