Defending champions BSCU-MU Plovdiv (PLO) face Barbarians (BAR) in the second match of ECS T10 Bulgaria 2021 at the Vassil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia on Monday, July 5.
PLO have been christened to their current name after winning the 2020 edition under the name of MU Dons. The ECS T10 Bulgaria 2020 winners had a 5-3 win-loss record after putting up an exceptional show in the knockouts and going on to win the title.
On the other hand, BAR finished at the bottom of the standings in the last edition of the T10 tournament with a solitary win in their eight games. They will bank on their previous experience to put up a stiffer test in the first match of the new campaign.
PLO vs BAR Dream11 prediction
The contest is heavily tilted in favour of PLO considering they have a settled side and are the defending champions. BAR will have to play out of their skins to overcome them. BSCU-MU Plovdiv will start as overwhelming favourites against the Barbarians on Monday.
PLO vs BAR Dream11 team tips for ECS Bulgaria T10
Top tip: Best batsmen
PLO skipper Saim Hussain has played an instrumental role in helping his side win the 2020 title with 376 runs in 10 matches at a staggering strike rate of 204.34 that included one century and two fifty-plus scores. He is bound to be a top-pick in the fantasy teams.
Tom Omolo has scored 77 runs in eight matches for BAR in 2020 with a best of an unbeaten 29 and a strike rate of 124.19. He would be looking to make an impact once again for his side and can be a good pick in the fantasy sides.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Asad Ali Rehmetulla scalped 10 wickets in as many matches last season with a best bowling effort of 3/16 and an economy rate of 9.29. He had an important role to play in the team’s run for the title and the fantasy team owners would surely want to have him in their ranks.
Ivaylo Katzarski was the pick of the bowlers in the 2020 edition with five wickets in eight matches. His best bowling performance was 4/16 and this would definitely impress the fantasy team owners
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Sulaiman Ali is the all-rounder to watch out for. The PLO player scored 300 runs in 10 matches with a high score of an unbeaten 98 and also chipped in with eight wickets. He can be a great pick for the fantasy lovers.
BAR wicket-keeper Hristo Ivanov played a key role last year with 84 runs in eight matches at a strike rate of 125.37 along with fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities. The fantasy owners would very well bank on him to deliver the goods.
PLO vs BAR full squads
BSCU - MU Plovdiv: Aamir Nakhuda, Adithya Patnam, Ali Hussain, Ali Lucman, Alwin Paul, Esah Altaf, Faizan Rehman, Haamid Hussain, Jalal Asif, Junaid Farooq, Muhammad Uzair, Nabeel Javed, Parth Acharya, Saim Hussain (captain/wicket-keeper), Sulaiman Ali, Vishnu Sureshbabu, Waqas Gondal, Zain Abidi
Barbarians: Barbarians: Alexander Stoychev, Andrei Lilov, Boyko Ivanov, Deyan Shipkov, Dino Nikolov (captain), Hristo Ivanov (wicket-keeper), Ivan Ivanov, Ivan Kamburov, Ivaylo Andreev, Ivaylo Katzaraski, Julian Hristov, Krasimir Kamenov, Mario Berberyan, Mohammad Fayaz, Nikolay Nankov, Tom Omolo, Vasil Hristov, Vasilen Kamburov
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