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MSN Punjab Lions (PNL) will be facing Markhor (MAR) in the 45th game of the European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024. The match will be played at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol on 28th January at 12:30 PM IST.

PNL vs MAR (MSN Punjab Lions vs Markhor), 1st Semi-Final - Match Information

Match: MSN Punjab Lions vs Markhor, 1st Semi-Final
Date: 28th January, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol

PNL vs MAR (MSN Punjab Lions vs Markhor), 1st Semi-Final Preview

MSN Punjab Lions have played 8 matches in the series and will be looking to strengthen their hold of the top spot, while Markhor have played 10 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.

European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024 Points Table

The points table of European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024. Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
SLL 8 8 0 26 +4.696
PNL 8 7 1 26 +4.017
BCP 8 6 2 24 +3.037
LQ 8 4 4 17 -0.398
BFC 8 3 5 14 -0.736
ROY 8 4 4 15 -1.401
MAR 8 3 5 12 -2.181
AMD 8 3 5 12 -1.043
NCT 8 2 6 11 -1.452
NFCC 8 0 8 3 -4.484

In the last match played by MSN Punjab Lions against Amdocs CC, MSN Punjab Lions beat Amdocs CC by 12 runs. The top fantasy player for MSN Punjab Lions was Mangala Gunasekara who scored 85 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Royal CC, Markhor beat Royal CC by 61 runs. The top fantasy player for Markhor was Abu Bakar Siddique who scored 145 fantasy points.

PNL vs MAR, Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 110 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 65% of its matches. We predict that the team winning the toss will bat first here.

Weather Report for Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol

The temperature is expected to be around 14°C and humidity is expected to be around 50%. Winds at a speed of 1.66 m/s are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have taken 100% of the total wickets at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team. Based on the stats available, we predict that the pitch will continue to assist the pacers.

PNL vs MAR Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Zeeshan Mehmood 4 93 18.6 0 0 42, 1, 0, 0, 50 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Abu Bakar Siddique 3 82 16.4 3 0.6 0, 13, 68, 0, 1 2, 0, 0, 1, 0
Shazad Ahmed 5 96 19.2 0 0 5, 16, 15, 8, 52 -
  1. Zeeshan Mehmood

    Zeeshan Mehmood is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recently played 4 matches, Zeeshan Mehmood has scored 42, 1, 0, 0 and 50 runs at an average of 18.6 per match.

  2. Abu Baqar Siddique

    Abu Bakar Siddique is a wicket-keeper with an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 0, 13, 68, 0 and 1 runs averaging 16.4 per match.

  3. Shazad Ahmed

    Shazad Ahmed can be a punt pick for your Dream11 Team. Shazad Ahmed has an average of 38 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 5 matches, this player has scored 5, 16, 15, 8 and 52 runs at an average of 19.2 per match.

PNL vs MAR Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Manzoor Ali 5 0 0 5 1 - 1, 0, 1, 3, 0
Hardeep Singh 5 14 2.8 4 0.8 0, 0, 0, 0, 14 3, 0, 1, 0, 0
Babar Ayub 5 0 0 6 1.2 - 1, 3, 1, 1, 0
  1. Manzoor Ali

    Manzoor Ali is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Manzoor Ali has an average of 35 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.4. He is a right-arm fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches, this player has taken 1, 0, 1, 3 and 0 wickets at an average of 1.

  2. Hardeep Singh

    Hardeep Singh is a bowler with an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick in your team. Hardeep Singh is a right-arm fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches, he has taken 3, 0, 1, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  3. Babar Ayub

    Babar Ayub is a bowler with an average of 31 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a right-arm medium bowler and in the recently played 5 matches, Babar Ayub has taken 6 wickets at an average of 1.2. He has had a good time at this venue as in the last 5 matches this player played here, he has taken 6 wickets.

PNL vs MAR Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Neeraj Tiwari 3 45 9 2 0.4 0, 7, 0, 38, 0 0, 0, 1, 0, 1
Mangala Gunasekara 3 117 23.4 1 0.2 0, 7, 0, 37, 73 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Awais Sulahri 3 33 6.6 2 0.4 0, 33, 0, 0, 0 0, 0, 2, 0, 0
  1. Neeraj Kumar Tiwari

    Neeraj Tiwari is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Neeraj Tiwari has an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, this player has scored 45 runs at an average of 9 per match.

  2. Mangala Pradeep Gunasekara Tiriwana Ketiyage

    Mangala Gunasekara is a differential player for your Fantasy Team. Mangala Gunasekara has an average of 73 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 117 runs at an average of 23.4 per match.

  3. Awais Ahmad Sulahri

    Awais Sulahri is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Awais Sulahri has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.3. He is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 33 runs at an average of 6.6 per match.

PNL vs MAR Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Zeeshan Mehmood 4 93 18.6 0 0 42, 1, 0, 0, 50 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Neeraj Tiwari 3 45 9 2 0.4 0, 7, 0, 38, 0 0, 0, 1, 0, 1
Mangala Gunasekara 3 117 23.4 1 0.2 0, 7, 0, 37, 73 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Abu Bakar Siddique 3 82 16.4 3 0.6 0, 13, 68, 0, 1 2, 0, 0, 1, 0
Awais Sulahri 3 33 6.6 2 0.4 0, 33, 0, 0, 0 0, 0, 2, 0, 0
  1. Zeeshan Mehmood

    Zeeshan Mehmood can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Zeeshan Mehmood has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the last 4 matches, this player has scored 93 runs at an average of 18.6 per match.

  2. Neeraj Kumar Tiwari

    Neeraj Tiwari is an all-rounder with an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Neeraj Tiwari is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, he has scored 45 runs at an average of 9 per match.

  3. Mangala Pradeep Gunasekara Tiriwana Ketiyage

    Mangala Gunasekara is a differential player for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 73 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. Mangala Gunasekara is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, he has scored 117 runs averaging 23.4 per match.

  4. Abu Baqar Siddique

    Abu Bakar Siddique is a wicket-keeper with an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a high-risk, high-returns player for your Fantasy Team. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 3 matches, Abu Bakar Siddique has scored 82 runs averaging 16.4 per match.

  5. Awais Ahmad Sulahri

    Awais Sulahri is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.3. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, Awais Sulahri has scored 0, 33, 0, 0 and 0 runs at an average of 6.6 per match.

PNL vs MAR Squad Information

MSN Punjab Lions (PNL) Squad: Harvinder Singh, Priyantha Wellage, Neeraj Tiwari, Gurdip Sharma, Taranjit Singh, Vikram Verma, Zeeshan Mehmood, Chami Kumara, Mangala Gunasekara, Nalin Gamage, Denuwan Prartana, Prasad Suranga, Kapila Hemantha, Buddhika Ranasinghe, Muhammad Bilal, Hardeep Singh, Muhammad Ikram, Manzoor Ali, Ajay Dantuluri, Amandeep Singh, Isanka Madushan, Mujahed Mohommed, Thisaru Jayakodi and Vansham.

Markhor (MAR) Squad: Babar Ayub, Amir Sohail, Salman Akram, Varun Malothra, Mohit Sharma, Muhammad Qamar, Awais Sulahri, Arslan Ahmed, Muhammad Tajammal, Tasawar Hussain, Nadeem Qamar, Rasab Sher, Ahsan Usman, Abu Bakar Siddique, Akash Verma, Md Sharif, Raja Umer, Shazad Ahmed, Umer Farooq, Waseem Hussain and Waseem Akram.

PNL vs MAR Possible Playing XI

MSN Punjab Lions (PNL) Possible Playing XI: Zeeshan Mehmood, Chami Kumara, Vikram Verma, Prasad Suranga, Priyantha Wellage, Hardeep Singh, Isanka Madushan, Mujahed Mohommed, Mangala Gunasekara, Neeraj Tiwari and Taranjit Singh.

Markhor (MAR) Possible Playing XI: Abu Bakar Siddique, Shazad Ahmed, Nadeem Qamar, Rasab Sher, Arslan Ahmed, Amir Sohail, Tasawar Hussain, Babar Ayub, Muhammad Tajammal, Awais Sulahri and Muhammad Qamar.

PNL vs MAR Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Rasab Sher

Batters: Zeeshan Mehmood, Abu Bakar Siddique and Chami Kumara

All-Rounders: Mangala Gunasekara, Neeraj Tiwari, Awais Sulahri, Taranjit Singh, Gurdip Sharma and Amir Sohail

Bowler: Mujahed Mohommed

Captain: Awais Sulahri

Vice-Captain: Mangala Gunasekara

Photo credit: Alamy

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