Defending champions Royal Tigers (ROT) will lock horns with Budapest Blinders (BUB) in the 15th match of ECS T10 Hungary 2021 at the GB Oval in Szodliget on Thursday, July 1.

Led by Khaibar Deldar, the Tigers have already made an impressive start to the ongoing ECS T10 Hungary campaign, winning three of their four matches so far. They are currently placed second with six points from four games.

Budapest Blinders, on the other hand, have moved to the top of the ECS T10 Hungary points table after thrashing Cobra Cricket Club (COB) by 10 wickets in their previous fixture. The Steffan Gooch-led side has won four of their six encounters in the current edition of the ECS T10 tournament. 

The average score at this venue is 90 and the toss-winning captain is likely to look to bat first.

ROT vs BUB Dream11 prediction

While seven-time Hungarian champions Royal Tigers clinched the last edition of the European Cricket Series by defeating Cobra Cricket Club, Budapest Blinders are making their ECS debut this season. Going by experience and recent form, ROT will start as favourites against BUB on Thursday.

ROT vs BUB Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Hungary

Top Tip: Best batsmen

Royal Tigers will bank on their opening batsman Zeeshan Khan to play another match-winning innings against Budapest Blinders on Thursday. The 25-year-old has amassed 126 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 193.84. Zeeshan will look to continue his good form in the upcoming encounter.

For the Budapest Blinders, Ali Farasat will be the batsman to watch out for. In five matches this season, Farasat has scored 142 runs in four innings at a staggering strike rate of 200. The Blinders batsman will play an important role in the top of the table clash.

Top Tip: Best bowlers

In the bowling department, Vigneshwaran Jayaraman has been the wrecker-in-chief for the Royal Tigers so far. The 25-year-old has picked six wickets in four matches at an impressive average of 8.66.

Meanwhile, Salman Khan will be the go-to bowler for the Blinders in the ROT vs BUB encounter. Salman has bagged six wickets in four matches at an economy of just seven. He is likely to add a few more wickets to his name in the upcoming fixture on Thursday.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

One must pick Budapest Blinders’ Abbas Ghani as the star all-rounder in their fantasy cricket team. Ghani has scored 66 runs and also claimed seven wickets in five ECS T10 Hungary matches so far.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Royal Tigers’ Stan Ahuja will be the preferred choice over Izhar Khan due to his batting capabilities. Ahuja has aggregated 99 runs in four innings and has not been dismissed even once. On the other hand, Izhar Khan has managed just 18 runs in three innings.

ROT vs BUB probable playing XI

ROT playing XI (probable): Zeeshan Khan, Harsh Mandhyan, Stan Ahuja (wicket-keeper), Abhishek Kheterpal, Khaibar Deldar (captain), Habib Deldar, Ruturaj Sawant, Vigneshwaran Jayaraman,Venkata Narashiman,Abhitesh Prashar, Akram Malik

BUB playing XI (probable):  Abbas Ghani, Mahela Daub, Sandeep Mohandas, Steffan Gooch (captain), Maaz Bhaiji, Nisantha Liyanage,Ali Yalmaz, Asanka Weligamage, Ali Farasat, Muhammad Irfan Ghani, Izhar Khan (wicket-keeper)

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Featured photo: European Cricket Network