Defending champions Royal Tigers (ROT) will square off against Budapest Blinders (BUB) in the opening match of ECS T10 Hungary 2022 at GB Oval cricket ground in Szodliget, Hungary on Monday, June 13. The match will start at 12:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by captain Marc Ahuja, Royal Tigers defeated Budapest Blinders by eight wickets in the final to claim the ECS T10 Hungary title last season. Earlier, the Tigers had finished second in the league phase before beating Budapest Blinders in the Qualifier 1.
On the other hand, Budapest Blinders finished as league toppers with 10 points. However, the Blinders lost to Tigers in the Qualifier 1 before beating United Csalad in Qualifier 2 to advance to the summit clash.
ROT vs BUB Dream11 prediction
Going into Monday’s encounter, Royal Tigers will start as overwhelming favourites against Budapest Blinders, having won three of their last four meetings. Royal Tigers are likely to start their ECS T10 Hungary 2022 campaign with a win over Budapest Blinders.
ROT vs BUB Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Hungary 2022
Top Tip: Best batter
Royal Tigers’ Zeeshan Kukikhel will be the batter to watch out for in the first match of ECS T10 Hungary 2022. The 26-year-old was the leading run-scorer in the previous edition of the tournament, having amassed 352 runs in 10 matches at an impressive strike rate of 221.38 while also maintaining an average of 50.28. At 8.5 credits, Zeeshan Kukikhel will be a great fantasy pick for this clash.
Top Tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Ali Yalmaz was the standout bowler for Budapest Blinders in the last edition of ECS T10 Hungary. The right-arm fast bowler had picked 11 wickets in eight matches at an economy of 6.73. He will once again be the go-to bowler for Budapest Blinders and will be a smart fantasy pick at 9 credits.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, picking Royal Tigers’ Abhishek Kheterpal in any fantasy cricket team is a no-brainer. The Royal Tigers all-rounder was the leading wicket-taker last season, bagging 14 wickets in 10 matches at an economy of 8.23. He also contributed with the bat by scoring 79 runs at a strike rate of 164.58. He will look to continue his all-round form against Budapest Blinders on Monday.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Budapest Blinders’ Maaz Bhaiji will be the preferred choice over Stan Ahuja of Royal Tigers. While Bhaiji has accrued 35 points per match, Stan Ahuja has accumulated 26.6 points per match.
ROT vs BUB full squads
ROT squads: Abdul Mannan, Abdul Rehman, Abhishek Kheterpal, Abhitesh Prashar, Ajay Jaiswal, Akramullah Malikzada, Amin Anas, Anuj Khanna, Danish Sayed, Darshan Setty, Deldar Habib, Emad Khan, Gaurang Hemraj Talreja, Harsh Mandhyan, Hemanth Perumal, Khaibar Deldar, Marc Ahuja, Rabin Momin, Sachin Chauhan, Sai Goutham, Said Sadat, Sheharyar Arif, Shubham Dhari, Stan Ahuja (wicket-keeper), Sufi Khan, Tonmoy Gomes, Venkata Narashiman, Waqar Mehmood, Zahir Safi, Zeeshan Kukikhel.
BUB squads: Abbas Ghani, Ali Farasat, Ali Yalmaz, Amjad Aziz, Anup Gupta, Asanka Welligamage, Danyal Akbar, Ishanka Meddwattha, Kalum Akurugoda, Maaz Bhaiji (wicket-keeper), Mahela Daub, Mehraj Haris, Omer Zahid, Rahul Goyal, Salman Khan, Sandeep Mohandas, Steffan Gooch, Usama Kajla, Zubair Muzaffar Bhat
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