Defending champions Marsa CC (MAR) will kick-off their ECS T10 Malta 2021 campaign against Royal Strikers (RST) in the ninth match of the tournament at the Marsa Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 16.

RST vs MAR Dream11 prediction

The runners-up in the domestic league last campaign and the champions of ECS Malta 2020, Marsa will be the side to watch out for this season. Led by skipper Haroon Mughal, the club will go into the upcoming fixture as the favourites, especially against a Royal Strikers side that has lost their opening two matches this season.  

RST vs MAR Dream11 team tips

Top tip: Best batsmen

Though Royal Strikers have been dealt with two comprehensive defeats so far, their skipper Savio Thomas has been seen taking responsibility. His 13-run knock in the last match, at a time when the batting order was crumbling, took the Strikers to a competitive 70-run target, although it wasn't enough in the end. He could be a handy pick.

Marsa CC's opening batsman Nowell Khosla should be the pick of the batsmen from his team. He had tallied 235 runs in 10 matches last season, averaging 29.37 at a strike rate of 185.03. He will look to continue his form this season as well.

Top tip: Best bowlers

RST bowler Jaison Jerome has shown early signs of promise in the tournament so far and although he doesn't have many wickets to show for it, his economical bowling could go a long way in turning around the season for the Strikers.

Waseem Abbas was Marsa's best bowler last season with 10 wickets in 11 matches. Conceding runs at an economy rate of 9.70, Abbas returned with his best bowling figures of 2/11 last season. He could be a good pick for fantasy team owners.

Top tip: All-rounder and wicket-keeper

Without a doubt, Marsa skipper Haroon Mughal will be the best all-rounder in this fixture. The experienced player had ended last season with five wickets and 171 runs in 11 matches. Fantasy team owners will be having high hopes from the veteran.

Marsa wicket-keeper John Grima was the talk of the town last season with his smart work behind the stumps. At 61, the player caught eyeballs with four stumpings and three catches last season. He could be a unique pick for any fantasy team owner this season as well.

RST vs MAR full squads

Royal Strikers (RST) full squad: Ashins Laiby, Febin Poulose, Mohammed Shareef, Sebin Thomas, Clinton Paul, Jaison Jerome, Rubin James, Jithin Roy, Kushlesh Koppaka, Livin Varghese, Midhun Mohanan, Rejit Abraham, Savio Thomas, Sanish Mani, Srinivas Mukkamala

Marsa (MAR) full squad: Fanyan Mughal, Nowell Khosla, Zeeshan Khan, Zohaib Anil, David Athwal, Farhan Masih, Noshair Akhter, Riaz Ashraf, Waseem Abbas, Glen Tavilla, Haroon Mughal, Muhammad Zubbair, Noman Mehar, Sidharth Anand, Johnnie Grima, Muhammad Usman, Niraj Khanna

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