Sri Lankan Lions (SLL) will lock horns with Black Caps (BCP) in the 23rd match of ECS T10 Cyprus Encore 2021 at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol, Cyprus on Thursday, October 21.

Led by Sachithra Pathirana, Sri Lankan Lions have been inconsistent in the ongoing edition of the T10 tournament. Having won two matches and suffered two defeats, SLL are currently placed fourth in the standings with four points from as many matches.

On the other hand, Black Caps have struggled in ECS T10 Cyprus Encore 2021, managing just a solitary win in six matches. The Rajwinder Brar-led BCP team are languishing sixth in the seven-team T10 tournament.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 prediction

Sri Lankan Lions and Black Caps have faced each other twice before, winning one match apiece. However, going by recent form, SLL will start as favourites against a struggling BCP outfit.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Cyprus Encore 2021

Top Tip: Best batter

Black Caps middle-order batter Resham Singh has been one of the standout performers in ECS T10 Cyprus Encore. The 29-year-old has played some valuable knocks, scoring 96 runs in five innings at an impressive strike rate of 160. BCP will hope Resham Singh can continue his good form against a strong Sri Lankan Lions side.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Umar Farooq has provided crucial breakthroughs for Black Caps in the ongoing T10 tournament. The right-arm pacer has bagged three wickets in six matches and could trouble the vaunted SLL batting line-up.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Chamal Sadun of Sri Lankan Lions in your fantasy cricket team. The 31-year-old has scored 97 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 183.01. Sadun has also claimed five wickets in the T10 tournament so far.

For the wicket-keeper spot, SLL captain Sachithra Tharanga will be the overwhelming choice over Ashish Bam of BCP. Along with fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Tharanga has led from the front by amassing 138 runs in four matches at an average of 46.

SLL vs BCP probable playing XI

SLL playing XI (probable): Sachithra Tharanga (wicket-keeper), BLCS Kumara, Chamal Sudan, Sachithra Pathirana (captain), Roshan Sirwardana, Ruwan Manawasingha, Kamal Raiz, Saman Kumara, Damith Priyantha, Suresh Gedara, Kelum Sanjaya

BCP playing XI (probable): Waqas Akhtar, Atta Ullah, Abid Ali, Ashish Bam (wicket-keeper), Resham Singh, Rajinder Nadania, Jugraj Singh, Rajwinder Brar (captain), Gurwinder Singh, Deepinderjeet Singh, Umar Farooq

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