Sri Lankan Lions (SLL) will take on Nicosia Tigers (NCT) in the 3/4 place playoff of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021 at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol, Cyprus on Saturday, October 9.

SLL vs NCT Dream11 prediction

Sri Lankan Lions and Nicosia Tigers will fight it out for the third-place playoff spot. Both sides finished with seven wins across 12 matches with Sri Lankan Lions ending higher up courtesy of a better net run-rate. 

The match is expected to be a thriller with not much to separate between the two evenly matched teams although Sri Lankan Lions hold a slight advantage winning three of their last five matches in the tournament.   

SLL vs NCT Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Cyprus

Top Tip: Best batsman

BLCS Kumara of SLL is a top pick for this clash. The southpaw is amongst the leading run-getters in the tournament with 226 runs across 11 matches at a strike-rate of 147. Kumara opens the innings for his side and has a good chance to score lots of fantasy points. The 37-year-old will have the onus of providing Sri Lankan Lions with a good start and help Sri Lankan Lions finish third in ECS Cyprus T10 2021.  

Top Tip: Best bowler

Kamal Raiz of SLL will be the bowler to watch out for in this fixture. The right-arm pacer has taken 15 wickets in 12 matches so far with a wicket almost every eighth ball. The veteran pacer is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament and will be a valuable addition to the fantasy teams. 

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Iftekar Jaman of NCT is the best all-round option for this encounter. The right-hander has scored 127 runs in 10 innings so far at a whopping strike-rate of 187. The 29-year-old has been equally deceptive with the ball in hand, scalping 12 victims at an economy of 7.73. Given his all-round form, Jaman is a must-have pick for this match.   

Amongst the wicket-keepers, Roman Mazumder of NCT is an excellent option. The 28-year-old has scored 219 runs in 10 innings so far at a strike-rate of 141. Being an opener, Mazumder can garner handy fantasy points besides his wicket-keeping. The right-hander is due for a big knock and therefore should be a part of the fantasy team in this crucial encounter  

SLL vs NCT probable playing XI 

SLL playing XI (probable): Sachithra Tharanga, BLCS Kumara, Chamal Sudan, Nalin Gamage, Kapila Hemantha, Ruwan Jayakodi, Buddika Mahesh, Nalin Pathirana (captain and wicket-keeper), Denuwan Pratana, Kamal Riaz, Roshan Sirwardana

NCT playing XI (probable): Roman Mazumder (wicket-keeper), Sakhawat Hossain, Rashidul Hasan, Abid Ali, Iftekar Jaman, Mehedi Hasan, Anowar Hossain, Bilal Hussain, Faysal Mia (captain), Tomal Aminul

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