Southern Crusaders (SOC) will take on Mater Dei (MTD) in the 17th match of ECS T10 Malta Encore 2021 at the Marsa Sports Club in Malta on Friday, November 26.

Led by captain Zeshan Yousaf, SOC have registered three wins and as many losses in six matches so far. With six points on the board, Southern Crusaders are second in the standings at the time of writing.

On the other hand, Mater Dei are currently leading the standings with eight points from six matches. The Sam Aquilina-led side has won three matches, lost one while two matches have been abandoned.

SOC vs MTD Dream11 prediction

While Southern Crusaders have been inconsistent in the ongoing T10 tournament, Mater Dei head into the game in great form having won three matches on the trot. Going by current form and team combination, Mater Dei will start as favourites against Southern Crusaders on Friday.

SOC vs MTD Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Malta Encore 2021

Top Tip: Best batter

Cornelius Younus has been in good form for Mater Dei in ECS T10 Malta Encore 2021. The 32-year-old has scored 88 runs in four matches at an impressive strike rate of 162.96 and an average of 29.33. Younus will look to provide another blitzkrieg start for his side against Southern Crusaders in the Friday fixture.

Top Tip: Best bowler

Southern Crusaders’ Bilal Khan has been the standout bowler in the ongoing edition of ECS T10 Malta Encore. The left-arm pacer has picked eight wickets in six matches at an economy of 4.16. He is likely to trouble the Mater Dei batting line-up given his current run of form.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, one can pick Azeem Sathi of Mater Dei in any fantasy cricket team. The veteran all-rounder has scored 69 runs and also claimed two wickets in four matches. Sathi is tipped to play an important role in both the departments in this top-of-the-table-contest.

Meanwhile, SOC’s Shahin Hussain pips Sam Aquilina of MTD for the wicket-keeper spot. Along with fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Hussain is quite handy with the bat. At just 8 credits, the SOC wicket-keeper could be a valuable addition to any fantasy team.

SOC vs MTD probable playing XI

SOC playing XI (probable): Sumair Khan, Zeshan Yousaf (captain), Jojo Thomas, Shahin Hussain (wicket-keeper), Bilal Khan, Ezhaq Masih, Lakshutha Senevirathna, Jatin Kumar, Jani Kanakbhai, Sunil Jangid, Cindu Shanmuganathan

MTD playing XI (probable): Azeem Sathi, Cornelius Younus, Michael Nazir, Imran Ameer, Anil Qadir, Rupan Das, Sam Aquilina (captain and wicket-keeper), Shamoon Liaqat, Muthu Muthuk, Muhammad Suleman, Pintu Ghosh

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