Two teams reeling at the bottom of Group B take on each other as Swieqi United (SWU) play host to Gozo (GOZ) in match 17 of ECS T10 Malta 2021 at the Marsa Sports Complex on Friday, June 18.

Both teams have endured crushing losses so far in the campaign, but nothing compares to Gozo’s record 194-run defeat against Super Kings on Thursday. The team first conceded 200 runs in 10 overs and were then bowled out for a mere six runs.

SWU vs GOZ Dream11 prediction

While both teams have suffered defeats, match 17 might see SWU registering their first win of the season. Gozo have struggled with the bat as they have accumulated a combined total of 57 runs in two matches. Swieqi United are likely to win this match

SWU vs GOZ Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Malta

Top tip: Best batsmen

Ijaz Hussain of SWU is your best bet for a batsman. The 28-year-old has accumulated 20 runs so far in the season and is averaging 13.7 fantasy points per game.

For GOZ, Milton Devasia could be an option to go with considering the fact that he scored the most runs for his team (17) in the previous match. 

Top tip: Best bowlers

Bilal Khan of SWU should be your ideal pick for a bowler. The 37-year-old has picked three wickets in as many games and batsmen have found it difficult to bat against him. 

As far as Gozo are concerned, Milton Devasia could be a decent option to go with. He has two wickets in two games so far and while he has been hit for runs, his wicket-taking ability might bring you enough fantasy points.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

GOZ’s Senthil Raj should be an outright choice for an all-rounder. The 37-year-old averages 61 points per game and should find a place in your fantasy team.

For a wicket-keeper, SWU’s Imran Ameer remains the only good option. The opening batsman has scored 75 runs in three matches so far and that has come at an average and strike rate of 27 and 200, respectively. He has hit 10 fours and three sixes in these matches, meaning that he is averaging 56 fantasy points per game.

SWU vs GOZ probable playing XI

Swieqi United (SWU) probable playing XI: Imran Ameer (wicket-keeper), Ijaz Hussain, Rana Amjad, Anil Qadir (captain), Bilal Khan, Umar Khan, Ajay Mazi, Hamza Ahmed, Aqeel Raza, Arslan Ahmed, Iftikhar Hussain

Gozo (GOZ) probable playing XI: Milton Devasia, Jerin Jacob (captain), Ajeesh Antony (wicket-keeper), Senthil Raj, Aji Wilson, Tanu Babu, Shibil Palakkalappil, Sandeep Sasikumar, Saikumar Nellikkunnu, Renju Ravi, Basil Scaria

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