Bottom dwellers Umea (UME) take on Botkyrka (BOT) in the 18th match of ECS T10 Sweden 2021 at the Norsborg Cricket Ground, Stockholm, on Friday, July 23.

UME vs BOT Dream11 prediction

Umea are the only team from Group A who are winless in the competition. After having lost all of their six games, the team sits at the bottom of their group with an inferior net run-rate of -1.719. Botkyrka, on the other hand, haven’t been at their best, but the team has managed three wins out of five games.

Heading into Friday’s game, BOT are going to be the outright favourites.

UME vs BOT Dream11 team tips for ECS T10 Sweden

Top tip: Best batsmen

Opening batsman Abdullah Abrar of UME is his team’s second-highest run-getter, having scored 81 runs in four innings. The 17-year-old is hitting at a strike rate of 184.09 and is averaging an impressive 39.3 fantasy points per game. He should find a place in your team.

From BOT, Ahmed Zulfiqar remains a top choice. The veteran batsman has scored 102 runs in three innings at an average of 34. In these three innings, he has hit 12 boundaries and three sixes, meaning that he is averaging 45 fantasy points per game.

Top tip: Best bowlers

UME have had their fair share of troubles in the bowling department but a certain Hani Hassan has managed decent returns so far. The 18-year-old has picked three wickets and is averaging 34 fantasy points per game.

Tahir Tarar of BOT has been phenomenal so far. The bowler has picked six wickets in five matches and has kept his economy under 7. With his batting prowess coming in handy, he could be a valuable asset given that he is averaging 60.8 fantasy points per game.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

BOT’s Zeeshan Mahmood is a strong contender for captaincy amongst the fantasy manager. The 28-year-old has scored 72 runs and has picked six wickets too, meaning that he is now averaging a whopping 73.8 fantasy points per game. That’s the most by any player from either team.

Tournament’s top-scorer Majid Mustafa is an outright choice for the wicket-keeper spot. The 33-year-old has accumulated 140 runs at an average of 25. He has hit those runs at a strike rate of just over 150. He has been selected by 94% of fantasy managers.

UME vs BOT playing XI (probable)

UME playing XI (probable): Majid Mustafa (captain and wicket-keeper), Abdullah Abrar, Amir Husseini, Pardeep Singh, Arslan Bajwa, Kaiyum Miah, Hani Hassan, Zeeshan Haider, Dharmesh Sabharwal, Abid Sayyid, Pradeep Mishra

BOT playing XI (probable): Ahmed Zulfiqar, Shani Khawaja, Tahir Tarar, Zeeshan Mahmood, Gurpal Randhawa, Muhammad Ashfaq, Asad Iqbal (captain), Osama Qureshi, Asif Khan, Ali Hassani (wicket-keeper), Faisal Mushtaq

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