ACA vs FOR Dream11 Prediction: The 9th match of the ECS T10 Corfu 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Athens Cricket Academy and the Forge team on 20 October (Wednesday) at the Marina Cricket Ground in Corfu. This is the fourth game in this ongoing edition of the tournament in a single day and both these sides will be aiming to play their best form of cricket.
Both these teams are coming into this game after witnessing different results unfold in their previous outings. Things have not worked out in the idea manner for the Athens Cricket Academy as they ended up losing both of their matches so far in the ongoing edition of the competition. On the other hand, Forge have managed to win one game against Dekathlon and also lost one match.
The ECS T10 Corfu 2021 tournament is a six-day affair and all the 24 matches of this season will be played in a single cricket ground in Corfu. It will be very much crucial for both these teams to play with the best of their abilities from the opening stages of this competition. They also have some really talented players in their respective line-ups.
Fixture Name: Match 9, Athens Cricket Academy vs Forge
Competition: ECS T10 Corfu
Date: 20 October
Time: 5 PM IST
Ground: Marina Cricket Ground, Corfu
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Marina Cricket Ground will have flat batting-friendly conditions throughout the T10 encounter. A belter of a wicket is expected for this game and things will be difficult for the bowlers. The dew factor will not come into play as the game progresses and thus, it will be a safe option to win the toss and opt to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 90-100 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both ACA and FOR players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will be a good decision to include more of all-rounders and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Ali Asghar, Sajid Mehar, Zain Haider and Sayed Aqeel remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sayed Aqeel
BATTERS: Zain Haider, Shabbir Arslan, Waheed Akbar, Sajid Mehar
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ali Asghar, Qasir Amin, Umair Javid
BOWLERS: Omid Niazi, Nemat Logaree, Zubair Ashraf
The Forge team will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to their experience of playing T10 tournaments. Forge have won many of the domestic championships and T10 tournaments with many experienced campaigners part of their line-up. On the other hand, Athens Cricket Academy will also be hoping to pick up their first win this season after two convincing losses.
The Athens Cricket Academy has performed well above their potential in the recent while both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Zain Ali Haider, Sayed Aqeel, Akif Khan and Qasir Amin will have to play a significant role in the batting department and all of them will want to be amongst the runs in the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the trio of Abdul Abid, Zubair Ashraf and Muhammad Irfan will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Athens Cricket Academy, wicket-keeper batter Sayed Aqeel is a pretty explosive cricketer who has a brilliant record in the T10 format. He has notched up a wonderful total of 261 runs in the last five matches. Sayed Aqeel has an impressive average of more than 40 in T10 cricket. He also has a fine strike-rate and will be a key player to watch out for in this ECS T10 Corfu.
The Athens Cricket Academy will depend a lot on Zain Ali Haider to come good in the middle-order in the batting department. He has played a total of 29 matches and has smashed an excellent tally of 463 runs in the previous few domestic competitions. Zain Ali Haider also has an fine average of 25.71 and will be hoping to contribute well right from the opening stage of the tournament.
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ACA Playing 11 (likely)
Sayed Mohammad Aqeel
Zain Ali Haider
For the Forge team, it will be very much important to bring in their experience upfront both in the batting as well as bowling departments in this final phase of the T10 tournament. The likes of Shabbir Arslan, Waseem Ali, Sajid Mehar and Kabir Ali will be expected to take some kind of responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Umair Javid, Omid Niazi and Yaqub Ahmadzai will be hoping to put up a consistent show with the ball.
Forge’s Ali Asghar has performed really well with the ball in the last few domestic matches. He has proved to be a consistent wicket-taker in the Twenty20 format for his team. Ali Asghar has picked up as many as 7 wickets while playing in a total of 11 matches. He also has a brilliant economy of less than 8.
For the Forge side, it will be really important that Kabir Ali delivers well in the batting department. Kabir has notched up a fine tally of 88 runs having represented Forge in as many as 8 matches. He has the ability to score runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of more than 150. Therefore, Kabir Ali will be an important player for his team in this edition of the ECS T10 Corfu.
FOR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the ECS T10 Corfu 2021 Live score and streaming on the FanCode app. All the player stats, details, analysis and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available exclusively on the Fancode app. There will a great experience of entertainment in this T10 encounter. There will be some really talented players in action in this ACA vs FOR game.
The ECS T10 Corfu 2021 will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights were not available as it is a local T10 tournament played in Corfu and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the FanCode app. While following the Covid-19 norms, the crowds won’t be allowed in the Marina Cricket Ground in Corfu.
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