BEL vs LJU Dream11 Prediction: The Qualifier 2 of the ECS T10 Croatia 2021 is schedule to be played between the Belgrade and the Ljubljana at the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground in Croatia on 16 October (Saturday). This is a virtual semi-final encounter and an important game for both these teams as the winners will directly play the finals of this tournament against the Zagreb Sokol.
Both these teams are coming into this match after facing contrasting results unfold in their previous outings in the ongoing edition of the tournament. After performing sensationally well throughout the entire league stage where they won 7 out of their 8 matches, the Belgrade team suffered a heartening 14-run loss at the hands of Zagreb Sokol in the Qualifier 1. On the other hand, Ljubljana registered an impressive 9-wicket victory over Split India Brodosplit in the Eliminator.
This is the final day of this edition of the ECS T10 Croatia and all the 20 matches have been played at the same venue which is the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground in Croatia. Earlier in the ongoing edition of the tournament, the Belgrade side got the better of Ljubljana in both the matches between these two sides.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2, Belgrade vs Ljubljana
Competition: ECS T10 Croatia
Date: 16 October
Time: 4:45 PM IST
Ground: Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground, Croatia
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground has been perfect for the batters. The surface has decent amount of bounce which makes it easier for the batters to score more runs. However, putting runs on the board will be a great option. There will be some good amount of turn available for the spinners. However, batting first will be a safe option in this knockout match. The par score will once again remain around the 90-100 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both Ljubljana and Belgrade 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 Alexander Dizija, Wintley Burton, Izaz Ali and Awais Ikram remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Adrian Dunbar
BATSMEN: Alexander Dizija, Awais Ikram, Shoaib Siddiqui
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mark Pavlovic, Wintley Burton, Nicholas Johns Wickberg, Izaz Ali
BOWLERS: Michael Dorgan, Tomaz Pazlar, Mirwais Shinwari
The Belgrade side will definitely have the upper hand in this contest as they are the better placed side. Belgrade have already won 7 matches in a comprehensive manner in the ongoing edition of the tournament. On the other hand, Ljubljana are also a really good team and they have performed immensely well throughout the entire league stage of the tournament. It is expected to be an exciting contest between two quality teams.
The Belgrade team will be aiming to put up the same impressive performances in this last few matches of the tournament as they have done throughout the league stage both in the batting as well as bowling department. They will surely bank upon the likes of Alexander Dizija, Adrian Dunbar, Wintley Burton and Mark Pavlovic to deliver well with the bat. The trio of Ali Gajic, Michael Dorgan and Vukasin Zimonjic will once again play a significant role with the ball.
Belgrade all-rounder Alexander Dizija has had a fabulous form in the ongoing edition of the competition. He has been amongst the runs on a consistent basis for Belgrade this season. Alexander smashed an incredible knock of 71 runs off only 31 balls in the match against Split India Brodosplit and also scored 67 runs off 33 balls in previous game against Sir Oliver Split. He has scored more than 300 runs this season.
For the Belgrade, wicket-keeper batter Adrian Dunbar scored a vital knock of 30 runs off 16 balls against Zagreb Sokol. He has composed a wonderful innings of 104 runs off just 61 balls in a T20 match during 2019. Adrian Dunbar has smashed a total of 188 runs in his last 7 competitive matches. Therefore, he will be a key performer in this match for his team.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
Nicholas Johns Wickberg
For the Ljubljana, 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 Awais Ikram, Shoaib Siddiqui, Shahid Arshad and Waqar Khan will be expected to take some kind of responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Om Raj, Nilesh Ujawe and Aqeel Mirza will be hoping to put up an improved show with the ball.
For the Ljubljana, all-rounder Shoaib Siddiqui has batted amazingly well in the ongoing edition of the tournament on a consistent basis. He has delivered a number of crucial performances with the bat in this season especially in the pressure situations. Shoaib Siddiqui has smashed a total of 116 runs in the last five matches for Ljubljana against quality bowlers. Overall in the tournament, he has scored more than 200 runs.
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The Ljubljana will once again depend a lot on Shahid Arshad to come good in the batting department in the middle-order especially in this knockout encounter. Shahid smacked a brilliant cameo knock of 23 runs off only 10 balls in the match against Sir Oliver Split. He also scored 24 runs off 19 balls in the game against Zagreb Sokol. He will once again be a key performer in this match.
LJU Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the ECS T10 Croatia 2021 Live score and streaming on the FanCode app. All the player information, statistics, analysis and live match scores along with exclusive and entertaining live ball-to-ball commentary will be available only on the Fancode app. This is expected to be a very close competition in this Eliminator encounter. The teams from both the teams will also be really excited to give their best in this crucial BEL vs LJU match.
The 2021 edition of the ECS T10 Croatia will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights were not available because of this being a domestic T10 competition played at the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground in Croatia and the match can be live streamed only at the online platform which is the FanCode app. While following the Covid-19 norms, there will be no crowds present at the stadium.
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