The Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Moufflons team will lock horns in the Match 7 of European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021. The Sri Lankan Lions have the presence of Ruwan Manawasingha and BLCS Kumara, while it will be Minhas Khan and Murtaza Yamin who will be the key players of Cyrpus Moufflons. The Sri Lankan Lions team is led by Nalin Pathirana , while Muhammad Hussain captains the Cyprus Moufflons team.
The Sri Lankan Lions have lost both their league matches in this season, and have looked short of confidence. The team needs spirited performances especially from the bowlers to secure the victory. While, Cyprus team won both their league matches with a fine contribution from both departments and are expected to continue their same momentum.
This will be the Match 7 of the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021, and Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Moufflons team will feature in both the fixtures today. The match will be played at Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol, which has a history of being the host to the previous seasons of the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2020 as well.
Fixture Name: Match 7
Competition: European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021
Date: 19 September
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SLL (recent last): L L L
CYM(recent last): W W L
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol
Pitch Report: The match between Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Moufflons team is scheduled to take place in Ypsonas Cricket Ground. The pitch is expected to keep assisting the batters in scoring runs in a brisk manner. Here, the average score will be 90, to win the matches. Most of the matches have been won by the team batting first, and the trend is expected to be the same.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Cyprus Moufflons 97/6 won by 4 wickets against Amdocs CC 87/5 in Match 6 of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021.
The chosen combination would be 6 players from CYM and 5 players from SLL. The 2-4-2-3 combination will be used for this fixture due to the performance of the designated players. The top pick from the batting department will be Minhas Khan who is the leading run-scorer in the tournament, while Mehran Khan is also a fine pick due to his all-round abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: N Pathirana, Zeeshan Sarwar
BATSMEN: BLCS Kumara, Waqar Ali, Muhammad Hussian, Minhas Khan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mehran Khan, Denuwan Prarthana
BOWLERS: Kamal Raiz, Murtaza Yamin, Ruwan Jayakodi
The Cyprus Moufflons are expected to win this fixture due to the terrific performance of the team in the last 2 league match and fine track record in ECS circuit. The balance of the team has been fine, and the combinations worked for them in the first 2 matches. While, Sri Lanka Lions did not looked confident and are likely to remain under pressure against the strong team.
The Sri Lankan Lions were played well in the last season and would look to replicate the same performances in this season as well. In the first 2 matches, they have not been able to secure the victory and are at bottom of the table. Their bowling performances have not been upto the mark, and will be the biggest improvement the team needs to win in this fixture.
The bowler is one of the exeperinced players in the ECS circuit, but has been average in his performances and would be on the look-out to perform well and help the team in winning the match. He has managed to take 2 wickets in each of the game the team has played in this season, and his consistency to pick wickets will be much needed for the SLL team.
The middle-order batsman played like he was the back-bone of the team in the first 2 matches, and stabilized as well as stitch crucial partnerships with the other batters. He is playing their debut ECS season and has started his ECS career with fine contributions, and would look to keep contributing so that the team remains alive in the tournament, especially in this fixture.
Captain: Nalin Pathirana
Wicketkeeper: Nalin Pathirana
Possible Top Four: Mangala Gunasekara, Chamal Sadun, Nalin Pathirana, Roshan Sirwardana
Possible Opening Bowlers: Ruwan Manawasingha, Mangala Gunasekara
The X-factor for the team will be Chamal Sadun who was the best performer for the team in the last season and would look to keep contributing the same way. While, the team management may decide on keeping the Playing 11 same for their fixture against CYM.
SLL Playing 11 (likely)
The Cyprus Moufflons are quite experienced side and were the runner-up in the last season. In the last 2 league matches, the team batted first and scored around 100+ runs in both occasions and defended them well and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. The best performers for the team were Murtaza Yamin with the ball, and Minhas Khan and Mehran Khan contributed with the bat.
The experienced campaigner has been a fine performer in the club level matches of European circuit. In the first 2 matches, he has scalped 4 wickets and has been one of the reasons for the team being unbeaten in the tournament. The team is likely to get good support from the bowler due to his consistent wicket-taking abilities and can contain runs as well.
The top-order batsman has been one of the best performers in the European Cricket Series and would look to continue his blistering form in this season as well. In a total of 21 ECS matches, he has scored 457 runs at an average of 32.64. While, he started this season well by helping the team to win both the matches by his 20+ runs contribution in both appearances.
Captain: Muhammad Hussain
Wicket-keeper: Scott Austin
Possible Top Four: Zeeshan Sarwar, Hamza Rehman, Mehran Khan, Gursewak Singh
Possible Opening Bowlers: Murtaza Yamin, Hamza Rehman
Possible Spin Options: Riyaz Kajalwala, Muhammad Hussain
The x-factor for the team will be Gursewak Singh who was the leading run-scorer for the team in the last season and has terrific ball-striking capabilities which will help the team in this fixture.
CYM Playing 11 (likely)
Scott Austin (wk)
Watch Cyprus Moufflons vs Sri Lankan Lions European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus Live score and streaming on Fancode. All the news updates and stats related to the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus will be available on the European Cricket Network official website. This will be the 4th day of the tournament comprising of 7 teams and the 7th fixture in the league stage.
The CYM vs SLL match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as they did not have bought rights for the tournament. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. With the covid concerns, no crowd is allowed in the Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol at Cyprus but the cricketing action is set to kick-start in exciting way.