GEK vs ACA Dream 11 Prediction: In the Match 3 of the ECS T10 Corfu 2021 season, the GEK will be locking horns with the Athens Cricket Academy on 19 October (Tuesday) at the Marina Cricket Ground in Corfu. This will be the second consecutive match between these two teams in a single day and also the third match on the same venue.
Both these teams are coming into this match after facing similar fortunes in their previous outings. GEK have a pretty settled unit having performed impressively in the local tournaments held in Greece and have won a few titles as well. On the other hand, the Athens Cricket Academy are coming after a good domestic season and have some really talented players in their line-up.
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 3, GEK vs Athens Cricket Academy
Competition: ECS T10 Corfu
Date: 19 October
Time: 3 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 GEK 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 Alexandros Lagos, Asrar Ahmed, Waqas Ashiq and Bilal Muhammad remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sayed Mohammad Aqeel
BATTERS: Georgios Vramis, Nikolaos Mourikis, Bilal Muhammad, Waqas Ashiq
ALL-ROUNDERS: Alexandros Lagos, Aslam Mohammad, Qasir Amin
BOWLERS: Stathis Kakarougas, Imran Muhammad, Spiros Syriotis
The GEK team will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to their experience of playing T10 tournaments. GEK 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 start their campaign on a brilliant winning note.
The GEK team will be hoping to grab the momentum from the initial phase of the tournament both with the bat and ball. They will depend a lot upon the likes of Georgios Vramis, Alexandros Lagos, Nikolaos Mourikis and Aslam Mohammad to deliver well with the bat. The trio of Stathis Kakarougas, Arslan Ahmed and Sinan Khan will form part of the bowling attack.
GEK all-rounder Arslan Ahmed will be an important performer for his team in this ECS T10 Corfu 2021 due to his amazing record both with the bat and ball. Arslan has notched up as many as 54 runs while playing in a total of 7 competitive matches. He has a fine strike-rate of 114.89 and can also deliver nicely with the ball. He has taken 6 wickets at an economy of less than 8.
For the GEK side, Asrar Ahmed has a sensational record as an all-rounder in the T10 format. He can contribute amazingly well both in the batting as well as bowling department. Asrar has scored a total of 94 runs in just 7 innings at a fine average of 31.33. He has amassed these runs at a good strike-rate. Ahmed has picked up as many as 9 wickets in the last five matches at an economy of 7.26.
GEK Playing 11 (likely)
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
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 GEK vs ACA 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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