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| On Oct 23, 2021 2:30 PM IST

MAL vs BUL Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details

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MAL vs BUL Dream11 Prediction: The sixth match of the Valletta Cup T20 2021 season is scheduled to be played between Malta and Bulgaria on 23 October (Saturday) at the Marsa Sports Club in Marsa. This will be the final match in this league stage of the competition and both these sides will be looking to contribute with the best of their potentials.

MAL vs BUL Dream 11 Prediction

Both these teams are coming into this game after facing quite different results so far in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Malta kickstarted their campaign in this ongoing Valletta Cup T20 as they registered a fantastic 61-run victory against Gibraltar in their opening match. This will be Malta’s second match on the trot in the same day of the competition. On the other hand, Bulgaria lost their opening game against Switzerland by a margin of 8 wickets.

MAL vs BUL Match Details

A total of four teams namely Malta, Gibraltar, Switzerland and Bulgaria are playing in this edition of the Valletta Cup T20. As many as 8 matches will be played throughout the whole T20 competition in a period of four days at the same venue. Malta have already won one match in this tournament while Bulgaria are yet to pick up their first win this season.

Fixture Name: Match 6, Malta vs Bulgaria

Competition: Valletta Cup T20

Date: 23 October

Time: 6:30 PM IST

MAL vs BUL Ground Details

Ground: Marsa Sports Club, Marsa

Pitch Report: The wicket at the Marsa Sports Club has offered terrific batting conditions so far in this tournament and the track is expected to behave in the similar manner for this game as well. There will be some amount of assistance for the pace bowlers and spinners as well. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 160-170 mark. However, the captain winning the toss should look to bowl first.

MAL vs BUL Dream 11 Team Prediction

It will be an important decision to pick a mixed combination of both BUL and MAL players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will be a calculative move to include more of all-rounders and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Bikram Arora, Varun Thamotharam, Hristo Lakov, Sulaiman Ali and Samuel Stanislaus remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Heinrich Gericke
BATTERS: Sulaiman Ali, Bikram Arora, Aravinda de Silva, Samuel Stanislaus
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hristo Lakov, Varun Thamotharam, Albin Jacob
BOWLERS: Delrick Varghese, Ashok Bishnoi, Muhammad Bilal

MAL vs BUL Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

The Malta side will start as the favourites to win this match against Switzerland. Malta have some really good players in their team who have the ability to leave an impact in the T20 format both with the bat and ball and they registered a brilliant win against Gibraltar. On the other hand, Bulgaria will be coming with some sort of good experience as they will be facing Gibraltar in their first game of the day at the same venue.

MAL Top Picks

The Malta side will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball in this edition of the Valletta Cup T20. The likes of Bikram Arora, Varun Thamotharam, Zeeshan Khan and Samuel Stanislaus will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Muhammad Bilal, Washeem Abbas and Ashok Bishnoi will have to play an important role with the ball.

Bikram Arora

For the Malta team, middle-order Bikram Arora has performed really well in the last couple of years. He has notched up a total of 363 runs while playing in as many as 16 T20 games. Bikram Arora has the ability to tonk the ball big in the middle-overs on consistent basis. He has been a vital clog in the Malta batting line-up due to his brilliant strike-rate of more than 150.

Name Matches Runs
Bikram Arora 16 363

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Varun Thamotharam

Malta will depend a lot on Varun Thamotharam to come good in the batting department. Varun has scored more than 300 runs in the 15 matches having played for Malta in the Twenty20 format. He has an impressive strike-rate of 146.17. He also has the ability to contribute with the ball as Thamotharam has picked up 10 wickets at an economy of less than 8.

Name Runs Wickets
Varun Thamotharam 314 10

MAL News

  • There are no major injury issues for the Malta side.
  • They are unlikely to make any big time changes.
  • Bikram Arora will captain the side.
  • Sam Aquilina will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The likes of Bikram Arora, Varun Thamotharam, Zeeshan Khan and Samuel Stanislaus will have to take the responsibility in the batting department.
  • Muhammad Bilal, Washeem Abbas and Ashok Bishnoi will have to play an important role with the ball.

MAL Playing 11 (likely)
Zeeshan Khan
Sam Aquilina
Bikram Arora
Varun Thamotharam
Samuel Stanislaus
Niraj Khanna
Haroon Mughal
Ashok Bishnoi
Washeem Abbas
Muhammad Bilal
Amar Sharma


BUL Top Picks

The Bulgaria side needs to perform well above their potential in the tournament both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Bakhtiar Tahiri, Aravinda de Silva, Hristo Lakov and Sulaiman Ali 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 Albin Jacob, Rohan Patel and Atagyul Ahmadhel will form part of the bowling attack.

 

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Hristo Lakov

For the Bulgaria team, Hristo Lakov has been a phenomenal cricketer due to his sensational record both with the bat and ball. He is coming into this tournament after hitting two brilliant half-centuries in back-to-back matches and has scored a total of 181 runs in the last five matches. Hristo Lakov has notched up 334 runs while playing in just 14 T20 matches. He can also contribute with the ball having taken 12 wickets.

Name Runs Wickets
Hristo Lakov 334 12

 

Sulaiman Ali

Bulgaria’s Sulaiman Ali has performed impressively well both with the bat and ball in the last few games. He has smashed as many as 176 runs in the last five matches that includes three 40-plus scores. He played an unbelievable knock of 73 runs off just 38 balls in a T20 match. Sulaiman Ali can also deliver amazingly well with the ball as he has picked up 5 wickets at an excellent economy.

Name Runs Wickets
Sulaiman Ali 178 5

BUL News

  • There are no major injury problems in the Bulgaria camp.
  • They are likely to play the same team from the previous match.
  • Prakash Mishra will be the captain.
  • Omar Rasool will keep the wickets.
  • The likes of Bakhtiar Tahiri, Aravinda de Silva, Hristo Lakov and Sulaiman Ali will have to play a significant role in the batting department.
  • The trio of Albin Jacob, Rohan Patel and Atagyul Ahmadhel will form part of the bowling attack.

BUL Playing 11 (likely)
Omar Rasool
Bakhtiar Tahiri
Aravinda de Silva
Kevin DSouza
Sulaiman Ali
Hristo Lakov
Prakash Mishra
Rohan Patel
Albin Jacob
Saim Hussain
Atagyul Ahmadhel

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Watch MAL vs BUL Live Score And Streaming

Watch the Valletta Cup T20 Live score and streaming on the CricHeroes’ YouTube Channel. All the player stats, details, analysis and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available exclusively on the CricHeroes’ YouTube Channel. While taking care of the Covid-19 norms and regulations, the crowds would not be allowed at the Marsa Sports Club in Marsa. This would be a great platform for these young players to showcase their skills at this stage of the game.

List of Channels to watch MAL vs BUL Match

The 2021 edition of the Valletta Cup T20 will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights are not always available for most of the domestic Twenty20 competitions and the same is the case for this year’s Valletta Cup T20. However, on the CricHeroes’ YouTube Channel app and CricHeroes website, exclusive live commentary will be available alongside live match scores and entertaining video analysis.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.

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