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| On Oct 25, 2021 11:06 AM IST

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

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MAL vs GIB Dream 11 Prediction: Malta and Gibraltar are all set to lock horns in a two-match T20I series and the second match between both these teams is scheduled to be played on 25 October (Monday) at the Marsa Sports Club in Marsa. This will be the second consecutive match on the trot between these two sides in a single day.

MAL vs GIB Dream 11 Prediction

Both these teams are coming into this tournament after having faced quite different results in their previous assignments. The Malta side were crowned as the winners of the recently concluded Valletta Cup T20 2021 where they defeated Switzerland by 6 runs in the finals. On the other hand, Gibraltar finished at the last position having lost the third-place playoff game against Bulgaria.

MAL vs GIB Match Details

This is a two-match T20I series between Gibraltar and Malta scheduled to be played at the Marsa Sports Club in Marsa. In the most recent meeting between these two teams during the Valletta Cup T20 2021 season, Malta got the better of Gibraltar by a convincing margin of 61 runs. Malta have won 3 out of their last 4 T20 matches while Gibraltar have managed to win just a single game.

Fixture Name: 2nd T20I, Malta vs Gibraltar

Competition: Gibraltar vs Malta T20I

Date: 25 October

Time: 5:30 PM IST

MAL vs GIB Ground Details

Ground: Marsa Sports Club, Marsa

Pitch Report: As seen in the previous few games on this venue, there was some swing on offer in the early part of the game but the conditions were perfect for the batting. Even though this will be the opening fixture, the conditions are expected to be same but the spinners could get some purchase. The par score will remain around 160-170 with dew playing an important role. Therefore, it will be a good choice of decision to win the toss and opt to bowl first.

MAL vs GIB Dream 11 Team Prediction

It will be a great idea to pick a mixed combination of both MAL and GIB players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will be a calculative decision to include more of all-rounders and batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Bikram Arora, Varun Thamotharam, Chris Delaney, James Fitzgerald and Kenroy Nestor remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Heinrich Gericke
BATTERS: Kenroy Nestor, Nikhil Advani, Zeeshan Khan, Chris Delaney
ALL-ROUNDERS: Bikram Arora, James Fitzgerald, Varun Thamotharam
BOWLERS: Morgan Peters, Muhammad Bilal, Washeem Abbas

MAL vs GIB Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

The Malta team will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to their experience of playing T20 tournaments. Malta have won many of the domestic championships and T20 tournaments with many experienced campaigners part of their line-up. On the other hand, Gibraltar will also be hoping to come up with an improved performance in the final T20I match.

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MAL Top Picks

The Malta side will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball in this two-match T20I series. 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

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.
  • 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

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GIB Top Picks

For the Gibraltar, it will be very much important to bring in their experience upfront both in the batting as well as bowling departments in these two T20I matches. The likes of Kenroy Nestor, Nikhil Advani, Chris Delaney and James Fitzgerald will be their mainstay clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Morgan Peters, Richard Cunningham and Balaji Pai will be hoping to put up a consistent show with the ball.

Chris Delaney

Gibraltar’s Chris Delaney will be an important performer to watch out for in this season of the Valletta Cup T20. In the last meeting against Malta, Delaney played an excellent unbeaten knock of 69 runs while playing for Gibraltar. He had amassed a total of 151 runs in just four innings of the Portugal T20 tri-series 2021 that included as many as two crucial half-centuries.

Name Matches Runs
Chris Delaney 8 188

 

James Fitzgerald

For the Gibraltar, all-rounder James Fitzgerald has been really effective both in the batting as well as bowling departments. He has the ability to deliver in the pressure situations both with the bat and ball. James Fitzgerald has smashed as many as 67 runs while playing in 8 matches. Although, he has not taken a lot of wickets, but has an impressive economy of 6.79.

Name Runs Wickets
James Fitzgerald 67 2

GIB News

  • There are no injury problems in the Gibraltar camp.
  • Balaji Pai will be the captain.
  • Joseph Marples will keep the wickets.
  • The likes of Kenroy Nestor, Nikhil Advani, Chris Delaney and James Fitzgerald will be their mainstay clogs in the batting department.
  • The likes of Morgan Peters, Richard Cunningham and Balaji Pai will be hoping to put up a consistent show with the ball.

GIB Playing 11 (likely)
Louis Bruce
Kenroy Nestor
Chris Delaney
James Fitzgerald
Balaji Pai
Richard Hatchman
Joseph Marples
Richard Cunningham
Joe Wilson
Andrew Reyes
Morgan Peters

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Watch MAL vs GIB Live Score And Streaming

Watch the Malta vs Gibraltar T20I 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. The cricket fans can also visit the CricHeroes’ YouTube Channel and CricHeroes website for all the exclusive videos for each and every game in this edition of the two-match T20I series.

List of Channels to watch MAL vs GIB Match

The two-match T20I series between Malta and Gibraltar will not be broadcasted on the television in India. Even though the television broadcasting rights were not available for this local T20 competition, the viewers can enjoy the live streaming on the CricHeroes’ YouTube Channel alongwith proper analysis for each of the games. However, crowds won’t be allowed at the stadium.

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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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