MAL vs SWI Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 5 of the Valletta Cup T20 2021 season, Malta will be crossing swords with Switzerland at the Marsa Sports Club in Marsa on 23 October (Saturday). This will be the second of the three matches to be played in a single day in the ongoing edition of the competition and also the final day of the league stage.
Both these teams are coming into this game very much high on confidence after registering brilliant wins in their previous outings. Malta started off their campaign in this ongoing Valletta Cup T20 as they registered a fantastic 61-run victory against Gibraltar in their opening match. On the other hand, Switzerland have been on a roll in the ongoing tournament as they first got the better of Gibraltar and then went on to defeat Bulgaria by 8 wickets.
A total of four teams namely Malta, Gibraltar, Switzerland and Bulgaria will be fighting out 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. Malta have won one match while Switzerland have emerged victorious in both of their matches.
Fixture Name: Match 5, Malta vs Switzerland
Competition: Valletta Cup T20
Date: 23 October
Time: 3 PM IST
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 fifth fixture of the tournament, 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.
It will be a great idea to pick a mixed combination of both MAL and SWI 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, Heinrich Gericke, Faheem Nazir and Aidan Andrews remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Heinrich Gericke
BATTERS: Arjun Vinod, Samuel Stanislaus, Bikram Arora, Faheem Nazir
ALL-ROUNDERS: Varun Thamotharam, Aidan Andrews, Ali Nayyer
BOWLERS: Muhammad Bilal, Ashwin Vinod, Asad Mahmood
The Switzerland team will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to their experience of playing T20 tournaments. Switzerland have delivered two superb performances already in this tournament both in the batting as well as bowling departments. On the other hand, Malta will also pose a tough challenge in front of the opposition in this game as they too registered an impressive victory against Gibraltar in their opening game.
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.
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.
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.
MAL Playing 11 (likely)
For the Switzerland side, it will be really important to continue the winning momentum in the final few games of this Valletta Cup T20 2021 season both in the batting as well as bowling department. The trio of Anser Mehmood, Faheem Nazir and Aidan Andrews will have to take that extra responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Asad Mahmood, Ashwin Vinod and Stefan Franklin will be playing a significant role with the ball.
For Switzerland, Aiden Andrews has been really effective both with the bat and ball. He has smashed a total of 132 runs in the last 5 competitive matches at a brilliant strike-rate of more than 130. Aiden Andrews has contributed with many crucial knocks in pressure situations for the Switzerland team. He also has the ability to deliver well with the ball having picked up four wickets at an impressive economy.
Switzerland’s Faheem Nazir will be an important performer to watch out for in this Valletta Cup T20. He has sensational capabilities to come good both in the batting and bowling departments. Faheem Nazir has scored as many as 62 runs in the last five T20 games at a strike-rate of 143.16. He has also been really economical with the ball on the last few occasions and has been a consistent wicket-taker as well.
SWI Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Valletta Cup T20 2021 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 Fancode app. 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 Valletta Cup T20.
The 2021 edition of the Valletta Cup T20 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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