The Nicosia Tigers CC and Blackcaps team will lock horns in the Match 1 of European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021. The Nicosia Tigers CC have the presence of Roman Mazumber and Yasir Khan, while it will be Rajwinder Brar and Waqas Akhtar who will be the key players of Blackcaps. The Nicosia Tigers CC team is led by the Faysal Mia, while Rajwinder Brar captains the Blackcaps team.
The Nicosia Tigers played well in the last season of ECS T10 Cyprus and finished 4th after losing the bronze final match. They showed resilience in the last year and made a fighting comeback to enter playoffs. While, Blackcaps are making their ECS debut and would look to start off with a win and need strong performances to compete well.
This will be the Match 1 of the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021, and Nicosia Tigers CC and Blackcaps team will feature in both the fixtures today. The match will be played at Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol, which also hosted the previous season of the same tournament. This is the second edition of this tournament.
Fixture Name: Match 1
Competition: European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021
Date: 16 September
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NCT(recent last): L L W
BCP(recent last): ECS Debut
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol
Pitch Report: The match between Nicosia Tigers CC and Blackcaps team is scheduled to take place in Ypsonas Cricket Ground. In the last season, the batters got fine support from the pitch in scoring runs in quick manner,and had the par score of 100. While, the bowlers need to be tight with their line-lengths to avoid getting thrashed by the batters.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Riyaan CC 136/3 won by 7 wickets against Cyprus Eagles CTL in Final of ECS T10 Cyprus 2020.
The chosen combination would be 6 players from NCT and 5 players from BCP. The stats for the NCT team is available from the 2020 season and they have been selected solely based on them. The 1-4-3-3 combination is likely to be suited due to the batting prowess of the NCT team. While, Brar is said to be the player who has performed well in domestic cricket.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Yasir Khan
BATSMEN: Nithesh Sharma, Waqas Akhtar, M Noman, Rashidul Hassan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Iftekar Jaman, Rajwinder Brar, Roman Mauzmdar
BOWLERS: Abdul Manan, Atta Ullah, Habibur Rahman
The Nicosia Tigers CC team have fine experience of playing in the ECS T10 Cyprus 2020 and played the play-offs as well. Additionally, the players have been impressive enough to perform well and are expected to fare better against the debutants. The Blackcaps will be without pressure in this game and need to give their best to clinch victory.
The Nicosia Tigers CC were average-good in the last year’s tournament but lacked the necessary bowling attack needed to win the match. Their batting was impressive which helped to improve their stats and track records in 2020. But new season awaits, and players that will be crucial are Anowar Hussian and Yasir Khan.
The top-order batsman scored the most runs for the team in the past 2 tournaments for Nicosia Tigers CC team. His ability to manouever the ball and keep scoring runs in a quick manner has been the major highlight of his career. In the last season, he scored 394 runs in 12 matches to boost the team despite the injury concerns.
The batting all-rounder will play a vital role for the team in this tournament. In the 2020 season, he has provided contributions in both departments and was successful to give the team an edge over the competitors. He scored 116 runs and took 3 wickets in the 2020 season and will be a differential pick for this fixture to gain differentiable with other fantasy players.
The Nicosia Tigers failed to perform well and had to contain with 4th position in the points table. It will be their destiny and performances which will take them to new heights. This will be their first fixture of the tournament and team is likely to go with all-rounders like Anowar Hussain and Iftekar Jaman and other players who performed well in 2020.
NCT Playing 11 (likely)
1. Yasir Khan(wk)
2. Abid Ali
3. Anowar Hossain
4. Faysal Mia (C)
5. Habibur Rahman
6. Iftekar Jaman
7. Kazi Saiful
8. Mehedi Hasan
9. Roman Mazumdar
10. Tomal Aminul
11. Abdul Manan
The BCP will be making their ECS debut in this fixture and would look to start off with a win to gain confidence for the tournament. The important players for the team will be captain Rajwinder Brar and Waqas Akhtar. While, the players like Resham Singh is young and has been fine with his performances in club cricket and will be on a watch-out.
The experienced campaigner was the leading wicket-taker for the Punjab lions team in the 2020 season. His ability to take wickets will certainly help the team in the long-run in this tournament. He picked 15 wickets at a fantastic average of just 9.26, thus was successful in containing runs as well.
The captain of the Blackcaps team will be crucial to give a fine start to the team in this tournament. He has not played in ECN matches before, so it will be a fresh beginnings for him. He has scored 51 runs in 7 unofficial T20 matches and need to better his performance for benefit of the team in the NCT vs BCP Dream11 Prediction.
The Blackcaps team will be making their ECS debut in this fixture, and most of the players will be a part of the T10 tournament for the first time. The combinations are yet to be finalized by team management, and the players who will be crucial for them are Rajwinder Brar, Waqas Akhtar, and Resham Singh and are the top picks by ECN as well.
BCP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Arjun Shahi
2. Ashish Bam(wk)
3. Deepinderjeet Singh
4. Gagandeep Singh
5. D Pal Singh
6. Madhukar Madasu
7. Resham Singh
8. Nithesh Sharma
9. Qasim Anwar
10. Atta Ullah
11. Waqas Akhtar
Watch Nicosia Tigers CC vs Blackcaps 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 1st day of the tournament comprising of 7 teams and the first fixture in the league stage.
The NCT vs BCP 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.