NCT vs CES Dream11 Prediction: In the opening game of the ECS T10 Cyprus 2021 competition, Nicosia Tigers will be taking on the Cyprus Eagles at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol on 8 November (Monday). This will be the opening match for both these sides in this tournament and thus, it will be interesting to see the approach of these two teams.
Both these teams are coming into this game after facing quite different results in the previous edition of the tournament. The Nicosia Tigers managed to win 8 out of their 13 matches in the last edition of the ECS T10 Cyprus and finished at the third spot on the points table. On the other hand, the Cyprus Eagles ended at the fifth position with 5 wins from 12 games.
This is the opening day of the ECS T10 Cyprus 2021 that comprises a total of 45 matches. All the matches of this tournament are scheduled to be played at the same venue that is at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol. Nicosia Tigers have won 8 matches while Cyprus Eagles emerged victorious in 5 games.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Nicosia Tigers vs Cyprus Eagles
Competition: ECS T10 Cyprus
Date: 8 November
Time: 12 PM IST
Ground: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol 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 par score will once again remain around the 90-100 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both NCT and CES 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. Iftekar Jaman playing for the Nicosia Tigers could be a great choice for being picked as the captain while Roman Mazumder and Manikanta Ranimekala have also performed impressively well in the previous edition.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Naseer Ahmed, Srinivas Angarekkala
BATTERS: Manikanta Ranimekala, Roman Mazumder, Tirupathi Sandireddy
ALL-ROUNDERS: Anowar Hossain, Iftekar Jaman
BOWLERS: Charan Nalluri, Jahid Hassan, Sekhar Muttamsetti, Tomal Aminul
The Nicosia Tigers side will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to their excellent performance in the previous edition of the competition. Nicosia Tigers have some really good players both in the batting as well as bowling departments. On the other hand, Cyprus Eagles will be aiming to contribute with the best of their abilities in this exciting game.
For the Nicosia Tigers, it will be really important to perform well both in the batting as well as bowling departments in all of this matches in this T10 competition as they will be playing in favourable conditions. The likes of Roman Mazumder, Iftekar Jaman, Anowar Hossain and Shakhawat Hossain will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Faysal Mia, Tomal Aminul and Jahid Hassan will be the key with the ball.
For the Nicosia Tigers, Roman Mazumder looked in a brilliant form with the bat in the previous edition of the ECS T10 Cyprus tournament. He smashed a remarkable total of 221 runs while playing in as many as 12 matches. Roman Mazumder also scored two impressive half-centuries. He has the ability to smack some long sixes having scored his runs at an amazing strike-rate of more than 140.
Nicosia Tigers all-rounder Iftekar Jaman looked in a brilliant touch both in the batting as well as bowling departments last season. He scored a fine tally of 181 runs having represented Nicosia Tigers in 13 matches. Iftekar Jaman smashed an impressive knock of 54 runs off 30 balls that included 6 fours and 3 sixes against Sri Lankan Lions. The all-rounder also has the ability contribute well with the ball having picked up 12 wickets from 13 games.
NCT Playing 11 (likely)
For the Cyprus Eagles, it will be very much important to bring in their experience upfront both in the batting as well as bowling departments in this edition of the T10 tournament. The likes of Manikanta Ranimekala, Srinivas Angarekkala, Naseer Ahmed and Tirupathi Sandireddy will be expected to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Sekhar Muttamsetti, Charan Nalluri and Amit Patel will be hoping to put up a consistent show with the ball.
Cyprus Eagles’ Manikanta Ranimekala will be an important player to watch out for in this edition of the T10 competition. He delivered many crucial performances throughout the tournament. Manikanta Ranimekala scored a total of 161 runs in 13 innings and was really impressive especially in the pressure situations. The right-handed batter also has the special ability to score runs at a quick pace with a fine strike-rate of more than 130.
For the Cyprus Eagles, Srinivas Angarekkala had been really impressive both with the bat and ball throughout the previous edition of the ECS T10 Cyprus. He notched up a wonderful tally of 173 runs from as many as 13 matches at a brilliant strike-rate of more than 140. Srinivas Angarekkala is someone who can also deliver really well with some vital overs. He took as many as 8 wickets at an impressive economy of less than 8.
CES Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the ECS T10 Cyprus 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. While taking care of the Covid-19 norms and regulations, the crowds would not be allowed at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol . The players from both these sides will be keen to give their best.
The 2021 edition of the ECS T10 Cyprus will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights are not always available for most of the ECS T10 competitions and the same is the case for this year’s ECS T10 Cyprus. However, on the FanCode app and website, exclusive live commentary will be available alongside live match scores and entertaining video analysis.
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