The Blackcaps and Sri Lankan Lions team will compete in the Match 23 of European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021. The Blackcaps have the presence of Atta Ullah and Waqas Akhtar, while it will be Chamal Sadun and Pradad Liyanage will be the key players of Sri Lankan Lions. The Sri Lankan Lions team is led by Nalin Pathirana, while Rajwinder Brar captains the Blackcaps team.
The Blackcaps team have 3 wins in 6 matches and have been average in the tournament. They lost their last league match to Cyprus Moufflons by 47 runs. While, the Sri Lankan Lions have 4 wins in 6 matches and have nearly confirmed their place for the playoffs. They won their last league match in a fine fashion by 9 wickets and will hope to continue the same form.
This will be the Match 123 of the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021, and Blackca[s and Sri Lankan Lions team will feature in both the fixtures today. The Limassol Ground will be hosting the matches and it has been a successful event which has brought the talents of Cyprus back together to show their skills and temperament in the T10 format.
Fixture Name: Match 23
Competition: European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021
Date: 28 September
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SLL(recent last): W W L
BCP(recent last): L W L
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol
Pitch Report: The match between Blackcaps and Sri Lankan Lions team is slated to take place in Ypsonas Cricket Ground. Here the average score has been 95 throughout the tournament, which is also a safe score to defend to win the match. There is enough assistance to both bowlers as batters, and they will hope to execute their skills well.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Cyprus Moufflons 129/3 won by 18 runs against Nicosia Tigers 111/6 in Match 22 of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021.
The 4 players from BCP, and 7 from SLL are chosen in the Dream11 Team. The captain pick would be Waqas Akhat who has been terrific with his contribution in both departments, while Kamal Raiz can be the vice-captain pick due to his wicket-taking abilities. The differential pick would be Atta Ullah who has been impressive in the last few matches.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Nalin Pathirana
BATSMEN: Chamal Sadun, Roshan Siriwardana, BLCS Kumara, Atta Ullah
ALL-ROUNDERS: Waqas Akhtar, Mangala Gunasekara
BOWLERS: Kamal Raiz, Ruwan Jayakodi, Qasim Anwar, Umar Farooq
The Sri Lankan Lions have been playing quite well in the T10 format for the past 2 years and is expected to secure victory in this match against Blackcaps. The team’s bowling performance has been terrific and led from the front to win matches for the team. While, the Blackcaps will need to be at their best with the batting performances to compete well in this fixture.
The Blackcaps team has been performing well in the tournament, but needs to maintain consistency in their performances. They lost their last 2 league matches, with losing by 47 runs in one of them. They were average with the ball, and were disappointing with the batting performance. The top picks from the team will be all-rounder Waqas Akhtar and batsman Atta Ullah.
The prolific player has been one of the best players to come out of Cyprus in the T10 format. He has a fine track record of performing well for the past 2 seasons, and is a trusted pick for this match. In 6 matches of 2021 season, Waqas has smashed 137 runs and scalped 7 wickets to help the team in getting an edge over the competitiors, especially in the last 2 league matches.
The top-order batsman has a fine prowess of providing good starts and can stabilize the team in crucial situations. In the last few matches, he has stitched partnerships with other players to keep the run-rate steady and helping the team to post a good score, or chasing down the total easily. In 6 matches of this season, Atta Ullah has scored 144 runs at an average of 36.
Captain: Rajwinder Brar
Possible Top Four: Waqas Akhtar, Pawandeep, Jeevan Kumar, Atta Ullah
Pace Bowlers: Resham Singh, Waqas Akhtar
Spin Bowlers: Gagandeep Singh
The x-factor for Blackcaps will be Qasim Anwar who has picked the most wickets from the team and is expected to perform well in this match to help the team in winning the match.
BCP Playing 11 (likely)
Rajwinder Brar (c)
Ashish Bam (wk)
The Lions are marching on well in the tournament and are positioned 3rd in the points table with 4 wins in 6 league matches. In the last league match, they won their encounter by 9 wickets in a comfortable manner. The bowlers were impressive to contain the opposition to a low score. The top picks from SLL will be Chamal Sadun and Kamal Raiz who have been impressive.
The experienced campaigner will be an asset to the team in the remaining league matches for the team and will look to keep his form right to win matches and bring glory to SLL. He has been a fine contributor for the last 2 seasons and has started to play well in this season as well. In 4 matches, Chamal Sadun has scored 80 runs and also has 4 wickets to his name.
The leading wicket taker in the season is the vice captain pick for this fixture due to his terrific performances in the last few matches and has carried the team on his shoulders. In the last league match, he put the opposition under pressure to contain them to a low score and has been electric in the field as well. In 6 matches, Kamal Raiz has scalped 12 wickets and will be vital.
Captain: Nalin Pathirana
Wicketkeeper: Nalin Pathirana
Possible Top Four: Mangala Gunasekara, Chamal Sadun, Pradad Liyanage, BLCS Kumara
Pace Bowlers: Ruwan Manawasingha, Mangala Gunasekara, Kamal Raiz, Chamal Sadun
The X-factor for the team will be Pradad Liyanage who has looked impressive in the last few matches and it is expected that he may turn up in this fixture to be the best performer.
SLL Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Sri Lankan Lions 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 12th day of the tournament comprising of 7 teams and the 23rd fixture in the league stage.
The SLL 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.