The Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Eagles team will lock horns in the Match 3 of European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021. The Sri Lankan Lionshave the presence of Chamal Sadun and BLCS Kumara, while it will be Murali Alanki and Rajashekhar Poluri who will be the key players of Cyrpus Eagles. The Nicosia Tigers CC team is led by Nalin Pathirana , while Murali Alanki captains the Cyprus Eagles team.
In the last season, Cyprus Eagles finished as the runner-up and will be confident of their team. They have a fine balance and experience, which makes their team tough to beat. While, Sri Lankan Lions came at 3rd position and would look to improve on their performances and go few steps further to win the title trophy in spirited performances in the ECS T10 Cyprus 2021.
This will be the Match 3 of the European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021, and Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Eagles 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 3
Competition: European Cricket Series T10 Cyprus 2021
Date: 17 September
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SLL (recent last): L L W
CEC(recent last): ECS Debut
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol
Pitch Report: The match between Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Eagles team is scheduled to take place in Ypsonas Cricket Ground. The pitch is expected to support the bowlers and batters in an equal manner. Here, the par score is expected to be around 80, which was evident in the last 2 games. The batters will have to apply themselves better to win the games for the team.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Blackcaps 88/2 won by 8 wickets against Nicosia Tigers CC 83/9 in Match 2 of ECS T10 Cyprus 2021.
The chosen combination would be 7 players from SLL and 4 players from CEC. The 2-3-3-3 combination will be used for this fixture to maintain balance and performance. The top pick from the batting department for the game will be B Kumara and Sadun who have been fine performers in the last season. While, Alanki and Tennakoon can be terrific with the ball and can be picked as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: C Sadun, S Mia
BATSMEN: P Liyanage, T Alluri, B Kumara
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Poluri, M Kyriacou, S Tennakoon
BOWLERS: K Raiz, M Alanki, K Hemantha
The Sri Lakan Lions displayed fine intent in the last season and will look to start off with a win in this fixture. They have a fine balance and line-up to do well in this season as well. While, CEC have few fresh faces that needs a match practice to adjust to the ECS Cyprus. The team needs to hold together as a unit, to compete against the strong Lions team.
The Sri Lankan Lions were terrific in the last season, and would look to go one step further in this season and clinch the trophy. The best picks for this game would be Chamal Sadun and Kumara, While, the team needs to better their bowling performance, with maintaining the same momentum in batting and winning the match consistently.
The all-rounder has uncanny skills of doing well in the T10 circuit, and was the best performer for the team and was the main reason of them doing well in 2020. With wicket-taking abilities and run-scoring appetite, he would look to maintain the same tempo as of last year and replicate last year’s form where he picked up 11 wickets and scored good amount of runs.
The batting all-rounder was the leading run-scorer for the team in the last season and would use his ability of stabilizing the team well and stitching crucial partnerships for the benefit of the team. He is a vital member of Sri Lankan Lions and scored 284 runs thereby helping the team to reach the finals of the tournament and would look to continue same performance.
Captain: Nalin Pathirana
Wicketkeeper: Nalin Pathirana
Possible Top Four: Mangala Gunasekara, Chamal Sadun, Nalin Pathirana, Roshan Sirwardana
Possible Opening Bowlers: Kamal Riaz, Ruwan Manawasingha
SLL Playing 11 (likely)
Chamal Sadun, Pradad Liyanage, BLCS Kumara, Nalin Gamage, Kelum Sanjaya, Mangala Gunasekara, Sujith Tennakon, Damith Priyantha, Kapila Hemantha, Hettiaachchige Susantha, Nalin Pathirana
The Cyprus Eagles emerged as the runner-up in the last season and have a fine track record. In the finals they could not defend the total of 135 and would look to improve their bowling efforts. The top picks would be Rajasekhar Poluri and Murali Alanki who performed quite well to help the team in reaching the finals of the tournament.
The experienced campaigner was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the last season and will be vital for the team this year as well and need to maintain the same performances. His ability to contain runs and take wickets helped the team to be a runner-up and he scalped a total of 8 wickets in the European Cricket Series 2020 Cyprus last year.
The opener of the CEC team will be crucial to give a fine start to the team in this tournament. He will be critical to the teams success due to ball striking capability and perform well under pressure. He has scored 213 runs in 10 matches and need to better his performance for benefit of the team in the SLL vs CEC Dream11 Prediction.
Captain: Murali Alanki
Wicketkeeper: Naseer Ahmed
Possible Top Four: Umar Shah, Jawad Shah, Manikanta Ranimekala, Rajashekhar Poluri
Possible Opening Bowlers: Charan Nalluri, Jawad Shah
Possible Spin Options: Srinivas Angarekkala, Manikanta Ranimekala
CEC Playing 11 (likely)
Sajib Mia Mohammad, Thulasi Allrui, Manikanta Ranimekala, Amandeep Singh-I, Rajesekhar Poluri, Michalis Kyriacou, Usman Shah, Murali Alanki, Charan Nalluri, Jahirul Islam, Ranjith Nereralla
Watch Sri Lankan Lions vs Cyprus Eagles CTL 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 2nd day of the tournament comprising of 7 teams and the first fixture in the league stage.
The SLL vs CEC 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.