ZAS vs LJU Dream11 Prediction: The 17th match of the ECS T10 Croatia 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Zagreb Sokol and Ljubljana on 14 October (Friday) at the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground in Croatia. This is the first match to be played at the same day in the ongoing edition of the tournament and both these teams have got a fair idea on how to approach things this season.
Both these sides are coming into this encounter after having witnessed very different fortunes unfold so far in the ongoing edition of the competition. The Zagreb Sokol have performed impressively well this season as they have managed to win 5 out of their 6 games so far. On the other hand, the Ljubljana have witnessed mixed fortunes having won 3 matches and also loss the same number of games in this edition of ECS T10 Croatia.
The ECS T10 Croatia 2021 tournament is a six-day affair and all the 24 matches of this season will be played in a single cricket ground in Croatia. It will be really important for both these sides to play with the best of their abilities from the opening stages of this tournament. They also have some really talented players in their respective line-ups.
Fixture Name: Match 17, Zagreb Sokol vs Ljubljana
Competition: ECS T10 Croatia
Date: 15 October
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Ground: Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground, Croatia
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Hotel Resnik Cricket Ground are once again expected to be competitive. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. The pace bowlers will have to hit the right lengths to get some success. The captain winning the toss should look to bat first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 90-100 mark.
It will be a calculative move to include a mixed combination of both ZAS and LJU 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. The likes of Shoaib Siddiqui, Ayush Pandey, Daniel Lazarides and Peter Amaan will remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Nils Gornall
BATSMEN: Shahid Arshad, Daniel Lazarides, Aman Maheshwari, Awais Ikram
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shoaib Siddiqui, Ayush Pandey, Peter Amaan
BOWLERS: Nilesh Ujawe, Suresh Shanmugam, Ullah Ahammad
The Zagreb Sokol team will definitely start as the favourites to win this match due to their impressive show in the ongoing competition so far. Zagreb Sokol have won 5 matches with convincing performances both in the batting as well as bowling departments. On the other hand, Ljubljana will be eyeing to come with an improved performance in this game in order to make a case for themselves to qualify for the knockout matches.
For the Zagreb Sokol, it will be really important to perform well both in the batting as well as bowling departments in the final few matches in this T10 competition. The likes of Nils Gornall, Daniel Lazarides, Peter Amaan and Aman Maheshwari will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of MD Shaikat, Ullah Ahammad and Suresh Shanmugam will be the key with the ball.
Zagreb Sokol captain Daniel Lazarides has been in a terrific form with the bat in this competition. He had notched up a total of 166 runs while playing in just 4 matches in the previous season. Daniel has a brilliant average of 61 and a phenomenal strike-rate of more than 200. He has surely lived up to the expectations so far in this tournament having scored two brilliant half-centuries in consecutive matches.
For the Zagreb Sokol, all-rounder Peter Amaan performed amazingly well so far in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Peter bowled incredibly well in the opening match of the competition against Belgrade where he ended up taking a superb five-wicket haul and gave away just 16 runs in his two overs. He also scored a crucial knock of 31 runs off 20 balls in the second game. He has smashed a total of 99 runs in 6 matches and also taken 10 wickets.
ZAS Playing 11 (likely)
For the Ljubljana, it will be really crucial to bring in their experience upfront both in the batting as well as bowling departments further in this T10 tournament. The likes of Awais Ikram, Shoaib Siddiqui, Shahid Arshad and Waqar Khan will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Om Raj, Nilesh Ujawe and Aqeel Mirza will be the key with the ball.
For the Ljubljana, all-rounder Shoaib Siddiqui has been really impressive so far in the six matches this season especially with the bat. He played a vital knock of 31 runs off 22 balls in the second match after having scored 27 runs in the opening game against Belgrade. Shoaib has not picked up a lot of wickets with the ball but has been very much economical. He also notched up a wonderful half-century against Split India Brodosplit.
The Ljubljana will once again depend a lot on Awais Ikram to contribute well in the batting department. Awais Ikram is quite an experienced campaigner in the T10 format of the game and has played a lot of ECS T10 competitions. He has notched up more than 300 runs in the recent while and also at an impressive strike-rate of 141.26. He scored 39 runs in the first four matches this season.
LJU Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the ECS T10 Croatia 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. There will a great experience of entertainment in this T10 encounter. There will be some really talented players in action in this ZAS vs LJU match.
The ECS T10 Croatia 2021 will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights were not up for grabs as it is a domestic limited-overs tournament played in Croatia and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the FanCode app. While following the Covid-19 norms, the crowds won’t be allowed in the stadium.
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