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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: ECS Spain, Barcelona T10 2021 - Men in Blue vs Bengali - Match 1

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The 1st match of the European Cricket Series Spain, Barcelona T10 2021 will be played between Men in Blue and Bengali at the Montjuïc Olympic Ground, Barcelona in Spain.

Live Scores and Stats - Men in Blue v Bengali - Match 1

The form of both Men in Blue and Bengali has not been great in the past editions of the European Cricket Series. Both teams have won just one game in their last five ECS appearances. This will be the first time that Men in Blue and Bengali face each other in European Cricket Series.

Men in Blue's bowlers have been decent as they have conceded a score of 117 on an average, but their batsmen have left a bit too much to be desired with an average score of 95. 

Sanjeev Tiwari will lead Men in Blue and will also take his place behind the wickets.

The last time Shankar Kaligatla made an appearance at the European Cricket Series stage, he was the leading run-scorer (122) and wicket-taker (7) for Men in Blue and will be a crucial player for the side. 

Shubhdeep Deb is Men in Blue's enforcer and is expected to hit the maximum sixes. Prasanna Jathan was Men in Blue's third-highest run-scorer in ECS Barcelona 2020.

Abhishek Borikar will be Men in Blue's main man with the ball. He bagged 6 wickets at an economy of 9.36 runs per over in October.

Bengali will be led by Riaj Howladar. Howladar picked up 12 wickets in ECS Barcelona 2020 with the best of 5/12. In the last ECS edition, Omar Ali was their leading run-scorer and made good use of the long handle.

Leg spinner Nadim Hussain has represented Spain in international cricket and played for Catalunya CC at ECL19. He is expected to be the leading wicket taker for Bengali.

 Let's have a look at the squads:

Men in Blue - Shankar Kaligatla, Prasanna Jathan, Karuppasamy Pandian Soundarapandian, Harpreet Singh, Shubhdeep Deb, Sanjeev Tiwari, Siddhartha Sengupta, Souvik Sengupta, Harpreet Singh, Paramjot Randhawa, Naresh Kumar, Suresh Jangir, Rinku Sihol, Abhishek Borikar, Harihar Sridhar, Sri Srivastava, Sachin Sudarshana, Harjot Randhawa, Ram Kranthi, Atul Kesar, Nikhil Chowdary

Bengali - Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Tuhin Motalab, Riaz Howlader, Tamjid Bepari, Nadeem Hussain, Al Amin-Mg, Mukter Hossain, Belal Ahmed, Injamul Hossain, Arman Akhter, Rakibul Mollik, Kausar Dipu, Hasan bin Hakim, Zihad Hossain, Waqar Hussain, Alauddin Siddique, Mosaraf Hossain, Rafiqul Alam Rajib, Rashed Mir, Shakil Islam, Omar Ali, Shafiqur Rahman, Md Mahbubul Alam


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Men in Blue

Who will win? – Men in Blue

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Shankar Kaligatla (Men in Blue), Omar Ali (Bengali)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Abhishek Borikar (Men in Blue), Riaj Howladar (Bengali)

Most Sixes – Shubhdeep Deb (Men in Blue), Omar Ali (Bengali)

Player of the Match –  Shankar Kaligatla

Team Scores Batting first – Men in Blue 130+, Bengali 120+

 Match Handicap Men in Blue

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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