Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: ECB Blues and Fujairah Pacific Ventures- Match 11
The 11th match of the Emirates D20 tournament will be played between ECB Blues and Fujairah Pacific Ventures at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
ECB Blues have won all their last 3 matches. The most recent one came against Ajman Alubond. ECB Blues displayed nothing less than dominating performance in this game. Bowling first in the game, ECB Blues ran through the batting line up of Ajman Alubond in quick time. Before the 11th over, Ajman were already 5 wickets down with their best batsmen already back to the pavilion. They never recovered from that and folded up for 93 runs to finish the innings. Aryan Lakra was the star of the show as predicted by us in the preview of the match. He picked up 4 wickets in the match giving away just 8 runs in his 4 overs. This has to be one of the best spells bowled in the D20 tournament so far.
Chasing the total, ECB Blues seemed to be in a hurry as they accumulated 51 runs in the 5th over before their first wicket fell in the form of Vriitya Aravind. It was soon followed by the departure of Ansh Tandon. The arrival of Alishan Sharafu who played a responsible match winning innings against Dubai in the last game rubbed off on CP Rizwan and both were involved in a partnership of 40 runs to win the game comfortably for ECB Blues.
With 3 wins to their belt, ECB Blues are looking like a very confident outfit for their next match against Fujairah Pacific Blues.
On the other hand, Fujairah Pacific Ventures have defeated Abu Dhabi in their recent game to bring their winning count to 3 in 3 games. Batting first in the match, Fujairah lost 2 of their important batsmen within the powerplay overs but Waseem Muhammad held one end strong and led from the front for his incredible century. He made an unbeaten 101 off 60 balls. In the death overs, Ahmed Raza and Muhammad Naeem provided the much appreciated cameos with the bat scoring 31 and 28 runs respectively to take their team total to 181 for 3 in 20 overs.
Team Abu Dhabi always looked out of touch during the game and they virtually already lost the game before starting their chase. They got off to a terrible start and were reduced to 29 for 3 in the 7th over. During the middle overs, Midhun Sudhakar and Mazhar Bashir made important contributions but it was never enough as the required rate had reached a mountain height by then. In the end, Team Abu Dhabi could only score 133 runs in their 20 overs to lose the match by 48 runs. For Fujairah Pacific Ventures, Akif Raja bowled well in his spell of 3 overs and claimed 2 wickets.
Fujairah Pacific Ventures is a strong team and so is ECB Blues. Hence, we are hoping to witness a great encounter between the top ranked teams of the tournament in the next match.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Fujairah Pacific Ventures
Aayan Afzal Khan, Ahmed Raza, Hamdan Tahir, Hassan Khalid, Lovepreet Singh, Luqman Hazrat, Maroof Merchant, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Umar Arshad, Muhammed Naeem, Rohan Mustafa, Sabir Rao, Sandy Sandeep, Usman Khan and Waseem Muhammad.
Adhitya Shetty, Ali Shan Sharafu, Ansh Tandon, Aryan Lakra, Ateeq ur Rehman, Basil Hameed, Fahad Nawaz, Junaid Siddique, Kartik Meiyappan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Rizwan CP, Sanchit Sharma, Vriitya Aravind, Waheed Ahmad and Zahoor Khan.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – ECB Blues
Who will win? – Fujairah Pacific Ventures
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Vriitya Aravind (ECB Blues), Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Aryan Lakra (ECB Blues), Akif Raja (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)
Most Sixes – Vriitya Aravind (ECB Blues), Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)
Man of the Match- Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)
Team Scores Batting first – ECB Blues 140+, Fujairah Pacific Ventures 150+
Match Handicap- Fujairah Pacific Ventures
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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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