DRX vs CLJ Dream11 : With both the sides winless on day 1 of the league, the two teams clash heads against each other as they go out in pursuit of their opening wins
Where everyone was impressing on opening day, Cluj Cricket Club and Dreux Cricket Club were floundering in the European Cricket Club. The teams from France and Romania failed to muster up a single win in between them, leaving these two outfits winless as they get ready to square off against each other today.
For Dreux Cricket Club, the bowling unit had for especially treacherous viewing as it managed to pick up just 3 wickets in two encounters. Playing their first encounter against Svanholm Cricket Club, Dreux ended up recording the lowest total of the day as the batting unit crumbled horrendously, falling apart for just 60-9. They went onto lose by 9 wickets and while the batting unit managed to punch above their weight against V.O.C Rotterdam, putting on 98-7, the bowling unit once again failed to deliver.
They allowed the opposition to register an 8 wicket win, leaving Dreux languishing in the death of the league standings with two horrid showings. On the other hand, Cluj were pummelled to an equally sordid defeat with their 87 run total a meek one for V.O.C Rotterdam who went onto register an 8 wicket win, seeing them occupy the annuls of Group A.
It’s extremely tough to call a winner from this one with both the sides enduring similar defeats in the league. While the batting unit has still managed to show fortitude, the bowling line-up has lacked any kind of semblance, being obliterated in their encounters.
We are going to side with Cluj Cricket Club for this encounter solely due to the depth they posses in their batting unit. Dreux ended up losing 16 wickets on the day, a batting line-up which hardly exudes confidence. Expect Cluj to dwindle them once again today and register their first win of Group A today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A fresh day means that an already good batting surface will get even further treatment to emerge as a more pristine track. This surface is as good for batting as they get, completely conducive for batsmen with the ball coming onto the bat extremely nicely. The side winning the toss will be looking to win first with all the chasing sides registering wins yesterday.
Probable Playing 11
Cluj Cricket Club
Muhammad Ahmed, Arun Chandrasekaran, Satbir Gill, Pavel Florin, Satvik Nadigotla, Sivakumar Periyalwar, Rajendra Pisal, Sukhkaran Sahi, Vasu Saini and Taranjeet Singh, Gaurav Mishra
Dreux Cricket Club
N Hamza, AZ Nabi, N Kamran, MT Bhatti, SN Afridi, Z Ammar, M Shahzeb, W Abdul, HD Alexandre, AM Yassen, AM Ishaq
European Cricket League
Match: Cluj Cricket Club vs Dreux Cricket Club
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for DRX vs CLJ Dream11
With DRX’s wicket-keeper coming way too down the order, rendering him almost redundant as an option, we were left with only one choice. CLJ’s wicket-keeper, Sivakumar Periyalwar becomes our pick for this prevalent match owing to his number 3 spot in the side.
Batsmen for DRX vs CLJ Dream11
Opener Taranjeet Singh hit 42 runs in 26 balls, an innings that saw hit fours 6s as wickets kept tumbling at the other end. He was unperturbed up proceedings, going onto wage a reliant innings for his side to see Cluj register a healthy enough total on the day. Along with the two wickets to his name, he embodies everything needed from a cricket player on the field and makes an advent into our side with any deliberations.
We are also picking up Satbir Gill from the side alongside Pavel Florin with Florin holding the same identity as Singh for Cluj. He’s going to play a key role in both the batting and bowling department for the outfit and will be quissential to their chances of a win today.
From Dreux we have selected a duo in the form of Ahmad Nabi who scored 22 in 13 balls and Sher Afridi will be partnering him.
All-Rounders for DRX vs CLJ Dream11
Dreux’s Muhammad Bhatti is our pick for this encounter with the number 4 showing immense determination, will and valour the last time around for his side. Squaring off against a tricky bowling unit, his 37 runs were equivalent to gold for the side, seeing him help side put on a decent enough total.
The second pick is from Dreux as well with Mohamad Shahzeb being held in reverence due to his capabilities as a bowler for the side, emerging over the course of the last year as the highest wicket taker for the side.
Bowling Order for DRX vs CLJ Dream11
The two bowlers have been picked up from Dreux for us despite the side having failed to rile up batsmen on opening day with Cluj’s bowling options all coming in the previous facets. Afridi Yaseen and Wahid Abdul are our picks from the side while the lone selection Cluj if of Arun Chandrasekaran.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Singh has been picked out as our captain for this fixture while we have opted for Bhatti as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your side which include the best performers for each side with players being roped in based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with the pitch conditions, toss and recent performances.