FDF vs CTL Dream11 : With one win and one defeat each, today’s opponents step out in the middle to decide who ends second in Group B
Playing their second encounter of the day today as they become the latest side to partake in the hectic and congested schedule of the European Cricket League, SG Findorff head out with one clear agenda. Clashing heads against Catalunya Cricket Club, for SG Findorff this match is all about improving their batting display ahead of the impending qualifier they are slated to play in tomorrow.
Losing their opening match in the newest cricketing league in the fraternity, SG Findorff were quick to put that display behind them when they took a crumbling St. Petersburg Lions side. Making light work of their opposition as they curtailed their innings for just 53, things looked to be jittery for Findorff who ended up losing their openers cheaply before Khan took the onus on himself to guide the side to a win.
His 25 run knock ensured the side were able to peel off the meek target at hand with 8 wickets to spare, ensuring the side would progress from the group into the ensuing round. However, when they take on Catalunya Cricket Club in their culminating Group B encounter today, the side will be looking to emanate yet another brilliant bowling display and move to the pinnacle of the group standings.
Things won’t be easy for them though when they square off against a Catalunya Cricket Club side who much like them tasted success against St.Petersburg Lions before enduring a defeat against Brescia. However, they’ll be undeterred by their defeat against the Italians with the batting line-up going onto score a colossal 118, a massive total which the side will be looking to emulate today as well.
Despite Findorff being a solid bowling unit, for them the task of pummelling Catalunya Cricket Club should be an extremely difficult one to execute. They are up against a side who have some of the best batsmen in the league, a unit which should go onto record a gigantic total in this match as well.
And with Findorff yet having to impress on the batting front, expect this to be Catalunya Cricket Club’s second win of the league, one which places them right behind Brescia ahead of the all important first knock-out stage to be held tomorrow.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the same surface being used for all three days, there isn’t much different to report for this match either. It’s going to be a wonderful batting surface, one that allows the batsmen to open their arms and send the ball to the fence as many times as they like. The side winning the toss will definitely be looking to field first over here.
Probable Playing 11
H Wardak, SM Ashraf, A Khalid, AU Dawodzy, F Amirie, IA Khan, L Ahmed, J Mohamat, F Ahmed, Israr Khan, MS Shah.
Catalunya Cricket Club
Yasir Ali, Khurram Shahzad, MA Khan, MA Mughal, S Latif, N Ahmed, R Zaman, A Javeed, SK Sherazi, A Azam, NN Hussain
European Cricket League
Match: SG Findorff vs Catalunya Cricket Club
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/, ECL YouTube
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for FDF vs CTL Dream11
With both the wicket-keepers coming out to bat so lower down the order, we just couldn’t pick out who the better option will be. In the end we decided to go ahead with Fakhar Ahmed only due to the reason that Findorff could end up losing a couple of quick wickets in this match, one which could see him come out relatively early to bat.
Batsmen for FDF vs CTL Dream11
His match winning 25 against the Lions came at a time when Findorff severely needed someone to steady and stabilise things for thing. It was a solid knock, one which saw him be in control right from ball one as he went onto justify why he’s such an important component of his side which sees number three bat, Israr Khan come into our side.
For Catalunya Cricket Club we are bringing in both of their openers in the form of Khurram Shahzad and Yasir Ali. It’s worth noting though that the side has kept changing their batting order in their two matches and we could see another shuffle today, making these two safe options to get in your side.
All-Rounders for FDF vs CTL Dream11
Our most heavily packed segment, we finally ended up finding all-rounders worthy to be indulged in from both the sides for the first time in this league. These players are going to play a pivotal role in our side today, players who might just end up making all the difference for us in this one.
And dwelling into our perusal of options saw us pick out the dauntless Muhammad Mughal and Muhammad Khan from CTL. Where Khan scored 63 in the opening match, Mughal hit a match winning effort of 76 in 27 balls in the second encounter with the 7 sixes to his name. Expect him to go on and get another massive score in this match alongside Khan with the two imbedding the pillars of success for their side.
From FDF we have picked out a two man partnership as well with Aziz Dawodzy and Ahmed Hamid Wardak coming into our side.
Bowling Order for FDF vs CTL Dream11
With figures of 3-5 against the Lions, Syed Sherazi was the first name we opted for in this match with Asim Javeed being selected as his partner for this one. Findorff have the one player representing us here with Iftikhar Khan being selected by us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Mughal has been hammered down as our side’s captain while we have gone in with Muhammad Khan as the 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.