JJB vs CTL Dream11 : Italian champions Brescia get their campaign underway against Catalunya Cricket Club on day 1 of the marquee league
With the International Cricket Council staying true to its unnerving mission of making cricket a truly global sport, the best thing to have emerged out of it is the opportunity accorded to players from lesser known cricketing countries to showcase their skill set on the big stage. And one such side who have benefited immensely from the ICC’s European Development Program have been Italy with the country been on the up rise in the world of cricket over the course of the last year.
They were in tremendous form when they stepped out in a recent ICC tournament among their fellow sides from the region and with several of these international worldclass players filled in JCC Brescia, the side hold the indentify of one of the firm favourites for the ongoing league. Participating in the European Cricket League as champions from Italy, the side will be looking to stamp their authority and reaffirm their credentials when they open their sojourn against Catalunya Cricket Cub today.
Elsewhere for relatively inexperienced side Catalunya Cricket Club, their second match in the frontier league is a massive opportunity to play with some of the best sides in the fraternity. Although Brescia are clearly superior to their opponents on the day, Catalunya Cricket Club have immersed within them some stalwart performers, names who can make things jittery for Brescia today.
Expect this to be an absolute riveting encounter, one where extremely fine margins will come into play to decide which side emerges as the winner from this one. We are going to be siding with Brescia solely on the basis of their immense batting depth, one which accords the side the ability to score runs across the order.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Expect the surface to start breaking up a little bit as it gets treatment from the sun for this afternoon encounter and the fact that we’ll already have seen three matches being played on it previously. It should open up for the faster bowlers more here with the spearheads extracting a solid amount of pace, swing and bounce from it.
Relatively though it should still be one where a high score should be recorded with the batting conducive conditions not expected to waver too much. The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first in this encounter.
Probable Playing 11
Muhammad Iqbal, Zahid Cheema, Muhammad Jafri, Muhammad Imran, Ali Zahid, Shahrukh Nawaz, Fiaz Ahmed, Sibtul Mirza, Ali Usman, Hassan Ahmad, Harsha Warnakulasuriya
Catalunya Cricket Club
Malik Asghar, Yasir Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Rauf Zaman, Hamza Nisar, Muhammad Mughal, Muhammad Khan, Ali Azam, Syed Sherazi, Asim Javeed, Nadeem Hussain
European Cricket League
Match: JCC Brescia vs Catalunya Cricket Club
Date And Time: 29th July, Monday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for JJB vs CTL Dream11
From the winners of the Coppa Italia, we have gone ahead with Malik Asghar for this encounter. With his side expected to pick up a plethora of wickets in this encounter, expect him to elegance himself in a good amount of catch and stumping points coupled with his ability to score a solid amount of runs with the bat as well.
Batsmen for JJB vs CTL Dream11
We are opting for all the four openers in between the two units with the top of the order an extremely important component of 10 over a side matches. With the overs being so less for the lower middle-order to come out and epitomise their strengths as batsmen, the top 3 from each side make for must haves across the league.
And along with this proposition, Catalunya Cricket Club’s Rauf Zaman becomes an ever bigger necessity given his recent form. He has scores of 38, 19 and 25 infront of his name in the recent encounters and has emerged as the fulcrum of his side over the recent couple of months. Yasar Ali comes in as well with his 1,156 runs in 16 matches.
From JCC Brescia we have opted for their quick fire openers as well with both Shahrukh Nawaz and Fiaz Ahmed our picks from the side. They have been instrumental to the side’s success in getting off to incredible starts and we expect them to make the most of the field restrictions in the early overs and amass a solid amount of runs.
Number 3 bat from the side, Rehman Abdul comes in as well in the wake of his unbeaten 37 run knock in the previous encounter.
All-Rounders for JJB vs CTL Dream11
Encapsulating his abilities as both a bat and bowler, we have Muhammad Imran become the first pick in this segment with the player emerging as one of the most enterprising performers from his outfit. From CTL elsewhere we have brought in Muhammad Mughal.
Bowling Order for JJB vs CTL Dream11
The side’s highest wicket taker in their previous five encounters, Nadeem Hossain comes into our Dream 11 side without any hesitation. The one important aspect which played on our mind while crafting our side for this encounter was to pick up as many death bowlers as possible with both the sides set to lash out at deliveries in the culminating three overs.
Our two man partnership from Brescia elsewhere is of Muhammad Iqbal and Muhammad Jafri with the opposition’s batting unit having gaping holes in it down from the number three spot.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going ahead with Muhammad Imran as our captain for this match while Yasir Ali is chosen 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.