PTL vs CLI Dream11 : Catalunya Cricket Club vs St. Petersburg Lions European Cricket League Dream 11 Team Picks, Probable Playing 11 And Winner, Toss And Pitch Report
Six countries, 17 matches, six teams and one revered opportunity to be called the Kings Of Europe at the end of it all. Beginning today, the European Cricket League makes an onset in the cricketing arena with the marquee league set to see domestic club champions from France, Denmark, Russia, Spain, Netherlands and Romania locking heads against each other.
The reigning champions who will be doling out their expertise in the league are Dreux (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Svanholm (Denmark), Bremen (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), Brescia (Italy) and Cluj (Romania). The expansive league will see players of more than 18 nationalities partake in it with some wordclass international players set to regale us in an intriguing brand of cricket.
Spread out over a course of three days, the short but action filled league will see each side partake in a ten over encounter with the sides divided into two groups. And while Group A will begin proceedings in the league, ensuing immediately after is the opening match of Group B with Catalunya Cricket Club and St. Petersburg Lions facing off against each other in the second contest of the day.
What tilts the balance in favour of the Russian champions for this imminent encounter is the incredible depth in their batting line-up paired with the luscious ability of their batting order to tear the opposition apart. Lined with some pure clean hitters of the ball, it’s this proposition which heavily favour St. Petersburg Lions with the T10 format being all about sending the ball right to the fence.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We have hardly seen any cricket been played over here with just the two T20 encounters being previously rolled out on it, both coming in March of this year. And with the highest score from that two match series between Spain and Matla emerging to be 206, this surface promises to be a conventionally batting friendly one.
With this the second encounter to be played here today, expect the track to settle down nicely for this match with whatever little water that would have been added to it prior to the opening encounter to have dried up. The ball should come onto the bat extremely nicely and reward batsmen who indulge in pristine cricketing shots.
Probable Playing 11
Catalunya Cricket Club
Yasir Ali, Malik Asghar, Rauf Zaman, Hamza Nisar, Nisar Ahmed, Muhammad Mughal, Muhammad Khan, Ali Azam, Syed Sherazi, Nadeem Hussain, Asim Javeed
St. Petersburg Lions
Vijay, Anil Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Gaurav Bhati, Dinesh Lalwani, Aleksandr Bogatyrev, Zabiulla Akbar, Lalit, Talwinder Singh
European Cricket League
Match: Catalunya Cricket Club vs St. Petersburg Lions
Date And Time: 29th July, Monday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for PTL vs CLI Dream11
St. Petersburg Lion’s opener, Anil Singh is our pick for this one. With the T10 format offering each side just the 10 overs to come out and ply their batting expertise in, picking up a plethora of top-order batsmen always makes sense in this format with the lower middle-order bound to get extremely little batting time out in the middle.
Batsmen for PTL vs CLI Dream11
He’s going to be accompanied by opener Vijay Gautam for this match with the opener having scored 365 runs in 18 matches, emerging as one of the highest run getters for his side. Coming in from the side also is one of their most important players in the form of Gaurav Bhati, a name who has been vital to the team’s consummate success in recent times.
Bestowed with incredible cricketing acumen, the player is not only an excellent bat, having recoded 530 runs in 37 matches but has also snared 3o plus wickets in those encounters, seeing him emerge as a quissential performer to the side’s success. Rinku Singh completes our trivalent of picks from the bedlam of the side solely due to his nous of coming and striking the ball to the fence at a solid rate.
Elsewhere, we finally open up our account of picks from Catalunya Cricket Cub with both their openers being indulged in by us. If the side are to have any chance of winning this one, Rauf Zaman will need to emulate his recent scores of 38,19 and 25 and given his recent form we fully envision him doing so along with Yasir Ali who has scored 1,156 runs in 16 matches.
All-Rounders for PTL vs CLI Dream11
Our two man all-rounders’ segment sees us pick up the players, one entering the fray for us from either side. Our main focus while choosing these players was to consider their role in the batting order along with their ability to come out and pick up wickets at regular intervals for their side.
This sees us pick out Muhammad Mughal from CTL while from the firm favourites for the day, we have Dinesh Lalwani entering our side. The bowler is deployed by his side at a time when the opposition is looking to clear the fence, the perfect opportunity to pick up a rich bagful of wickets for us.
Bowling Order for PTL vs CLI Dream11
It’s a two man partnership for us from Catalunya Cricket Cub with their highest wicket taker over the course of their previous five encounters, Nadeem Hussain entering our side for this encounter. Syed Sherazi is also picked up for this prevalent encounter from the side while the lone selection from St. Petersburg Lions is of Talwinder Singh.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going in with Gaurav Bhati as our captain for this one given the perusal of abilities in his kitty 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.