PTL vs JJB Dream11 : JCC Brescia look to consolidate top spot for themselves in Group B when they take on a paper thing Russian outfit
Ahead of the ongoing edition of the European Cricket League, the one team we really wanted to dole out their expertise were the Italian champions. JCC Brescia headed into the marquee league with a massive reputation on their head, bearing the credentials of one of the firm favourites for the glistening trophy and they haven’t done their reputation any harm either.
Registering two profound wins yesterday when they took on Catalunya Cricket Club and SG Findorff with their stellar batting departments rising to the occasion, JCC Brescia will be looking to emulate the same showings they come across a lacklustre St. Petersburg Lions unit today. The Russian side ended up losing their only Group B encounter yesterday, enduring a stunning 46 run defeat, a performance in which they hardly looked cut out for partaking in the showpiece league.
They ended up losing their second encounter in the league today as well as their batting unit once again dwindled, stalled for just 53 runs, a horrid performance which bellied the massive paper thing nature of their side. Things look tough for them today as well in their final encounter of the group stage when they come across an Italian outfit who haven’t put one wrong foot forward till now.
As far as one sided encounters go, expect this match to be a testament to that. Brescia are just way too strong an outfit, one who should end up walking all over St. Petersburg Lions on the day and assure themselves of top spot in Group B. Expect this to be another chastening defeat for the Lions who will end their campaign without a single win infront of their name.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Nothing changes as far as the pitch and playing conditions are concerned. The batsmen are going to love their time out in the middle here and if Brescia step out to bat first on this wicket, expect the runs to pour in this encounter. The side winning the toss will be looking to chase on this wicket as usual.
Probable Playing 11
St Petersburg Lions
Vijay Gautam, Anil Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Gaurav Bhati, Dinesh Lalwani, Aleksandr Bogatyrev, Zabiulla Akbar, Lalit, Talwinder Singh
Shahrukh Nawaz, Hassan Ahmad, Fiaz Ahmed, Zain Ul Abdeen, Ali Usman, Muhammad Jafri, Muhammad Imran, Harsha Warnakulasuriya, Ali Zahid, Zahid Cheema, Muhammad Iqbal
European Cricket League
Match: JCC Brescia vs St. Petersburg Lions
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/, ECL YouTube
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for PTL vs JJB Dream11
Scoring 29 in 10 balls to get his side past the finishing as they prevailed in their pursuit of Catalunya Cricket Club’s 119, Hassan Ahmad’s innings was of paramount importance to his side. The wicket-keeper gets a place into our playing 11 on the wake of that quick little cameo from him.
Batsmen for PTL vs JJB Dream11
Both openers MA Jafri and Fiaz Ahmed have been in terrific touch for their side over the course of the last year, helping set the foundation of hefty totals for their side. The two have reverberated their incredible form in this series as well, putting on a 74 run stand yesterday and with 34 runs in the previous encounter, Fiaz Ahmed makes an entry into our side.
The duo of Ali Usman and Shahrukh Nawaz are also included by us with us seeing Brescia putting on a momentous total especially if they bat first while from the Lions we have gone ahead with the sole selection of Akashdeep Singh for this match.
All-Rounders for PTL vs JJB Dream11
We are finally compensating with our picks from the Lions with Vijay Gautam and Rinku Singh both making an entry into our side. For Rinku in particular, this league is an opportunity to put on some good displays after having been banned by the BCCI earlier this year. The spinner could get an opportunity to pick up some wickets in this match, especially if he’s deployed in the death overs with the slower stuff making for a tricky variety to hit to the fence.
From Brescia it’s only the one player who comes in with Harsha Warnakulasuriya being selected by us for this match.
Bowling Order for PTL vs JJB Dream11
MA Jafri’s role is not only quissential as an opener, scoring 38 in 15 balls the last time around but is also certain to get his two overs with the ball, making him a player we have to revel in. Muhammad Iqbal also comes in from the Italian outfit with the Lions having one of the worst batting line-ups in the league, a unit which is known to languish under the slightest bit of pressure.
Brescia will lose a couple of wickets in this one especially if they bat first, seeing us complete our side with the pick of Gaurav Bhatti from the Lions.
Captain And Vice-Captain for PTL vs JJB Dream11
MA Jafri comes into our side as our undisputed captain while we have opted for Ahmed to be 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.