RTT vs CLJ Dream11 : V.O.C Rotterdam look to build on their momentous 8 wicket win when they take on Cluj Cricket Club for their second match of the day
Ahead of today’s imminent encounters from the opening day of the European Cricket League, the one side who were heavily touted to emerge as the winners from this exhibition league V.O.C Netherlands. And the side didn’t disappoint either, cascading their way to a colossal win against French champions Dreux.
Beginning the league as the two sides clashed heads against each other in the opening match of the league, for V.O.C there couldn’t have been a more pristine way to begin their journey in the league. The side ended up curtailing Dreux’s innings for just 98, picking up wickets at crucial intervals before eventually going onto register a profound 8 wicket win with Max O’Dowd yet again standing tall for the side.
And the side will be looking to regale us in the same level of performance when they take on Romania based Cluj Cricket Club. Coming from a country where cricket is still a relatively new entrant, for Cluj to find themselves in a league of such magnitude is an achievement in itself. They’ll be looking to throw the kitchen sink and more at V.O.C Netherlands today and punch above their weight as they look to reaffirm their status as one of the finest teams in the European region.
For all of the fortitude which Cluj Cricket Club promise to dish up our way, unfortunately for them, V.O.C Rotterdam is just too big a task to navigate past. They are up against one of the most well-rounded and complete side in the league, a team who will be yearning to continue their travails towards the annuls of Group A’s annuls.
Expect this to be a comfortable win for V.O.C in the end with the side coming out of this with a relatively easy win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Expect the same kind of surface which has been in play for the previous four matches with the batting conducive conditions bound to remain intact. Coupled with the small boundaries at mid-on, mid-off, long-on and long-off, the straight hitting batsmen will be massively rewarded over here.
This is the perfect wicket to come out and chase on with the ball moving about just the slightly in the opening part of the match.
Probable Playing 11 for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
Scott Edwards, Sebastiaan Van Lent, Max O’Dowd, Corey Rutgers, Jelte Schoonheim, Pieter Seelar, Dirk Van Baren, Ramdas Upadhyaya, Pierce Fletcher, Bobby Hanif, Ashiqullah Said, Davey Cohen, Sebastiaan Van Lent
Cluj Cricket Club Playing 11
Arun Chandrasekaran, Claudiu Burburuz, Raluca Gandi, Taranjeet Singh, Sukhkaran Sahi, Rajendra Pisal, Pavel Florin, Gaurav Narad, Sivakumar Periyalwar, Amitoz Gill, Gaurav Mishra
European Cricket League
Match: V.O.C Rotterdam vs Cluj Cricket Club
Date And Time: 29th July, Monday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
Scott Edwards from V.O.R Rotterdam is our pick for this one. The opener had to depart early in the day’s previous match but expect him to rectify on those mistakes pretty quickly in this one. We are also picking up. Sebastiaan Van Lent from the side given his ability to come out and clean the bowlers right from ball one.
Batsmen for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
He had scored three 50s in his last five outings prior to the league’s opener and Max O’Dowd only went onto further that tally with another one. A match winning 53 by him was a testament to the rousing abilities he has a batsmen, hitting a massive 5 sixes and 2 fours in his rousing appearance at the crease.
Middle-order bat Corey Rutgers comes in as well from the side given his high position in the batting order. We don’t expect V.O.R Rotterdam’s middle-order to be exposed in this match and picking up their entire top-order is an extremely safe approach for the match.
With the 450 runs for his side, Taranjeet Singh has regaled us in some exuberant soirees with the bat, helping imbed a culture of excellence in the unit. He’s acted as the platform for the rest of the batsmen to revolve around and will be quissential to the Romanian outfit’s success this time around.
Accompanying him is going to be Pavel Florin from Cluj Cricket Club.
All-Rounders for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
Alongside Max, if there’s one player who V.O.C have to thank for their incredible fruitful set of results, its all-rounder Pieter Seelar. And he showed just why he’s held in such reverence as he blew apart Dreux with his ominous and wicket to wicket line and length, seeing him stifle the French outfit’s batting effort.
From Cluj Cricket Club we have coming in for us Sukhkaran Sahi, a player who is akin to Max. The highest wicket taker in the Romain Cup Series with 15 wickets to his name, the bowler is undeterred by the identity of the opposition, always ending up dismissing players with disdain.
Bowling Order for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
Given the unstable nature of Cluj’s batting unit and the fact that V.O.R Rotterdam were immaculate with the ball in their last match, we are getting n the two man partnership of Ashiqullah Said and Peirce Fletcher into our Dream 11 side. Claudiu Burburuz comes in as the only player from Cluj to complete our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain for RTT vs CLJ Dream11
The same picks from the side’s previous match with V.O.R Rotterdam’s one-two representing us here. Max is yet again the captain with Seelar 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.