SVH vs CLJ Dream11 : Winless in three matches, Cluj Cricket Club find themselves heading to the exit before their final group stage encounter.
For Romanian side, Cluj Cricket Club the predicament of flabbergasting batting shows failed to improve on Tuesday morning as well. Looking to today as a new day to improve on their malicious performances from yesterday, Cluj failed to rectify the mistakes which had pushed them so far back in Group A as they went onto lose their third successive match.
And perhaps no result would have hurt them more than today’s colossal defeat at the hands of Dreux Cricket Club. Playing in beautiful batting conditions, Dreux put on a batting display extradonaire, piling on the highest total of the European Cricket League till as they made a mockery of Cluj’s bowling unit. Trashing the ball all around the park, the French unit went onto pile on 164-6, in reply to which Cluj were only able to muster together 67.
Up against Svanholm Cricket Club who play their second mach of the frontier league after having registered a 9 wicket win against Dreux in their Group A opener, for Cluj the match is all about walking away from the league with one win.
It might be their culminating encounter in the league, a match which will have no consequences on the larger scheme for them but the ramifications are much bigger than those. It’s one final chance to get two points from a match and show the ardent viewers supporting them that they are a better side than the performances doled out by them.
While Cluj Cricket Club would be looking to leave no stone unturned today and throw the kitchen sink and more at Svanholm, unfortunately for them, their players just don’t belly the kind of skill set needed to defeat opponent’s of the stature they are coming across. The batting line-up has been a big cause of concern for the side and with Svanholm petering out Dreux for just 60 yesterday, we can’t envision Cluj managing to score big runs here.
This should in the end be an extremely one sided match, one where Svanholm should cruise to their second win with ease.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the league being held over a space of just four days, the pitch is hardly going to change. Excellent batting conditions have greeted us whenever two sides have stepped out to the middle and we are going to get the same in this encounter as well. This is chasing ground and the side winning the toss will be looking to field first.
Probable Playing 11
There might be a few changes from Cluj for this one with this being their final match of the league and the side already out of the league.
Svanholm Cricket Club
JS Henriksen, ZM Shah, MS Henriksen, T Ahmad, AW Hashmi, Z Khan, S Munir, SH Rashid, A Ullah, JC Fenwick, E Moleon
Cluj Cricket Club
N Hamza, AZ Nabi, N Kamran, MT Bhatti, SN Afridi, Z Ammar, M Shahzeb, W Abdul, HD Alexandre, AM Yaseen, AM Ishaq
European Cricket League
Match: Svanholm Cricket Club vs Cluj Cricket Club
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 4:30pm IST
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Where To Watch: https://www.ecl.cricket/, ECL YouTube
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SVH vs CLJ Dream11
Svanholm’s Abdul Hashmi is our pick for this one. Regardless of whether the side bat first or second, we don’t see them losing too many wickets in this one and his number 4 batting spot makes him a safe pick. Another advantage of roping him in our playing 11 is the dismissals he’s going to be involved in behind the wickets, brining in a slew of points for us.
We have also decided to get in Cluj’s wicket-keeper Sivakumar Periyalwar only due to the spot he comes out to bat at.
Batsmen for SVH vs CLJ Dream11
Scoring 35 in the previous encounter, a match winning knock that ensured Svanholm were able to chase down 61 in just 6.3 overs, opener Zeeshan Shah is our pick from Svanholm’s batting order. We have also decided to indulge in the services of Saud Munir for this particular encounter despite his low batting position given that he’s given atleast an over with the ball as well.
Elsewhere from Cluj we are going to bring opener Taranjeet Singh as our only pick from the side. The side’s best performer till now, the opener has been responsible for whatever the side have been able to scramble together in either the batting or bowling department.
All-Rounders for SVH vs CLJ Dream11
Putting on 26 runs in the previous match alongside Shah and coming up with a stellar 1-6 spell with the ball, Mads Henriksen was the first player on our mind when we began building out our Dream 11 side for this encounter.
From Cluj we have opted for two players meanwhile with Vasu Saini and Rajendra Pisal our picks for this one. Rajendra ended up scoring 16 runs and getting a wicket as well and with his role in the side well defined, expect him to come up with some decent points in this match as well.
Bowling Order for SVH vs CLJ Dream11
Our entire trivalent of players is composed of players from Svanholm with Jonas Henriksen, Zeshan Khan and Toqeer Ahmed all being picked up by us. With 3-10 and 2-7 for Jonas and Ahmed respectively, the two ended up curtailing Dreux’s innings to just 60 runs in the previous encounter, bowling in impeccable channels to perturb their batting line-up.
Jonas comes in after coming out to open in the previous match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Mads Henriksen is being selected as our captain for this match while we have chosen Taranjeet 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.