The 18th match of the Emirates D10 League between ECB Blues and Sharjah Bukhatir XI will be played at the ICC Academy in Dubai. This match starts at 7:30 PM IST (6 PM local time) (2 PM GMT). It can be streamed live on Fancode.
The ECB Blues will face off against the Sharjah Bukhatir XI in the 18th game of the ongoing Emirates D10 League. They have so far emerged as the strongest team of the tournament having won four out of six matches. The Blues have lost only one game while the other was a tie. Sharjah Bukhatir XI have also been dominating the proceedings winning four out of five matches.
However, the only loss they suffered was against the ECB Blues and will be keen to avenge for that defeat. Expect both the teams to give it all in this game with a place at the top of the points table up for grabs. It will be interesting to see which side manages to keep its nerve in the top of the table clash.
Against Dubai Pulse Secure – Tied
Against Team Abu Dhabi – Won by 45 runs
Against Sharjah Bukhatir XI – Won by 16 runs
Against Ajman Alubond – Lost by 7 wickets
Against Fujairah Pacific Ventures – Won by 8 wickets
Against Team Abu Dhabi – Won by 55 runs
Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Against Fujairah Pacific Venutres – Won by 9 wickets
Against Team Abu Dhabi – Won by 8 wickets
Against ECB Blues – Lost by 16 runs
Against Dubai Pulse Secure – Won by 7 wickets
Against Ajman Alubond – Won by 3 wickets
The surface has been a good one for batting at the ICC Academy in Dubai. The teams with strong batting line-up are taking full advantage and expect the side winning to bowl first going by the trends.
Average first innings score: 115 (Last four matches)
Muhammad Boota, Vritiya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman, Rohan Mustafa, Ahmed Raza, Junaid Siddique, Taimoor Ali, Matiullah Khan, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan.
Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Fayyaz Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Umair Ali, Khalid Shah, Renjith Mani, Hafeez Rehman, Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, Syam Ramesh, Hazrat Bilal, Ali Anwar, Nathan Shibu
Umair Ali has been the top bowler of the tournament so far. He has picked 11 wickets and has been scoring quick runs lower down the order. Umair slammed 36 off just 13 balls in the last game batting at six to help SBK XI chase down 111 runs.
Ahmed Raza has used his international experience to shine in the tournament picking 6 wickets in four matches so far. It shouldn’t be a surprise if he is amongst the wickets again.
Vrittya has been one of the best batsmen in the tournament. He opens the innings for ECB Blues and has so far amassed 176 runs with two half-centuries.
Looking at their recent form, it is tough to predict an outright winner for this match. After losing to ECB Blues earlier in the competition, expect the Sharjah Bukhatir XI to come back strongly and win this encounter. It is a risky call as the market is in favour of the Blues winning the game. But Sharjah should come up trumps according to us.
Our Prediction: Sharjah Bukhatir XI is expected to win the match.
Best Bet: Sharjah Bukhatir XI @2.65 to win at 10Cric - 7 Units
Value Bet: Sharjah Bukhatir XI @2.20 to win at betway – 5 Units