Emirates D10 League 2020: ECB Blues vs Sharjah Bukhatir XI – Who will win the Match? – Best Betting Odds

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Match Details

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.

Preview

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.

Recent Form

ECB Blues

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

Pitch Report

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)

Probable Playing XIs

ECB Blues:

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

Expected Top Players

Umair Ali

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

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 Aravind

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.

Our Betting Tips

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

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