DUB vs ECB Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Emirates D20 2020, 3rd Place Play-Off
ECB Blues are expected to earn the third-place medals by beating Dubai.
Updated - Dec 24, 2020 1:53 pm
The 3rd Place Play-Off of the Emirates D20 2020 will be played between ECB Blues and Dubai at the ICC Academy, Dubai.
This match is scheduled to start at 01:00 PM Local Time (02:30 PM IST). It will be streamed live on FanCode.
Emirates Cricket Board Blues and Dubai have played some good cricket in the inaugural edition of Emirates D20, but it ultimately didn’t result in a trophy as they both are knocked out of the competition. Dubai were the underdogs in the semi-final against mighty Fujairah, a team that is yet to lose a game in this competition.
Their bowling unit did a commendable job to restrict Fujairah to only 131, but their batting unit failed to chase it down. On the contrary, ECB Blues started as favourites against Sharjah. They batted brilliantly, accumulating 170 runs from their 20 overs. However, their bowling unit crumbled when the stakes were at their highest. Now, both teams will be looking to salvage some pride by earning the third-place medals.
DUB vs ECB Weather Report for 3rd Place Play-Off:
It will be a sunny day in Dubai, with the temperature hovering around 24 °C. Chances of precipitation are only 10%.
The track in Dubai is a balanced one, where both bowlers and batsmen can excel on their day. A score of around 160 should be challenging.
Average first innings score:
151 (Last fives matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 3, Tied – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
DUB vs ECB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Fahad Nawaz, Ansh Tandon, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Alishan Sharafu, Vriitya Aravind, Basil Hameed, Adhitya Shetty, Junaid Siddique, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Waheed Ahmad.
Ateeq Ur Rehman, Sanchit Sharma, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Farazuddin.
Adnaan Khan, Muhammad Usman, Ronak Panoly, Punya Mehra, Shahrukh Shiekh, Rahul Bhatia, Nilansh Keswani, Ali Naseer, Muhammad Hassan, Omer Farooq, Tahir Latif.
Syed Muhammad Haider, Rudra Mahadev, Bilal Cheema, Saqib Manshad.
DUB vs ECB Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Vriitya Aravind has done a phenomenal job for ECB Blues throughout this competition and he played a great knock in the semi-final as well. Overall, he has amassed 393 runs at an average of over 35.
Like Aravind, Aryan Lakra has also been a very consistent and reliable performer for the Blues, albeit with the ball. He has scalped 18 wickets and has maintained an economy rate of just over 7 runs per over.
Waheed Ahmed has provided him with great support, picking up 13 wickets in the process. He can also be handy with the bat down the order and has got 86 runs to show for.
Omer Farooq has chipped in with crucial all-round contributions for Dubai. He has picked up 9 wickets and has also amassed 96 runs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Vriitya Aravind, Aryan Lakra
Vice-Captain Options – Omer Farooq, Waheed Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DUB vs ECB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind, S Haider
Batters – Punya Mehra, Shahrukh Sheikh, Ali Shan-Sharafu
All-Rounders – Aryan Lakra (C), Omer Farooq, Waheed Ahmed (VC)
Bowlers – Karthik Meiyappan, Ali Naseer, R Bhatia
Suggested Playing XI No.2 DUB vs ECB Dream11 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind (C)
Batters – Fahad Nawaz, Ansh Tandon, Ali Shan-Sharafu, Z Farid
All-Rounders – Aryan Lakra, Waheed Ahmed, Omer Farooq (VC)
Bowlers – Rahul Bhatia, N Keswani, A Naseer
Junaid Siddique has picked up 7 wickets for Dubai. He has also maintained an impressive economy rate of less than 7 runs per over. At only 8.0 Cr, Siddique can be a great budget pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Today’s DUB vs ECB Probable Winners:
ECB Blues are expected to win this match.