Bulgaria will take on Gibraltar in the 4th match of Valletta Cup 2021 that will be played at Marsa Sports Club, Malta on 22 Oct and will start at 11:30 AM IST. Bulgaria had the advantage before the start of their first match against Switzerland and were favourites but Switzerland pulled off a sensational game against Bulgaria.
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Match Details
- Stadium: Marsa Sports Club, Malta
- Date: 22th Oct, Sat
- Time: 11:30 AM IST
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of BUL vs GIB match can be watched CricHeroes Youtube channel
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Pitch Report
We can expect the match between Bulgaria vs Gibraltar at Marsa Sports Club, Malta full of runs. The ball is likely to come nicely on the bat.
Bulgaria Team Preview
Bulgaria were expected to make a good start of the tournament when they faced Switzerland team which is inexperience compared to them. Switzerland bowlers complicated dominated the Bulgaria batsmen in the first and were not let them to score runs freely. Due to phenomenal bowling by Switzerland, Bulgaria were able to make only 81 runs. All their batsmen failed to make significant contribution with the bat. The highest score from Bulgarian’s batmen was from no. 8 batsmen Albin Jacob who made 19 runs.
Top order batsmen like Hristo Lakov, Sulaiman Ali, Aravinda De Silva were not able to reach a score of even 15. This poor batting by the top order of Bulgaria let the team down against
If Bularia has to win this match against Gibraltar then these batsmen have to play big role with the bat. Ahsan Khan, Delrick Vinu are the main bowlers for Bulgaria but they were not able to defend the small score set up by the batsmen against Switzerland. Few wickets from allrounder Hristo Lakov will also be expected.
Gibraltar Team Preview
Gibraltar’s poor form continued in Valleta T20 Cup also as they lost their first two matches against Malta and Switzerland. Gibraltar team made a score of 133 against Switzerland in their last match but Switzerland played like real champions and chased down the target 14.4 overs by loosing just one wicket. None of Gibraltar batsmen played a big individual innings. Although they played good in parts by giving a start. Louis Bruce made 31 and small contributions from other batsmen Balaji Pai and Chris Delany allowed them to reach a decent target of 133 runs against Switzerland. But as there are not a big individual score from any batsmen, the team was not able to score a safe target of around 160+.
After loosing the first two matches, Gibraltar batsmen have to come hard on the Bulgaria bowlers from the start if they have to recover in this tournament.
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Playing 11
Bulgaria Playing 11
Omar Rasool, Aravinda De Silva, Kevin Dsouza, Ahsan Khan, Sulaiman Ali, Hristo Lakov, Prakash Mishra, Albin Jacob, Ivaylo Katzarski
Gibraltar Playing 11
Luke Collado, Phil Raikes, Kenroy Nestor, Chris Delany, Charles Harrison, James Fitzgerald, Balaji Pai, Patrick Hatchman, Louis Bruce, Joseph Marples, Andrew Reyes
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Head to Head Stats in Last 5 Matches
|Matches Played||BUL Won||GIB Won||Tie||No Result|
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Winner Prediction
Both team are not able to dominate at all in the matches that they have played in the tournament so far. The teams have talent but they are not able to execute their skills very well. Bulgaria have played little better than Gibraltar.
So Bulgaria are favourites to win against Gibraltar in this match.
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar Dream11 Team
Hristo Lakov can play match-winning innings for his team. Balaji Pai is also one of the player from Gibraltar team who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Hristo Lakov can be more than a handy all-rounder and show his abilities by making good runs and taking wickets in this BUL vs GIB, 4th match of Valleta T20 Cup. Charles Harrison, Balaji Pai, Ahsan Khan, Delrick Vinu can be very impressive with the ball