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European Cricket Series Barcelona, November, 2020

Minhaj CC - European Cricket Series Barcelona - Team Preview

European Cricket Series Barcelona provides an opportunity for nine Catalonian teams to showcase their skills at the Montjuic Cricket Ground (MCG) adjacent to the 1992 Olympic baseball venue. Badalona Shaheen CC, Bangladesh Kings CC, Catalunya CC, Catalunya Tigers CC, Falco CC, Fateh CC, Minhaj CC, Pak I Care and Raval Sporting CC will contest forty exciting T10 games over two weeks. Every game will be live streamed on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent, and for rest of the world on Sports Flick, a global OTT platform, that allows you to watch live sport on demand.

Minhaj CC are the oldest club in Catalunya.

Formed in 2006

2012 champions of Catalunya

2016 Super 6 championship Catalunya

2017 Champions City Barcelona

2019 Champions T10 Catalunya, qualify for ECL20

Thinking well ahead to ECL20 qualification, the Catalunya region in Spain held a special T10 event, with Minhaj prevailing in a busy 12-team competition last summer. Minhaj then faced the Levante Lightning, East Coast and Central League T20 champions (ECCL), for the right to represent Cricket España in ECL20. And the Barcelona-based side proved too strong for Levante in a best-of-three for ECL20 qualification. Record run scorer Mohammad Riaz was the star of the show for Minhaj, racking up unbeaten match-winning knocks of 59 and 47 along with a destructive five-wicket haul over the two matches. Wicket keeper batsman Alumdar Hussain also chipped in with very handy contributions of 41 and 36.

Unfortunately, Minhaj were unable to take their place at ECL20 after the postponement due to the Corona pandemic, but will be one of the favourites for success at the European Cricket Series Barcelona.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Alumdar Hussain

Played for Gracia CC as an opener in ECS Barcelona, improved as the tournament went on. May also don the wicket keeping gloves.

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Khizar Ali

Khizar Ali crashed 70 off 26 balls including eight sixes in his only innings for Pak Montcada at ECS Barcelona last time around. Will be one to watch in this format and may also chip in with vital wickets.

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Jafar Iqbal

A reliable batsman, already in good form in this year’s Catalan League.

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Top bats 2020 - Khizar Ali, Jafar Iqbal

Top bowlers 2020 - Dilsher Ahmed, Amar Shahzad

Top Allrounder 2020 - Khizar Ali

Top wicket keeper 2020 - Alumdar Hussain

All-time top run scorers - Mohammad Riaz

All-time top wicket taker - Sarfraz Ahmed

 

Tune into the live action from Barcelona from Monday to Friday from * 0830 CET * 0630 GMT * 1300 IST.