FanCode ECS Croatia, 2021

Day 1 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Croatia – Matches 1 to 4 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

FanCode ECS Croatia provides an opportunity for five teams contesting 24 games over six days to establish the Champions. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 1 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Croatia on Monday 11 October.


Belgrade is a touring all-stars club consisting of the best players from the Serbian League and are confident of a good showing on debut.

Zagreb Sokol is one of the most successful clubs in Croatia winning numerous National Championships. ZAS will take part in ECL22 as Croatia’s champion club and will be eyeing this title to add to their already bulging trophy cabinet.

Formed in 2021, Split India Brodosplit consists of players that work at the Brodosplit shipyard in Split and play cricket frequently in their free time. It will be interesting to see how SIB perform on the big stage of European Cricket.

Formed in 2005, Sir Oliver Split has won several T20 Croatian League titles. SOS are boosted by a few Serbian internationals who will be keen to do well.

Formed in 1997, Ljubljana travel from Slovenia and is one of the oldest clubs in the former Yugoslavia. LJU represented Slovenia in the Austrian League for over 15 years and will be keen to perform well in front of a large global audience.


BEL Belgrade (0-0, NRR+0.000)

LJU Ljubljana (0-0, NRR+0.000)

SOS Sir Oliver Split (0-0, NRR+0.000)

SIB Split India Brodosplit (0-0, NRR+0.000)

ZAS Zagreb Sokol (0-0, NRR+0.000)




MATCH 1  (ECS21.748)


0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST


MATCH (ECS21.749)


0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST


ZAS Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

BEL Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 



Captain: Daniel Lazarides

Wicketkeeper: Mark Davies

Projected Top Four: Daniel Lazarides, Jai Thakur, Aman Maheshwari, Peter Armaan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Peter Armaan, MD Shaikat

Spin Options: Daniel Lazarides



Daniel Lazarides, star all-rounder, Premier League player in the UK, the opener will be looking to provide brisk starts for his side and will be crucial with the ball in the middle overs with his left arm spin.

Aman Maheshwari, tall right arm fast bowler and a fine hitter. 

Peter Armaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order. 

MD Shaikat, right arm fast bowler, will be opening the bowling for ZAS, can consistently clock 120 kmph  and deliver early wickets.


Captain: Robin Vitas

Wicketkeeper: Adrian Dunbar

Projected Top Four: Adrian Dunbar, Wintley Burton, Alex Dizija, Robin Vitas

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vukasin Zimonjic, Alister Gajic

Spin Options: Mark Pavlovic, Michael Dorgan, Slobodan Tosic


BELGRADE Key Players:

Adrian Dunbar, T20I world record-holder, hit a remarkable 104* to claim the record of highest score by a debutant in Serbia's first ever T20I match. The wicket-keeper batter will be eyeing for similar success in the ECS.

Vukasin Zimonjic, the 16-year old has already impressed on the international stage, having won the award for best young player at the Sofia T20I tournament earlier this year. The medium pacer returned figures of 4-5 including a HAT-TRICK in the Serbian league recently and is ready to take the ECS by storm!

Robin Vitas, Premier League winning captain in the UK, the tough right-handed opening batter will be keen to add another trophy to his cabinet by leading Belgrade to victory in Split.

Mark Pavlovic, tall right-arm offie, his greatest strength is his excellent economy in short-form cricket. The right hander is also capable of hitting big sixes.

Wintley Burton, star all-rounder from Antigua, can hit sixes effortlessly and is equally good with the ball with his medium pacers.


Belgrade is a touring all-stars club consisting of the best players from the Serbian League and are confident of a good showing on debut. Zagreb Sokol is one of the most successful clubs in Croatia winning numerous National Championships. Both sides will be keen to get off the mark quickly.


Match Prediction: These two sides may share the spoils with a win apiece.



MATCH 3  (ECS21.750)


1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST


MATCH 4  (ECS21.751)


1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST


SIB Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

SOS Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 



Captain: Vasu Pulibanti

Wicketkeeper: Pashe Sadagopan

Projected Top Four: Sellamuthu Ramaswamy, Mohan Karanam, Achari Sethunathan, Kuruvilla Abraham

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vasu Pulibanti, Kuruvilla Abraham

Spin Options: Frajeesh Vallupara



Vasu Pulibanti, captain and all-rounder, a talented middle-order batter who can give it a whack and can swing the new ball both ways.

Kuruvilla Abraham, one of the best all-rounders in the SOS side, will be taking the new cherry and bat in the middle order.

Achari Sethunathan, the right hander is a solid technical top order batter who will be looking to impress on the big stage of European Cricket.

Frajeesh Vallupara, a decent right handed batter and a talented leg-spinner. 


Captain: Nikola Davidovic

Wicketkeeper: Sam Houghton

Projected Top Four: Sam Houghton, Nikola Davidovic, Drazan Jakolis, MD Masum

Projected Opening Bowlers: Nikola Davidovic, Josip Jukic



Nikola Davidovic, star-allrounder, the captain will lead by example with both bat and ball. He is the all-time leading run scorer for SOS.

Sam Houghton, New Zealand born wicket keeper batter, is an experienced campaigner having played cricket for about 18 years, also represented NZ U15 indoor cricket team.

Rahman Ademi, the 17-year old fast bowler has decent pace and is accurate, has already played international cricket for Serbia and is one of the bowlers to look out for in the tournament.

Jovan Reb is one of the few players to have featured in all international matches for Serbia, troubles the batters with his movement and accuracy. The 20-year old is also nicknamed "Mr Sixit" for his lower-order fireworks with the bat.


Newly formed Split India Brodosplit and an experienced Sir Oliver Split side make their ECS debut. SOS have been one of the most successful clubs in the region and will be looking to make a fast start in this tournament.


Match Prediction: Sir Oliver Split (SOS) to win both games comprehensively.



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