FanCode ECS Malta Encore, 2021

Day 8 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Malta Encore - Matches 29 to 32 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

Our final event of another action-packed year, FanCode ECS Malta Encore provides an opportunity for ten leading Maltese teams to showcase their skills on the magnificent island of Malta, contesting 47 games over 12 days. 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 8 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Malta Encore on Tuesday 30 November.


The second week of action continues with two winless sides, Marsa and Royal Strikers, keen to experience the sweet taste of victory, while unbeaten AUM take on Gozo.


Group B

AUM   American University of Malta (4-0, NRR+4.980)

AUK  Atlas UTC Knights (3-0-1, NRR+3.043)

MAR  Marsa (0-3-1, NRR-2.014)

GOZ  Gozo (0-2, NRR-4.231)

RST  Royal Strikers (0-2, NRR-6.700)


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MATCH 29  (ECS21.904)


0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST


MATCH 30 (ECS21.905)


0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST


RST Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 55, Avg Score Against 97) 

MAR Last Five Matches: L NR L L L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 94) 

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Captain: Savio Thomas

Wicketkeeper: Manuel Jobi

Projected Top Four: Rejit Abraham, Livin Varghese, Kushlesh Koppaka, Manuel Jobi

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rubin James, Jaison Jerome

Spin Options: Ashwin Raju, Jaimon Johnson



Livin Varghese, RHB, top scorer for Royal Strikers in the previous edition racking up 117 runs in eight games.

Savio Thomas, captain, second highest scorer for RST in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021 scoring 75 runs from eight matches. 

Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, top wicket taker for RST last edition picking up FIVE wickets with a best return of 3-3. He will also look to contribute with the bat up the order. Top scored for RST on Saturday racking up 31 runs in two innings.

Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up THREE wickets in two games on Saturday.


Captain: Haroon Mughal

Wicketkeeper: John Grima

Projected Top Four: Fanyan Mughal, Zeeshan Khan, Niraj Khanna, Gurjeet Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Fazil Khan, Waseem Abbas

Spin Options: Sidharth Anand


MARSA Key Players:

Nowell Khosla, a handy all-rounder, is a natural strokemaker with the bat and a quality spin bowler. Has scored 31 runs in three innings so far.

Zeeshan Khan, one of the top players for Marsa, is fearless and loves to take on the new ball bowlers. Hasn’t looked at his best yet but will be keen to turn things around.

Niraj Khanna, right-handed batter, highest scorer for MAR racking up 35 runs in three innings.

Waseem Abbas, national team opening bowler, gets good movement off the seam, his height helps extract good bounce off the pitch that troubles batters. Has picked up a couple of wickets in three games.


Both Marsa and Royal Strikers are winless in the competition so far and will be yearning to get off the mark. MAR will be confident going into this double header having beaten RST twice in two games in the previous edition.


Last time they met: ECS21.445 | MAR 114(9.4) def RST 109 (16 Jun 2021)


Match Prediction: Marsa (MAR) to do a double over RST.



MATCH 31 (ECS21.906)


1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST


MATCH 32 (ECS21.907)


1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST


GOZ Last Five Matches: LL L L L(Avg Score For 63, Avg Score Against 106) 

AUM Last Five Matches: L W W W W(Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 68) 

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Captain: Jerin Jacob

Wicketkeeper: Senthil Raj

Projected Top Four: Joshby Job, Indika Perera, Milton Devasia, Aji Wilson

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rishal Simon, Rafeeque Mohammed

Spin Options: Milton Devasia, Ajeesh Antony


GOZO Key Players:

Milton Devasia, all-rounder, top scorer for Gozo in the previous edition scoring 98 runs in eight matches. He is also a decent spinner capable of deceiving batsmen, picked up FOUR wickets.

Sandeep Sasikumar, the right arm fast bowler was the most impressive GOZ bowler in June earlier this year. First Gozo player to win a man of the match award on the grand stage of European Cricket. Top wicket taker for Gozo scalping THREE wickets in two games on Monday.

Senthil Raj, the all-rounder, second highest scorer for Gozo back in June earlier this year racking up 90 runs in six games and picked up THREE wickets as well.


Captain: Jit Patel

Wicketkeeper: Darshit Patankar

Projected Top Four: Darshit Patankar, Abhishek Prajapati, Jassi Singh, Saneesh Kumar 

Projected Opening Bowlers: Jit Patel, Shubh Patel

Spin Options: Zoheb Malek, Abhishek Kuntala, Darshnik Gohil



Zoheb Malek, a valuable all-rounder, took AUM to a thrilling victory over MAR scoring a crucial 18 off 10 balls. He has scalped FOUR wickets as well including best figures of 2-1 vs RST on Saturday.

Darshit Patankar, the wicket-keeper batter is the top scorer for AUM so far racking up 102 runs in four games.

Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Has picked up SEVEN wickets and has scored 35 runs in three innings.

Darshnik Gohil, left arm off-spinner, top wicket taker for AUM on Saturday scalping FIVE wickets in two games including a player of the match effort of 4-7.


Unbeaten American University of Malta take on Gozo in the second double header of the day. AUM will be looking to extend their winning streak to six while GOZ will eye an unlikely victory.


Match Prediction: American University of Malta (AUM) to win both games with plenty to spare.



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