FanCode ECS Malta Encore, 2021

Day 9 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Malta Encore - Matches 33 to 36 - 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 9 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Malta Encore on Wednesday 1 December.


The bottom two sides, RST and Gozo look to get off the mark while the top two fight to keep their unbeaten run intact.


Group B

AUM   American University of Malta (6-0, NRR+4.106)

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

MAR  Marsa (2-3-1, NRR+0.362)

GOZ  Gozo (0-4, NRR-3.223)

RST  Royal Strikers (0-4, NRR-5.594)


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MATCH 33  (ECS21.908)


0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST


MATCH 34 (ECS21.909)


0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST


RST Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 58, Avg Score Against 114) 

GOZ Last Five Matches: L  L L L L(Avg Score For 63, Avg Score Against 104) 

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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, right handed batter, has struggled to get going so far but will be keen to score some runs in the coming games.

Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, Top scorer for RST racking up 48 runs in four innings. Has also picked up a wicket.

Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up FIVE wickets in four games.


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:

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 FOUR wickets in four games.

Senthil Raj, the all-rounder, highest scorer for Gozo racking up 52 runs in three innings at an average of 52.

Rajan Sharma, right arm medium pacer, has picked up THREE wickets in four games.


Winless in four attempts so far, both Royal Strikers and Gozo will be yearning to experience the first taste of victory.


Match Prediction: Royal Strikers and Gozo to share the spoils with a win apiece.



MATCH 35 (ECS21.910)


1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST


MATCH 36 (ECS21.911)


1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST


AUK Last Five Matches: W NR W W W(Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 65) 

AUM Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 63) 

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Captain: Sujesh Appu

Wicketkeeper: Avinash Dileep

Projected Top Four: Samuel Stanislaus, Manoj Panicker, Basil George, Avinash Dileep 

Projected Opening Bowlers: Asif Sha, Justin Shaju

Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus



Basil George, star all-rounder, powerhouse of AUK with the bat, has the ability to smash all around the park. Has scored 42 runs in two games so far.

Samuel Stanislaus, Knight's Mr Dependable, has been the leading run scorer for AUK in both the previous ECS editions. He can also roll his arm when needed. Top scorer for AUK racking up 88 in three innings including a 30-ball 51* vs Gozo.

Sujesh Appu, AUK skipper, has bowled brilliantly so far sticking to tight line and lengths. He has conceded at just 4.50 rpo and has been rewarded with a couple of wickets.

Nithin Babu, right arm pacer, joint top wicket taker for AUK scalping THREE wickets at an economy rate of just 3.75.

Justin Shaju, another valuable all-rounder, can swing the ball around at a decent pace and score handy runs down the order. Joint leading wicket taker for AUK picking up THREE wickets.


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 SIX 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 109 runs in five innings.

Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Second highest scorer for AUM amassing 108 runs in five innings. He is also the top wicket taker for AUM scalping EIGHT wickets.

Darshnik Gohil, left arm off-spinner, second highest wicket taker for AUM scalping SIX wickets in four games including a player of the match effort of 4-7.


Table toppers American University of Malta and Atlas UTC Knights lock horns in the second double header of day 9. AUM and AUK remain the only unbeaten sides in the tournament - which is likely to change, unless rain intervenes. AUK holds the edge over AUM winning two of the four previous encounters with one match being abandoned. That said, AUM are in tremendous form this series winning six straight games and might prove too hot for the Knights.


Last time they met: ECS21.447 | AUK 107 def AUM 73 (16 Jun 2021)


Match Prediction: Both AUK and AUM to walk away with a win each.



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