Three Spanish regional champions along with ECL21 qualifiers Minhaj will feature in the FanCode Spanish Championship Weekend. The winner will earn the right to represent Spain at ECL22 in February and March next year.
Formed in 2003, Costa Del Sol are the winners of the Southern Region T20 League 2021. With about 75 senior and 25 junior active members in the club, CDS play their league and social cricket at the picturesque Cartama Oval. Surrounded by the amazing backdrop of the Malaga mountains, Cartama Oval was the host venue of the inaugural Dream11 European Cricket Championship.
Costa Del Sol have never played a T10 game before and must adapt quickly to the format. That said, CDS have prepared well for the tournament and are confident of ECL22 qualification. “We have one of the best teams in Spain, probably stronger than the National Side. So I think we have a 100 percent chance of qualifying,” saidEgan Dantis, a long serving player at Costa Del Sol CC.
Regular Captain: Richard Hatchman
Wicket Keeper: Andrew Cromb
Projected Top Order: Richard Lake, Avinash Pai, Sameer Nayak, Lee Rimmer
Projected opening bowlers: Paul Edgeller, Sameer Nayak
Spin options: Lorne Burns, Maanav Nayak, Ian Higgins
Richard Lake, hard hitting opener with plenty of power, always has one eye on the boundary marker and doesn't waste time with dots or singles. He is also a tidy medium pace bowler and generally keeps the scoring rate in check.
Avinash Pai, a strong batter with a knack of scoring big runs, is technically gifted and has an incredible eye for the ball with an array of shots in his armoury. Expect to see some smart, stylish batting during the weekend.
Lorne Burns, a creative batter,never shy of using a ramp or reverse sweep shot, a fine leg-spinner who can be damaging and often provides vital wickets when needed most.
Paul Edgeller, the big hitting fast bowling allrounder is a fine cricketer and is always up for a challenge. Expect fireworks if he gets into a groove.