European Cricket Network are excited to live broadcast the five match T20i Series between Belgium and Malta from July 8-10 on the beautiful island of Malta.
Malta are currently ranked 58th in the ICC Men's T20I team rankings, some 15 places behind the visitors from Belgium.
Malta recently witnessed the FanCode ECS Malta in collaboration with the European Cricket Network and the Malta Cricket Federation.
Captain: Bikram Arora
Wicketkeeper: Heinrich Gericke
Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Khan, Heinrich Gericke, Samuel Mangat Stanislaus, Varun Prasath Thamotharan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Bilal, Ashok Bishnoi
Spin Options: Amar Sharma, Bikram Arora, Samuel Mangat Stanislaus
Heinrich Gericke, the wicket-keeper batsman was the top run getter for in the series against Bulgaria in 2020 racking up 114 runs in two innings at a strike rate of 158.33 including a best score of 91. He was in good touch in the recently concluded ECS Malta, plundering 142 runs at a staggering SR of 245.
Varun Prasath Thamotharan has been in tremendous form of late. The left handed all-rounder was the MVP in the FanCode ECS Malta mustering 351 runs at a strike rate of 204 and picking up SIX wickets. He also amassed 558 runs in the T20 Malta Cricket League at an average of over 50 including back-to-back centuries.
Ashok Bishnoi will be making his debut for Malta following an outstanding performance in the recently concluded ECS Malta. The right arm medium pacer was the leading wicket taker grabbing 20 wickets at an economy of under six runs an over including the second best ECS figures ever of 6-3.
Amar Sharma, right-arm off break and right hand middle order batsman, the all-rounder is also the vice-captain. Has the knack of picking up wickets and is generally economical. Picked up 13 wickets at ECS Malta 2021 and was the leading wicket taker in the T20 Malta Cricket League picking up 18 wickets at an economy of just 6.14.
Samuel Mangat Stanislaus, MVP ECS Malta 2020, racked up 339 runs at an average of about 68 and SR of 182. The 40-year old all-rounder also piled up 425 runs in theT20 Malta Cricket League. He is capable of playing the big shots and can be an anchor if needed.
Niraj Khanna, right-handed middle-order batsman performed well at the FanCode ECS Malta and is carrying on his hot form this week.
The beautiful island of Malta recently witnessed the FanCode ECS Malta in collaboration with the European Cricket Network and the Malta Cricket Federation.
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