The European Cricket Network live broadcasts the 2020 European Cricket Series Cyprus encounter between Amdocs and Punjab Lions.

PREVIEW: MATCH 1 – Amdocs v Punjab Lions – European Cricket Series Cyprus

Tune in to the live action Monday from 8am CEST * 7am UK * 6am GMT * 11:30pm IST from the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Cyprus.

Team Preview for Amdocs

Amdocs have not had good results in short-form cricket in recent times.  They have only had one win in their last seven T20 matches and face a tough initiation to T10 cricket in the European Cricket with a tough match up against a strong Punjab Lions side.

Captain: Hitesh Thadani

Main Wicketkeeper: Aritra Chakrabooty

Key Players:

Hitesh Thadani is a key player for Amdocs.  The skipper will open the batting and look to set a fast pace.  He is in good bowling form, picking up three wickets in his last appearance.

Swaroop Pattanaik will open with his captain.  He struck the ball nicely in their last T20 appearance, scoring 21 off only 9 balls.  He will hope to go on with it in this match.

Aritra Chakraborty fills in behind the stumps and fills the key number three batting position.  He needs to step up and take the responsibility to put a score on the board for Amdocs.

Vilok Sharma may be a useful option with his left arm orthodox spin.  It will be important for Thadani to turn to slow bowling options, and Sharma could disrupt the momentum if the Lions start to get away.

Team Preview for Punjab Lions

The Punjab Lions enter the series full of confidence, boasting an unbeaten record in four matches of the BAO Financial T20 Cup.  They will hope to take that form into their first appearance in the European Cricket Series.

Captain: Neeraj Kumar Tiwari

Main Wicketkeeper: Zeeshan Mehamood

Key Players:

Neeraj Kumar Tiwari is a reliable contributor for his team.  The captain will open the batting as well as bowling some spin in the middle overs.  His economy rate in T20 cricket this season of 4.00 is very impressive.

Kulwinder Singh is “THE PACKAGE”. He is made for T10 cricket, with six-hitting power and wicket-taking aggression with the ball.

Zeeshan Mehamood has an important job to do as wicketkeeper and is a talented number three batsman.

Mangala Gunasekara joins the Lions just in time for the series and will be a useful addition to an already strong lineup.

Mr Maximo’s tip: PUNJAB LIONS

Confidence is key, and the Punjab Lions come in full of it.  I think they will sweep aside Amdocs in the opening match of the European Cricket Series Cyprus.  Join us this week on the European Cricket Network for the fast-paced action!