Seven top Cypriot teams feature over 12 days in 46 much-anticipated T10 matches from Limassol. 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.
Cyprus Eagles, bolstered by some outside help, enjoyed a good run at European Cricket Series Cyprus last summer finishing runners-up - losing to Riyaan CC in a nailbiting finale.
This season, CES enjoyed a modest first tournament finishing fifth. CES started off well in the recent Encore tournament, but soon slipped to seven consecutive losses in the latter half, including the Bronze Final match.
Cyprus Eagles will be looking to fly higher this time around.
CYPRUS EAGLES (CES)
Captain: Manikanta Ranimekala
Wicketkeeper: Naseer Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Manikanta Ranimekala, Naseer Ahmed, Rajashekhar Poluri, Srinivas Angarekkala
Projected Opening Bowlers: Charan Nalluri, Rajashekhar Poluri
Spin Options: Srinivas Angarekkala, Manikanta Ranimekala
CYPRUS EAGLES Key Players:
Srinivas Angarekkala, right handed batter and right arm slow bowler, scored 173 runs in 13 innings in the Encore. Second highest wicket taker for CES picking up EIGHT wickets in 13 games.
Naseer Ahmed, the wicket keeper batter was the second highest scorer for CES in the Encore racking up 224 runs in 12 innings, including a blistering knock of 59* off 33 balls.
Rajashekhar Poluri, valuable all-rounder, highest wicket taker for CES in the Encore picking up NINE wickets and also mustered 135 runs.
Manikanta Ranimekala, captain, a handy all-rounder, racked up 161 runs and picked up SIX wickets in the Encore.