Six top Italian sides Baracca Prato, Bologna, Cricket Stars, Kings XI, Pianoro and Royal Parma feature over six days in 24 explosive T10 matches from beautiful Bologna. 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.
Founded in 1986 and boasting a great tradition of bringing through younger talent. With 12 titles, Bologna CC is the second most succesful Italian team at youth level, closely behind Roma Capannelle (13).
Bologna play their cricket over the longer format in Serie A, the top level of Italian cricket and won the Coppa Italia in successive years in 2003 and 2004.
A closely knit club, many learnt the game in Italy having come through the youth set up together. On ECS debut in November 2020, Bologna bagged a 50 percent record in six games, just missing out on the knockout stages. A young, developing team, often with six or seven players under the age of 23, Bologna enjoyed a relatively successful season in domestic cricket, but came up against the big guns in the knockout stages, losing out to Kings XI and Italian champions Brescia.
Captain: Khayer Abul
Wicketkeeper: Zain Iftikhar
Projected Top Four: Rahaman Bhuiyan, Vikas Kalyan, Malik Sarfaraz, Suresh Kolli
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Adnan, Revanth Pannala
Spin Options: Babar Ghafar
BOLOGNA Key Players:
Rahaman Bhuiyan, big hitting opening batsman, mustered 95 runs in the previous edition and performing well this time around as well.
Malik Sarfaraz, classy batsman, can score quick runs even with orthodox cricketing shots, leading run scorer for BOL in Nov 2020.
Suresh Kolli, all-rounder, plays aggressive cricket, leading wicket taker for BOL in Nov 2020, also scored 82 runs.
Muhammad Adnan, fearsome wicket-taking bowler, picked up six wickets from six games in the previous edition, scores quick runs down the order.
Tune into the live action from Bologna from Monday to Saturday from * 0900 CET * 0800 GMT * 1330 IST.