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.
Kings XI, the team from the "Pianura Padana" were hotly fancied to do well at their ECS debut last summer but flattered to deceive with just a solitary win to show for their efforts. Kings will be a much better side for that experience and impressed during their magnificent run to the final of the T20 Championship and the Coppa Italia last year, succumbing to Italian treble winners Brescia in both.
Kings style seems well suited to the T10 format with good batting and bowling depth in their ranks.
Captain: Jaipal Singh
Wicketkeeper: Salman Ali
Projected Top Four: Vikas Kumar, Muhammad Awais, Simranjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Maqsood
Spin Options: Jaipal Singh, Nagra Jagjit
KINGS XI Key Players:
Simranjit Singh, leading batsman, top run scorer at their previous appearance, scored 33* off just 10 balls in the first game.
Vikas Kumar, big hitter, started well with a matchwinning all-round performance on the opening day.
Muhammad Awais, hard-hitting all-rounder who will also lead the attack.
Noman Ali, fast bowler, looked lethal with extra pace troubling the batsmen, swings the ball away from right handers.
Tune into the live action from Bologna from Monday to Saturday from * 0900 CET * 0800 GMT * 1330 IST.