FanCode ECS Italy, Rome provides an opportunity for 5 Roman teams to showcase their skills at the Roma Cricket Ground. All 24 games 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. Tune into the live action from 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST from the Roma Cricket Ground in Rome, Italy.

Day 1 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Italy Rome – Matches 1 to 4

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four fast-paced T10 matches on Day 1 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Italy, Rome on Monday 15 March.

 

European Cricket Series returns to Italy with six days of exciting cricket from the historic city of Rome, followed by events in Bologna, Venice, Milan and Brescia over the next four weeks. Rome sees five teams battling it out to be crowned Champions. Four out of five teams will start their campaigns on the opening day.

 

 

Teams

ASL  Asian Latina (0-0, NRR+0.000)

KEL  Kent Lanka (0-0, NRR+0.000)

RCC  Roma CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)

RBMS  Rome Bangla Morning Sun (0-0, NRR+0.000)

ROR  Royal Roma (0-0, NRR+0.000)

 

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MATCH 1  (ECS21.125)

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN (RBMS) v ROYAL ROMA (ROR)

0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST

 

RBMS Last Five Matches: W L L W L (Avg Score For 87, Avg Score Against 104) 

ROR Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 125) 

 

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN (RBMS)

Captain: Anik Ahmed

Wicketkeeper: Chandra Bhomic

Projected Top Four: Anik Ahmed, Sharif SM Raihan, Rajib Ahmed, Shoel Chowdhury

Projected Opening Bowlers: Hossain Adnan,Anik Ahmed

Spin Options: Sharif SM Raihan, Munsurul Amin, Abdul Kadir

 

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN Key Players:

Anik Ahmed, captain, hard hitting opening batsman, loves the pull shot, scored 84 runs at an SR of 200 and picked up 5 wickets at an economy of under eight in Sep 2020.

Rajib Ahmed, top order batsman, loves playing on-drives, very dangerous if he gets going.

Tinusha Shehanka, one of the leading run scorers for RBMS in the 2019 season, not afraid to take on short deliveries with powerful hook shots.

Sharif SM Raihan, all-rounder, top scorer for RBMS in 2019, plays some delightful cover drives and can roll his arm over if needed.



ROYAL ROMA (ROR)

Captain: Rajwinder Singh

Wicketkeeper: Bejawada Phanindra

Projected Top Four: Muneeb Niazi, Dharamvir Kumar, Vajrala Chandrasekhar, Rajwinder Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Umar Shahzad, Anil Kumar

Spin Options: Kulwinder Ram

 

ROYAL ROMA Key Players:

Muneeb Niazi, all-rounder, classic LHB, racked up 168 runs at a strike rate of 180 including 13 sixes in the previous edition, also picked up six wickets.

Hassan Mubashar, big hitter, top scorer for ROR with 184 runs at an SR of 219 including 22 HUGE sixes back in Nov 2020.

 

Anil Kumar, attacking fast bowler, swings the ball both ways, leading wicket taker (7) for ROR in Nov 2020 with a best of 3-18.

Vajrala Reddy, all-rounder, played for Roma Capannelle in Sep 2020 and was their top scorer with 116 runs in four games including 13 maximos.

 

Rome Bangla Morning Sun take on Royal Roma in the opening match of the series. The latter finished Runners-up in Nov 2020. With a win percentage of over 62 in ECS as opposed to 50 of RBMS, ROR will start favourites.

 

Match Prediction: The first match in Rome promises to be an exciting encounter with Royal Roma (ROR) favoured to get off a winning start.

 

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MATCH 2  (ECS21.126)

ROMA CC (RCC) v ASIAN LATINA (ASL)

0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST

 

RCC Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 107) 

ASL Last Five Matches: L L L W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 117) 

 

ROMA CC (RCC)

Captain: Prabath Ekneligoda

Wicketkeeper: Kaniska Weligamage

Projected Top Four: Dinidu Marage, Prabath Ekneligoda, Navodh Kalansuriya, Sujith Rillagodage

Projected Opening Bowlers: Prabath Ekneligoda, Indika Senn

Spin Options: Dinidu Marage, Pruthuvi Samarage, Ranil Omaththage, Crishan Kalugamage

 

ROMA CC Key Players:

Dinidu Marage, aggressive top order batsman, hammered 126 runs at a strike rate of 280 including a 22-ball 72 in the previous edition, bringing variety to the bowling department with his left arm leg breaks, scalped eight wickets.

Navodh Kalansuriya, big hitting RHB, leading run scorer for RCC in Sep 2020 with 159 runs at an SR of 227, also hit most sixes with 15 hits over the ropes.

Pruthuvi Samarage,  up and coming young player, quality batsman, bowls left arm leg spin, could be the find of the season.

Sujith Rillagodage, wicketkeeper, steady batsman, very reliable, loves playing with a straight bat, has adapted well to the T10 format.



ASIAN LATINA (ASL)

Captain: Amandeep Singh

Wicketkeeper: Gurmukh Singh

Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Hashmat Dhindsa

Projected Opening Bowlers: Charanjeet Singh, Gurmeet Singh

Spin Options: Lakhwinder Pal, Ranjodh Singh

 

ASIAN LATINA Key Players:

Amandeep Singh, captain, all-rounder, leading run scorer (129) and wicket taker (4) for ASL in Sep 2020.

Charanjeet Singh, top scorer for ASL in the 2019 season, did not perform to his potential in the previous ECS edition and will be looking to turn things around this time.

Hashmat Dhindsa, leading wicket taker for ASL in 2019, racking up 60 wickets, most economical ASL bowler in Sep 2020 picking up two wickets. 

 

Asian Latina were not at their best in the previous edition winning just one out of four games and will be looking to start the new campaign with a bang. Roma CC won the Shield Final to finish a worthy fifth. Both the teams will look to start on a positive note.

 

Match Prediction: Roma CC (RCC) to win convincingly.

 

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MATCH 3  (ECS21.127)

ASIAN LATINA (ASL) v ROYAL ROMA (ROR)

1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST

 

ASL Last Five Matches: L L L W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 117) 

ROR Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 125) 

 

ASIAN LATINA (ASL)

Captain: Amandeep Singh

Wicketkeeper: Gurmukh Singh

Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Hashmat Dhindsa

Projected Opening Bowlers: Charanjeet Singh, Gurmeet Singh

Spin Options: Lakhwinder Pal, Ranjodh Singh

 

ASIAN LATINA Key Players:

Amandeep Singh, captain, all-rounder, leading run scorer (129) and wicket taker (4) for ASL in Sep 2020.

Charanjeet Singh, top scorer for ASL in the 2019 season, did not perform to his potential in the previous ECS edition and will be looking to turn things around this time.

Hashmat Dhindsa, leading wicket taker for ASL in 2019, racking up 60 wickets, most economical ASL bowler in Sep 2020 picking up two wickets.



ROYAL ROMA (ROR)

Captain: Rajwinder Singh

Wicketkeeper: Bejawada Phanindra

Projected Top Four: Muneeb Niazi, Dharamvir Kumar, Vajrala Chandrasekhar, Rajwinder Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Umar Shahzad, Anil Kumar

Spin Options: Kulwinder Ram

 

ROYAL ROMA Key Players:

Muneeb Niazi, all-rounder, classic LHB, racked up 168 runs at a strike rate of 180 including 13 sixes in the previous edition, also picked up six wickets.

Hassan Mubashar, big hitter, top scorer for ROR with 184 runs at an SR of 219 including 22 HUGE sixes back in Nov 2020.

Anil Kumar, attacking fast bowler, swings the ball both ways, leading wicket taker (7) for ROR in Nov 2020 with a best of 3-18.

Vajrala Reddy, all-rounder, played for Roma Capannelle in Sep 2020 and was their top scorer with 116 runs in four games including 13 maximos.

 

Asian Latina play their second consecutive game and must be tired. If they lose the first one, they might end up losing two on the trot.

 

Match Prediction: Royal Roma (ROR) to end their day with a win.

 

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MATCH 4  (ECS21.128)

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN (RBMS) v ROMA CC (RCC)

1400 GMT | 1500 CET | 1930 IST

 

RBMS Last Five Matches: W L L W L (Avg Score For 87, Avg Score Against 104) 

RCC Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 107) 

 

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN (RBMS)

Captain: Anik Ahmed

Wicketkeeper: Chandra Bhomic

Projected Top Four: Anik Ahmed, Sharif SM Raihan, Rajib Ahmed, Shoel Chowdhury

Projected Opening Bowlers: Hossain Adnan,Anik Ahmed

Spin Options: Sharif SM Raihan, Munsurul Amin, Abdul Kadir

 

ROME BANGLA MORNING SUN Key Players:

Anik Ahmed, captain, hard hitting opening batsman, loves the pull shot, scored 84 runs at an SR of 200 and picked up 5 wickets at an economy of under eight in Sep 2020.

Rajib Ahmed, top order batsman, loves playing on-drives, could be dangerous if he gets going.

Tinusha Shehanka, one of the leading run scorers for RBMS in the 2019 season, not afraid to take on short deliveries with powerful hook shots.

Sharif SM Raihan, all-rounder, top scorer for RBMS in 2019, plays some delightful cover drives and can roll his arm over if needed.




ROMA CC (RCC)

Captain: Prabath Ekneligoda

Wicketkeeper: Kaniska Weligamage

Projected Top Four: Dinidu Marage, Prabath Ekneligoda, Navodh Kalansuriya, Sujith Rillagodage

Projected Opening Bowlers: Prabath Ekneligoda, Indika Senn

Spin Options: Dinidu Marage, Pruthuvi Samarage, Ranil Omaththage, Crishan Kalugamage

 

ROMA CC Key Players:

Dinidu Marage, aggressive top order batsman, hammered 126 runs at a strike rate of 280 including a 22-ball 72 in the previous edition, bringing variety to the bowling department with his left arm leg breaks, scalped eight wickets.

Navodh Kalansuriya, big hitting RHB, leading run scorer for RCC in Sep 2020 with 159 runs at an SR of 227, also hit most sixes with 15 hits over the ropes.

Pruthuvi Samarage,  up and coming young player, quality batsman, bowls left arm leg spin, could be the find of the season.

Sujith Rillagodage, wicketkeeper, steady batsman, very reliable, loves playing with a straight bat, has adapted well to the T10 format.

 

Roma CC had the better of Rome Bangla Morning Sun in their last meeting, winning by a massive margin in the Shield Final. While Roma CC would love a repeat performance, RBMS will be looking to avenge that heavy defeat.

 

Last time they met: RCC 166 def RBMS 111 (5 Sep 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: Roma CC (RCC) will continue to have the wood over RBMS.

 

Tune into the live action from Rome from Monday to Saturday from * 0830 CET * 0730 GMT * 1300 IST.