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 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Italy Rome – Matches 5 to 8

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 2 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Italy, Rome on Tuesday 16 March.

 

European Cricket Series returns to Italy with six days of exciting cricket from the historic city of Rome. 2019 Italian double winners, Asian Latina lead the way after two victories, including a win via the Golden Ball. Roma and Rome Bangla Morning Sun have a win and a loss to show for their efforts, while Royal Roma will look to storm back into contention on Day 2.

 

 

Teams

ASL  Asian Latina (2-0, NRR+3.480)

RBMS  Rome Bangla Morning Sun (1-1, NRR+2.600)

RCC  Roma CC (1-1, NRR+0.050)

KEL  Kent Lanka (0-0, NRR+0.000)

ROR  Royal Roma (0-2, NRR-6.144)

 

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MATCH 5  (ECS21.129)

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

0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST

 

RBMS Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 101) 

ROR Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 138) 

 

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, bowls at a good pace, returned figures of 2-10 in the first game and scored a quickfire 30 off 9 balls in the second.

Rajib Ahmed, top order batsman, loves playing on-drives, very dangerous if he gets going, played a nice little cameo (15-ball 25) in the first game.

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, mustered 27 runs off 13 balls in the second game.

Sharif SM Raihan, all-rounder, plays some delightful cover drives and can roll his arm over if needed, scored a scintillating 113* off just 42 balls in the opening game.

 



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.

Arif Muhammad, played a lone hand in the first game scoring an unbeaten 29-ball 55.

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 started off with a bang with Sharif Raihan scoring the first century of the Italian season in the very first game. RBMS looked a strong outfit and will surely be confident going into this game, having already beaten Royal Roma comfortably in the opening match of the ECS.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.125 | RBMS 158 def ROR 105 (15 Mar 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Rome Bangla Morning Sun (RBMS) to win two in two against Royal Roma.

 

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MATCH 6  (ECS21.130)

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

0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST

 

RCC Last Five Matches: L L W L W (Avg Score For 132, Avg Score Against 126) 

RBMS Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 101) 

 

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 a 17-ball 52 to get RCC off to a flyer in pursuit of 158, missed out on consecutive fifties scoring 48 off 16 vs RBMS, also brings variety to the bowling department with his left arm leg breaks.

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.

Prabath Ekneligoda, captain, all-rounder, looked in great hitting form, mustered a brilliant 32-ball 75 to force a Golden Ball decider against ASL.

Pruthuvi Samarage,  up and coming young player, quality batsman, bowls left arm spin, returned figures of 3-20 vs RBMS, could be the find of the season.



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, bowls at a good pace, returned figures of 2-10 in the first game and scored a quickfire 30 off 9 balls in the second.

Rajib Ahmed, top order batsman, loves playing on-drives, very dangerous if he gets going, played a nice little cameo (15-ball 25) in the first game.

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, mustered 27 runs off 13 balls in the second game.

Sharif SM Raihan, all-rounder, plays some delightful cover drives and can roll his arm over if needed, scored a scintillating 113* off just 42 balls in the opening game.

 

Roma CC edged on the last ball in their encounter yesterday. Both teams look quite balanced, winning a game each. While RBMS would look to avenge the defeat, Roma would want to win comfortably to keep their NRR in check.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.128 | RCC 124 def RBMS 123 (15 Mar 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Roma (RCC) got off the mark with a narrow win against RBMS on the opening day, but this promises to be a more comfortable affair for RCC this time around.

 

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MATCH 7  (ECS21.131)

ASIAN LATINA (ASL) v ROYAL ROMA (ROR)

1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST

 

ASL Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 125) 

ROR Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 138) 

 

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, smashed a blistering 124* off just 37 balls including 13 HUGE maximos!

Charanjeet Singh, all-rounder,top scorer for ASL in the 2019 season, defended 14 runs in the last over against RCC to take the match into Golden Ball vs RCC, hammered a 23-ball 75 in the next game.

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



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.

Arif Muhammad, played a lone hand in the first game scoring an unbeaten 29-ball 55.

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.

 

After winning the Golden Ball, Asian Latina romped home against Royal Roma in the next game and look like the team to beat. While Royal Roma had a bad day with two losses in as many games, ROR will look to secure an elusive first win of the season.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.127 | ASL 91(5.4) def ROR 90 (15 Mar 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Asian Latina (ASL) look a strong outfit and should get the job done against a struggling ROR side.

 

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MATCH 8  (ECS21.132)

ROYAL ROMA (ROR) v ROMA CC (RCC)

1400 GMT | 1500 CET | 1930 IST

 

ROR Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 138) 

RCC Last Five Matches: L L W L W (Avg Score For 132, Avg Score Against 126) 

 

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.

Arif Muhammad, played a lone hand in the first game scoring an unbeaten 29-ball 55.

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.



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 a 17-ball 52 to get RCC off to a flyer in the chase of 158, missed out on consecutive fifties scoring 48 off 16 vs RBMS, brings variety to the bowling department with his left arm leg breaks.

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.

Prabath Ekneligoda, captain, all-rounder, looked in great hitting form, mustered 32-ball 75 to tie the game with ASL.

Pruthuvi Samarage,  up and coming young player, quality batsman, bowls left arm spin, returned figures of 3-20 vs RBMS, could be the find of the season.

 

Having lost both games on the first day and playing their third game today, Royal Roma might take another loss against a decent looking Roma side, who enjoy home advantage in this tournament.

 

Match Prediction: Roma CC (RCC) to get over the line in a close game.

 

 

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