Five champion Italian sides, Royal Roma, Kings XI, Venezia, Fresh Tropical and Jinnah Brescia feature over six days in 24 high-octane T10 matches from the capital Rome. 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.
Despite making their competitive debut in this tournament, Fresh Tropical are strongly fancied to progress from Group B. Featuring a host of big-hitters and wicket taking bowlers, Fresh Topical's talents shoud be well-suited to the explosive T10 format.
A few players have moved from Cantù CC over the winter, but one famiilar face is Italian international bowler Zahid Cheema who played for Milan Kingsgrove at ECS Rome in November and at ECL19 for Janjua Brescia.
Fresh Tropical enjoyed a good run at FanCode ECS Italy Milan with a 6-3 win-loss record. It will be interesting to see how FT perform against the best sides in Italy.
FRESH TROPICAL (FT)
Captain: Muhammad Imran
Wicketkeeper: Zain Naqvi
Projected Top Four: Amir Sharif, Zain Naqvi, Mahash Javed, Muhammad Imran
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amir Sharif, Bilal Hamid
Spin Options: Sadam Hussain, Muhammad Imran
FRESH TROPICAL Key Players:
Muhammad Imran, captain, good top order batter, loves playing the on drive, finished top run scorer at FanCode ECS Italy Milan racking up 256 runs, including an unbeaten 97 off just 30 balls, also picked up FOUR wickets with his mysterious leg spin.
Amir Sharif, a solid all-rounder,aggressive opening batter and right arm pacer, was in tremendous form in ECC mustering 445 runs and picking up 17 wickets in 17 games.
Zahid Cheema, Italian internationalfast bowler, was outstanding with the ball in Milan jointly leading the wickets column for FT picking up EIGHT wickets from eight games.
Zain Naqvi, all-rounder, hard hitting opening batter with 149 runs to his name at FanCode ECS Italy Milan, scored about 78 percent of his runs in boundaries, joint leading wicket taker for FT picking up EIGHT wickets.