Five leading Italian sides, Royal Padova, Lonigo, Padova, Trentino Aquila and Venezia feature over six days in 24 scintillating T10 matches from wonderful Venice. 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.
A predominantly Sri Lankan club, founded in 2014, Royal Cricket Padova can call on limited experience in competitive cricket. However, RCP currently boasts a thriving youth section, trying to develop the next generation of cricketers. Royal Cricket Padova will be especially motivated in the derby matches against their local rivals Padova CC.
ROYAL CRICKET PADOVA (RCP)
Captain: Nishshanka Kumarasinghe
Wicketkeeper: Manoj Rodrigo
Projected Top Four: Manoj Rodrigo, Nishshanka Kumarasinghe, Sameera Fernando, Virantha Veerasinghe
Projected Opening Bowlers: Nishshanka Kumarasinghe, Dishan Fernando
Spin Options: Sajith Kumara, Tushara Sampath
ROYAL CRICKET PADOVA Key Players:
Manoj Rodrigo, played a high level in Sri Lanka and will be one to watch during the week in Venice.
Nishshanka Kumarasinghe, captain, all-rounder, technically sound batsman, loves to play the cover drive, and an equally good left arm swing bowler.
Sameera Fernando, all-rounder, top scorer for RCP with over 200 runs, including a brilliant 86* in the local derby. Bowls right arm fast, swings the ball both ways, picked up a stack of wickets.
Dishan Fernando, big hitter, very strong straight down the ground and on the leg side, swing bowler.
Virantha Veerasinghe, caught the eye with a powerful display on the opening day.