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.
3-time Italian champions Trentino Aquila are the most celebrated of the five clubs on display, winning the prized Serie A title over the 50 over format in back-to-back years in 2011 and 2012, with their last success coming in 2016. Trentino have also bagged a T20 title as well. A predominately Pakistani side, it will be interesting to see how TRA take to the T10 format.
Captain: Ali Saqib Arshad
Wicketkeeper: Mazhar Waheed Abbasi
Projected Top Four: Usman Arshad, Atif Saleem Raza, Muhammad Waqas Asghar, Muhammad Waseem Asghar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ali Saqib Arshad, Awais Asghar
Spin Options: Muhammad Waqas Asghar
TRENTINO AQUILA Key Players:
Awais Asghar, death over specialist, top wicket taker for TRA picking up eight wickets from eight games with a best return of 2-4.
Sadaqat Ali, scalped eight wickets, has good control over the ball, loves to bang in short at times to push the batsman on back foot.
Ali Saqib Arshad, captain, mustered 119 runs from at a strike rate of 213, bowls with good pace and bounce, can swing the ball both ways, and has picked up six wickets.
Awais Ashiq, caught the eye with two man-of-the match performances.
Atif Saleem Raza, all-rounder, caught the eye in Venice with a man of the match performance on the opening day.