FanCode ECS Malta provides an opportunity for ten leading Maltese teams to showcase their skills on the magnificent island of Malta, contesting 48 games over 12 days. 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.
Formed in 2018, Mater Dei is the official cricket club of Mater Dei Hospital Malta and have been an integral part of the Malta cricket setup for the past four seasons.
Mater Dei are more than capable of upsetting any team on their day, but are prone to inconsistent performances. MTD are a well-balanced side who have not yet reached their full potential, boasting new players keen to perform on the grand European Cricket stage.
Captain: Sam Aquilina
Wicketkeeper: Sam Aquilina
Projected Top Four: Cornelius Younus, Azeem Sathi, Michael Nazir, Sam Aquilina
Projected Opening Bowlers: Lazar Sharooon, Faisal Naeem
Spin Options: Michael Nazir, Atif Sharazy
Michael Nazir - played eight times for Malta, very creative batsman who can easily clear the boundary. Will chip in with useful wickets with his spin.
Muthu Kumaran - made it happen for Mater Dei in their move back into contention.
Sam Aquilina, captain, wicket keeper batsman,can help stabilise or increase the run rate when required. Vice captain of the national side and approaching 50 international caps.
Cornelius Younus, left-handed opening batsman who likes to go after the bowlers from ball one. Expect quick runs if he gets going.
Shrijay Patel, new addition to the MTD side, has impressed with his intelligent batting and a very good fielder. Handy seam bowler who usually bowls stump to stump.
Azeem Sathi, key man as Mater Dei got off the mark in Malta on day four.