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.
Royal Strikers are the only new team in a tough looking Group A with the rest of the teams all boasting previous ECS experience.
Royal Strikers were rebranded this season having previously competed in their debut season of Malta domestic cricket as Paola Boys CC.
Royal Strikers are inexperienced, but have already shown bags of potential playing some entertaining cricket.
Captain: Savio Thomas
Wicketkeeper: Sanish Mani
Projected Top 4 Batting Order: Sebin Thomas, Kushlesh Koppaka, Livin Varghese, Febin Poukose
Likely Opening Bowlers: Rubin James, Jaison Jerome
Spin Option(s): Sebin Thomas, Jithin Joy, Clinto Paul
Kushlesh Koppaka, keyman as RST finally got off the mark with a debut win in Malta.
Livin Varghese, RHB, top scorer for Royal Strikers in 2020 summer league in Malta, will also bowl some medium pacers in the middle overs.
Febin Poulose, hitman of Royal Strikers, can hit big sixes with ease. The right hand batsman will add a lot of value in the RST middle order with his power hitting.
Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, a new ball specialist who will open the bowling for RST. He will be hoping to provide early breakthroughs.
Sebin Thomas is a powerful hitter of the ball, loves taking on the new ball bowlers and will be key in providing brisk starts for his team.