Our final event of another action-packed year, FanCode ECS Malta Encore provides an opportunity for ten leading Maltese teams to showcase their skills on the magnificent island of Malta, contesting 47 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.
American University of Malta won only one game on debut in 2020 to languish at the bottom of the standings, but the University side made a massive improvement in the summer with four wins, before losing to Overseas in the quarter-finals. AUM will fancy their chances of going all the way having boosted their squad with a couple of Malta Internationals - Bikram Arora and Varun Prasath.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM)
Captain: Jit Patel
Wicketkeeper: Darshit Patankar
Projected Top Four: Darshit Patankar, Bikram Arora, Varun Prasath, Abhishek Prajapati
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jit Patel, Varun Prasath
Spin Options: Zoheb Malek, Abhishek Kuntala, Darshnik Gohil
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA Key Players:
Zoheb Malek, the all-rounder ended as the leading wicket taker for AUM earlier in the year scalping EIGHT wickets in nine matches. He also racked up 102 runs.
Darshit Patankar, the wicket-keeper batsman mustered 224 runs in nine games at a strike rate of 166 including two unbeaten fifties. He ended up as the second highest run scorer in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021.
Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. He finished as the leading run scorer in the tournament, plundering 351 runs in 10 innings with 33 long sixes.
Bikram Arora, Malta national team captain, another Super Kings player, the right hander racked up 216 runs in nine games in the previous edition finishing as the third highest scorer in the tournament.