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.

Day 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Malta Encore - Matches 5 to 8 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 2 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Malta Encore on Tuesday 23 November.

 

Mater Dei enter the fray, while the other four teams all got off the mark on the opening day. The final ECS event of the year couldn’t have gotten off to a more thrilling start. 

 

Group A

SOC Southern Crusaders (1-1, NRR+1.000)

BBL Bugibba Blasters (1-1, NRR+0.371)

OVR Overseas (1-1, NRR-0.371)

MSW Msida Warriors (1-1, NRR-1.000)

MTD Mater Dei (0-0, NRR+0.000)

 

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MATCH 5  (ECS21.880)

MATER DEI (MTD) v MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW)

0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST

 

MATCH (ECS21.881)

MATER DEI (MTD) v MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW)

0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST

 

MTD Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 83) 

MSW Last Five Matches: NR NR L W L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 81) 

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MATER DEI (MTD)

Captain: Sam Aquilina

Wicketkeeper: Sam Aquilina

Projected Top Four: Cornelius Younus, Azeem Sathi, Muhammad Suleman, Michael Nazir

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rency Jacob, Edward Mahima

Spin Options: Michael Nazir, Atif Sharazy, Salman Khan

 

MATER DEI Key Players:

Cornelius Younus, left-handed opening batsman who likes to go after the bowlers from ball one. He was the second highest scorer for MTD with 112 runs from nine matches .

Azeem Sathi, a destructive right handed batter, and fierce medium pace bowler, top scorer for MTD in the previous edition racking up 125 runs. He also picked up SEVEN wickets.

Michael Nazir, former national team player, decent batsman who times the ball very well. A crafty off-spinner who can deceive batsmen with his change in pace. Racked up 94 runs in eight innings and has picked up FOUR wickets with the ball.

Salman Khan, experienced off-spinner, scalped SEVEN wickets from seven matches with a best return of 3-4.



MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW)

Captain: Shijil Joy

Wicketkeeper: Rockey Dianish

Projected Top Four: Sajith Sukumaran, Nandulal Sivan, Rockey Dianish, Divyesh Kumar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajith Sukumaran, Basil Joy

Spin Options: Ashwin Paul

 

MSIDA WARRIORS Key Players:

Divyesh Kumar, the right handed batter top scored for MSW on Monday racking up 34 runs in two games. He also picked up TWO wickets.

Joy Mathai, right arm medium pacer, joint top wicket taker for MSW on Monday picking up FOUR wickets including a player of the match performance of 3-11.

Shijil Joy, right arm pacer, the skipper can bowl tidy spells in the middle overs, he scalped FOUR wickets at ECS Malta 2020 with a best return of 3-14. Scalped FOUR wickets on Monday with a best return of 3-9.

 

Quarter Finalists at FanCode ECS Malta earlier this year, Mater Dei enter the fray against Msida Warriors. With all four teams getting off the mark on Monday, MTD will look to start off on a positive note too. 

 

Match Prediction: Msida Warriors and Mater Dei to share the spoils with a win apiece.

 

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MATCH 7 (ECS21.882)

OVERSEAS (OVR) v SOUTHERN CRUSADERS (SOC)

1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST

 

MATCH 8 (ECS21.883)

OVERSEAS (OVR) v SOUTHERN CRUSADERS (SOC)

1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST

 

OVR Last Five Matches: W W LW L (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 93) 

SOC Last Five Matches: W L L L W (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 90) 

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OVERSEAS (OVR)

Captain: Jurg Hirschi

Wicketkeeper: Frank Spiteri

Projected Top Four: Charl Kleine-Punte, Frank Spiteri, Sean Byrne, Ethan Xuereb

Projected Opening Bowlers: David Marks, Ethan Xuereb

Spin Options: Jurg Hirschi, Kivian Johnson

 

OVERSEAS Key Players:

Jurg Hirschi, right-arm leg-spinner, unorthodox but highly effective, leading wicket taker for OVR in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021 picking up 12 wickets in 11 games with a best return of 4-13.

Charl Kleine-Punte, left-hand opening batter, has the ability to bat through the innings. Also a left-arm medium pacer who can swing it and extracts plenty of bounce off the pitch, top scorer for OVR at FanCode ECS Malta 2021 mustering 177 runs in just seven games. Top scored on Monday mustering 87 runs in two games. He scored an unbeaten 58 and picked up a wicket to return player of the match in the first double header vs BBL. 

Frank Spiteri, all time leading run scorer for Malta, coming back to competitive cricket after an extended layoff due to injury and will be keen to perform.

Sean Byrne, the right handed batter scored 79 runs in two games including a 26-ball 60 vs BBL.



SOUTHERN CRUSADERS (SOC)

Captain: Zeshan Yousaf

Wicketkeeper: Cindu Shanmuganathan

Projected Top Four: Sumair Khan,Ezhaq Masih,Zeshan Yousaf, Muhammad Bilal

Projected Opening Bowlers: Bilal Khan, Zeshan Yousaf

Spin Options: Jojo Thomas, Suhrid Roy

 

SOUTHERN CRUSADERS Key Players:

Bilal Khan, is one of the fastest bowlers in Malta with the ability to move the ball both ways. Proved economical with the ball at ECS Malta earlier in the year conceding at just 4.70 rpo and getting FIVE prized wickets. He can also contribute with pinch hitting abilities. He was at his lethal best on Monday picking up THREE wickets in two games at an ER of just 1.50 including a POTM performance of 2-1 vs MSW.

Jojo Thomas, right arm finger spinner, finished leading wicket taker for SOC at FanCode ECS Malta scalping 12 wickets in nine games with a best return of 3-4. Scored 16 runs and picked up a wicket on Monday.

Zeshan Yousaf, all-rounder, big hitting opener, moves the ball both ways, contributed in every game in the previous edition scoring 99 runs and picking up FIVE wickets. He will be leading the side this time around. Didn’t contribute much with the bat on Monday but picked up THREE wickets in two games.

Lakshitha Senevirathana, the right arm medium pacer picked up eight wickets at FanCode ECS Malta earlier this year including his best ECS figures of 4-24 against Marsa.

 

Overseas and Southern Crusaders meet in the second double header of the day. Both sides got off the mark on Monday, but SOC sit atop the group with a far superior NRR. Last year, SOC also had the wood over OVR beating them twice at the European Cricket Series Malta 2020.

 

Last time they met: SOC 73 def OVR 72 (24 Nov 2020)

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Match Prediction: Both sides to walk home with a win apiece.

 

 

Tune into the live action from Malta from Monday to Saturday from * 0730 GMT 0830 CET * 1300 IST.