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.
Marsa will be looking to repeat their strong showing from last season. After bagging only four wins in the group stages from ten games, Marsa marched to victory in 2020 following two strong knockout showings at absolutely the right time. Ironically, Marsa finished top of the group standings (6-2) earlier this year but lost in a massive shock in the quarter-final to debutants Swieqi United.
Captain: Haroon Mughal
Wicketkeeper: John Grima
Projected Top Four: Fanyan Mughal, Zeeshan Khan, Niraj Khanna, Gurjeet Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Fazil Khan, Waseem Abbas
Spin Options: Sidharth Anand
MARSA Key Players:
Nowell Khosla, a handy all-rounder, is a natural strokemaker with the bat and a quality spin bowler. He picked up SEVEN wickets and scored 120 runs in the previous edition.
Zeeshan Khan, one of the top players for Marsa, is fearless and loves to take on the new ball bowlers, was top run scorer for Marsa in the previous edition with 206 runs from nine matches with 15 LONG maximos.
Niraj Khanna, right-handed batsman, second highest scorer for MAR racking up 176 runs in eight innings including a crafty half century and was named man of the match for this effort.
Waseem Abbas, national team opening bowler, gets good movement off the seam, his height helps extract good bounce off the pitch that troubles batsmen. Top wicket taker for Marsa at FanCode ECS Malta 2021 with 11 scalps from nine matches, can also give it a whack with bat in hand.