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.
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 made a solid debut in the summer, but will have to improve on a 4-4 record, losing to the Knights in the quarter-finals.
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. He racked up 31 runs in two games on Tuesday.
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. Looked good on Tuesday scoring 35 runs at a SR of 194 and also picked up a couple of 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. Scored 35 runs in two games on Tuesday.
Salman Khan, experienced off-spinner, scalped SEVEN wickets from seven matches with a best return of 3-4.