FanCode ECS Spain, Barcelona provides an opportunity for 24 Catalonian teams to showcase their skills at the Montjuic Olympic Ground. All 124 games 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.
Founded in 2016, Hira CC Sabadell have talent mainly from India and Pakistan, playing cricket in their spare time with full-time jobs in the construction industry. Hira will hope to spring a surprise or two along the way against higher-ranked opposition, having enjoyed a tough introduction to ECS Barcelona, finishing bottom of the group with a solitary win in seven outings.
Captain - Shanawar Shahzad
WK - Sharnjit Singh
Probable top 4 batting - Shanawar Shahzad, Bakhtiar Khalid, Heera Laal, Anwar Ul Haq
Probable opening bowlers - Adnan Abbas, Anwar Ul Haq
Spin options - Shanawar Shahzad, Mehmood Akhtar
Bakhtiar Khalid - hard-hitting opener, capable of demolishing the bowling. Scored twice as many runs (157) as any of his teammates at their last ECS, Bakhtiar will set the standard for Hira Sabadell with the bat.
Shanawar Shahzad - Hira Sabadell’s main man, club president, captain and leading wicket taker on their ECS Barcelona debut last term.
Anwar Ul Haq (Mani) – the side’s premier all-rounder, leading wicket taker, capable of dispatching sixes seemingly at will. "Mani" took a hat-trick in the opening week of FanCode ECS Spain Barcelona.
Heera Laal, power hitter who can also take vital wickets.
Tune into the live action from Barcelona from Monday to Friday from * 0830 CET * 0730 GMT * 1300 IST.