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.
Formed in 2019, Men in Blue (MIB) are a relatively new club, which caught the eye with some passionate displays during an action-packed debut at ECS Barcelona in October. Men in Blue are composed mostly of academic researchers, PHD students, IT professionals and engineers who come together regularly to enjoy a good game of cricket.
Captain: Sanjeev Tiwari
Wicketkeeper: Sanjeev Tiwari
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Shankar Kaligatla , Shubdeep Deb, Rinku Sihol, Karuppasamy Soundarapandian
Likely Opening Bowlers: Abhishek Borikar, Karuppasamy Soundarapandian
Spin Option(s): Atul Kesar, Harihar Sridhar
Talented all-rounder led the runscoring and wicket taking stats for his side at their ECS debut, impressing with a series of man of the match performances.
Abhishek Borikar: Opening bowler who caught the eye in the gripping Golden Ball win.
Prasanna Jathan: One of the power hitters in the team who models his playing style on a certain MS Dhoni. Will be looking to improve on his ECS debut with some bigger scores.
Naresh Kumar: Useful wicket taker who also contributes quick runs in the middle order.
Karuppasamy Soundarapandian: One of the leading all-rounders in the team, opens the bowling and bats in the top order. He is the club’s highest wicket taker and boasts a frugal economy rate.