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 2016, Pakcelona are unsurprisingly, given the name, a predominately Pakistani side based in Barcelona. 2019 Winners of Copa Ciutat Barcelona T20 Div 2, Pakcelona should pack a serious punch over the shorter format and improve on their record of two wins in seven games in their ECS debut.
Regular captain: Raja Khaliq Ur Rehman
Regular WK : Shahid Iqbal
Possible top 4: Ishtiaq Nazir, Shahzad Khan, Shahid Iqbal, Waqas Shahzad
Opening bowlers: Shahzad Khan, Salim Haider
Spin options: Salim Haider, Raja Khaliq Ur Rehman
Remember Pakcelona were involved in an absolutely INSANE finish in their previous ECS appearance.
Captain, Raji Khaliq Ur Rehman, resumed his cricketing career in 2015 after almost 20 years out of the game and played a pivotal role in founding the club. A very fine off-spinner, able to give it a whack down the order.
Ramiz Mehmood, last season blasted 131 off 56 balls with 13 sixes against Fateh in a T20 game. Also played some nice cameos for Catalunya CC at the European Cricket Series Barcelona last year. Ramiz can hit sixes at will once he is in, but is only available for Pakcelona from mid-tournament onwards.
Shahzad Khan, will spearhead the attack and score at a quick rate up the order.
Ishtiaq Nazir – All-time leading run scorer, racking up almost 900 runs in 2019 with three centuries and five 50s, when also finishing as leading wicket taker with 24 wickets.
Khurram Javeed – wily medium pacer and will contribute vital runs in the middle order.