Marsa Sports Club
Pitch should be neutral with batsmen getting somewhat extra advantage. You can expect scores in the range of 150-170.
MAL Team Preview:
They are a weak team and are currently at 58th rank. They are continuously playing T10 so their team are playing cricket regularly.
Preview as per ECN.cricket website:
Captain: Bikram Arora
Wicketkeeper: Heinrich Gericke
Projected Top Four: Gopal Chaturvedi, Heinrich Gericke, Samuel Mangat Stanislaus, Varun Prasath Thamotharan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Washeem Abbas, Ashok Bishnoi
Spin Options: Amar Sharma, Bikram Arora, Samuel Mangat Stanislaus
Death Overs: Waseem Abbas and any 1 of Ashok Bishnoi/N Akhter
MALTA Key Players:
Heinrich Gericke, hugely-talented wicket-keeper batsman was the top run getter against Bulgaria in 2020, racking up 114 runs in two innings at a strike rate of 158.33 including a best score of 91. He was in good touch in the recently concluded FanCode ECS Malta, plundering 142 runs at a staggering SR of 245.
Varun Prasath Thamotharan has been in tremendous form of late. The left handed all-rounder was the deserved MVP in the recent FanCode ECS Malta, mustering 351 runs at a strike rate of 204 and picking up SIX wickets. He also amassed 558 runs in the T20 Malta Cricket League at an average of over 50, including back-to-back centuries.
Ashok Bishnoi will be making his international debut for Malta following an outstanding performance in the recently concluded FanCode ECS Malta. The right arm medium pacer was the leading wicket taker grabbing 20 wickets at an economy of under six runs an over including the second best performance in an inning.
Amar Sharma, bowls tidy off spin and handy middle order batsman. The all-rounder is also the vice-captain. Has a genuine knack of picking up cheap wickets. Picked up 13 wickets at FanCode ECS Malta 2021 and also was leading wicket taker in the T20 Malta Cricket League, picking up 18 wickets at an economy of just 6.14.
Samuel Mangat Stanislaus, MVP at European Cricket Series Malta last year, racking up 339 runs at an average of about 68 and SR of 182. The talented all-rounder also piled up 425 runs in theT20 Malta Cricket League. He is capable of playing the big shots and can be an anchor if needed.
Probable11 of Malta:
Gopal Chaturvedi: (Can be dropped)
Varun Prasath Thamotharam:
Stats and Analysis of the Players:
T20: 3 M, 2 I, 114 R, 57.0 A, 158.33 SR
T10: 8 M, 7 I, 142 R, 23.66 A
T20: 7 M, 5 I, 26 R, 5.20 A, 70.27 SR
Samuel Stanislaus(RHB, Top run scorer of the 2nd last season):
T20: 3 M, 2 I, 42 R, 42.0 A, 127.27 SR
T10: 9 M, 9 I, 146 R, 20.85 A + 2 O, 3 W
T10: 9 M, 9 I, 206 R, 34.33 A
T20: 5 M, 4 I, 101 R, 25.25 A, 134.66 SR
T10: 9 M, 8 I, 128 R, 21.33 A
T20: 7 M, 5 I, 105 R, 21.0 A, 134.61 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 1 W,
T10: 9 M, 18 O, 5 W
T20: 5 M, 3 I, 48 R, 16.0 A, 154.83 SR+ 2 I, 6 O, 1 W,
T10: 3 M, 1 I, 52 R
Varun Prasath Thamotharam(LHB+LAM):
T20: 2 M, 2 I, 29 R, 29.0 A, 161.11 SR+ 2 I, 8 O, 1 W, (was in tremendous form in the ECS T10 Malta)
T10: 11 M, 10 I, 351 R, 43.87 A + 15 O, 6 W
Ashok Bishnoi: Top wicket taker in the ECS T10 Malta
T10: 9 M, 16 O, 20 W
Bikram Arora(LHB+LS, Bowled very less in the ECS T10):
T20: 4 M, 4 I, 64 R, 16.0 A, 100.0 SR+ 4 I, 11 O, 1 W,
T10: 9 M, 9 I, 216 R, 36 A + 3 O, 2 W
T10: 5 M, 5 I, 61 R, 20.33 A + 11 M, 20 O, 7 W
T20: 3 M, 1 I, 20 R, 20.0 A, 125.0 SR+ 2 I, 8 O, 4 W,
T10: 11 M, 19 O, 13 W
T20: 3 M, 2 I, 8 O, 4 W,
T10: 4 M, 7 O, 3 W
T20: 4 M, 4 I, 9 O, 3 W,
T10: 11 M, 18 O, 13 W
T20: 5 M, 3 I, 33 R, 33.0 A, 275.0 SR+ 5 I, 16.3 O, 2 W,
T10: 9 M, 5 I, 35 R, 17.5 A + 18 O, 11 W
T20: 2 M, 2 I, 8 R, 4.0 A, 66.66 SR+ 2 I, 4 O, 1 W,
T20: 1 M, 1 I, 4 O, 1 W,
BEL Team Preview:
They are currently at 43rd rank. They have performed well in the last tournament where they had won all the matches.
Preview as per ECN.cricket website:
Captain: Shaheryar Butt
Wicketkeeper: Syed Jamil
Projected Top Four: Syed Jamil, Muhammad Muneeb, Mamoon Latif, Wahidullah Usmani
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashiqullah Said, Murid Ekrami
Spin Options: Nemish Mehta, Shaheryar Butt, Muhammad Muneeb
BELGIUM Key Players:
Shaheryar Butt, the Belgium captain has mustered 294 runs in seven matches and holds the international record of highest individual score batting at number six when he scored a blistering 125* off 50 balls vs Czech Republic in Aug 2020. He continued his impressive run in European Cricket Series Capelle racking up a total of 138 runs.
Wahidullah Usmani, the 32-year old batsman has scored 122 runs in four games with a best score of 72 against Czech Republic. He hit 12 fours in that innings which is the 12th most in a T20I innings.
Khalid Ahmadi, right arm fast bowler, he is quick and accurate, bowls deadly yorkers and is economical more often than not. Has picked up SIX international wickets in four matches at an economy of hust 4.93. The 26-year old also featured for United CC Girona at European Cricket Series Barcelona last year, picking up EIGHT wickets in five matches at an ER of 5.90.
Ashiqullah Said will lead the Belgium attack. The right-arm fast bowler has impressive numbers in international cricket picking up 11 wickets in seven matches at an economy rate of just 5.37 including a best return of 3-15.
Saber Zakhil, the all-rounder has racked up 160 runs and picked up SIX wickets in the international scene. Played for Beveren CC in European Cricket Series Belgium last summer making an impact against Mechelen Eagles picking up 3-8 and scoring 27 off 23 balls.
Probable11 of the team:
Full Stats of the Players:
Sherul Mehta(RHB): 1 M, 1 I, 14 R, 14.0 A, 87.50 SR
Syed Mussayab Jamil: 6 M, 6 I, 53 R, 8.83 A, 81.53 SR
Shaheryar Butt(RHB): 7 M, 7 I, 294 R, 73.50 A, 177.10 SR
Wahidullah Usmani(RHB+RAM): 4 M, 4 I, 122 R, 30.50 A, 110.90 SR
Raja Saqlain Ali: 2 M, 1 I, 2 R, 2.0 A, 33.33 SR+ 2 I, 7 O, 2 W,
Hakim Said: 2 M, 2 I, 13 R, 6.5 A,
Muhammad Muneeb(LHB+RAO): 4 M, 4 I, 12 R, 3.0 A, 57.14 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W,
Mamoon Latif(LHB): 7 M, 7 I, 86 R, 12.28 A, 88.65 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 1 W,
Saber Zakhil(RHB+RAF): 7 M, 7 I, 160 R, 26.66 A, 158.41 SR+ 7 I, 25 O, 6 W,
Khalid Ahmadi(RHB+RAM): 4 M, 3 I, 39 R, 39.0 A, 278.57 SR+ 4 I, 16 O, 6 W,
Sazzad Hosen(RHB+RAM): 4 M, 4 I, 73 R, 18.25 A, 98.64 SR+ 1 I, 2 I, 0 W,
Ashiqullah Said(RAF): 7 M, 7 I, 27 O, 11 W,
Murid Ekrami: 7 M, 4 I, 45 R, 15.0 A, 88.23 SR+ 7 I, 17 O, 3 W,
Nemish Mehta(LAO): 4 M, 4 I, 16 O, 5 W,