Malta squad fac­ing Luxembourg chal­lenge

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

This week­end the Malta Cricket team is fac­ing a stern chal­lenge from Luxembourg over three con­sec­u­tive days at the Marsa Sports Club.

The teams last met in the Euro­pean Di­vi­sion 2 Cham­pi­onships in 2012, when An­drew Naudi led the Malta team to a thrilling vic­tory, scor­ing 66 runs from only 27 balls.

Since then, both teams have tasted suc­cess com­pet­ing in the Euro­pean Cricket De­vel­op­ment League. Malta won the 2014 Pan Euro­pean T20 tour­na­ment in Hun­gary, whilst Luxembourg were vic­to­ri­ous in the 2015 Con­ti­nen­tal Cricket Cup in Ro­ma­nia.

The Malta team is look­ing to fur­ther strengthen their re­cent record, which stands at 13 wins from their last 16 in­ter­na­tion­als.

The events started yes­ter­day with a T20 in­ter­na­tional. The sec­ond match is a 30 over in­ter­na­tional which is to be played to­day at Marsa, start­ing at 1pm. The fi­nal event – a 45 over in­ter­na­tional – is sched­uled for to­mor­row, also at Marsa, start­ing at 11am.

Malta squad

Now­ell Khosla (cap­tain); Bikram Arora, An­drew Naudi, Frank Spi­teri, Ge­orge Agius, Mark Sacco, Ron­nie Sacco, Sam Aquilina, John Grima, David Marks, Paul Bradley, Sean Byrne, Zubair Mo­hammed, Su­mair Khan, Feroz Ahmed Ak­bar, Ni­raj Khanna, Sid­dharth Anand, Kalki Ku­mar.

Luxembourg tour­ing party

Tony White­man, Wil­liam Heath, Atif Ka­mal, Christo­pher Fry, James Barker, Joost Mees, Luka Dacic, Richard Neale, Suhail Sadiq, Ti­mothy Barker, Vikram Vijh, Wil­liam Cope.

The Malta squad

Luxembourg tour­ing party

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