Singapore Emerging Stars to play their first match of the Singapore Club International T-20 Cricket Tournament against Sinhalese Sports Club today. Nepali cricketers Paras Khadka and Mahboob Alam are representing Singapore Emerging Stars.
Twice the winners of the tournament in 2009 and 2011, favorites Sinhalese Sports Club is jam packed with national and former international Sri Lankan cricketers, including the likes ofChamara Kapugedara, Dhammika Prasad, Sachithra Senanaike, Thilina Kandamby, Jeffrey Vandersay and Dasun Shanaka.
Match is schedulded for 9:30 AM Nepal Time.
Alongside Paras and Mahboob, Emerging Stars will field a couple of Indian players from the IPL, namely Shadab Jakati and Balachandra Akhil. Singapore national cricketers, including skipper Dharmichandra Mulewa will complete the team.
The tournament consists of 8 teams, divided into two groups. Emerging Stars will face challenges from Sinhanese Sports Club (Sri Lanka), Melbourne Cricket Club and Kowloon Cricket Club (Hong Kong) in Group ‘B’. Group ‘A’ constitutes of Sidney Cricket Club, Rowlin Natioanl Cricket Academy (South Africa), Madras Cricket Club (India) and the host team Singapore Cricket Club.
Emerging Stars will play both the remaining matches on 12th of August.
Sinhanese Sports Club Team List :
Sachithra Senanayaka (c), Chamara Kapugedara, Thilina Kandamby, Dhammika Prasad, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dasun Shanaka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Ramesh Mendis, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Adeesha Thilanchana, Dilan Jayalath, Sammu Ashan, Oshada Fernando, Akthab Cader, Akash Senaratna, Dilshan Abeysinghe.
Singapore Emerging Stars Team List :
Dharmichand Mulewa (c), Chaminda Ruwan, Mahboob Alam, Arjun Mutreja, Kshitij Shinde, Paras Khadka, Chetan Suryawanshi, Akhil Balachandra, Shadab Jakati, Pramodh Raja, Nishanth Chugh, Surendran Chandramohan, Md. Shapuran, Rakshan Rai, Ramesh Rajagopal, Adit Khanna.