DUBLIN UNIVERSITY

Sanil Gupta leads the students into battle this season, and he has a number of new faces under his tutelage in the new campaign.

"It's a really exciting time for Dublin University with a lot of new players joining the club this year," he told CricketEurope.

"The likes of Gavin Hoey, Sam Streek, David Cosgrave, Max Collins and Jack Atkinson have all joined and we are really excited to see what they can bring to the table.

Sanil Gupta after scoring a century to help Pembroke to the U15 Irish Cup in 2015

"It's probably the strongest team we have had in a few years, and we all can't wait to get started in our first game against Phoenix, hoping to get a win to start the season off well.

"We have some experience too in the form of Nic Pretorius and Max Neville, who played with Ireland Under 19s and Merrion, and I think both will have a major impact on our season."

Nigel Jones is once again Head Coach, and he's hoping to be available for their first game, which takes place on Monday at College Park against Phoenix.