Wounded Bengal Tigers look to attack the Empire?
Empire CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League has reached the half-way mark with each team facing each other one time. Now, every team will face off in the second round of matches with a lot in stake. Bengal Tigers CC will play against Empire CC in their first match of second round like the first round. The Tigers will look to avenge the empire for the defeat in their first match and a victory in this match will give them a chance to breach the top two in the points table. Empire CC is looking in great form and will look to continue their winning streak with a yet another win in this match.
The last two matches of Bengal Tigers CC were abandoned without a ball being bowled. Their batting line –up is good form with scores of 157/4, 126/5(Chasing), & 128/10 in the last three matches. The trio of Nurul Huda, Tonmoy Saha, & Muhammed Imrul has scored the bulk of the runs for the team so far.
Tonmoy Saha and Belayet Khan lead the bowling attack with their inspired bowling at the top. Nurul Huda, Shahed Alam, and Rony Sardar together complete the bowling attack to complete the main bowlers with wickets at regular intervals in middle overs.
Tonmoy Saha – Tonmoy Saha still leads the wickets column with 10 wickets at an economy rate of 5.75 RPO despite not playing two matches. He also has 97 runs at a strike rate of nearly 120.
Nurul Huda – Nurul Huda has 102 runs in the tournament so far at a strike rate of 102 with a high score of 30. He has also contributed with the ball claiming 4 wickets at a frugal economy of just 5.15 RPO.
Mohammed Imrul Abedin, Tushar Sarkar, Nurul Huda, Habib Al Arman, Mehran Amin, Tonmoy Saha, Belayet Khan, Rony Sarkar, Osman Ibrahim, Jabed Kaiser, Shahed Alam
Empire CC defeated Helsinki CC by 11 runs in their last match. Jonathan Scamans (46 runs) and Shoaib Qureshi (31 runs) build an important 64-run partnership to lead the team. The other batsmen did not contribute well and they ended with a modest 125 runs on board.
Their bowling unit brought out their A-game with everyone contributing to bowl out the opposition for 114 runs. Mahesh tambe picked up 3 wickets in the match. Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, and Shoaib Qureshi picked up two wickets each in the match.
Jonathan Scamans – Jonathan Scamans leads the batting charts with 198 runs at a strike arte of 95. He is very consistent with the bat but needs to pick a scoring rate a little to post high scores on board.
Shoaib Qureshi – Shoaib Qureshi had an all-round outing last night scoring 31 runs with the bat first and then coming back to bowl with figures of 4-0-25-2 in the match. He will look to continue his good showing in this match too.
Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Yasir Ali, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Zeerak Ijaz, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, Richard Savage
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||11||0 mm.||2.68 k/h||From: SW||64%|
|03h||12||0 mm.||2 k/h||From: SW||24%|
|06h||16||0.37 mm.||3.69 k/h||From: SSW||10%|
|09h||18||0.66 mm.||4.71 k/h||From: S||1%|
|12h||16||1.66 mm.||5.15 k/h||From: SSW||15%|
|15h||14||1.42 mm.||3.58 k/h||From: SSW||94%|
|18h||13||0 mm.||2.76 k/h||From: SSW||97%|
|21h||10||0 mm.||2.2 k/h||From: S||85%|
Kerava weather seemed to have fared better in the last 2 days allowing the match to happen but still the weather forecasters have predicted 50% chances of rain on the match day.
Teams have posted totals between 120-140 runs in the last two matches here. The balance is slightly in the favor of the bowlers and we cannot expect a high scores of around 170-180 in this damp conditions.
Batting first is the best option in this pitch as the dampness in the pitch causes it to slow down considerably in the second innings especially.
Both teams have a strong line-up with in-form players and are also in good form with back-to-back wins in their recent matches. There is very little things to separate the two teams but the lack of matches in last week may come to haunt Bengal Tigers CC in this match. We expect Empire CC to win this contest and do a double over the Bengal Tigers CC.
Empire CC will win the match