Bengal Tigers need a win to stand a chance in qualification
Helsinki CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League enters into the penultimate match of the group phase with three teams still in contention for two qualification spots. Bengal Tigers CC and Helsinki CC are the two teams in contention with GYM Helsinki the third team. Helsinki CC is placed well ahead of the other two teams with an 8 point lead over the Bengal Tigers. Bengal tigers CC needs to win this match to stay in contention else they will be knocked out of the tournament. A win in this match will give Helsinki CC an opportunity to finish on top two depending on the other results.
Bengal Tigers were unlucky as rain interruption gave them a revised target of 50 runs in 5 overs. Tonmoy Saha hit 31 runs off 19 balls but fell short of the target by 4 runs. Their batting line-up is very inconsistent this season and no player features in the top 15 run scorers of the league.
Their bowlers leaked too many runs to give opposition 158 runs in their 20 overs. Jabed Kaiser and Muhammed Abul shared 5 wickets between themselves. Shahrukh Ali was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 3-0-16-1 in the match.
Tonmoy Saha – Tonmoy Saha put a spirited performance with the bat last match. He has 143 runs and 16 wickets in the league so far and is the team`s leading run scorer and wicket-taker.
Muhammed Abul – Muhammed Abulpicked up 3 wickets last match and will look to repeat the same in this match too. We can expect him to make a mark in this match with the ball in hand.
Mohammed Imrul Abedin, Habib Al Arman, Tonmoy Saha, Abu Hanif Khan, Amit Raj Bangshi, Jabed Kaisar, Md Belayet Khan, Mehran Murtaiz Amin, Muhammad Abul Hasnat, Osman Ibrahim, Shahrukh Ali
Helsinki CC chased the target successfully for the second time on a row. Adnan Qureshi set the tone of the chase with his 39 runs off 30 balls. ZN Kamal and AW Qureshi then built on the start to seal the chase with their vital 20+ cameos in the middle.
All the six bowlers used picked up wickets in the previous match. Adnan Syed, Amrik Bhatia and Ghulam Butt picked up 2 wickets each at an economy rate of less than 6 RPO. The other bowlers chipped in with wickets but were not very economical and their team gave 131 runs to the opposition in 20 overs.
Adnan Qureshi – Adnan Qureshi has been in good form with the bat in the recent matches. He has 267 runs at a strike rate of 130 this season. He also contributed with the ball scalping 5 wickets.
Ghulam Butt – Butt has 175 runs and 9 wickets in the league so far. He will have to play a big role if their team needs to play well in the coming matches.
Ghulam Abbas Butt, Khalid Rahman Mangal, Faheem Nellancheri , Aniketh Pushthay , Zakiullah Kamal , Adnan Syed , Abdul Ahad Qureshi , Akhil Arjunan , Sapan Mehta, Amrik Bhatia, Maneesh Chauhan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||14||0 mm.||2.6 k/h||From: NW||59%|
|03h||12||0 mm.||2.75 k/h||From: NW||83%|
|06h||16||0 mm.||2.8 k/h||From: WNW||64%|
|09h||20||0 mm.||2.77 k/h||From: W||0%|
|12h||21||0 mm.||4.23 k/h||From: WSW||9%|
|15h||20||0 mm.||4.49 k/h||From: SW||81%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||3.84 k/h||From: WSW||91%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||3.07 k/h||From: SW||100%|
Kerava have a good weather for this week with just 20% chances of rain on the match day. We expect rain to have no impact in this match.
Kerava pitch has a good balance between the bat and ball and with teams scoring 140+ runs in the recent matches. We can expect teams to score around 140-160 runs on this pitch.
Both teams will look to bat first and put the opposition on pressure while chasing the target. .
Helsinki CC has peaked at the right time and their batting is in red hot form recently putting big totals on board consistently. Bengal tigers CC have a weaker team in terms of batting and bowling when compared to Helsinki CC but has quality players who can perform well on their day. We expect Helsinki CC tow in this match owing to their recent form and momentum.
Helsinki CC will win the match