Empire CC looks to regain momentum ahead of the qualifiers
Empire CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League`s group phase comes to an end with every team playing their last match this week. Empire CC has sealed their place in the top-4 and they will finish in top-2 if they win this match. They can manage to end in top-2 even if they lose this match if Helsinki CC loses their last outing against SKK Stadin. Empire CC will look to win this match ahead of the qualifiers and return to winning ways. Finnish Pakistan is currently languishing at the bottom of the table. A win in this match will avoid wooden spoon to them and they would end the season on a high with a win.
Empire CC registered their lowest score of 76 last night. Five players in their team were dismissed for duck. Mahesh Tambe (193 runs), Shoaib Qureshi (184 runs), and Amjad Sher (167 runs) are their prolific batsmen this season so far.
Their bowling unit gave stubborn fight but ended up losing the match by 4 wickets. Amjad Sher was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-1-14-3 in the match. Mahesh Tambe (21 wickets), Amjad Sher (20 wickets), and Raaz Muhammed (19 wickets) occupy the top-3 spots in the wicket-takers chart of the tournament.
Mahesh Tambe – Mahesh Tambe leads the batting and bowling charts of the team with 193 runs and 21 wickets in the league so far. We can expect a good performance in this match too.
Amjad Sher – Amjad Sher has inspired the team with his spirited performances this season. He has runs tally of 167 runs and 20 wickets to his name till now.
Ravi Kumar, Jonathan Scamans, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Chandrasekar, JR Sathyanarayanan, Amjad Sher, K Bhatnagar, U Nandhini
Finnish Pakistan lost their previous match by 43 runs. Nadeem Qureshi top scored with 33 runs while 6 of their top-seven batsmen got starts with 15+ scores. But, they failed to capitalize on the starts and help their team win the match.
Their bowling unit was taken for 185 runs by the Vantaa CC batsmen. Nadeem Qureshi and Bilal Khan fared better with the ball giving runs at just 7 RPO while other bowlers gave runs at nearly 9 RPO. S Sarfraz and AB Rehman picked up 2 wickets each in the match.
Nadeem Qureshi – Nadeem had a good match with all-round performance of 33 runs and a decent spell of 4-0-27-0 in a high scoring contest. He will look to continue his good form with the bat and ball in this match too.
Bilal Khan – Bilal Khan is their top wicket-taker with 12 wickets at an economy rate of 6.8 RPO. He is also their second highest run-getter with 146 runs so far.
Aqib Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, M Aqeel, Bilal Khan, Kashif Saukhat, Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, AB Rehman, Raees Ahmed, S Sarfraz, A Siddique, Nadeem Qureshi
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||10||0 mm.||2.37 k/h||From: NNE||35%|
|03h||10||0 mm.||1.92 k/h||From: N||17%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||1.78 k/h||From: N||38%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||2.03 k/h||From: NNE||7%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||1.03 k/h||From: SW||53%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||3.86 k/h||From: SW||100%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||3 k/h||From: SW||94%|
|21h||15||0 mm.||2.26 k/h||From: W||100%|
Vantaa weather looks bright and sunny with just 10% chances of rain on the match day. We expect no weather interruptions in this match.
Tikkurila has a better balance between bat and ball but slightly inclined towards the bowlers. We saw 140+ scores being scored by both teams last night. We can expect scores in range of 140-160 runs in this match.
Batting first has better success ratio with 60-40 in their favor in this season so far. Chasing under pressure is a difficult task so far.
Empire CC has the strongest bowling unit of all teams with top-3 wicket-takers from their side. They also have batting line-up that has been consistent across matches. They will shrug off last match as a bad day at office and move ahead. Finnish Pakistan had a poor season this year and it reflects on their results. They will look to end this season with a big win over Empire CC. We expect Empire CC to win this match and regain momentum ahead of the knockouts.
Empire CC will win the match