Can Greater Helsinki CC breach the Empire CC fortress?
Empire CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League has reached the final stages of the league phase with just 2 matches remaining for all the teams. Empire CC has qualified for the knockouts and will look to seal their place in the top 2 with a win in this match so that they get two chances to enter the finals. Greater Helsinki is reeling at the bottom of the points table with just 2 wins in their 12 matches. They will look to come up with a spirited performance in this match with nothing to lose. Empire CC will look to continue their winning momentum ahead of the knockouts and will look to test their bench strength and give much needed practice for them.
Empire CC chased down 103 runs against Table toppers SKK Stadin last match. Mahesh Tambe top scored with an unbeaten 46 runs off 39 balls in the tense chase. Mohammed Imran and Chandrasekar were the only other players to cross the 10-run mark last match. They will delighted after making a double over SKk Stadin in the league matches this season.
Mahesh Tambe led the bowling attack with 4 wickets in the match. Amjad Sher, M Imran and R Muhammed chipped in with vital wickets and had economy rate of less than 6 RPO to restrict the opposition to just 102 runs in 20 overs. They have bowled out the opposition for low scores in the last 2-3 matches.
Mahesh Tambe – Mahesh Tambe was the standout performer with 46 runs and bowling figures of 4/16 in the last match. He single-handedly won the match for his team and we expect him to continue his purple patch.
Amjad Sher – Amjad Sher came up with a good spell of 4-0-21-2 in the match and had a busy day in field with 4 catches and a run-out. We expect him to make a big impact in this match too.
Ravi Kumar, Jonathan Scamans, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Chandrasekar, JR Sathyanarayanan, Amjad Sher, K Bhatnagar, U Nandhini
Greater Helsinki chased down 145 runs in their last match against Vantaa CC. Abdullah Attique (19 runs) and Sohail Amin (29 runs) shared a 48-run partnership to lift their team from a precarious position of 84/6 to 132/7. Peter Garwhal scored 11 runs off 4 balls to seal the match in tense moments and earlier Skipper Hamza Mukhtar scored 22 runs with the bat at the top.
Skipper Hamza Mukhtar led the bowling attack with 3 wickets to produce wickets at regular intervals. Naveen Shahid and Muhameed Kashif chipped with a wicket each while Sohail Amin contributed with an economical spell.
Hamza Mukhtar – Hamza Mukhtar lead the team from front with both bat and ball with 22 runs and 3 wickets in the match. He will look to continue his form to help his team win against strong Empire CC.
Sohail Amin – Sohail Amin top scored with 29 runs off 21 balls to share a vital partnership in the end. He also bowled a decent spell of 4-0-21-0 with the ball in hand.
Muhammed Ziaur Rehman, Ali Waris, Gulfam Nazir, Hamza Mukhtar, Naveen Shahid, Kashif Muhammed, Kamran Waheed, Adnan Ahmad, Rizwan Ali, Abdullah Attique, Peter Garhwal
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||12||0 mm.||2.1 k/h||From: SW||50%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||2.68 k/h||From: SSW||86%|
|06h||17||0 mm.||3.15 k/h||From: SSW||96%|
|09h||20||0 mm.||3.68 k/h||From: SSW||98%|
|12h||21||0 mm.||3.15 k/h||From: S||99%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||3.38 k/h||From: S||100%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||2.47 k/h||From: SW||100%|
|21h||13||0 mm.||2.64 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
Kerava weather looks dark and gloomy with 70% chances of rain on the match day. The match starts early at around 2 PM must be positive sign but we expect rain to make it`s appearance in this match too.
Kerava pitch is getting a bit slower with runs drying up in the last 2-3 matches. We can expect runs in the range of 140-150 runs in this match.
Batting first has better success ratio with 65-35 in their favor in this season so far. Chasing under pressure is a difficult task in crucial matches.
Empire CC is one of the strongest teams of the tournament and has stayed at the top 2 position throughout the league phase. They have form, momentum, in-form players when compared to greater Helsinki CC at the moment. Greater Helsinki will be under no pressure and look to express them freely. We expect Empire CC to win this match and seal their position in top-2.
Empire CC will win the match