Empire CC look to reserve the spot in Qualifiers
Empire CC will win the match
Finnish premier league enters the ninth round of the league phase and every team has completed a minimum of eight matches in league phase now. Empire CC top the points table with 7 wins out of their 8 matches. They are just one win away from qualifying for the knockouts and will be eager to do the same with a win in this match. Helsinki CC are hanging in the second half of the points table and a win in this match will help them to break into the top 4. Helsinki CC need to win matches consistently to qualify for the knockouts at the end of the league phase.
Empire CC beat Bengal Tigers CC by 5 wickets in the last match. Shoaib Qureshi (27 runs) and Chandra Sekar (22 runs) build a 40-run partnership steer the team to chase. Amjad Sher and Ravi Kumar played little cameos to keep the scoreboard moving with vital runs.
Their bowling unit restricted the opposition to 102/8 in their 20 overs. All the bowlers had economy rate below 6 RPO. Amjad Sher and K Bhatnagar bowled superbly taking 3 wickets each in the match to derail the opposition batting line-up. Muhammed Imran and Abdul Ghaffar picked up one wicket each and gave runs at less than 5 RPO.
Amjad Sher – Amjad Sher has been in excellent form in the recent 3-4 matches with both bat and ball. He bowled a superb spell of 4-0-24-3 in the last match and came up with 14 runs off 8 balls to finish the chase in his team`s favor.
K Bhatnagar – Bhatnagar took 3 wickets with the ball an gave away just 18 runs in his 4 overs with a maiden. He has 7 wickets this season at an economy rate of just 5.2 RPO so far.
Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Yasir Ali, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Chandrasekar, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, K Bhatnagar
Helsinki CC after winning their first two matches failed to win any of their next six matches with two matches being washed out by rain. Khalid Rahman (127 runs), Ahmed Qureshi (98 runs), AnikethPusthay (87 runs), and Ghulam Abbas (72 runs) have scored runs with the bat in hand but are inconsistent across matches. Their batting unit failed to cross 120-run mark in their last two completed matches.
Their bowling unit has taken just a combined tally of just 10 wickets across 3 matches. Zakiullah Kamal leads the bowling attack with 8 wickets to his name. Ghulam Abbas, AnikethPusthay, and Ahmed Qureshi have controlled the run flow to less than 6 RPO but are not having enough wickets under their belt.
Ahmad Qureshi – AA Qureshi has 98 runs at a strike rate of 105 in the 5 innings he has batted so far. He has just 2 wickets with the ball but has an impressive economy rate of just 5.4 RPO.
Ankith Pusthay – Ankith Pusthay has 87 runs at strike rate of 95 and 3 wickets sat an economy of 5.8 RPO. His form has improved as the tournament progressed and we expect him to perform consistently in the coming matches.
Khalid Rahman Mangal, Zahidullah Kamal, Abdul Adnan Qureshi , Aniketh Pushthay , AW Qureshi , Zakiullah Kamal , Adnan Syed , Maneesh Chauhan, F Nellanchari, Sapan Mehta Ghulam Abbas Butt/Amrik Bhatia
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||9||0 mm.||2.18 k/h||From: NW||22%|
|03h||8||0 mm.||1.96 k/h||From: NW||9%|
|06h||13||0 mm.||2.11 k/h||From: W||3%|
|09h||18||0 mm.||3.82 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||3.44 k/h||From: WSW||35%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||3.28 k/h||From: WSW||79%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||2.7 k/h||From: W||46%|
|21h||11||0 mm.||2.66 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
Kerava is expected to have a much-improved weather next week with clear skies and good sunshine. We expect no weather interruptions in this match.
Kerava pitch may dry out in the sunshine and pitch might harden uip a little. Batsmen will find it little easier to score and we can see a surge in average scores in this week. We can expect average score around 130-150 runs.
Teams batting first has excellent win-loss record of almost 60-40 and the teams will look to bat first and put pressure on the opposition in the chase.
Empire CC is the top ranked team of the tournament with 7 wins out of their 8 matches. Their batting and bowling attacks look strong with different players contributing for the team. Helsinki CC lost their path after a promising start and will need to regroup soon to get back to their winning ways. We expect Empire CC tow in this contest.
Empire CC will win the match