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Empire Cricket Club vs Helsinki Gymkhana, free match prediction 01 Jul 2020

01 Jul 2020 | 20:30 | Kerava National Stadium
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Empire CC look to conquer GYM Helsinki Gymkhana

  • Empire CC has 16 points from 5 matches while GYM Helsinki Gymkhana has just 12 points from 5 matches so far.
  • Both teams won their last two matches on a trot.    
  • GYM Helsinki Gymkhana has scored 150+ runs in their last two matches.   

Empire CC will win the match

  • Tournament: Finnish Premier League
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Kerava National Stadium
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Finnish Premier League has been a great success this year with good viewership from the fans due to the pandemic. Empire CC takes on Gym Helsinki CC Gymkhana on the second match of the day. Both these teams are having a good season and are well placed in the top half of the points table. Empire CC will top the points table with a win in this match while GYM Helsinki can surge into the top 2 in the point’s tale if they manage to win. This match is expected to be a hard fought contest with two in-form teams taking on each other.

Teams Preview

Empire Cricket Club Preview

Empire CC won their last match comfortably by 6 wickets. Opener Vanraaj Padhaal (31 runs) and Amjad Sher (32 runs) shared a 72-run opening partnership to start off the chase. Their middle order crossed the line with a few hiccups losing 4 wickets with less than 20 runs required.

Amjad Sher and Raaz Mohammed took 3 wickets each to never opposition to settle down in the match. K Bhatnagr, M Tambe, and M Imran chipped with disciplined bowling efforts to not allow any easy runs in the middle overs.

Amjad Sher – Amjad Sher set the tone of the match with 2 wickets in his first over. He had 32 runs and 3 wickets in the last match to put on an all-round performance for the team.

Raaz Mohammed – Raaz has 10 wickets in this season at an economy rate of 5.5 RPO and is a joint highest wicket taker. He took a hat-trick in the last over of the match in their previous encounter.

Empire Cricket Club Predicted Playing XI:

Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Yasir Ali, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Zeerak Ijaz, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, Richard Savage

Helsinki Gymkhana Preview

GYM Helsinki scored 150+ runs in their last two matches after being bowled out for less than 120 runs in all their first three matches. Saif Ur Rahman scored fifty in his maiden appearance for the team. Ali Maqsood (25 runs) and Brar Simranjeet (26 runs) played good cameos to take their team to a good total of 150 runs.

Muhammed Guwas wrecked the top order of the opposition with 4 wickets for just 15 runs in his 4 overs. Faisal Shahzad and Javed Jan chipped in with 2 wickets each to bowl out the opposition for 134 runs. They gave away 19 extras in the last match which is a grey spot for the team.

Key Players:

Saif Ur Rehman – Saif made an impact in his first match with 54 runs off 51 balls with six boundaries to his name. He was also sharp in the field running out Amjad Ijaz with a direct hit early in the match.

Muhammed Ghuwas – Ghuwas picked up 4 off the top 6 batsmen wickets in the last match. His spell of 4-0-15-4 ended up being the difference between the two sides in a close encounter.

Helsinki Gymkhana Predicted Playing XI:

Shahid Irshad, Pankaj Saharan, Simaranjit Brar, Irfan Yousefzai, Faisal Shazad, Javed jan, Muhammed Guwas, Saif Ur Rehman, Ali Maqsood, Bilal Masud, Arshal Gondal

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 1.60 mm. 4.94 k/h From: SW 82%
03h 14 0.93 mm. 5.14 k/h From: SW 84%
06h 15 1.95 mm. 5.79 k/h From: SW 79%
09h 17 2.00 mm. 6.31 k/h From: SW 100%
12h 17 2.40 mm. 6.28 k/h From: SW 84%
15h 17 1.49 mm. 4.97 k/h From: WSW 87%
18h 16 0.26 mm. 3.61 k/h From: WSW 46%
21h 11 0 mm. 2.93 k/h From: WSW 0%

Weather Conditions

Kerava has a dark and cloudy weather with almost 60% chances of rain as per the weather forecast. We expect rain might some role with reduction of overs in the match.

Venue Details

Batsmen are getting used to the Kerava pitch and scoring more runs in the last few matches. We can expect teams to score around 140-150 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

Chasing teams have 65-35 success rate in the matches so we expect both captains to chase down the total.  A good score on board may bring DL equation in favor of team batting first in case of rain.

Winning Prediction

This match is going to be a cracking contest between two teams in good form, momentum, and wins on their side.   Empire CC has a slightly better bowling attack when compared to GYM Helsinki which might give them a slight edge in this contest. Empire CC has won matches from crunch situations this season which might give them psychological advantage. We expect Empire CC to win this contest.

Empire CC will win the match

Author: Dhinesh Kumar