Empire CC looks to add on the misery of the Vantaa CC!
Empire CC to win the match!
Finnish Premier League is entering the crucial middle phase of tournament where every team will look to win matches and surge ahead in the points table. Empire CC and Vantaa CC face off each other in the last match of the third round. Empire CC has been phenomenal this year winning both their matches played so far while Vantaa Cc is struggling to get their first points on board. Empire CC will look to continue their momentum and continue their winning streak against the scratchy Vantaa CC in this match.
Empire CC team made 148 runs last match against Greater Helsinki CC. Vanraj Padhaal scored 55 runs and shared two 50+ partnerships with Jonathan Scamans (21 runs) and Shoiab Qureshi (39 runs) to lead the batting department. Empire CC must look to be a little more aggressive at the start of this match.
Their bowling held the nerve in crunch situations to end two thrilling contests in their favor. Abdul Ghafar and Raaz Mohammed bowled superbly with identical figures of 4-0-19-2 in the match. K Bhatnagar chipped with a spell of 4-0-22-1 in the middle overs to apply the chokehold.
Jonathan Scamans – Jonathan Scamans have shared 50+ partnerships in both the matches to build vital partnerships for the team. He has scores of 38 & 21 in the two matches so far.
Abdul Ghafar – Abdul Ghafar has 3 wickets at an economy rate of 4.8 RPO in the series so far. The off-spinner will look continue his good work in the middle overs and never allow the batsmen to build partnerships.
Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Yasir Ali, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Zeerak Ijaz, Shoaib Qureshi, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Richard Savage
Vantaa CC failed miserably in chasing a paltry target of 112 runs against Finnish Pakistan CC. Kim Tavierner (15 runs) and Mathura Milan (21 runs) started off on a good note with 40 run opening partnership. The rest of the batting line-up fell like nine-pins to collapse from 40/0 to 86/10.
Their bowling unit was right on the money from the start with bowlers Nalanka Hangamuwe, Nipuna Patabendi, and Lahiru Hikkaduwa taking 2 wickets each. Sanjeewa Pethahandi and Dileep Hethumuni chipped in with a wicket each and bowled economically to strangle the opposition for just 111 runs.
Mathura Milan– Mathura Milan is the only player to score 20+ runs in the Vantaa team. He has scores of 21 & 22 in the two matches and will need to convert his starts to help his team post a good score on board.
Nalanka Hangamuwe – He dismissed both the openers inside the power play to give their team an upper hand in the last match. He has taken all is 3 wickets inside the powerplay at an economy rate of 6.7 RPO.
Nalanka Hangamuwe, Nipuna Patabendi, Lahiru Hikkaduwa, Sanjeewa Pethahandi, Dileep Hethumuni, Kim Tavierner, Manoj Mahamada, Ravi Sanjeewa, Chanaka Jayasinghe, Ranuka Shiran, RS Kanigala
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||11||0 mm.||2.26 k/h||From: ENE||9%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||2.56 k/h||From: ENE||2%|
|06h||18||0 mm.||3.33 k/h||From: E||0%|
|09h||21||0 mm.||4.11 k/h||From: E||0%|
|12h||22||0 mm.||4.11 k/h||From: E||0%|
|15h||22||0 mm.||3.37 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|18h||20||0 mm.||1.92 k/h||From: E||2%|
|21h||16||0 mm.||1.86 k/h||From: NE||24%|
Kerava is expected to have a partly cloudy weather with just 10% chances of rain on the match day. We expect to get full quota of 40 overs with no weather interruptions.
Kerava pitch is beginning to flat out and batsmen are finding their feet. We have seen a surge in scores in the last two matches with teams batting first scoring around 160 runs. The pitch may slow down as the match progresses.
Teams batting first have won all the matches barring the only rain-affected chase. Both captains will look to bat first as chasing becomes a bit difficult on this track.
Empire CC has a very good team with both batting and bowling units performing well in unison. Vantaa CC has a good bowling attack capable of bowling out any opposition but their batting order is struggling to chasse even a moderate score so far. We predict Empire CC to win this batting contest owing to their better batting form, momentum, and confidence with a couple of wins so far.
Empire CC to win the match!