The War of Wooden Spoon
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League has hit a road block with weather abandoning three of the last five matches and the forecast for the next week does not look promising with rains expected. Finnish Pakistan CC and Greater Helsinki CC are currently reeling at the last two positions in the points table. Both teams will need to win this match to move ahead in the points table. The losing team of this match to will go one step closer to elimination and will face an uphill task in the second half o f the league phase.
Ali Waris (26 runs), Naveen Shahid (20 runs), and Ghulfam Nazir (20 runs) played little 20+ cameos to take their team to a score of 121 runs in 20 overs. Their batting unit has crossed the 150-run mark only once and won that match. They need to bat more sensibly to score more runs.
Hamza Mukhtar and Ali Waris caused an collapse from 49/0 to 67/4 in the match ith an impressive combined figures of 8-0-22-4 in the match. Naveen Shahid and Sohail Amin gave runs at over 10 RPO and were not able to control the run flow in the power play overs.
Naveen Shahid – Naveen is the only player to score 100+ run and 10 wickets in the tournament so far. He needs to convert his 20+ starts with the bat and control the run flow with the ball in hand more effectively for the team.
Hamza Mukhtar – Hamza Mukhtar bowled an amazing spell of 4-0-10-3. He brought his team back into the contest after giving away 50+ runs in the powerplay. He will need to continue his good showing with the ball in this match too.
Waseem Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, Nadeem Qureshi, Adil khan, Javed Jan, Bilal Khan, Kashif , Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, Subah Sadaqat, Raees Ahmed, Adil Qureshi
Finnish Pkistan CC scores read as 98/9, 111/8, 125/5, 130/10, & 92/10 in the tournament so far. Waseem Qureshi leads the batting with 112 runs in the five matches. Bilal Khan, Nadeem Qureshi, Mohammed Aqeel, and Raees Ahmed have made some crucial 20+ knocks but are very inconsistent with the bat.
Bowling has fared better when compared to batting but needs to improve a lot. Bilal Khan and Muhammed Tariq leads the attack with 8 & 7 wickets respectively. The likes of Javed Jan, Nadeem Qureshi and Kashif Shaukat must take more wickets with the ball in hand.
Waseem Qureshi – Waseem Qureshi has 112 runs to his name but scored 57 runs in single match. He has made very less contributions in the other matches sand needs to play more consistently at the top.
Bilal Khan – Bilal Khan is one of the important members of the team in both batting and bowling departments. He has scored 56 runs and taken 8 wickets in the season so far.
Waseem Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, Nadeem Qureshi, Adil khan, Jaree Junbah, Bilal Khan, Kashif , Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, Subah Sadaqat, Raees Ahmed, Adil Qureshi
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0.54 mm.||5.68 k/h||From: SW||73%|
|03h||14||0 mm.||4.6 k/h||From: SW||22%|
|06h||16||0.24 mm.||6.64 k/h||From: SW||24%|
|09h||18||0.47 mm.||8.53 k/h||From: SW||15%|
|12h||17||0.24 mm.||8.12 k/h||From: SW||12%|
|15h||17||0.23 mm.||7.63 k/h||From: SW||0%|
|18h||15||0.27 mm.||5.39 k/h||From: SW||12%|
|21h||13||0.14 mm.||5.24 k/h||From: SSW||0%|
Kerava has a predicted rain chances of 40% on the match day. The rains have been a frequent visitor in the last match and let us hope it won’t play spoilsport in this match.
Runs have dried up in the recent matches at this ground with teams scoring at less than 7 RPO. The overcast conditions and dampness in the pitch are making it hard for the batsmen to score runs freely. We can expect average score in the range of 120-140 runs in this match.
Teams will look to chase the target with rain threat looming and DLS equation coming into the scene. Any score of less than 130 runs will be chased down here.
Helsinki CC team has a consistent batting line up when compared to the Finnish Pakistan team with different players contributing the team. Both teams have a good bowling attack but lack the incisive or effective fourth and fifth bowling options. Greater Helsinki has a better overall team when compared to Finnish Pakistan CC and we expect them to win this contest.
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match