Greater Helsinki CC start their campaign against KK Stadin Kerava
KK Stadin Kerava will win the match
Finnish Premier League has a huge fan following this season due to the lack of competitive cricket matches. KK Stadin Kerava faces off against the Greater Helsinki CC in the second match of the day. Greater Helsinki CC has been promoted from Division 1 to the premier league this season. KK Stadin Kerava started their campaign on a high with a win in the first match. They will look to win this match against newbie’s Grater Helsinki to further strengthen their position in the points table. Greater Helsinki will look to put on a good show in their opening league match to set the tone of their campaign.
Muhammed Ziaur Rehman and Abdullah Attique lead the team from the front in the batting department and featured in the top-3 run-scorers of the season. Shahzad Shabbir, Gulfam Nazir, and Naveen Shahid played some vital cameos to help their team win the title last year.
Kashif Muhammed, Sohail Amin, and Off-spinner Ali Waris form the core of the bowling attack for the team. All-rounders Ziaur Rehman and Naveen Shahid will bowl the 4th and 5th bowler`s quota of overs for the team. They have pace heavy bowling line-up with a lone spinner.
Muhd Ziaur Rehman – He topped the batting chart of the tournament with 277 runs at a strike rate of 120. He also bowled well and had 9 scalps to his name to put on an all-round performance in the season.
Kashif Muhammed – Kashif finished the season as the highest wicket-taker with 20 wickets in 11 matches at an economy less than 6 RPO. He was not challenged in the table with the second-best taking just 14 wickets.
Muhammed Ziaur Rehman, Abdullah Attique, Shahzad Shabbir, Gulfam Nazir, Naveen Shahid, Kashif Muhammed, Sohail Amin, Ali Waris, Z Shehzad, Aa Ahmad, Kamran Waheed
KK Stadin Kerava team succumbed to 29/3 in 5 overs early in the match. Atif Rashed rescued them from the slump with a timely knock of 41 runs in the middle order. Peter Gallagher & Yamunathan Vijayarathnam scored vital 20+ cameos to help the team post a moderate score of 129 runs on board.
Their bowling unit never allowed the opposition to settle with Waqas Raja and Vijayarathnam sharing 5 wickets between them. Qais Siddique and Nirav Shah chipped with a wicket each and kept the run rate under control to provide to good support act to bowl out the opposition for just 104 runs.
Atif Rasheed– Rasheed led the comeback after their top-3 was dismissed for single-digit scores. He scored 41 runs off 29 balls with 5 boundaries and a six. He shared a good partnership with Jake Goodwin in the middle (41 runs).
Y Vijayarathnam – He bowled a superb spell of 3.5-0-13-2 in the match to derail the chase. His economical spell at the top caused the batsmen to play risky shots. He also contributed with vital 19-ball 21 lower down the order to finish the match on a high.
Mira Zeeshan Baig, Abdul Qadir, Atif Rasheed, Peter Gallagher , Yamunathan Vijayarathnam, Qais Siddique, Nirav Shah, Waqas Raja, Nathan Collins, Jake Goodwin, Manoj,
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||13||0 mm.||3.82 k/h||From: ESE||35%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||5.78 k/h||From: ESE||84%|
|06h||11||4.86 mm.||6.68 k/h||From: SE||94%|
|09h||13||1.40 mm.||3.79 k/h||From: S||99%|
|12h||15||1.19 mm.||6.14 k/h||From: S||99%|
|15h||14||1.32 mm.||7.03 k/h||From: SSW||59%|
|18h||12||0 mm.||6.24 k/h||From: SSW||30%|
|21h||11||0 mm.||6.75 k/h||From: SSW||0%|
Rain is expected as per the weather forecast and we expect it doesn’t play a huge role in the match. Let us keep our fingers crossed and hope we can get the full quota of overs.
Kerava pitch is hugely in favor of bowlers and no batsman is yet to make a fifty after three matches and the highest score so far is 145 runs. We expect the pitch to continue the same way with the average score in the range of 130-140 runs.
Teams have defended scores in the range of 110-120 runs in this pitch as chasing becomes tougher due to the nature of the pitch in second innings.
KK Stadin Kerava squeezed through to win their opening match by 25 runs. They will be a tough team to beat if their top-order clicks and puts a big score on board. Greater Helsinki will be high on confidence after winning the Division1 and will look to showcase their talents at the top level here. We expect KK Stadin Kerava to win this match.
KK Stadin Kerava will win the match