Greater Helsinki face Vantaa CC in a dead rubber
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match
The Finnish premier League is nearing the business end of the tournament with only 3 matches remaining in league phase. Greater Helsinki and Vantaa CC have already crashed out of the tournament and has no chance to qualify for the playoffs currently. Both teams will be free of qualification pressure and will look to play freely in this match. Greater Helsinki has lost their last 5 matches on a row and will look to change their fortunes in this match with a win. Vantaa Cc on the other hand were bowled out for less than 100 runs in their last two matches and ended up on the losing side. These teams will consider this match as a vital practice ahead of the next year`s season and will look to get some good match time.
Greater Helsinki has got rid the qualification monkey of their cap. Ziaur Rehman (89 runs) and Hamza Mukhtar (47 runs) shared a record partnership of 139 runs against Helsinki CC to take their team to a total of 154 runs. They will look to repeat their batting performance from the last match.
Their bowling unit gave 157 runs in just 11.1 overs with all the top 5 bowlers giving runs at over 10+ RPO. Muhammed Kashif took 2 wickets in his only over. Naveen Shahid is their leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps at an economy of 8 RPO.
Ziaur Rehman – Ziaur Rehman is the tournament’s highest run getter with 280 runs at a strike rate of 115 & 3 fifties to his name. He also has 9 wickets at an economy rate of 6.1 RPO in the 11 matches so far.
Hamza Mukhtar – Hamza scored 47 runs off 46 balls with 2 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings. His first over was taken for 22 runs and his team never really recovered from there in defending the chase.
Muhammed Ziaur Rehman, Ali Waris, Gulfam Nazir, Hamza Mukhtar, Naveen Shahid, Kashif Muhammed, Kamran Waheed, Adnan Ahmad, Rizwan Ali, Abdullah Attique, Peter Garhwal
Vantaa CC failed to chase less than 100 runs in the last two matches (79/10 & 55/10). No batsman in Vantaa CC is yet to score a fifty this season. Ursan Tavernier and Chanaka Jayasinghe lead the batting charts with 142 & 137 runs tally respectively. They have very inconsistent batting line-up in the tournament with a high score of just 137 runs and the lowest among all teams.
Their bowlers contained the opposition batsmen to 90/10 & 95/8 in the last two matches. All the seven bowlers had their names in wickets column last night. Ameer Hamsa (13 wickets), Sanjeewa Pethahandi (11 wickets), Nipuna Pethabendi (11 wickets), and Ranuka Shiran (10 wickets) has picked 10+ wickets in the tournament so far.
Ursan Tavernier – Ursan has scored 142 runs at a strike arte of 100 this season with a high score of 48 so far. He will look to score his maiden fifty in this season in the remaining matches to finish on a high.
Sanjeewa Pethahandi – Sanjeewa Pethahandi has bowling figures of 1/18 & 2/20 in the last two matches. He has 11 wickets at an impressive economy of just 5 RPO this season.
Nalanka Hangamuwe, Nipuna Patabendi, Lahiru Hikkaduwa, Sanjeewa Pethahandi, Ursan Kim Tavierner, Mathura Milan, Ravi Sanjeewa, Chanaka Jayasinghe, Ranuka Shiran, RS Kanigala, Manoj Mahamada
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||11||0 mm.||2.3 k/h||From: N||0%|
|03h||10||0 mm.||2.61 k/h||From: N||0%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||3.4 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||2.59 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|12h||21||0 mm.||1.78 k/h||From: N||0%|
|15h||21||0 mm.||1.1 k/h||From: NNE||2%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||1.75 k/h||From: SW||43%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||1.68 k/h||From: W||100%|
Kerava weather look promising on the match day with just 10% chances of rain as per the weather forecasts. We expect to have a full match with no weather interruptions on the match day.
Kerava pitch has a good balance between the bat and ball and is on a slightly slower side. We can expect teams to score around 140-160 runs on this pitch.
Batting first is best option as chasing teams succumb to pressure under lights more often in this season.
Vantaa CC has a very inconsistent ill performing batting lien-up which has failed to put high score on board. Greater Helsinki`s bowling is weaker when compared to Vantaa CC in this season. Vantaa Cc will be psychologically affected after failing to chase down two below 100 scores and it may haunt them in this match. We expect greater Helsinki CC to win this match.
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match