Can Helsinki CC stop the raging Empire CC?
Empire CC will win the match
Finnish premier league enters the seventh round of the league phase where every opponent meets their one remaining team to finish their first round-robin matches. Empire cc take on Helsinki C and these two teams meet for the first time this season. Empire CC are having an excellent season with 5 wins out of their 6 matches and are looking well set to enter the knockouts. They will look to add 4 more points from this match to top the league table. Helsinki CC after starting the season with 2 back-to-wins lost their path. They need to get back to their winning ways soon to resurrect their campaign.
Helsinki CC`s last match was abandoned against FPC Pakistan CC and they are yet to break their losing jinx. Khalid Rahman leads the batting charts for their team with 119 runs to his name. Ankith Pushthay (87 runs) and Ghulam Abbas butt (72 runs) have been prolific with the bat recently.
Their bowling unit has been under pressure in recent matches leaking too many runs. Zakiullah Kamal has taken 7 wickets so far but is leaking runs at over 9 RPO. Ghulam Abbas Butt, Adnan Syed, Obaidullah Sadique, and Akhil Arjunan must step up to bowl well as a unit in this match.
Khalid Rahman – Khalid Rahman has been short of runs in last 2-3 matches after starting the season in good fashion. He has scored 119 runs at a strike rate of nearly 150 so far. He leads the sixes chart with 8 maximums to his name.
Ghulam Abbas Butt – Ghulam performs well with both bat and ball in the scoring 72 runs and taking 5 wickets so far. His all-round skills will provide great depth and balance in the playing XI.
Ghulam Abbas Butt, Khalid Rahman Mangal, Zahidullah Kamal, Abdul Qureshi , Aniketh Pushthay , Karthik Pavan Vurubandi , Zakiullah Kamal , Adnan Syed , Maneesh Chauhan, Akhil Arjunan, Sapan Mehta
Empire CC has been unstoppable this season barring their lone loss so far. Amjad Sher (45 runs) and Jonathan Scamans (29 runs) lead the team with their 68-run partnership in the rain curtailed chase. VanrajPadhaal and Shoaib Qureshi have played good camos in this season and are looking good with the bat.
Their bowling unit restricted the opposition to less than 120 runs in the last three matches. Shoaib Qureshi and Mahesh Tambe picked up 2 wickets each and had combined bowling figures of 5-0-21-4 in the 15-over match. Amjad Sher and Mohammed Imran picked up one wicket each.
Amjad Sher – Amjad Sher played two brilliant knocks of 32 & 45 in last two matches to chase down the total. He has 66 runs and 7 wickets to his tally in the tournament.
Mahesh Tambe – Mahesh Tambe has brilliant figures of 2-0-6-2 against GYM Helsinki team. He ahs 8 wickets at an economy rate of 6 RPO and is third in the wicket-takers list.
Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Yasir Ali, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Zeerak Ijaz, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, Richard Savage
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||12||0 mm.||2.05 k/h||From: SW||48%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||2.22 k/h||From: SSW||38%|
|06h||16||0 mm.||4.72 k/h||From: SSW||58%|
|09h||16||0.51 mm.||5.6 k/h||From: SSW||97%|
|12h||13||1.19 mm.||5.79 k/h||From: S||99%|
|15h||15||3.43 mm.||6.61 k/h||From: SSW||100%|
|18h||15||1.63 mm.||6.37 k/h||From: SW||100%|
|21h||15||0.66 mm.||5.58 k/h||From: SW||91%|
Kerava has 60% chances of rain on match day and we can expect a weather interruption in this match too.
Kerava pitch is slightly in favor of the bowling attack and the overcast conditions will also help them to swing the new ball effectively. We can expect average scores in the range of 120-140 runs in this match.
Chasing is the best option with the rain expected to interrupt and Empire CC has good record in chasing the total.
Empire CC has an excellent all-round unit with in-form batting and bowling attacks. Empire CC will be high on confidence after winning their last three matches on a row. Helsinki CC will need to shrug off their scratchiness and come up with some spirited performances to beat the Empire CC team. We expect Empire CC to win this match and top the points table.
Empire CC will win the match