Helsinki CC & Finnish Pakistan CC look to continue their good form
Helsinki CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League enters the tenth round of the league phase with the competition for playoff spots gets intense and tough. Helsinki CC and Finnish Pakistan CC are currently struggling at the bottom half of the points table with just 5 more matches to go. Both teams come off after a confidence boosting win in their previous encounter against their respective teams. Helsinki CC would look to break into the top 4 with a win whereas Finnish Pakistan CC can move up the points table a couple of places to fifth place. We can expect a cracking contest between two quality sides with a lot at stake.
Helsinki CC scored a massive total of 188 runs against Empire CC. Ghulam Butt set the tone of the match with 30 runs off 22 balls in the power play. Ankith Pushthay (46 runs) formed two effective partnerships with Abdul Qureshi (31 runs) and ZN Kamal (24 runs) to post a big total on board.
New ball bowlers Akhil Arjunan and Adnan Syed picked up a wicket each at an economy rate of just 5 RPO early in the match. Maneesh Chauhan chipped with a couple of wickets in the middle overs to restrict the opposition to just 143 runs.
Ankith Pushthay – Ankith has scored 133 runs in the season so far at a strike rate of 103. He made his top score of 46 runs in the last match and took their team total from 48/2 to 144/5 when he got out in 17th over.
Maneesh Chauhan – Maneesh Chauhan had an good all-round performance last match with bowling figures of 2/24 and scored 15 runs off just 4 balls in the final moments of the match.
Khalid Rahman Mangal, Zahidullah Kamal, Abdul Adnan Qureshi , Aniketh Pushthay , AW Qureshi , Zakiullah Kamal , Adnan Syed , Maneesh Chauhan, F Nellanchari, Sapan Mehta, Ghulam Abbas Butt
Finnish Pakistan CC ended the winless drought of six matches with a win last night. Aqib Qureshi top scored with 28 runs and AB Rehman guided them with 21* runs to complete the 117 run chase. Zeesham Ahmed and Nadeem Qureshi chipped in with crucial runs in the middle overs.
Their bowling unit performed well as a group in restricting the opposition to just 116 runs. Nadeem Qureshi was the pick of the bowlers with 3/25 while Muhammed Tariq, Ab Rehman, and Jaree Junah provided good support with a wicket each at an economy rate of just 3.5 RPO.
AB Rehman – AB Rehman (26 runs) came at 74/4 and guided his team home in the chase to 117/9 despite wickets falling around him. Earlier he bowled a superb spell of 4-0-15-1 to strangle the opposition batting line-up.
Nadeem Qureshi – Nadeem Qureshi picked up 3 wickets and then came up with a little cameo of 17 runs in the middle overs. He will look to continue his all-round form in this match too.
Waseem Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, AB Rehman, Adil khan, Jaree Junbah, Bilal Khan, Naufal Khalid, Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, Subah Sadaqat, Raees Ahmed, Aqib Qureshi
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||14||0 mm.||1.84 k/h||From: WNW||25%|
|03h||14||0 mm.||1.56 k/h||From: W||14%|
|06h||19||0 mm.||2.3 k/h||From: SW||13%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||3.61 k/h||From: SW||29%|
|12h||24||0 mm.||4.65 k/h||From: SW||37%|
|15h||23||0 mm.||4.2 k/h||From: SW||65%|
|18h||19||0 mm.||2.66 k/h||From: SW||77%|
|21h||15||0 mm.||2.18 k/h||From: WSW||90%|
Kerava is expected to have a bright and sunny weather which is ideal for playing cricket. We expect no rain interruptions during the match.
Kerava pitch has improved better as the tournament progressed as the ball coming onto the bat nicely. The pitch might slow down in the second innings. We can expect average score in the range of 130-150 runs here.
Chasing teams have won 3 out of the last four matches but any total above 140 runs will be hard to chase on this pitch.
Both teams come into this match with confidence on their side with a win in their last match. Helsinki CC has a better batting line-up than Finnish Pakistan CC and has the capability to put big score on board. Finnish Pakistan CC depend heavily on their bowling attack as their batting unit has failed to cross 140-run mark. We expect Helsinki CC to win this match.
Helsinki CC will win the match