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Teams look to break the jinx
Helsinki CC will win the match
Tournament: Finnish Premier League | Format: T20 | Venue: Kerava National Stadium | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Finnish Premier League has been running successfully with the group phase gaining momentum currently. Finnish Pakistan CC and Helsinki CC take on each other in the 22nd match of the tournament. Both teams are currently struggling at the moment with a string of losses and will look to end their losing streak with a win here. Helsinki CC began the season with 2 back-to-back wins but their momentum took a turn with three losses in the nest three matches. Finnish Pakistan CC has won just one match out of their five matches so far. Both teams are dwelling at the bottom half of the table and a win in this match will give them a push towards the top half of the table.
Helsinki CC openers Ghulam Butt (14 runs) and Khalid Mangal (17 runs) began positively with a 32-run partnership in three overs. But once they fell, they struggled for momentum. Good contributions from Ankith Pushtahya (39 runs), A Qureshi (20 runs), and Maneesh Chauhan (17 runs) took their team to modest total of just 113 runs.
Their bowling unit has been taken for a lot of runs easily in the last two matches. Ghulam Butt and Adnan Syed bowled decently with economy of less than 6 RPO but failed to pick wickets. They ended up giving 115 runs in just 13 overs in the chase.
Ankith Pushthay – Pushthay has scores of 30 & 39 in the last two matches. He is slowly getting into the groove with the bat and we can expect him to score more runs in this match.
Ghulam Butt – Ghulam Butt has 72 runs and 5 wickets so far in the tournament. He needs to score more consistently with the bat at the top and bowl some crucial overs in the middle phase.
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
Finnish Pakistan CC were bowled out for just 92 runs in their last match against Empire CC. Subah Sadaqat top scored with 28 runs off 32 balls in the match. Waseem Qureshi, Nadeem Qureshi, and Raees Ahmed have played some 20+ cameos with the bat this season.
Kashif Shaukat and Raees Ahmed picked up two wickets each to lead the fight back with the ball. Mohammed Tariq, Bilal Khan, and Javed Jan have bowled well this season and are amongst the wickets column. They were often left to defend a very low target owing to their batting downfall this season.
Bilal Khan – Bilal Khan leads the bowling attack for the team with 8 wickets at an economy of just 5.4 RPO. He needs to score more runs with the bat to put a competitive total on board.
Waseem Qureshi – Waseem Qureshi has 112 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 93. He has scores of just 18 & 0 in the last two matches and needs to score more runs at the top to give a good start for the team.
Waseem Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, Nadeem Qureshi, Adil khan, Jaree Junbah, Bilal Khan, Kashif , Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, Subah Sadaqat, Raees Ahmed, Adil Qureshi
Kerava is expected to have intermittent showers on the match day and we hope the rain won’t make a big interruption in the match.
Kerava pitch will regain some pace after 2-3 days rest time and we can expect afresh pitch in this match. Faster bowlers may enjoy the swing due to the overcast conditions on the match day. We can expect average score of 130-150 runs.
Teams batting first have more success in the tournament so far. Any score above 140 runs will hard to chase and both teams will look to take the safe option of batting first.
Finnish Pakistan CC batting has a high score of just 130 runs this season with a couple of below 100 totals. Their bowling unit has been their savior helping them win a match so far. Helsinki CC lost track after good start but have well balanced batting and bowling attacks compared to Finnish Pakistan CC. We expect Helsinki CC to win this match.
Helsinki CC will win the match
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