Helsinki CC & SKK Stadin look to resurrect their campaign
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match
Finnish premier league ends its fifth round of league matches with this match. SKK Stadin& Helsinki CC will face off against each other for the first time this season. Both teams started the season with back-to-back wins but have hit a roadblock with losses in their most recent outings. Helsinki CC will need to take this opportunity to re-group after two consecutive losses against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana and Greater Helsinki CC. SKK Stadin`s three match winning streak came to a halt after their loss to Empire CC a couple of days back. We are in for an exciting contest where two quality teams fight for two valuable points.
Helsinki CC failed to defend a good target of 155 runs in the last match. Zahidullah kamal (25 runs), Abdul Qureshi (23 runs), and Sapan Mehta (25 runs) kept the scoreboard chipping to lead the charge for their team. Ankith Pushthay then finished the match with a flourish scoring 30 runs off just 18 balls.
Helsinki CC bowling unit has conceded 150+ runs in the last two matches. Opening bowlers Maneesh Chauhan and Adnan Syed bowled well and had combined figures of 8-0-46-1. The rest of the bowling unit gave runs at over 8 RPO and failed to control the opposition batsmen effectively.
Abdul Qureshi– Qureshi had a good all-round match scoring 23 runs off 16 balls and then bowling a decent spell of 3-0-24-1 in the match. He would like to contribute more and help his team to win this match.
Maneesh Chauhan–Maneesh bowled superbly with a brilliant spell of 4-0-21-1 in his only match this season so far. He will be regular in the playing XI after his impressive performance.
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
SKK Stadin lost a low-scoring thriller against Empire CC by 3 wickets in their last encounter. Ponniah Vijender (35 runs) and Zeeshan Baig (24 runs) steadied the ship with their 53-run partnership after an early wicket. But their middle-order failed to capitalize on the start as they collapsed from 64/1 to 86/7 and eventually finishing for a modest 112/9.
Their bowling unit bowled their heart out in defending the small target. Waqas Raja, Jake Goodwin, and K Chandrasekar picked 4 wickets between them and gave runs at just 5.5 RPO. Peter Gallagher came up with an economical spell of 4-0-15-0 in the match. But they ended up losing the match in last over.
PonniahVijender– Vijender has scores of 33* & 35 in the two matches he played. He is looking in good touch scoring runs at a strike rate of 110. We hope his purple patch with the bat continues.
Waqas Raja – Waqas Raja has 6 wickets in the four matches at an economy rate of 6.2 RPO. He bowled a brilliant spell of 4-0-22-2 in the last match too.
Ponniah Vijender, Nathan Collins, Atif Rasheed, Mirza Zeeshan Baig, Peter Gallagher, Kamalraj Chandrasekaran, Waqas Raja, Jake Goodwin, Areeb Quadir, Asim Ghani, Henry Sewell
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0 mm.||1.89 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|03h||15||0 mm.||1.89 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|06h||21||0 mm.||2.86 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||3.97 k/h||From: SW||0%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||5.1 k/h||From: SW||0%|
|15h||25||0 mm.||4.86 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|18h||21||0 mm.||3.1 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|21h||16||0 mm.||2.72 k/h||From: WSW||8%|
Kerava is expected to have bright and sunny weather with no possibility of rain. We can expect a full match with no weather interruptions.
The pitch is slightly regaining the balance between the batsmen and bowlers with 150+ runs breached more often in last 3-4 matches. We expect the average runs trend around 150 runs to continue in this match too.
Chasing teams have 3-1 win-loss ratio in last four matches. Considering the whole tournament, they have just 4-12 win-loss ratio which is a worrying factor for chasing teams.
SKK Stadin has a good all-round team with batting and bowling attacks capable of winning the matches from tough situations. But, inability of batsmen to score big fifties will be concern for the team. Helsinki CC bowling unit has let them down twice in two matches as they succumbed to losses. We expect SKK Stadin to win this match.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match