Can GYM Helsinki Gymkhana re-group against the Finnish Pakistan CC
Finnish Pakistan CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League has been a good hit this year with a good number of viewers and India`s online betting giant Dream XI taking the sponsorship of the tournament. It is a big tournament with 56 league matches and then the playoffs. GYM Helsinki Gymkhana started the campaign with a loss in their opening match and will be very keen to resurrect with a win in this match. Finnish Pakistan CC is the only team yet to play a match this season and will look to start the season with a confidence-boosting win here. Both teams will look to find the best playing XI in their first 3-4 matches itself.
GYM Helsinki failed to chase down a modest total of 129 runs in their opening match. Pankaj Saharan played a lone battle scoring 41 runs with wickets falling around him in regular intervals. They were eventually bowled out for 104 runs with no other batsmen crossing 20-run mark.
Atti Rehman (3 wickets) and Faisal Shahzad restricted the opposition to 47/4 in their first spell together. Pankaj Saharan (2 wickets), Javed Jan (1 wicket), and Muhammed Gawas (1 wicket) joined together to strangle and bowl out the opposition for just 129 runs on board. They used 7 different bowling options in the match.
Atti Rehman – Atti Rehman bowled four straight overs early in the match and had match figures of 4-0-21-3. He dismissed three of the top 4 batsmen and put the opposition on the back foot in the powerplay.
Pankaj Saharan – Pankaj scored 41 runs off 43 balls despite a barrage of wickets falling around him. He also took 2 wickets with the ball early in the match to round off an all-round performance.
Shahid Gondal, Pankaj Saharan, Nouman Raza, Ahmed Jaleel, Simaranjit Brar, Umair Akhtar, Irfan Yousefzai, Faisal Shazad, Javed jan, Muhammed Guwas, Atti Rehman
Finnish Pakistan CC is the last team to start their campaign with this match. Abdul Ahad Qureshi and Ekhpelwak Kuchaway are their senior batsmen in the team and they need to score consistently at the top. They both ended up in top-5 run-scorers of the season last year.
Leg-spinner Naesarulhaq Malekzaei will their team`s trump card in the middle overs especially. Pacers Bilal Khan, Amin Khan, and Abdul Wahid Qureshi will add great depth to their bowling attack. Their bowling unit needs to perform well as a team to achieve better results than last year.
Abdul Ahad Qureshi– Ahad finished as the tournament`s leading run-getter with 432 runs at a strike rate of 125 with 2 fifties to his name. He smashed 51 boundaries and 6 sixes in the last season when no other played had a combined tally over 30 (4s & 6s).
Naesarulhaq Malekzaei – The leggie took 16 wickets last season at an economy rate of 7.9 RPO. He will look to put more consistent performances this season with a better economy rate & strike rate.
Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Ekhpelwak Kuchaway, Naesarulhaq Malekzaei, Bilal Khan, Amin Khan, Abdul Wahid Qureshi, Washeem Qureshi, Miskeen jatoi, M Aquil, Abdul Wajid, Aqib Qureshi
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||13||0 mm.||0.74 k/h||From: S||78%|
|03h||14||0 mm.||0.73 k/h||From: NE||73%|
|06h||18||0 mm.||1.17 k/h||From: N||65%|
|09h||22||0 mm.||0.8 k/h||From: E||62%|
|12h||16||0.77 mm.||1.74 k/h||From: WSW||80%|
|15h||16||0.48 mm.||4.33 k/h||From: NNE||93%|
|18h||12||0.29 mm.||5.3 k/h||From: N||96%|
|21h||12||0 mm.||3.53 k/h||From: N||60%|
Rain almost abandoned a match last night and the forecasters expect it to have a say in this match too. We hope it does not play a huge role in the match`s outcome.
Kerava pitch is an average scoring ground where the ball does not come onto the bat nicely. The average score has been 130 runs batting first this season. We expect both teams to score runs around 130-150 runs.
Teams batting first have won 4 of the 5 matches played so far. The chasing won only the rain truncated match last night. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
GYM Helsinki Gymkhana team`s batting unit is struggling to get the momentum running and no player looked good last night barring Saharan`s fighting 41. Finnish Pakistan CC ahs better batting attack but their bowling lacks incisiveness of the GYM Helsinki Team. But they have players with all-round capabilities who can contribute with the bat and ball. We expect Finnish Pakistan CC to win this match.
Finnish Pakistan CC will win the match