GYM Helsinki in search of momentum ahead of eliminator
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match
Finnish Premier League`s group phase comes to an end with this match. This match will have no impact the proceedings of the tournament as the top 4 positions in the table are fixed. GYM Helsinki will need to get back to winning ways ahead of the their eliminator match against in-form Helsinki CC. Greater Helsinki have already bowed out of the tournament and will look to end their season with a win in their last match. Despite being a dead rubber, this match promises to be a good contest with GYM Helsinki trying to regain some form ahead of the knockouts.
GYM Helsinki was powered by Saif Ur Rehman yet another time as he scored 81* runs off 57 balls and stayed unbeaten at one end. Pankaj Saharan and Shahid Irshad scored 12 & 16 runs respectively while rest of the batting unit failed to touch the double digit mark.
Their bowling unit was unable to restrict the opposition in the 142-run chase as they ended up losing by 7 wickets. Faisal shahzad and Muhammed Ghuwas bowled decent spells to give runs under 6 RPO and had combined spells of 8-0-42-1. The other bowlers went for runs at nearly 9 RPO and failed to trouble the batsmen.
Saif ur Rehman – Saif Ur Rehman leads the batting charts with 321 runs off just 8 amtches so far. He has already made 4 fifties and will look to continue his purple patch going into the knockouts.
Muhammed Ghuwas – Ghuwas is their leading wicket-taker with 19 wickets at an economy rate of 5.4 RPO. He will form a superb partnership with Faisal Shahzad with the ball in hand.
Shahid Irshad, Pankaj Saharan, Simaranjit Brar, Atti Ur Rehman, Faisal Shazad, Javed jan, Muhammed Guwas, Saif Ur Rehman, Ali Masood, Jaleel Ahmed, Bilal Masud
Greater Helsinki beat top seed Empire CC in their last encounter by 4 wickets. Hamzah Mukhtar scored 40 runs off 23 balls and scored almost 50% of his team’s runs. Ziaur Rehman, Ghulfam Nazir, and Naveen Shahid are the prolific run scorers for their team this season.
Hamzah Mukhtar lead the team in the bowling department too with figures of 3/9. Sohail Amin, Iatazaz Hussain, and Peter Garhwal chipped with 2 wickets each to bowl out the opposition for just 76 runs.
Hamzah Mukhtar – Hamza Mukhtar had a dream match against Empire CC with 3 wickets and 40 runs. He will be a top player to bet on in this match and expect him repay your faith.
Sohail Amin – Sohail Amin played a good supporting act with ball taking 2 wickets in the match. He also scored vital 12 runs off 8 balls to finish the match in the chase.
Muhammed Ziaur Rehman, Ali Waris, Gulfam Nazir, Hamza Mukhtar, Naveen Shahid, Kashif Muhammed, Kamran Waheed, Adnan Ahmad, Rizwan Ali, Abdullah Attique, Peter Garhwal
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||10||0 mm.||1.7 k/h||From: ENE||50%|
|03h||11||0 mm.||1.76 k/h||From: E||93%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||2.19 k/h||From: SE||97%|
|09h||17||0.24 mm.||2.46 k/h||From: S||98%|
|12h||20||0.11 mm.||2.96 k/h||From: S||75%|
|15h||20||0 mm.||2.51 k/h||From: SSW||32%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||2.47 k/h||From: SSW||43%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||2.19 k/h||From: W||75%|
Kerava weather looks bright and sunny with just 10% chances of rain on the match day. We expect no weather interruptions in this match.
Kerava pitch is on the slower side due to the used nature and the alst 3-4 amtches saw scores in the range of 120-140 runs only. We expect the pitch to spice up a little in this match and a spike in average score to around 150 runs.
Batting first is the safe option here as most teams have succumbed to pressure while chasing. Any score above 140 will be tough to chase.
Greater Helsinki come into this match after a thumping win over top ranked team and has no pressure whatsoever. GYM Helsinki batting heavily depends on Saif Ur Rehman and their middle order looks very weak. They have been struggling in the last 2-3 matches of the group stages despite making it to the next stages. We expect greater Helsinki to win over GYM Helsinki owing to their recent form, momentum, and frame of mind.
Greater Helsinki CC will win the match