Skk Stadin vs. Bengal Tigers CC vs. The Rain – A 3-way battle
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match
Finnish Premier League has hit an obstruction with an unwanted visitor called rain making a big mark in the last few league matches. The rain has abandoned 5 of the last 11 matches and reduced overs in a couple of contests. SKK Stadin is sitting pretty at the second position in points table with 6 wins and needs just a win or two to secure their spot in the knockouts. Bengal Tigers are hanging in the fourth position with 3 wins and 3 losses so far. Bengal Tigers will need to win this match to surge ahead and widen the point’s gap between the lower placed teams where SKK Stadin will look to move closer to qualification.
SKK Stadin cruised to an easy win against Greater Helsinki by 7 wickets in their last match. Skipper Nathan Collins led the chase from front scoring unbeaten 45 runs off 51 balls. Atif Rasheed (21 runs) and Peter Gallagher (17 runs) played some quick fire knocks to keep the scoreboard moving.
In the bowling too, Peter Gallagher and Atif Rasheed performed superbly with identical figures of 4-0-15-2 in the match. Vijayarathnam picked up two crucial top order wickets inside the power play to set the tone of the match. Their bowling unit reduced the opposition to a paltry score of just 104/7 in the 20 overs.
Nathan Collins – Nathan Collins has scored 208 runs in 8 matches he played so far. He is looking in good rhythm and form and we should never forget he is the only Finland player to score 100 runs in T20 matches so far.
Atif Rasheed – Atif Rasheed had a good all-round match scoring 21 runs off 10 balls and picked up 2 crucial wickets with the ball. He has 137 runs and 9 wickets in the tournament so far.
Nathan Collins, Jake Goodwin/Jordan O Brien, Atif Rasheed, P Gallagher, Vishal Saraf, MZ Baig, Qaiser Siddique, NS Shah, Yathunanthan Vijayaratnam, Asim Ghani, Abdul Quadir
Bengal Tigers CC lost the momentum after two of their matches where washed away by rain and ended up losing their last encounter against Empire CC. Mehran Amin and Rony Sardar were the only players to fight scoring 30+ runs to take their total to 102/8 in 20 overs.
Rony Sardar and Nurul Huda put on brave fight with the ball picking up two wickets each but was not enough to stop[ the opposition as they chased the total inside 19 overs. Bilayet Khan, Tonmoy Saha, and Muhammed Assamusaadan too bowled good economical spells under 6 RPO in the match.
Rony Sardar – Rony played a brilliant knock of 34 runs from 29 balls to lift his team from 51/7 to 102/8. He then came back to bowl an inspiring spell of 2/28 trying to defend the total.
Nurul Huda – Nurul Huda has 102 runs and 7 wickets to his name in this tournament so far. He bowled a brilliant spell of 4-0-17-2 last match but failed to shine with the bat in hand.
Mohammed Imrul Abedin, Tushar Sarkar, Nurul Huda, Habib Al Arman, Mehran Amin, Tonmoy Saha, Belayet Khan, Rony Sarkar, Osman Ibrahim, Jabed Kaiser, Shahed Alam
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||10||0 mm.||1.9 k/h||From: WSW||15%|
|03h||11||0 mm.||1.22 k/h||From: WNW||81%|
|06h||14||0 mm.||1.29 k/h||From: NNW||94%|
|09h||18||0.35 mm.||1.44 k/h||From: SW||56%|
|12h||17||2.14 mm.||3.1 k/h||From: SSW||34%|
|15h||17||1.60 mm.||2.98 k/h||From: WSW||8%|
|18h||14||0.64 mm.||1.93 k/h||From: NW||3%|
|21h||10||0 mm.||2.08 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
Kerava has dark, gloomy, and rainy weather on the match day. The weather forecasters predict rain to make an appearance in this match. Let us keep our fingers crossed for the match to happen.
The pitch is expected to dry up a little owing to the sunny climate on Sunday but rains early on the match day might cause them store moisture underneath. Batsmen will find it hard to score in the moist pitch with average scores around 120-140 runs.
The pitch might slow down considerably in second innings and run scoring becomes very difficult. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
SKK Stadin is having form, momentum, confidence and in-form quality players on it`s side. Bengal Tigers CC is on a roller coaster ride with a string of losses and wins alternatively so far. But we can never count out any team as the team that performs best on the match day wins. We expect SKK Stadin to win this match and continue their dominance.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match