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Stadin Keravan Kriketti vs Empire Cricket Club, free match prediction 22 Aug 2020

22 Aug 2020 | 18:30 | Kerava National Stadium
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Battle of Giants – First to Finale

  • SKK Stadin had 46 points from 14 matches while Empire CC had 40 points from 14 matches so far.  
  • Empire CC beat SKK Stadin twice in the league stages and a psychological edge over them.    
  • SKK Stadin has 2 losses in last three matches after losing just one match in the previous 11 matches.

Empire CC will win the match and enter the finals of FPL2020.

  • Tournament: Finnish Premier League
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Kerava National Stadium
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Finnish Premier League has adopted the qualifiers method of knockouts where the top two teams in the points table are guaranteed a second shot at the finals if they fail in the first match. SKk Stadin and Empire CC finished in the top 2 spots of the points table and will go head to head in the first qualification match. The winner of this match will move directly into the finals while the loser faces the GYM Helsinki Gymkhana in the Qualifier 2. Both teams had a smooth sail into the qualifiers as they stayed in the top 2 positions of the points table for the most part of the league. Now, with a spot in finals in the fray we can expect a riveting contest between two of the quality teams in the league.

Teams Preview

Stadin Keravan Kriketti Preview

SKK Stadin failed to chase 170 runs against Helsinki CC in their last group game. Skipper Nathan Collins scored 48 runs off 36 balls but had very little support from the other end. Openers Nathan Collins and Peter Gallagher have been their prolific run-scorers this season while the trio of Atif Rasheed, Jordan O Brien, and Jake Goodwin have come up with vital cameos very often.

Their bowling unit has been a little inconsistent despite having a variety of options available. Yamunathan Vijarathnam, Peter Gallagher, and Atif Rasheed have taken 10+ wickets in the league so far. Waqas Raja, Asim Ghani, and Gerard Brady will provide a good lending hand in the bowling attack.

Top players to bet on:

Nathan Collins – Opening batsman with 350 runs at a strike rate of 100 with 2 fifties (tournament`s highest run-scorer).

Peter Gallagher – Opening batsman with 222 runs at a strike rate of 110 & 12 wickets at an economy rate of 4.7 RPO. 

Atif Rasheed – Middle-order batsmen with 171 runs at a strike rate of 150 & 13 wickets at an economy rate of 5.8 RPO. 

Stadin Keravan Kriketti Predicted Playing XI:

Nathan Collins, Qaiser Siddique, Atif Rasheed, P Gallagher, Jake Goodwin, Waqas Raja, Ponnaiah Vijender, Gerar Brady, Yathunanthan Vijayaratnam, Asim Ghani/K Chandrasekar, Abdul Quadir

Empire Cricket Club Preview

Empire CC beat FPC Finnish Pakistan by a massive 62 runs in their last encounter. Shoaib Qureshi (53 runs) and Amjad Sher (48 runs) lifted the team from 62/5 in 12 overs to 139/7 at 20 overs. They have 4 players with 200+ runs in the league so far (Mahesh Tambe, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, and Jonathan Scamans).

Every bowler contributed handsomely to restrict the opposition to just 77 runs last night. The top-3 players in the wicket-takers list belong to their team (Mahesh Tambe, Amjad Sher, and Raaz Mohammed) with 20+ wickets each.

Top players to bet on:

Shoaib Qureshi – Top-order batsman with 237 runs at a strike rate of 110 with & 5 wickets at an economy of 7 RPO.

Mahesh Tambe – Middle-order batsmen with 196 runs at a strike rate of 110 & 25 wickets at an economy rate of 6 RPO (Highest wicket-taker). 

Amjad Sher – Middle-order batsmen with 215 runs at a strike rate of 140 & 22 wickets at an economy rate of 5.1 RPO (Second-highest wicket-taker). 

Empire Cricket Club Predicted Playing XI:

Vanraj Padhaal, Jonathan Scamans, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Chandrasekar, JR Sathyanarayanan, Amjad Sher, K Bhatnagar, Ravi kumar/Udhay nandhini

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 3.45 k/h From: S 92%
03h 17 0 mm. 4.43 k/h From: S 91%
06h 17 0.46 mm. 4.52 k/h From: S 95%
09h 18 0 mm. 4.63 k/h From: S 100%
12h 18 1.02 mm. 5.94 k/h From: S 100%
15h 17 2.36 mm. 5.74 k/h From: S 100%
18h 17 2.71 mm. 5.43 k/h From: S 100%
21h 18 3.11 mm. 4.44 k/h From: S 100%

Weather Conditions

Kerava have a good weather prediction with just 10% chances of rain on the match day. We expect rain to have no impact in this match.

Venue Details

Kerava pitch is getting better as the tournament progressed and the average scores have increased in the last 4-5 matches. We can expect teams to score around 140-160 runs in this match.

 

Toss: To Bat

Batting first is the safe option in the big matches as the pressure of chasing may choke you in the chases.

Winning Prediction

Empire CC has quality players who can contribute effectively in both batting and bowling departments.  They have a bowling attack that is stronger than their opponent`s on paper. SKk Stadin has a good-all round team with a different players contributing for the team. Empire CC has been a thorn in their otherwise flawless record in the league stages. We expect Empire CC to win this match owing to their psychological edge over Skk Stadin in the league stages.

Empire CC will win the match and enter the finals of FPL2020.

Author: Dhinesh Kumar