Battle for Supremacy – Qualifier 1 Preview
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match
Finnish premier League has just 3 more league matches to go with teams fighting it hard to make it to the final 4. Both SKK Stadin & Empire CC have already sealed their places in the knockouts and are most likely to finish in the top two spots in the points table. Both teams will look at this match as a dress rehearsal for the Qualifier 1 which gives direct qualification for the finals. Empire CC got the better off SKK Stadin last time they met and it was the only loss for SKK Stadin this season. SKK Stadin will look avenge for their defeat whereas Empire CC will look to have a psychological edge over their opponents ahead of qualifiers.
Skk Stadin came out in top in an 8-over contest due to rain interruption. All the top-4 batsmen Peter Gallagher (16 runs), Nathan Collins (26* runs), Jordan o Brien (11 runs), and Atif Rasheed (16* runs) scored runs at good pace to complete the 74-run chase inside 7 overs.
Their bowling unit gave 70 runs in their 8 overs but all the five bowlers picked up atleast a wicket in the last match. Y Vijayarathnam picked up 2 wickets while the other 4 bowlers chipped in with a wicket each. Their bowling unit has bowled out opposition for less than 80 runs in last two 20-over contests.
Peter Gallagher – Peter Gallagher set the tone of chase scoring 16 runs off 12 balls at the top and also bowled a superb spell of 2-0-15-1 in a truncated match. He opens both the batting and bowling attack for the team.
Nathan Collins – Nathan Collins leads the batting charts with 228 runs at a strike rate of 95. He steered his team home with an unbeaten 26 runs off 16 balls in a quirky chase last night.
Nathan Collins, Qaiser Siddique, Atif Rasheed, P Gallagher, Vishal Saraf, Manoj T, Waqas Raja, MZ Baig, Yathunanthan Vijayaratnam, Asim Ghani, Abdul Quadir
Empire CC defended 95 runs in a 17-over match last night. Shoaib Qureshi top scored with 24 runs while Jonathan Scamans and AB Ghaffar chipped in with 15 runs to take their team to a sub-par total. Their batting unit has scored less than 100 runs in the last two matches.
Their bowling brought their star performance bowling out the opposition for just 55 runs in 13 overs. Amjad Sher and Mahesh Tambe took 3 wickets each and gave runs at just 3 RPO in their combined 6 overs. Amjad Sher and Shoaib Qureshi chipped with good bowling performances with combined bowling figures of 6-0-23-3.
Raaz Muhammed – Raaz Muhammed leads the bowling charts with 19 wickets at an economy rate less than 6.5 RPO. He is closely followed by his teammates Mahesh Tambe and Amjad Sher in the wickets charts.
Jonathan Scamans – Jonathan Scamans have scored nearly 250 runs this season at a strike rate of 90. He will look to play the anchor role and let the other players bat aggressively around him.
Vanraj Padhaal/Ravi Kumar, Jonathan Scamans, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammed, Muhammed Imran, Abdul Gaffar, Chandrasekar, JR Sathyanarayanan, Amjad Sher, K Bhatnagar, U Nandhini
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||12||0 mm.||1.92 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|03h||12||0 mm.||2.46 k/h||From: NNW||45%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||4.02 k/h||70%|
|09h||15||0.27 mm.||4.86 k/h||From: NNE||99%|
|12h||21||0 mm.||4.17 k/h||From: NNE||84%|
|15h||20||0 mm.||4.72 k/h||From: N||3%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||3.33 k/h||From: N||2%|
|21h||12||0 mm.||2.75 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
Kerava weather looks good with bright sunshine and cool brezzy weather expected on the match day. We expect to have a full match with no weather interruptions.
Kerava pitch is getting better for batsmen as the tournament progressed and we can see a clear surge in the scores in the recent matches. We can expect a scores around 140-160 runs in this match.
Batting first has better success ratio with 65-35 in their favor in this season so far. Teams have even defended less than 100 runs in last 2-3 matches recently.
Empire CC has a strong bowling attack with the tournament’s top-3 wicket-takers in their team but their batting unit has struggled in last few matches recently. SKK Stadin has no players in top-10 run-scorers and wicket-takers list of the tournament but are at the top of the points table with just one loss so far. SKK Stain has performed well as a team and is not depend on any individuals. We expect SKK Stadin to in this match.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match