SKK Stadin look to regain the top spot
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match
Finnish Premier League`s first round-robin matches has come to an end with teams facing off against every other team. The second round of matches will be more competitive with teams fighting out for the position in the top half of the table. SKK Stadin has came down to the second spot in points table after a long time courtesy of their abandoned match against Bengal Tigers CC. They will look to win this match and continue their dominant performance in this season. Greater Helsinki CC is not having a good tournament with more losses than wins and they are struggling for momentum. They would like to win back-to-back matches for the first time here with a win in their last encounter.
SKK Stadin`s top order is in great form in the last two matches with the scores reading 115/1 (Chasing) & 175/3 respectively. Jordan O Brien and Nathan Collins have shared two big partnerships in both the matches. Jake Goodwin and Atif Rasheed have contributed with some quick runs down the order.
Their bowling attack has performed well as a unit in the last match. K Chandrasekaran, Jake Goodwin, Atif Rasheed, and Waqas Raja have picked up 5+ wickets so far. SKK Stadin has no bowler in the top 15 wicket-takers list in the tournament shows their combined success as a bowling unit.
Jake Goodwin – Jake Goodwin has scored 117 runs at a strike rate of 115 and 5 wickets at an economy rate of 6 RPO this season. He has been in good rhythm in the last 2-3 matches and we expect all-round performance from him in this match.
Jordan O Brien – Jordan has scores of 77* & 40 in the last two matches. He set the tone of the amtch with his opening partnership in both the matches helping the team post a big score or chasing down a total with ease.
Jake Goodwin, Jordan O Brien, Nathan Collins, Ponniah Vijendran, Atif Rasheed, P Gallagher, Waqas Raja, Gerard Brady, Asim Ghani, Kamalraj Chandrasekeran, MZ Baig, MT Thavayogarajah
Greater Helsinki CC ended their three match losing streak with a clinical 33-run win over Finnish Pakistan CC. Ziaur Rehamn dominated the 50-run opening partnership with Ali Waris (18 runs) and went onto score 60 runs. Abdullah Attique (16 runs) and Naveen Shahid (16 runs) scored some vital runs to take their team total to a competitive 139 runs.
Greater Helsinki CC took control of chase with 2 wickets in the second over of match by Naveen Shahid. Muhammed Kashif, Hamzah Mukhtar, and Parveen Garhwal claimed 2 wickets each to bowl out the opposition for just 106 runs in 17.3 overs. Five out of the six bowlers claimed at least a wicket in their last match.
Naveen Shahid – Naveen Shahid came up with yet another all-round performance claiming three top order wickets and scoring important 16 runs down the order. He has 124 runs and 13 wickets to his name in this season so far.
Ziaur Rehman – Ziaur Scored his second fifty of the season with his match-winning 60 runs. He has 170 runs at a strike rate of 103 so far. He is the second highest run scorer of the tournament currently.
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||9||0 mm.||2.42 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|03h||11||0.14 mm.||2.06 k/h||From: SW||10%|
|06h||15||0.53 mm.||3.8 k/h||From: SW||13%|
|09h||16||1.73 mm.||4.54 k/h||From: SSW||15%|
|12h||18||0.83 mm.||3.9 k/h||From: SSW||13%|
|15h||18||0.41 mm.||3.73 k/h||From: SSW||33%|
|18h||14||0.14 mm.||2.28 k/h||From: S||47%|
|21h||11||0 mm.||1.72 k/h||From: SSW||100%|
Kerava weather is expected to improve on the match day with just 20% chances of the rain and we expect no rain interruption in this match.
The pitch has retained some amount of moisture underneath it due to consistent rains and has slowed down considerably. The teams batting first ahs scored around 130-140 runs on an average here in last 4-5 matches
Batting first is the safest option here as the pitch slows down in the second innings and the ball does not come onto the bat nicely.
SKK Stadin team has a great depth in batting and bowling line-ups with many different players contributing for the team effectively. SKK Stadin still lacks an incisive bowler who can act as an X-factor for the team. Greater Helsinki CC are very inconsistent but will be highly confident after their clinical win last night. We expect SKK Stadin to win owing to their consistency over the entire season so far.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match