SKK Stadin look to consolidate their top spot
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match
Finnish Premier League has spiced up in the last week with the race for qualification in full swing. SKK Stadin is sitting comfortably at the top with 7 wins and they will look to officially seal their place in knockouts if they manage to win this match. SKK Stadin has lost just one match so far and looking in great touch currently. Vantaa CC is slowly picking up momentum with 2 wins in their last 4 matches after just a lone win in their first 5 matches. They will look to add more wins to their tally and move ahead in the points table.
SKK Stadin chased down 107 runs against Greater Helsinki CC in 15.3 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Nathan Collins guided the chase with his unbeaten 45 runs while Peter Gallagher and Atif Rasheed chipped in with crucial 17 & 21 runs respectively. They will hope Jordan O Brien and Jake Goodwin will return to further strengthen their batting line-up.
The bowlers performed well in unison with every bowler giving runs at less than 7 RPO. Peter Gallagher, Yamunathan Vijayarathnam, and Atif Rasheed picked up two wickets each while Qaiser Siddique contributed with one wicket. SKK Stadin has a well rounded attack with batting and bowling units performing well together.
Atif Rasheed – Atif Rasheed had bowling figures of 4-0-15-2 & scored 21 runs off 10 balls with the bat against Greater Helsinki. He will be vital member of the team going ahead in the tournament.
Nathan Collins – Nathan Collins has 173 runs at a strike rate of 93 with one fifty to his name. His ability to guide the innings with the bat will be big X-factor for the team in important matches.
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
Vantaa CC made a spirited comeback in the last match from 32/7 to chase 106 runs against GYM Helsinki. Ursan Tavernier`s 37-ball 48 runs helped their team to finish on the winning side and Nipuna Pathabendi chipped in with vital 15 runs. Their batting unit needs to be more consistent to put good score on board.
Ranuka Shiran and Nipuna Pethabendi started the match on a superb note with two maidens in first two overs with the combined figures of 7-2-33-2. Sanjeewa Pethahandi then built on the good start to claim 4 wickets to restrict the opposition to 38/6.
Ursan Tavernier – Ursan Tavernier played the knock of his lifetime to take his team to 106/8 from 32/7 with 48 runs off just 37 balls with 3 sixes and a four. He has 138 runs at a strike rate of 110 this season so far.
Sanjeewa Pethahandi – Sanjeewa took 4 quick wickets to derail the opposition batting line-up from 19/2 to 38/6. He has 8 wickets at an impressive economy rate of just 5.1 RPO this season so far.
Nalanka Hangamuwe, Nipuna Patabendi, Lahiru Hikkaduwa, Sanjeewa Pethahandi, Ursan Kim Tavierner, Mathura Milan, Ravi Sanjeewa, Chanaka Jayasinghe, Ranuka Shiran, RS Kanigala, Manoj Mahamada
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||12||0 mm.||2.75 k/h||From: W||11%|
|03h||12||0 mm.||2.63 k/h||From: W||14%|
|06h||15||0.16 mm.||3.83 k/h||From: WNW||26%|
|09h||18||0.93 mm.||5.25 k/h||From: NW||39%|
|12h||18||0.41 mm.||5.67 k/h||From: WNW||34%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||6.62 k/h||From: WNW||45%|
|18h||15||0 mm.||4.76 k/h||From: W||26%|
|21h||13||0 mm.||5.48 k/h||From: W||18%|
Vantaa is expected to have good weather on the match day with just 10% possibilities of rain. We will have a match with full quota of overs with no interruptions.
Tikkurila pitch has produced runs less than 120 mostly in all matches. We expect teams to score around 130-140 runs on this pitch and the bowlers may enjoy bowling on this slow placid track.
Teams batting first have 2-1 win-loss record at Vantaa and chasing teams have better overall success rate in the tournament.
SKK Stadin has form, momentum, and quality players on their side and they pip Vantaa CC by a huge margin in all departments so far. Vantaa CC is looking good in the last few matches with players coming up with spirited individual performances to help them win. We expect SKK Stadin to win this match and continue their dominance at the top of the table and be the first team to qualify the knockouts officially.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan will win the match