Battle between the opposite poles of the points table!
SKK Stadin ja Keravan to win the match!
Finnish Premier League has been running successfully with the completion of five rounds and 20 matches so far. The two teams in contention in this SKK Stain and Vantaa CC are at the two extremes of the points table currently. SKK Stadin is at the top of the points table with 4 wins while Vantaa CC are dwelling at the bottom with just 1 win so far. SKK Stadin will look to continue their domination with a win in this match and Vantaa CC will look to get their campaign back on track with a win here. We have an exciting match on cards with both teams fighting for the valuable 4 points.
SKK Stadin came back strongly with a 9-wicket win in their last match against Helsinki after losing to Empire CC. Jordan O Brien (77 runs) and Nathan Collins (25 runs) shared an 80-run opening partnership to kill the chase. Jake Goodwin played his shots to take his team home in just 13 overs.
K Chandrasekar and Jake Goodwin picked up two wickets each and never gave any easy runs in the middle overs. Atif Rasheed and Gerard Brady chipped with vital spells with combined bowling figures of 8-0-41-1 in the match.
Jordan O Brien – Jordan was on fire last night scoring 77* runs off 45 balls with 5 boundaries and 6 sixes. This was the highest individual score in an innings in this season so far.
Jake Goodwin – Jake Goodwin is the MVP of the team with 104 runs and 4 wickets so far. He scored 12 runs off 4 balls and took two important wickets to derail the opposition team last night.
Jake Goodwin, Jordan O Brien, Nathan Collins, Ponniah Vijendran, Atif Rasheed, P Gallagher, AA Quadir, Gerard Brady, Asim Ghani, Kamalraj Chandrasekeran, MZ Baig, MT Thavayogarajah
Vantaa CC has been bowled out for less than 90 runs twice in the last 3 matches (83/10 & 86/10). Manoj Achchige, Mathura Milan, Chanaka Jayasinghe, and Ursan Tavernier have played some cameos of 20s and 30s but are not consistent in all the matches. Their batting unit must bat sensibly to put more runs on board.
Sanjeewa Pethahandi and Nipuna Pathabendi were the only bowlers to bowl decently with combined figures of 8-0-44-3. The rest of the bowlers gave runs at over 9 RPO and leaked 113 runs in the remaining 12 overs.
Nipuna Pethahandi – Pethahandi has taken 2 wickets each in the last three matches with figures of 2/26, 2/14, & 2/14 respectively. He is improving with the ball in hand in every match and will be vital bowler for their team.
Manoj Achchide – Achchide played a lone hand of 32 runs in the last match as no other batsmen touched the two-figure mark. He tops their batting charts with 68 runs so far in his 4 innings.
Nalanka Hangamuwe, Nipuna Patabendi, Lahiru Hikkaduwa, Sanjeewa Pethahandi, Kim Tavierner, Manoj Mahamada, Ravi Sanjeewa, Chanaka Jayasinghe, Ranuka Shiran, RS Kanigala, Chanaka Jayasinghe
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0 mm.||3.28 k/h||From: ESE||6%|
|03h||15||0 mm.||4.16 k/h||From: E||18%|
|06h||17||0 mm.||5.36 k/h||From: ESE||37%|
|09h||19||0 mm.||5.55 k/h||From: ESE||98%|
|12h||20||0 mm.||5.16 k/h||From: ESE||99%|
|15h||20||0 mm.||4.57 k/h||From: ESE||95%|
|18h||18||0 mm.||1.77 k/h||From: E||97%|
|21h||15||1.20 mm.||1.9 k/h||From: E||100%|
Kerava has a bit of dark and gloomy weather on the match day with 50% chances of rain. We expect the rain won’t play spoilsport in the game as it would just be a passing shower.
Kerava pitch is going through wear and tear due to the used nature of the pitch. Teams scampered to below-par scores of less than 120 in the last two matches. The pitch gets better as the match goes on and makes shot making a bit easier. We can expect average scores in the range of 130-150 runs in this match.
Chasing teams have good success in the recent matches and teams will look to chase down the total despite the better success ratio for teams batting first.
SKK Stadin team has form, momentum and in-form players on their side. Vantaa CC is struggling to post a good score and their bowling is inconsistent and is taken for a lot of runs so far. But never disregard any team as they can return to winning ways any time with a spirited performance from one or two players.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan to win the match!