Finnish Pakistan CC & Vantaa CC look for their first points
Finnish Pakistan CC to win the match!
Finish Premier League is gearing up with teams playing the second rounds of their group games. Both Finnish Pakistan CC & Vantaa CC lost their opening matches and will need to find the right team balance to win matches. This will be the first match to be played at Tikkurila Cricket Ground in Vantaa this season. A win in this match will do a world of good for both teams moving ahead. Vantaa CC failed to qualify for semi-finals last year whereas Finnish Pakistan CC lost in the semi-finals. Both teams will look to notch higher this season.
Vantaa CC batsmen kept losing wickets and failed to build a partnership in their opening match. Madura Milan top scored with 20 runs at NO.7 while Manoj Achhige and Ameer Hamsa chipped in with 15 runs each. Their top-order batsmen need to step up and build partnerships to put a big score on board.
Their bowling unit was on the expensive side on this pitch despite picking up 9 wickets in the match. Ameer Hamsa and Ranuka Shiran took 3 wickets each while Madura Milan and Nalaka Hangamuwe chipped in with a wicket each.
Ameer Hamsa – Ameer Hamsa scored a struggling 15 runs off 24 balls in the match with wickets falling around. He also had good bowling figures of 4-0-24-3 and all his wickets were off top-order batsmen.
Ranuka Shiran – Ranuka Shiran picked up three wickets in the match but gave away 31 runs. He must control the run flow and the pitch here is also very conductive for the bowlers.
Ursan Tavernier, Chanaka Jayasinge, Manoj Mahamada Achchige, Ravi Sanjeewa Kahingala, Ameer Hamsa Warsha, Nipuna Patabendi Nidelage, Madura Milan Hettiarachilage, Ranuka Shiran Fernando, Nalaka Hangamuwe, Kasun Chamara Pasikku, Lahiru Hikkaduwa Liyanage
Finnish Pakistan CC lost the match despite getting a good start from their openers. Waseem Qureshi (37 runs) and Bilal Khan (14 runs) were the only players to score a two-digit mark. They collapsed from 50/2 to 98/9 in the chase of 107 runs.
Mohammed Tarique and Bilal Khan picked up two wickets and put the opposition in a spot of worry at 21/5 at the end of power play. Nadeem Qureshi, Adil khan, and Jaree Junbah took a wicket each to contribute to the bowling department.
Waseem Qureshi– Waseem Qureshi started the match scoring 37 runs off 44 balls but very little support from the other end did not help him to build partnerships. His wicket ended their team`s chances of victory.
Bilal Khan – Bilal Khan bowled superbly with bowling figures of 4-1-9-2 and strangled the opposition with an economy rate of just 2.25 RPO. He looked good for his 11-ball 14 run knock with 3 boundaries.
Waseem Qureshi, Muhammad Aqeel, Nadeem Qureshi, Adil khan, Jaree Junbah, Bilal Khan, Zeeshan Ahmad Dogar, Mohammed Tariq Sarfaraz, Subah Sadaqat, Raees Ahmed, Adil Qureshi
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||13||0 mm.||3.91 k/h||From: N||81%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||3.67 k/h||From: N||95%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||4.5 k/h||From: NNE||97%|
|09h||20||0 mm.||4.81 k/h||From: NE||13%|
|12h||22||0 mm.||3.69 k/h||From: NE||14%|
|15h||22||0 mm.||4.02 k/h||From: NNE||96%|
|18h||18||0 mm.||4.11 k/h||From: NNE||98%|
|21h||15||0 mm.||4.34 k/h||From: NNE||100%|
Vantaa is expected to have good sunny and bright weather with very little chances of rain. We can expect a match with a full quota of 40 overs.
Vantaa Pitch is expected to better than the Kerava pitch and batsmen might score more runs here. The pitch has good bounce and carry and the ball will come onto the bat nicely. We can expect average scores in the range of 140-150 runs here.
Teams batting first have won all the matches except the 5-over shootout match. The pitch gets slower in the second innings considerably.
Finnish Pakistan CC suffered a shock defeat in their opening match after being in a good position with the bat and ball. Vantaa CC was outplayed in their opening match by Helsinki CC. Both teams batting units need to bat more consistently to put more score on board. We expect Finnish Pakistan CC to win this match as they played better for the most part of their last game.
Finnish Pakistan CC to win the match!