The 51st match of the Finnish Premier League between Greater Helsinki CC and Empire CC will be played at Kerava National Cricket Ground in Kerava. This match starts at 8 PM IST (5:30 PM local time) (2:30 PM GMT). It will be streamed live on Fancode.
The 51st match of the ongoing Finnish Premier League will see the table toppers Empire CC lock horns against the bottom placed Greater Helsinki CC. The GHCC have won only two out of 11 matches so far in the tournament and will have to play their best cricket on the day. On the other hand, Empire CC have managed to win nine matches out of 12 and are the favourites to come out on top even in this game.
Greater Helsinki CC
Against SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti – Lost by 7 wickets
Against FPC Finnish Pakistani Club – Lost by 1 wicket
Against Bengal Tigers CC – Lost by 67 runs
Against Helsinki CC – Lost by 7 wickets
Against by Vantaa CC – Won by 3 wickets
Against Helsinki CC – Won by 11 runs
Against Bengal Tigers CC – Won by 5 wickets
Against Helsinki CC – Lost by 45 runs
Against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana – Lost by 43 runs
Against SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti – Won by 3 wickets
The surface has held up nicely so far despite a lot of matches being played at the same venue. The scores around 140-150 are proving to be easy to chase.
Average first innings score: 149 (Last five matches)
Greater Helsinki CC:
Ali Waris, Ziaur Rehman, Hamzah Mukhtar, Ghulfam Nazir, Naveed Shahid (C), Adnan Ahmad, Sohail Amin, Abdullah Attiqe (WK), Parveen Kumar Garhwal, Rizwan Ali, Kashif Muhammad.
Jonathan Scamans, Udaybhaskar Nandini, Chandra Shekhar, Ravi Kumar, Jagadeesh Rajahmundry, Abdul Ghaffar, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Amjad Sher, Muhammad Imran, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar.
Empire CC has benefitted a lot with Mahesh Tambe performing consistently with the ball. He has picked 22 wickets in the tournament so far and has also mustered 193 runs. This makes him a certain top pick for this match.
Amjad Sher has supported Tambe and others very well picking 18 wickets in 11 matches of the Finnish Premier League this year. He can bat decently as well and expect Amjad to once lead the bowling attack.
Ziaur Rehman has been leading the way for Greater Helsinki CC with the bat. He has so far scored 280 runs in 10 matches so far and the onus will be on him to stun the Empire CC in this match.
Even if one has to take risk, he/she cannot back the Greater Helsinki CC to win this match looking at their dismal record in this season. Empire CC have enough players to make an impact already and they should be able to win this match easily.
Our Prediction: Empire CC is expected to win this match.
Best Bet: Empire CC @1.37 to win at 10Cric - 10 Units
Value Bet: Empire CC @1.40 to win at betway – 8 Units