The 1st Qualifier match of the Finnish Premier League T20 is to be played between SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti and Empire CC at the Kerava National Cricket Ground.
This match is scheduled to start at 03:00 PM Local Time (05:30 PM IST) (12:00 PM UTC) and it will be streamed live on Fancode.
SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti is currently placed at the top of the table with 42 points in their bag and their opponents, Empire CC, are just behind them with 40 points in 14 games. Both the teams are going to face each other for the third time in this competition.
Empire CC will go into this match as the favourites having won three out of their last five games. Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti going on a losing streak against the Empire CC. They will need to be at nothing but their best to win this match. In their last five games, SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti also lost two but is coming into this game on the back of a loss.
There is a rain threat during this game and this match could even be abandoned altogether.
The pitch on this ground has equal help for both batsmen and the bowlers. Batsmen will have to work hard to score the runs.
Average first innings score: 140 (Last 10 matches played here)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti:
Jordan O’Brien, Nathan Collins, Qaiser Siddique, Atif Rasheed, Peter Gallagher, Ponniah Vijendran, Nirav Shah, Raja Waqas, Mira Zeeshan Baig, Jake Goodwin, Yathunandhan Vijayaratnam.
Bench: Kamalraj Chandrasekaran, Henry Sewell, Andrew Armitage, Areeb Abdul Quadir, Asim Ghani, Vishal Sharafu.
Jonathan Scamans, Udaybhaskar Nandini, Vanraaj Padhaal, Ravi Kumar, Jagadeesh Rajahmundry, Abdul Ghaffar, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Amjad Sher, Muhammad Imran, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar
Bench: Bineet Panda, Yasir Ali, Hemanathan Kumar, Hyde Hytti, Taimoor Yousaf, Vishal Verma, Srihari Srinivasan, Jo Hadley, Richard Savage, Zeerak Ijaz, Chandra Sekhar, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Raghavendra Sathyanarayana.
Nathan Collins the second leading run-scorer in the tournament having scored 350 runs at an average of 35 including 2 fifties. Peter Gallagher also played some decent knocks and scored 222 runs in his 12 matches. Jordan O’Brien is a hit or miss type and can play a big knock if he gets a good start. Atif Rasheed has got 13 scalps in 12 matches and Peter Gallagher has taken 12 wickets following him.
Jonathan Scamans has scored 256 runs and picked up 6 wickets. Shoaib Qureshi has scored 237 runs. Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe and Amjad Sher will lead the bowling attack for Empire CC having bagged 25 and 22 wickets respectively thus far.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Amjad Sher
Vice-Captain Options – Peter Gallagher, Nathan Collins
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonathan Scamans
Batters – Nathan Collins (VC), Jake Goodwin, Qaiser Siddiqui, Ravi Kumar
All-Rounders – Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe (C), Amjad Sher, Peter Gallagher
Bowlers – Muhammad Imran, Abdul Ghaffar, Yathunandhan Vijayaratnam
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jordan O’Brien
Batters – Nathan Collins, Qaiser Siddiqui, Vanraaj Padhaal
All-Rounders – Amjad Sher (C), Peter Gallagher (VC), Atif Rasheed
Bowlers – Raaz Mohammad, Yathunandhan Vijayaratnam, Muhammad Imran, Abdul Ghaffar
Having Jake Goodwin in any or both of your Dream11 Fantasy team should be great. He comes in to bat in the middle-order and also bowls his full quota of overs.
Empire CC is expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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