The 3rd match of Finnish Premier League 2020 will be played between Empire CC and Bengal Tiger CC at the Kerava National Cricket Ground in Kerava.
The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (8:30 PM IST) (3:00 PM GMT). This game can be streamed live on Fan Code and the YouTube channel of European Cricket Network.
Empire CC will open their tournament campaign against Bengal Tiger CC in the 3rd game of Finnish Premier League 2020. They have a well-balanced squad that comprises of some young and experienced players in their side with the likes of Vanraaj Padhaal, Hemanathan Kumar, Jonathan Scamans. They will be the main batsmen from Empire CC that will look to click some good knock in their first appearance in the tournament.
Bengal Tiger CC has announced a long but good squad for the T20 tournament. In batting line up they have the services of Muhammad Imrul-Abedin (wk), Mehran Amin and Belayat Khan. Meanwhile, their bowling unit also looks well settled with some exciting bowlers in their ranks. The fans will probably get to watch an exciting encounter on Wednesday.
There are no chances of rain on the matchday but the temperature will be on a cooler side for the players. The wind will be blowing at an average rate throughout the day.
The track at Kerava National Cricket Ground looks balanced with opportunities for bowlers and batsmen to churn out success in their respective departments. In the last couple of games, the sides failed to defend on this ground and the same trend is expected to be followed. On this ground, anything below 150 is easily chasable. So, the batsmen will have to come out with an impressive effort.
Average first innings score: 137 (Last two T20s played on this ground)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Bengal Tiger CC:
Muhammad Imrul-Abedin (WK), Mehran Amin, Mazidul Islam, Belayat Khan, Habib Al-Amin, Nurul Huda, Tonmoy Saha, Mohammed Rony, Habib Al Amin, Sarwar Jahan, Rony Sardar.
Bench: Tushar Sarker, Sowgat Kundu, Abu Hanif Khan, Naser Akhand, Mohiuddin Al Al-Belal, Shahid Alam, Md Jabed Khan Sohag, Manan Arshed, Shahrukh Ali, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Osman Ibrahim
Vanraaj Padhaal, Hemanathan Kumar, Jonathan Scamans (wk), Raghavendra Sathyanarayana, Amjad Sher, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Bineet Panda, Abdul Ghaffar, Raaz Muhammad, Muhammad Imran, Jo Hadley.
Bench: Udaybhaskar Nandini, Richard Savage, Chandra Sehkhar, Hyde Hytti, Shoaib Tahir, Qureshi, Taimoor Yousaf, Vishal Verma, Kushagra Bhatnagar, S Gowri Srinivasan, Zeerak Ijaz
Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe will be a favourite pick for any fantasy side. In the last six games, he looked pretty much in touch with the bat. He muscled 164 runs in 6 T10 matches. This is enough to show that he is batting in his top-notch form. Vanraaj Padhaal is another important player to watch out with the bat. In the previous year, he scored 506 runs in 21 games with the help of his willow.
Tonmoy Saha will be the bowler to watch out in the upcoming game. He is a decent bowling spearhead, who can swing the ball in both the directions. Belayat Khan is a dashing all-rounder, who is well capable of contributing with the bat and ball. He had performed extremely well in Twenty20 Division 1 tournament in which he amassed 213 runs and grabbed 9 wickets with the ball in eight games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Belayat Khan, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe
Vice-Captain options – Vanraaj Padhaal, Amjad Sher
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Muhammad Imrul-Abedin
Batsmen – Mazidul Islam, Mehran Amin, Vanraaj Padhaal
All-Rounders – Nurul Huda, Belayat Khan (C), Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe (VC), Raghavendra Sathyanarayana
Bowlers – Tonmoy Saha, Jo Hadley, Rony Sardar
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Muhammad Imrul-Abedin, Jonathan Scamans
Batsmen – Vanraaj Padhaal (VC), Mazidul Islam, Mehran Amin
All-Rounders – Belayat Khan, Amjad Sher (C), Raghavendra Sathyanarayana
Bowlers – Tonmoy Saha, Abdul Ghaffar, Rony Sardar
This is the first game of both the sides and they might come out with surprising XI. So, it will be wise for the user to pick his fantasy side after getting confirmed XIs. However, most of the aforementioned players are expected to play in the upcoming match.
Empire CC is expected to win the 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.
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