Empire Cricket Club vs Helsinki Gymkhana, 38th T20 Match Prediction 21 Jul 2020

Finnish Premier League

Empire Cricket Club vs Helsinki Gymkhana, 38th T20 Match Prediction

2020-07-22

Kerava National Cricket Stadium

Kerava National Cricket Stadium
Kerava National Cricket Stadium

Empire Cricket Club

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Helsinki Gymkhana

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Kerava National Cricket Stadium

EC vs HGYM Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Empire CC eye a strong comeback against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana

  • Gym Helsinki Gymkhana lost their previous game to Vantaa CC.
  • Empire CC suffered their second defeat of the competition against Helsinki Cricket Club.
  • Atti-ur-Rehman and Pankaj Saharan delivered credible performances for GYM Helsinki Gymkhana in losing cause.

Expect Empire CC to register a comfortable win.

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Match Preview

Empire CC will be looking to go top of the table of the points table when they take on GYM Helsinki Gymkhana in the 38th match of Finnish Premier League at Kerava National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

In their previous clash, GYM Helsinki Gymkhana suffered narrow defeat at the hands of Vantaa CC. Skipper Faisal Shahzad will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback against Empire CC.

On the other hand, Empire CC suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Helsinki Cricket Club. The side will be looking to put in an improved bowling performance in this contest.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Empire CC registered a five-wicket win over GYM Helsinki Gymkhana.

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Teams Preview

Empire Cricket Club

Despite a loss in their previous game, Empire CC have maintained their second position in the league table.

Captain Amjad Sher will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this game.

In the previous game, Empire CC lost the toss and bowled first. Skipper Amjad Sher and Muhammad Imran put in decent spells to reduce Helsinki Cricket Club to 48 for 2 after six overs. The back-up bowlers comprising of Raaz Muhammad, AB Ghafar and Kushagra Bhatnagar conceded more eight runs an over to see Helsinki Cricket Club add close to 140 runs in the next 14 overs.

Chasing 189 runs in 20 overs was always going to be a tough ask as openers Amjad Sher and H Kumar perished for low scores.

Wicket-keeper batsman Jonathan Scamans continued his excellent form with the bat.

He put on a 87-run partnership with Mahesh Tambe to lead the fightback for Empire CC. But Jonathan Scamans and Mahesh Tambe perished in quick succession to see Empire CC only post 143 runs for the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs.

Mahesh Tambe was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 61 runs off 47 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. He was well supported by Jonathan Scamans, who chipped in with 31 runs off 33 balls with the help of one boundary.

Empire Cricket Club Predicted Playing XI

Vanraaj Padhaal/ H Kumar, Amjad Sher, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Jonathan Scamans, Mahesh Tambe, Abdul Ghaffar, C Sekhar, JR Sathyanarayanan, U Nandini, Muhammad Imran.

Helsinki Gymkhana

Faisal Shahzad-led unit will be looking to put on a strong show with bat and ball against Empire CC.

In their previous encounter, GYM Helsinki Gymkhana got off to a terrible start while batting first. The side lost their six wickets with just 38 runs on the board.  Opener Saif-ur-Rehman and Shahid Irshad Gondal registered ducks, while Muhammad Hasan, Faisal Shahzad and Arsalan Gondal perished for single-digit scores.

With the side in deep trouble, opener Pankaj Saharan stitched crucial partnerships with wicket-keeper Brar Simranjeet and Jaleel Ahmed to help GYM Helsinki Gymkhana post 105 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

For GYM Helsinki Gymkhana, Pankaj Saharan played well and anchored the whole innings. He finished the innings with 42 not out off 52 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

Pankaj Saharan was well supported by Jaleel Ahmed, who chipped in with 25 runs off 12 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Defending just 106 runs in their 20 overs, Atti-ur-Rehman ran through the top-order to see Vantaa CC in deep trouble at 32 for 7 after 7 overs. He was the standout bowler on display for GYM Helsinki Gymkhana and claimed six wickets in his four overs.

Besides Atti-ur-Rehman, GYM Helsinki Gymkhana failed to stem the flow of runs in the last 10 overs. The side will rue the fact that they should have won this game.

Helsinki Gymkhana Predicted Playing XI

Jaleel Ahmed, Shahid Irshad Gondal, Pankaj Saharan, Irfan Yousufzai, Faisal Shahzad, Brar Simranjeet, Atti ur Rehman, Arslan Gondal, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Gawas, Saif-ur-Rehman.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 15 0 mm. 0.46 k/h From: SSW 90%
03h 16 0 mm. 0.36 k/h From: SE 97%
06h 20 0 mm. 2.46 k/h From: S 98%
09h 20 2.88 mm. 2.85 k/h From: SW 95%
12h 22 1.28 mm. 3.72 k/h From: WSW 75%
15h 21 0.18 mm. 5 k/h From: WSW 9%
18h 18 0 mm. 3.9 k/h From: WSW 5%
21h 13 0 mm. 3.45 k/h From: W 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will provide help to the quick bowlers.The weather conditions for Tuesday game is expected to be considerable cloudy weather with occasional showers.

Venue Details

Kerava National Cricket Stadium is going to host the 39th match of Finnish Premier League between Empire CC and GYM Helsinki Gymkhana.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams would be looking to win the toss and bowl first. Due to inclement weather in the past few days, the bowlers are expected to get some help from the pitch.

Winning Prediction

Based on form this season, Empire CC will start as outright favorites to win this contest. With the likes of Amjad Sher, Jonathan Scamans and Mahesh Tambe in excellent form, Empire CC will be looking to dominate the proceedings against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana

Expect Empire CC to register a comfortable win.

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