ECS T10 Finland: Match 1, Empire Blades v Greater Helsinki Markhors – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ECS T10 Finland: Match 1, Empire Blades v Greater Helsinki Markhors – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Greater Helsinki Markhors are expected to win this match.


Match Details:

The 1st match of the European Cricket Series T10 in Finland is all set to be played between the Empire Blades and the Greater Helsinki Markhors at the Kerava National Cricket Ground.

The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM Local Time (01:30 PM IST) (08:00 AM UTC) and can be streamed live on FanCode.


Starting off the proceedings with the first match of the ECS T10 Finland will be the Empire Blades and the Greater Helsinki Markhors when they play against each other on Saturday. The tournament will be structured in a way that the winner of the group round will go into the finals and the other two teams will be playing against each other in the eliminator to fill the other finals spot. Both the teams will be looking to get off to a great start by winning their very first match of the tournament.

Weather Report:

The chances of precipitation Saturday are low but there’s still a 10 per cent probability of rainfall happening on the day. The temperature will be in the 20 to 25 degree Celsius range and the sun will shine brightly.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Kerava National Cricket Ground will favour the bowlers, especially the pacers and it will be interesting to see how the batsmen get through the bowling attack on this pitch.

Average first innings score: 85 (Last 5 matches played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 3

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Greater Helsinki Markhors:

Ghulfam Nazir, Abdullah Attique, Shahzad Shabbir, Adnan Ahmed, Kamran Waheed, Ziaur Rehman, Naveed Shahid, Ali Waris, Kashif Muhammad, Rizwan Ali, Praveen Kumar

Bench: Ronald Peter, Iatazaz Hussain, Sohail Amin, Hamzah Mukhtar, Haseeb Tahir, Ahmed Cheema, Pranjay Arya, Asad Ijaz

Empire Blades:

Jonathan Scammans, Bhupesh Khoda, Amjad Sher, Ravi Kumar, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Raaz Muhammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Muhammad Imran, Richard Savage, Vanraaj Padhaal, Hemanathan Kumar

Bench: Bipin Khoda, Udaybhaskar Nandini, Ajay Sharma, Raghavendra Sathyanarayana, Rahul Agarwal

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Top Picks:

Mahesh Balasheb Tambe has been in terrific form with the ball this season. In the Finnish Premier League, he is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, with as many as 23 wickets to his name in just 12 matches, including four 3-wicket hauls.

His teammate, Amjad Sher too has looked in good touch with the ball and follows Tambe on the wicket-takers’ leader board in the Finnish Premier League. He has taken 21 wickets in 12 matches and has an economy rate of 5.15.

Jonathan Scammans has been in top form this season, and just in the Finnish Premier League has scored 245 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate 85.66. All these three players will surely boost their team, Empire Blades’ chances of doing well in the European Cricket Series too.

For the Greater Helsinki Markhors, Ghulfam Nazir and Ziaur Rehman have been in top form with the bat this season. Nazir has scored 385 runs in 23 matches with a strike rate of 130.95 and his mate, Ziaur Rehman has scored 592 runs in 22 matches while maintaining an excellent average of 45.54 and a strike rate of 137.67. Ziaur Rehman has done pretty well with the ball in hand too. He is the second-highest wicket-taker for his team and has 19 wickets to his name, with his economy rate being 6.36.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Ziaur Rehman, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe

Vice-Captain Options: Jonathan Scammans, Ghulfam Nazir

Suggested Playing XIs for Head to Head/Small Leagues

Keeper – Jonathan Scammans (VC), Ghulfam Nazir

Batsmen – Shahzad Shabbir, Adnan Ahmad, Kamran Waheed

All-Rounders – Ziaur Rahman (C), Amjad Sher, Ravi Kumar

Bowlers – Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Kashif Muhammad, Raaz Muhammad

Suggested Playing XIs for Grand/Mega Leagues

Keeper – Jonathan Scammans, Ghulfam Nazir (VC)

Batsmen – Bhupesh Khoda, Adnan Ahmad, Kamran Waheed

All-Rounders – Ziaur Rahman, Amjad Sher, Ravi Kumar

Bowlers – Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe (C), Kashif Muhammad, Raaz Muhammad

Expert Advice:

Ravi Kumar, at the time of drafting this post, was a part of just 0.71 per cent of the teams. But, he is an Empire Blades veteran having played 22 matches for the team, scoring 241 runs (fourth highest for the team). He must be picked in your fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

Greater Helsinki Markhors are 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.