Finnish Premier League 2020 – Match 35, Empire CC vs Helsinki CC: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Finnish Premier League 2020 – Match 35, Empire CC vs Helsinki CC: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Empire CC is expected to win this match.


Match Details:

The 35th match of the ongoing Finnish Premier League 2020 between the Empire Cricket Club and the Helsinki Cricket Club will be played at the Kerava National Cricket Ground.

The match is scheduled to begin at 06:00 PM local time (08:30 PM IST) and can be streamed live through FanCode.


The table toppers Empire CC will face the struggling Helsinki CC in the 35th game of the ongoing Finnish Premier League T20 on Tuesday. The Empire CC has been the team to beat thus far winning seven matches and are certainly the favourite going into this match. Their players have been performing consistently as well. However, Helsinki CC only has the likes of Khalid Rahman and Zakiullah Kamal contributing which has led to them struggling.

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 15 Degrees Celsius during the match. There is no chance of rain either.

Pitch Report:

The pitch has been a decent one and held up despite so many matches being played. The scores continue to stay around 125-130 and the teams chasing will have to make sure that the opponent don’t score more than that.

Average first innings score: 126 (Previous 5 games)

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

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Helsinki CC:

Zahidullah Kamal, Faheem Nellancheri, Abdul Wahid Qureshi, Adnan Syed, Obaidullah Sadiqui, Aniketh Pushthay, Khalid Rahman Mangal, Ghulam Abbas Butt, Zakiullah Kamal, Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Maneesh Chauhan

Bench: Rakesh Bhatia, Faheem Nellancheri, Abbas Khan, Venkat Swaroop Achuta, Sapan Mehta, Aminullah Malikzay, Avnish Kumar, Akhil Arjunan, Karthik Pavan, Zahoor Khan, Ghulam Abbas Butt, Affan Bin Zaffar, Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Amit Singh, Amrik Bhatia, Arun Bhatia, Abrar Mirza, Gautam Bhaskar

Empire CC:

Jonathan Scamans, Zeerak Ijaz, Muhammad Imran, Richard Savage, Vanraaj Padhaal, Amjad Sher, Raaz Muhammad, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Abdul Ghaffar, Kushagra Bhatnagar

Bench: Bineet Panda, Udaybhaskar Nandini, Yasir Ali, Chandra Shekhar, Hemanathan Kumar, Raghavendra Sathyanarayana, Ravi Kumar, Hyde Hytti, Jagadeesh Rajahmundry, Taimoor Yousaf, Vishal Verma, Srihari Srinivasan, Jo Hadley

Top Picks:

Scamans has been a decent batsman for the ECC scoring 201 runs in 8 matches so far. Shoaib Qureshi has also done well mustering 139 runs and has also scalped five wickets. Amjad Sher and Mahesh Tambe are the favourite picks for captain and vice-captain thanks to their wonderful performance thus far. For the HCC, only Khalid Rahman Mangal and Zakiullah Kamal have done well and they will have to step up again.

Jonatan Scamans has been in top form for his team, Empire CC with the bat in hand, scoring 201 runs in his 8 matches, at an average of 25.12. Joining him in the batting department while making mountains of runs has been Shoaib Qureshi, who has also been doing well with the bat, having 139 runs to his name in just 7 matches. With the ball in hand, Mahesh Tambe has done exceptionally well taking 13 wickets in 7 matches.

For the Helsinki CC, Khalid Rahman Mangal has been the pick of the batsmen with 127 runs to his name in 6 matches. Other players have shown promise but have failed to convert their starts both with the bat and the ball into what could have been listed as the top performances in the tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Amjad Sher, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe

Vice-Captain Options – Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Zakiullah Kamal

Suggested Playing XIs for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Aniketh Pushthay

Batsmen – Muhammad Imran, Khalid Rahman, Vanraaj Padhaal

All-Rounders – Zakiullah Kamal, Amjad Sher (C), Mahesh Balasheb Tambe (VC)

Bowlers- Kushagra Bhatnagar, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Adnan Syed, Abdul Ghafar

12th Man – Raaz Muhammad



Suggested Playing XIs for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jonathan Scamans

Batsman – Muhammad Imran, Khalid Rahman, Vanraaj Padhaal

All-Rounders – Zakiullah Kamal (VC), Amjad Sher (C), Mahesh Balasheb Tambe

Bowlers – Obaidullah Sadiqui, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Adnan Syed, Kushagra Bhatnagar.

12th Man – Raaz Muhammad



Expert Advice:

Empire CC is expected to do well and win the match as well. So it would be wise to pick more players from their team.

Probable Winners:

The Empire Cricket Club 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.