Finnish Premier League T20: Match 7, Empire CC vs Greater Helsinki CC: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Finnish Premier League T20: Match 7, Empire CC vs Greater Helsinki CC: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Mahesh Tambe is a brilliant all-rounder, who has done well for his team in the past with bat and ball.


Match Details

The 7th match of Finnish Premier League 2020 will be played between Empire CC and Greater Helsinki 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 the European Cricket Network.


Greater Helsinki CC didn’t get off the mark with a win in their opening game of Finnish Premier League 2020. They lost in their first outing by six wickets in a rain-affected affair. Now, GHC would be eager to take on the field in order to grab a win and mark their arrival on the winning ways.

Empire CC looks like a well-settled team in the T20 tournament. They registered a good victory in their previous outing against Bengal Tiger CC by 10 runs. Now they would be eager to take on the field and grab their second win in a row. And, looking forward to the form of their players, the chances are quite high that they will come out as winners.

Weather Condition/Report

There is no possibility of rain on the matchday according to the weather forecast. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 17 to 20 km/hr. And, the temperature will be a bit on a lower side.

Pitch Condition/Report

The pitch has so far favoured bowlers in Finnish Premier League 2020. No team has managed a total of 150 runs in stipulated 20 overs. Moreover, the batsmen have failed to smack the bowlers all across the park from the word go. And, the chances are least that something will change in the upcoming contest.

Average first innings score: 111 (2020 Finland T20 League games played on this ground)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 5

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Greater Helsinki CC

Ziaur Rehman, Sohail Amin, Asad Ijaz, Choudhary-Shahzad Shabbir (C), Ghulfam Nazir, Abdullah Attiqe (wk), Naveed Shahid, Adnan Ahmad, Kashif Muhammad, Iatazaz Hussain, Ronald Peter

Bench: Rizwan Ali, Parveen-Kumar Garhwal, Kamran Waheed, Ali Waris

Empire CC:

Vanraaj Padhaal, Zeerak Ijaz, Jonathan Scamans (wk), Richard Savage, Shoaib Qureshi, Muhammad Imran, Amjad Sher (C), Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Abdul Ghaffar, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar.

Bench: Udaybhaskar Nandini, Chandra Sehkhar, Hyde Hytti, Taimoor Yousaf, Vishal Verma, S Gowri Srinivasan, Raghavendra Sathyanarayana, Bineet Panda, Jo Hadley.

Top Picks:

Mahesh Tambe is a brilliant all-rounder, who has done well for his team in the past with bat and ball. In the game against Bengal Tiger CC, he grabbed a brilliant three wickets that helped his team in winning the match. So, he should be picked in any and every fantasy team. Jonathan Scamans is another important player that might set the stage on fire with his batting. He is also playing in his top-notch form with his willow. Ziaur Rehman fifty in the previous encounter makes him a perfect player for any fantasy team and he should not be ignored while picking their side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Naveed Shahid, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe

Vice-Captain options – Jonathan Scamans, Zeerak Ijaz

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Abdullah Attiqe

Batsmen – Choudhary-Shahzad Shabbir, Vanraaj Padhaal, Muhammad Imran, Zeerak Ijaz

All-Rounders – Amjad Sher, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Ziaur Rehman (C)

Bowlers – Abdul Ghafar, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Naveed Shahid (VC)

12th man- Jonathan Scamans


Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jonathan Scamans (C)

Batsmen – Vanraaj Padhaal, Muhammad Imran, Zeerak Ijaz (VC), Ghulfam Nazir

All-Rounders – Amjad Sher, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Raaz Muhammad

Bowlers – Kashif Muhammad, Naveed Shahid, Iatazaz Hussain

12th man- Ronald Peter


(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)

Expert Advice

It might be a low scoring affair between Empire CC and Gym Helsinki CC. So, the user should go with more number of bowling options in his fantasy team.

Probable Winners

Empire CC is expected to win the match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.