ECC vs GHC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 09, 2020
The matches in the Finnish Premier League T20 2020 continue to roll on and now it will be the Empire Cricket Club (ECC) that will be taking on the Greater Helsinki Cricket Club (GHC). Both the teams have played one match each in the FPL T20 so far with varying results. ECC won its match with ease while GHC suffered a defeat in its match.
There is still a lot of cricket still to be played, though, and it is early days in the tournament.
ECC vs GHC Finnish Premier League T20 is going to be played at the Kerava National Cricket Ground, Kerava on the 9th of June 2020.
ECC vs GHC Team Previews
Empire Cricket Club
Empire Cricket Club is not in the best of form coming into this match. They did manage to win against BTC earlier this week but lost both their scheduled T10 matches. The same players played those matches and even though there was some shifting around in the batting order, we could glean some important information from those results.
Jonathan Scamans is the most important batsman for ECC in this upcoming match. He top-scored with 38 in the previous match as well and held the side together. Vanraaj Padhaal is the other big hope in the batting department and will need to step it up for ECC.
Around these two, though, the batting is pretty weak. A couple of early wickets or some injudicious shots could cause a complete batting collapse.
Mahesh Tambe came up the order in the T10 matches and got some runs which is something that ECC will be happy about. He is a useful all-rounder at his best. Tambe took three wickets in the win against BTC and was well supported by Amjad Sher, Muhammad Imran, and Abdul Ghafar.
Empire Cricket Club Playing 11
Jonathan Scamans, Zeerak Ijaz, Muhammad Imran, Yasir Ali, Richard Savage, Vanraaj Padhaal, Raaz Mohammad, Ravi Kumar, Shoaib Qureshi, Abdul Ghafar, Kushagra Bhatnagar.
Greater Helsinki Cricket Club
GHC came up against a tough team to beat in its first match. It did not play badly but still ended up being way short of where it needed to be against SKK Stadin. GHC made 132 in that match, just over par for the surface, but it could not defend that total in a rain-affected match.
Ziaur Rehman was unbeaten on 55 from 48 deliveries. His strike rate could do with some improvement especially if he is going to play for the majority of the inning. Ghulfam Nazir made 30 off just 20 deliveries and added some impetus to the inning.
Sohail Amin, Asad Ijaz, and Abdullah Attique can all contribute with the bat as well.
The difference in batting strength is not that much.
Naveed Shahid picked up three wickets in that match and was by far the pick of the bowlers. Sohail Amin, Kashif Muhammad, and Iatazaaz Hussain were unable to keep the run-scoring down otherwise GHC could have easily come away with a win.
Greater Helsinki Cricket Club Playing 11
Abdullah Attiqe, Choudhary Shahzad Shabbir, Gulfam Nazir, Adnan Ahmad, Asad Ijaz, Muhammad Ziaur Rehman, Rizwan Ali, Kashif Muhammad, Naveed Shahid, Iatazaz Hussain, Sohail Amin.
ECC vs GHC Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first unless the rain is sure to come down.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather is expected to be much better for this match than others. There are some clouds forecast to be around but they will hopefully not bring rain with them. The pitch will continue to offer assistance to the bowlers.
The outfield is a bit sluggish as well and will make it difficult for the batsmen to get quick runs. Anything over 130 is going to be a tough score to chase down.
ECC vs GHC Betting Tips
ECC may have started its Finnish T20 2020 campaign with a win but there is a big question mark on its batting abilities. We think GHC played better cricket in its game against SKK Stadin.
Bet on GHC to win.