ECC vs VCC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 15, 2020
The Finnish Premier League T20 competition has started to develop two mini-groups among its teams. There are three teams at the top of the league table that have not lost any match while there are three at the bottom of the table that have lost all their matches.
FPL T20 is a long tournament and can theoretically allow teams to make a comeback but another couple of losses and things will really start to become dire for the struggling teams. We don’t want a situation where a number of ‘dead rubbers’ are all that we have to look forward to.
Empire Cricket Club currently sits in the top group of unbeaten teams while Vanta CC is in the bottom half of the table.
ECC vs VCC Finnish Premier League T20 2020 is going to be played at the Kerava National Cricket Ground, Kerava on the 15th of June 2020.
ECC vs VCC Team Previews
Empire Cricket Club
The Empire Cricket Club has won both of its matches so far and seemed to be in pretty good form. After a patchy batting performance in its opening match, ECC managed to score 148 in its next match against Helsinki CC.
Vanraaj Padhaal was in the runs and top-scored with 55. He is the best batsman for ECC and him scoring runs is an excellent sign for the club’s future prospects.
Shoaib Qureshi also managed to score some important runs in the previous match while we already know what Jonathan Scamans and Richard Savage are capable of. Overall, this is a pretty good batting lineup for the level of cricket we are witnessing.
Raaz Mohammad and Abdul Ghafar picked up two wickets each in the previous match. Kushagra Bhatnagar also bowled quite well to help restrict the opposition, however, Shoaib Qureshi and Muhammad Imran were quite poor.
ECC will not be too worried about a couple of expensive overs from its leading bowlers and we expect to see the same playing eleven if all the players are available.
Empire Cricket Club Playing 11
Vanraaj Padhaal, Zeerak Ijaz, Jonathan Scamans, Shoaib Qureshi, Muhammad Imran, Amjad Sher, Mahesh Tambe, Richard Savage, Abdul Ghafar, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar.
The Vanta CC will need to put in a much-improved performance if it has to get its first win of the tournament. Its bowling has been quite expensive and the batsmen have not been able to score as many runs as needed in return.
The onus of leading the bowling attack is going to fall on Madura Hettiarchilage, Ameer Warsha, and Ranuka Fernando. All three of them have been in the wickets but need to work on their consistency.
VCC is up against a strong batting lineup and its bowlers will not be able to get away with too many freebies.
Now comes the question of the batting. Ursan Tavernier, Chanaka Jayasinghe, Manoj Mahamada, and Ameer Warsha are the leading batsmen of the side. We don’t really see any of them as a major threat to ECC in this match.
One of these players or someone promoted from down the order is going to need to have an exceptional match to be able to win this match for Vantaa CC.
Vantaa CC Playing 11
Ravi Sanjeeva Kahingala, Madura Milan Hettiarachilage, Manoj Mahamada Achchige, Ursan Tavernier, Chanaka Jayasinge, Nalaka Hangamuwe, Ranuka Shiran Fernando, Sanjeeva Peththahandi, Nipuna Patabendi Nidelage, Ameer Hamsa Warsha, Lahiru Hikkaduwa Liyanage.
ECC vs VCC Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
A relatively warm and sunny day has been forecast for match day. It looks like we can expect a full match without any rain interruptions. The pitch has been slow and is helpful to the bowlers. The batsmen are also not of the pedigree to be able to clear the boundaries consistently.
Scores of 135-140 are par for the surface and should be enough to win the match for the teams batting first on most occasions.
ECC vs VCC Betting Tips
Empire CC has proven itself to be the stronger batting team so far. It has more depth in the team and should be able to win this match pretty easily. Vanta CC has some attractive odds but we still don’t think you should bet on it.
Bet on Empire CC to win.