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Vantaa CC vs Empire CC Match Prediction

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  • Empire CC Lions will look to bounce back from consecutive defeats when they take on Vantaa CC in the Finnish T20 Premier League.
  • Vantaa CC have been in mixed form of late but were bowled out for 79 in pursuit of just 91 to win their most recent match at Tikkurila.
  • Prior to Empire’s dip in form, however, they had been the only team to beat them - posting 137/9 in a 15-run win in Kerava back in mid-June.
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Our Pick Empire CC are favourites to win

Posted On 28th July 2020 06:03:45
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Posted by Joy

Vantaa CC vs Empire CC Lions, FPL T20

Empire CC Lions need to get back on track after consecutive defeats for the first time this season, as they prepare to face the only other team they have lost to, Vantaa CC, in the Finnish T20 Premier League. The match takes place at Vantaa’s Tikkurila Cricket Ground on July 29 and the live action is scheduled to start at 17:30 local time.

Empire’s defeat to Vantaa at Kerava was previously their only loss in eight games but they have since dropped off the top of the table following back-to-back losses to Helsinki CC and GYM Helsinki Gymkhana. It has closed the gap behind them too, and they need to win to keep their play-off ambitions on track.

Vantaa CC, on the other hand, have won just three times this season and have been inconsistent at best. Their batting fell short last time out at Tikkurila as they were carted for just 79 while chasing just 91 to beat top-of-the-table SKK Rapids.

Vantaa CC vs Empire CC Lions Live streaming

Live streaming: European Cricket Network

Toss Prediction

Vantaa were asked to field first last time out at Tikkurila and may prefer to bat first this time.

Weather Report

Rain is forecast earlier in the day but it showed blow over and make way for a nice evening in Vantaa.

Pitch Condition

The Vantaa wicket is already low and slow, without the added wet weather earlier in the day to plug the outfield.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Vantaa CC vs Empire CC Lions, Finnish Premier League.

Vantaa Cricket Club Team News & Playing 11

VCC Team News

Vantaa still seem unsure on their best batting line-up and the top-order failures last time out will have done nothing to convince them they have found it.

VCC Key Players

  • Ameer Hamsa Warsha: Now has 12 wickets for the season, bowling steadily and picking up wickets consistently. He took 2-12 last time out.
  • Sanjeewa Peththahandi: After 4-10 in the win against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana, he took two more wickets last time out to move to ten in total.
  • Ursan Tavernier: Leading Vantaa’s run-scoring charts this season, he could be due to be pushed up the batting order to help fix Vantaa’s top-order problems.

VCC Team Form

Vantaa’s inconsistency struck again last time out. After bouncing back from defeat to GYM Helsinki Gymkhana by beating the same opponents – Sanjeewa Peththahandi in fine bowling form to take 4-10 before Ursan Tavernier’s 48* lifted them to victory – they could not follow it up.
Another good bowling effort had left them needing just 91 to win, but they were carted for just 79 in reply. 

Vantaa Cricket Club Predicted Playing 11

Ranuka Shiran Fernando (c), Fernando Milan, Ravi Sanjeewa, Nipuna Patabendi, Chanaka Jayasinghe (wk), Ursan Tavernier, Ameer Hamsa Warsha, Nalaka Hangamuwe, Manoj Mahamada, Madura Hettiarachilage, Sanjeewa Peththahandi

Empire Cricket Club Team News & Playing 11

ECC Team News

Jonathan Scamans was not available last time out and Empire missed their top runscorer as they collapsed with the bat. If he returns, it will bolster the Empire batting considerably. 

ECC Key Players

  • Jonathan Scamans: Missed out last time out and consequently lost his place atop the run-scoring charts, but he still has 232 runs in nine innings so far.
  • Amjad Sher: The captain has scored 133 runs so far and backed that up with 14 wickets – and an economy rate of 5.29 runs per over.
  • Raaz Mohammad: Another two wickets in the defeat to GYM Helsinki Gymkhana last time out means he now has 16 and went into this round of fixtures top of the bowling charts.

ECC Team Form

After defeat to Vantaa when they last met, Empire bounced back with five consecutive wins. They have since lost their last two matches, however. Chasing 189 to beat Helsinki, they got nowhere near in a 45-run defeat despite Mahesh Tambe unleashing some batting fireworks down the order. 

Their batting fell dismally short last time out, meanwhile – they needed 132 to win against GYM Helsinki Gymkhana but collapsed to 88 all out.

Empire Cricket Club Predicted Playing 11

Vaanraj Padhaal, Amjad Sher (c), Jonathan Scamans (wk), Yasir Ali, Shoaib Qureshi, Mahesh Tambe, Raaz Mohammad, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Muhammad Imran, Ravi Kumar, Abdul Ghafar

Vantaa Cricket Club vs Empire Cricket Club Team Form in Last Five Matches

VCC : L W L W L

ECC : L L W W W

VCC vs ECC Head to Head

Vantaa ended Empire’s winning start to the season when they last met. They hit 137/9 from their 20 overs and then reduced Empire to 29/4 and eventually 122 all out in reply. Ranuka Shiran Fernando did the damage at the death, with three wickets and a run-out just as Empire had clawed themselves back into contention.

Vantaa Cricket Club vs Empire Cricket Club Prediction

Empire CC Lions’ season has suddenly hit a sticky patch but their bowling form in particular should encourage them as they look to get back to winning ways.

Final Verdict

Back Empire CC Lions to beat Vantaa CC

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