The 6th match of Men’s Cricket in the 2019 South Asian Games will be played between Bhutan and Bangladesh Under-23s at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
The match starts at 9:15 AM local time (3:15 AM GMT) (8:45 AM IST).
Bangladesh Under-23s won their opening game against the Maldives by a huge margin of 108 runs. They would be eager to replicate their form in the upcoming match against Bhutan as well. Their batting looks strong with the likes of Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Hossain Shanto, who performed brilliantly in the previous match. In bowling, they have Afif Hossain, who will be key bowler for young Tigers.
Bhutan lost back to back two consecutive games in this tournament. Their batsmen have not performed well and have failed to score runs for their team. If they want to outclass Bangladesh U-23 then their top-order batsmen will have to come up with some convincing performances. However, Bhutan has some exciting talent, who can win crucial games for them.
It will be a perfect day for a cricket match with no chances of rain. The temperature is expected to range between 21 and 23 Degrees Celsius during the match according to Accuweather.
The Tribhuvan University Ground in Kirtipur is expected to go in favour of the batsmen. Moreover, the teams batting first at this venue had earlier posted some big totals on the scoreboard. In four games played until now on this ground, the side batting first had managed to post the scores of 172, 174, 248 and 236. The side batting 2nd have found it difficult to chase at this venue.
Average first innings score: 207 (2019 South Asian Games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Tenzin Wangchuk Jr, Tobden Singye, Jigme Singye (C), Mikyo R Dorji, Snam Tobgay, Thinley Jamtsho, Sonam Chophel (WK), Nangang Chejay, Jigme Thinley, Karma Dorji, Ugyen Dorji
Bench – Suprit Pradhan, Jigme N Dorji, Kesang Nima
Mohammed Saif Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Nazmul Hossain Shanto (C), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Zakir Hasan (WK), Sumon Khan, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Syed Minhajul Abedin Afridi
Bench – Manik Khan, Mahadi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud.
Soumya Sarkar will be an important player for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. He amassed 49 runs in the opening match against the Maldives and looking forward to his form with the bat makes him a vital pick. Moreover, he can contribute with the ball as well. Karim Dorji will be another player to watch out in the match against Bangladesh Under-23s.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
Vice-Captain – Afif Hossain, Thinley Jamtsho, Tanvir Islam
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nangang Chejay
Batters – Soumya Sarkar (C), Nazmul Hossain Shanto (VC), Tenzin Wangchuk Jr, Mikyo R Dorji, Snam Tobgay
All-Rounders – Afif Hossain, Thinley Jamtsho
Bowlers – Tanvir Islam, Abedin Afridi, Karma Dorji
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Zakir Hasan
Batters – Soumya Sarkar (VC), Mohammad Naim (C), Tenzin Wangchuk Jr, Mikyo R Dorji, Snam Tobgay
All-Rounders – Afif Hossain
Bowlers – Tanvir Islam, Abedin Afridi, Karma Dorji, Tobden Singye
Tenzin Wangchuk Jr is an exciting opener, who is currently struggling with the form. He is still due to give some breakthrough performances for his side. Looking forward to his form he will be a risky pick but worth for any Grand League Side.
Teams might opt for some changes in the playing XIs at the last moment. While most of the players from the above mentioned will play. However, it will be wise to wait for playing XIs to be confirmed.
If Bangladesh are bowling first, then it would be ideal to pick only openers in the team and also go for as many bowlers from their team as you can.
Mohammad Naim and Naim Shiekh both are same. Do not get confused.
Bangladesh Under-23s is expected to win the match against Bhutan.
*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.
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