The 13th game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Khulna Tigers and Rangpur Rangers at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
The match starts at 01:30 PM IST (08:30 AM GMT) (02:00 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fancode in India.
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After pulling off an imperious five-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals, the Khulna Tigers will look to do an encore when they take on Rangpur Riders the 11th match of the Bangabandhu BPL in Chattogram. It was a great run-chase by the Tigers against Rajshahi Royals, especially after the latter had racked up 189 on the boards and reduced them to 2-25 within the first three overs their batting.
The run-chase was spearheaded by the ever-so-reliable pocket-sized dynamo, Mushfiqur Rahim. Coming into bat at 2-25, the skipper led from the front with a whirlwind 51-ball 96; an innings which included nine fours and four sixes. Rahim stitched a 77-run stand with Rilee Rossouw [42 off 35 balls] before hammering the final nail in Royals’ coffin with a 61-run partnership with Shamsur Rahman [29 off 20 balls].
They’ll now face Rangpur Rangers, who have had endured an abysmal campaign thus far. The Rangers are on a three-match losing streak, the latest of them coming against Cumilla Warriors after they failed to defend their total of 8-181.
Another perfect day for T20 cricket is expected in Chattogram. According to the weather report, the temperatures are expected to fluctuate between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius while humidity is expected to hover around 66%.
The track at Chattogram has proved to be a batting paradise where bowlers have been reduced to a mere machine. And, pretty much the same is expected on Wednesday.
Average 1st inning score: 168 [In 3 T20s played at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 3, Lost- 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (C & WK), Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam
Bench- Najibullah Zadran, Saif Hassan, Tanvir Islam, Wanindu Hasaranga, Aliss Islam
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Tom Abell, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Nabi (C), Lewis Gregory, Nadif Chowdhury, Mukidul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench- Rishad Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Sanjit Saha, Fazle Mahmud
Khulna Tigers- Mushfiqur Rahim’s 51-ball 96 and Rilee Rossouw’s 35-ball 42 were at the heart of their five-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals. Coming together at 2-25, the duo stitched a brilliant stand to revive the innings before Rahim pull the hammer down on the Royals. The duo, along with Nazmul Shanto and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be the ones to watch out for, as far as the batting is concerned.
Mohammad Amir [2-36] claimed two wickets while Roby Frylinck [1-29] claimed one in the last game. The duo along with Aminul Islam will lead the bowling unit.
Rangpur Rangers- Mohammad Naim scored a whirlwind 78 off 54 balls while Mohammad Shahzad has racked up a 27-ball 67 in the last two games. They will be the key to Rangpur fortunes in the batting department while all-rounder’s Lewis Gregory and Mohammad Nabi could prove to be the X-factors.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw
Vice-Captain – Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Tom Abell, Mohammad Naim, Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Robert Frylinck, Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Arafat Sunny, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad (C)
Batsmen – Tom Abell, Mohammad Naim (VC), Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Robert Frylinck, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers – Aminul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam
Khulna Tigers’ top-4 has been the cornerstone of their success thus far, and with Chattogram’s pitch proving to be an absolute belter for the batsmen thus far, it will be worth a punt to slot in Mushfiqur Rahim or Rilee Rossouw as captain/vice-captain.
Khulna Tigers are expected to win.
*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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