The 16th game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Rangpur Rangers at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
The match starts at 06:00 PM IST (12:30 pM GMT) (06:30 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fancode in India.
Preview for Fantasy
Chattogram Challengers can be spotted pretty high on the charts with eight points. They have won four games so far in the tournament in their six outings. However, they would be eager to replicate the same form in the upcoming game against Rangpur Rangers.
Challengers boast a strong batting line up that comprises of Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando and Imrul Kayes, who are in red hot form with the bat. They have given convincing performances in the ongoing tournament. Their bowling also looks settled, who has done a commendable job so far. Mehedi Hasan Rana has taken eight wickets in his four games and is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.
Rangpur Rangers are still due to taste their maiden wins in BPL 219-20. They are struggling with the poor form of their top players like Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport and Mohammad Nabi, who have to regain their form soon in order to help their side in winning the match against Challengers.
There are no chances of rain and it is expected to be a perfect day for a cricket match. however, the temperature is expected to deviate between 14 and 22 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Chattogram has proved to be a batting paradise with bowlers having nothing much to do. However, the spinners might play an important role in the latter part of the game as they will get some turn from the wicket. The team winning the toss will look to field first as the teams have found it easy to chase at this venue under the lights.
Average 1st inning score: 153 [In 5 T20s played at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 4, Lost- 1
Injury and Availability News:
Mahmudullah has been ruled out from the group stage and will not play for Rangpur Rangers due to hamstring injury.
Probable Playing XIs:
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes (c), Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Bench-Tom Abell, Al-Amin, Jahurul Islam, Zakir Hasan, Sanjit Saha, Rishad Hossain
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- Mahmudullah, Pinak Ghosh, Jubair Hossain, Enamul Haque jnr
Imrul Kayes has scored 163 runs in six games for Challengers and will be a wise pick for any fantasy side. Chadwick Walton is also in good form with the bat and cannot be neglected from Dream11 Fantasy team, who has mustered 153 runs with one brilliant fifty. From Rangers, Mohammad Naim is the only batter who has been hitting the ball really well and is in good form. He will also be an important player to watch out in the upcoming match against Challengers.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Avishka Fernando, Lendl Simmons, Imrul Kayes
Vice-Captain – Avishka Fernando, Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Chadwick Walton (VC), Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen –Lendl Simmons (C), Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Naim
All-Rounders – Nasir Hossain, Lewis Gregory, Muktar Ali,
Bowlers –Kesrick Williams, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen –Lendl Simmons, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Naim, Avishka Fernando (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Lewis Gregory, Muktar Ali
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman
The top-order batsman Cameron Delport and Mohammad Shahzad need to come back strong against Challengers. A sudden dip in the form of the duo is creating problems for Rangers and if they find their rhythm back then it is quite difficult to restrict the two batsmen from playing swashbuckling knocks with the bat. However, it could be their day against Challengers. And, not picking them in Grand League Side can be a risky step.
Chattogram Challengers 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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