The 17th game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Cumilla Warriors and Dhaka Platoon at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
The match starts at 01:00 PM IST (7:30 am GMT) (1:30 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fancode in India.
Cumilla Warriors have won two of their first four matches this season. In their previous match against Chattogram Challengers, the Dasun Shanaka-led side suffered a 16-run defeat while chasing a target of 239 runs. In their run-chase, Dawid Malan emerged as their talisman as he smashed 84 runs off just 38 balls. He weaved his quick-fire innings around 5 sixes and 7 fours.
He was joined by a 37-run cameo by skipper Dasun Shanaka. However, the duo’s efforts were futile as Warriors could only amass 222 runs on the board. Warriors are currently sitting fourth in the points table after gathering four points in their first two matches.
Dhaka Platoons also have had a similar journey so far in their BPL campaign. Dhaka have won two out of their four matches in the tournament. In their previous match against Chattogram Challengers, Platoon were unsuccessful to chase down a considerable total of 221 runs as the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side could only amass 205 runs on the scoreboard. Platoon will be eager to topple Cumilla Warriors from the fourth spot by winning this encounter.
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 hover around 26 degrees Celsius throughout the day along with a moderate level of humidity according to Accuweather.
The wicket has proved to be beneficial for batsmen 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. Chasing team has been on the winning side on most occasions on this wicket.
Average 1st inning score: 155 [In 6 T20s played at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 5, Lost- 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be updated if there is any News)
Probable Playing XIs:
Cumilla Warriors: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Dawid Malan, Dasun Shanaka(c), Yasir Ali, Mahidul Islam Ankon(w), Abu Hider Rony, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Sumon Khan
Bench: Stiaan van Zyl, Sunzamul Islam, Fardeen Hasan, Ifran Hossain
Dhaka Platoon: Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Laurie Evans, Mominul Haque, Anamul Haque (wk), Asif Ali, Jaker Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Salauddin Sakil, Mashrafe Mortaza (c)
Bench: Raqibul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Shahid
Dawid Malan has been in sublime form this season. The right-hander has smashed 191 runs in four matches for Cumilla Warriors at an impressive average of 63.66. Warriors’ skipper Dasun Shanaka has also gathered 124 runs in 4 matches at an average of 41.33.
The duo of Thisara Perera and Tamim Iqbal has delivered vital performances for Dhaka Platoon. Perera has amassed 112 runs in four matches while Tamim has scored 110 runs in three matches. Perera has also chipped in five wickets so far in the tournament. He is expected to make a difference by contributing to both the departments.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
Vice-Captain – Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Sabbir Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Anamul Haque
Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Laurie Evans, Sabbir-Rahman, Dawid Malan (C)
All-Rounders – Dasun Shanaka (VC), Soumya Sarkar
Bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza, Hasan Mahmud, Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mahidul Islam Ankon
Batsmen – Laurie Evans, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sabbir-Rahman (VC), Dawid Malan
All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi, Soumya Sarkar(C)
Bowlers – Hasan Mahmud, Wahab Riaz, Abu Hider, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
The chasing team is going to have an upper hand in the match. Warriors are equipped with a strong batting force comprising the likes of Rajapaksa, Malan, Shanaka and Sarkar. Picking up all-rounder Thisara Perera may also prove beneficial.
Cumilla Warriors are expected to win the match.
*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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