The 22nd game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Khulna Tigers and Rangpur Rangers at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
The match starts at 06:30 PM IST (13:00 PM GMT) (7:00 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fancode in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
After successive victories in their opening three encounters, Khulna Tigers were looking like the team to beat, but after having suffered back-to-back defeats in their past two games, the wheels are threatening to come off. The Tigers are desperate for a turnaround and they’ll hope they can do that on Friday against one of the sides’ that they defeated during their three-match winning streak [by eight wickets]- Rangpur Riders.
It won’t be as easy as it turned out to be the last time these two sides’ met, as Rangpur Rangers look to be on their way up after having finally broken their four-match losing streak with a six-wicket win over Chattogram Challengers. The win was spearheaded by an all-round effort from Lewis Gregory, who claimed two wickets with the ball before going on to shellack the Challengers’ bowlers to the tune of 37-ball 78, ensuring the target of 164 was chased down in a canter.
Unfortunately, there are 40% chances of rain playing spoilsport in Dhaka on Friday. The temperature is expected to be between 10-18 degrees.
The tournament returns to Dhaka after completing its leg in Chattogram. In the first leg at Dhaka, the batting proved to be difficult as compared to Chattogram, and with the rain around on Friday, it could prove to be even more arduous for the batsmen.
Average 1st inning score: 150 [In the last five games played at the venue]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 3, Lost- 2
Injury and Availability News:
Will be updated whenever there is any news
Probable Playing XIs:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Robbie Frylinck, Mehidy Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Tanvir Islam
Bench: Saif Hassan, Robiul Haque, Aminul Islam, Aliss Islam
Mohammad Naim, Cameron Delport, Tom Abell [c], Shadnam Islam, Mohammad Nabi (C), Lewis Gregory, Fazle Mahmud, Jahurul Islam [wk], Mustafizur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Mukidul Islam
Bench- Al-Amin, Zakir Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Nadif Choudhary
Khulna Tigers- Rilee Rossouw [259 runs at 86.33] and Mushfiqur Rahim [154 runs at 51.33] have been the bedrock of the Tigers’ batting unit and will once again be the key to their fortunes on Friday.
As far as bowling is concerned, the trio of Shahidul Islam [6 wickets at 28.33], Shafiul Islam [5 wickets at 32.00] and Mohammad Amir [4 wickets] will once be the ones’ to look forward to.
Rangpur Rangers– Lewis Gregory’s sensational all-round effort- two wickets followed by a whirlwind 37-ball 78 was at the heart of Riders’ maiden win in the last game. He will once again be the X-factor of their side while Mohammad Naim [156 runs at 31.20] and Mustafuzur Rahman [6 wickets at 22.30] and Mohammad Nabi [4 wickets] will lead the batting and bowling department respectively.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Rilee Rossouw, Lewis Gregory, Mushfiqur Rahim
Vice-Captain – Mohammad Nabi, Roby Frylinck, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mehidy Hasan
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Shamsur Rahman, Rilee Rossouw [VC], Tom Abell, Naim Shiekh
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory [C]
Bowlers – Shahidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Sanjit Saha
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim [C]
Batsmen – Rilee Rossouw, Cameron Delport, Naim Shiekh, Fazle Mahmud
All-Rounders – Roby Frylinck, Lewis Gregory, Mehidy Hasan [VC]
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Sanjit Saha
The likes of Lewis Gregory and Rilee Rossouw have been in brilliant form thus far. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain can be a good punt.
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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