The 24th game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Khulna Tigers and Sylhet Thunder at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
The match starts at 06:00 PM IST (12:30 PM GMT) (6:30 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fancode in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
After having lost five of their first six encounters, Sylhet Thunder are hanging by a bare thread as far qualifying for the knockout stage of the 2019-20 Bangabandhu BPL. They come into this game on the back of another shellacking- this time at the hands of Dhaka Platoon- by eight wickets.
After having racked up a commanding 4-174 in 20 overs thanks to a whirlwind 49-ball 73 from Johnson Charles and an unbeaten 65-run-stand between Mohammad Mithun [49 off 31 balls] and Sherfane Rutherford [38 off 28 balls], the Thunder bowing attack was absolutely blown away by Tamim Iqbal, who scored an unbeaten 49-ball 60 and Mahedi Hasan, who scored an equally whirlwind 28-ball 56.
They’ll now face Khulna Tigers, who after having notched up successive victories in their first three fixtures, Khulna Tigers have proceeded to lose back-to-back games, to put their campaign into jeopardy.
A rain-free day awaits us in Dhaka on Saturday. According to the weather report, the temperatures are expected to hover between 13-22 degrees Celsius while the humidity will be around the 74% mark.
With the tournament returning to Dhaka, the bowlers have once again come into the picture. And, as we saw in the game between Dhaka Platoon and Chattogram, Challengers, both fast bowlers, as well as spinners, are getting enough purchase from the wicket.
Average 1st inning score: 146 [In the last 6 games played at the venue]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 4, 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
Andre Fletcher, Abdul Mazid, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mosaddek Hossain (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Sohag Gazi, Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain, Nazmul Islam
Bench: Rony Talukdar, Nayeem Hasan, Ruyel Miah, Naveen ul-Haq, Delwar Hossain, Jeevan Mendis
Khulna Tigers: Rilee Rossouw [259 runs at 86.33] and Mushfiqur Rahim [154 runs at 51.33] along with Rahmanullah Gurbaz will have to take the onus and lead the fledgeling Tigers’ batting-unit.
The trio of Shahidul Islam [6 wickets at 28.33], Shafiul Islam [5 wickets at 32.00] and Mohammad Amir [4 wickets] will spearhead the bowling department.
Sylhet Thunder: The trio of Johnson Charles [73 off 45 balls], Mohammad Mithun [49* off 31 balls] and Sherfane Rutherford [38* off 28 balls] were the spearheads in Thunder getting to a formidable total of 174 in the last game.
Unlike the trio, opener Andre Fletcher had a forgettable game as he went for a golden duck. But, he is too good a player to miss out again. He could well turn out to be the X-factor of the Thunders’ batting unit. As far as bowling is concerned, Krishmar Santokie and Ebadot Hossain will be the key.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Johnson Charles, Mushfiqur Rahim, Andre Fletcher, Rilee Rossouw
Vice-Captain –Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sherfane Rutherford, RobyFrylinck, Mosaddek Hossain
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim, Andre Fletcher
Batsmen – Johnson Charles [VC], Rilee Rossouw [C], Sherfane Rutheford, Mosaddek Hossain
All-Rounders – Mehidy Hasan-Miraz, Roby Frylinck
Bowlers – Ebadot Hossain, Krishmar Santokie, Nazmul Islam
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim [C], Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Johnson Charles, Rilee Rossouw, Mosaddek Hossain [VC], Shamsur Rahman
All-Rounders – Mehidy Hasan-Miraz, Sohag Gazi
Bowlers – Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Ebadot Hossain
Both sides have got great batting strength. Thus opting for the likes of Sherfane Rutherford, Johnson Charles or a Rilee Rossouw could be worth a punt.
Khulna Tigers 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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