The 29th game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 will be played between Rajshahi Royals and Rangpur Rangers at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
The match starts at 01:00 PM IST (7:30 AM GMT) (01:30 PM Local). It can be streamed live on Fan code in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Rajshahi Royals are currently ranked fourth in the league table with 10 points and are in a position to grab the top spot if they win the game against Rangpur Rangers. They have lost back to back two games and will be looking to get back on the winning track in the next match.
They have a strong Liton Das, Afif Hossain and Shoaib Malik, who has done well so far in the tournament and helped their side in winning quite a few games. However, they need to fill the voids in their bowling unit. Also, their skipper Andre Russell will be doubtful for the game against Rangers, who looked in pain in the previous match while bowling.
Rangpur Rangers have struggled so far in BPL 2019-20 and have won just three games in their eight outings. They need to buck up and have to win the majority of the games left in their pouch if they want to remain in contention to qualify for the play-offs. However, after the inclusion of Shane Watson in the team, their batting line-up now looks quite strong and will look to reap some good results in the next game.
It is expected to be a perfect day for a cricket match with no chances of rain. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 19 and 27 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The batsmen have certainly dominated the bowlers at the track of Shere Bangla Stadium so far in the ongoing tournament. However, the spin heads have got some turn from the wicket in the latter part of the game and the batters look quite uncomfortable facing the spinners in the second innings. The side winning the toss will look to bat as far as trends of the tournament are concerned.
Average 1st inning score: 178 [In the last 3 games played at the venue]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 1, Lost- 2
Injury and Availability News:
Rajshahi Royals skipper Andre Russell is doubtful for the game against Rangpur Rangers.
Probable Playing XIs:
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Hazratullah Zazai/Andre Russell (C), Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam
Bench: Mohammad Nawaz, Hazratullah Zazai/Andre Russell, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Irfan Sukkur
Shane Watson, Mohammad Naim, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Nabi (C), Lewis Gregory, Fazle Mahmud, Jahurul Islam [wk], Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.
Bench- Sanjit Saha, Shadman Islam, Tom Abell, Zakir Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Nadif Choudhary, Mukidul Islam
Mohammad Naim is the leading run-scorer for Rangpur Rangers and has amassed 269 runs in eight games and he will be an important pick for any Fantasy side. Liton Das is also in red hot form with the bat and has muscled 236 runs in his 8 outings in BPL 2019-20. He will be a vital player for a Dream11 Fantasy team.
Mustafizur Rahman has certainly found his rhythm in the ongoing tournament and has grabbed 12 wickets in his eight games playing for Rangers and will be an important bowler to watch out in the next game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain- Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Mohammad Naim
Vice-Captain –Shane Watson, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nabi
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Liton Das
Batsmen – Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Naim (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Andre Russell (VC), Ravi Bopara, Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Farhad Reza, Kamrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Liton Das
Batsmen – Afif Hossain (C), Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Fazle Mahmud
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Ravi Bopara, Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Mohammad Irfan, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed
The arrival of Shane Watson has certainly given a much-needed strength to Rangers squad, although he didn’t get off to a good start to his BPL stint. But, he would be eager to click a good knock in the upcoming match for his side. He can be a risky pick but will be worth for any Grand League side.
Andre Russell is doubtful for the next match, so pick him in your fantasy side on your own risk.
Rajshahi Royals 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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