The 33rd game of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
The match starts at 01:30 PM local time (07:30 AM GMT) (01:00 PM IST). This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
We are gradually moving towards the business end of the Bangabandhu BPL. And, as the teams look to finish in the top-2, Saturday’s encounter between Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers is set to be a pulsating one in Sylhet. The Challengers will look to avenge their three-wicket defeat at the hands of Cumilla Warriors when they lock horns with Khulna Tigers in Sylhet on Saturday.
The Challengers were consigned to a three-wicket loss in their last game after Dawid Malan’s whirlwind 51-ball 74 spearheaded the Warriors past the target of 160 in the 20th over. Rubel Hossain, with 2-16, was the pick of the bowlers for the Challengers but none of the other bowlers could back Rubel’s effort as Malan went for leather chasing during his 51-ball 74.
They’ll now face Khulna Tigers, who lost their previous match to Dhaka Platoon by 12 runs. They are currently at the fourth position with 10 points after 8 matches.
Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t improved much in Sylhet in the past 24 hours. Dark clouds continue to hover over the city. And, Saturday is expected to be no different. According to the weather report, it is expected to be another overcast day in Sylhet with regular showers expected to disrupt the game. While the chances of rain are 40%, the temperature is expected to fluctuate between 17-22 degrees Celsius while the humidity is expected to be around 85%.
The pitch at Sylhet has provided a great balance between the bat and the ball. But, with so much rain in the air, both the teams would be tempted to bowl first and make use of the moisture. But, chasing can also turn out to be a tricky proposition with the pitch getting slow in the second half.
Average first innings score:– 160 [In the two completed games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied- 1
Injury and Availability:
Imrul Kayes missed out on the last game due to a hamstring strain. There is still no confirmation around his participation in Saturday’s game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddique, Chadwick Walton (c), Ryan Burl, Nurul Hasan (wk), Liam Plunkett, Zia Ur-Rahman, Pinak Ghosh, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Bench: Enamul Haque Jnr, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Muktar Ali
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Shahidul Islam, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Tanvir Islam, Shafiul Islam
Bench: Saif Hassan, Robiul Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Aliss Islam
Chattogram Challengers- Chadwick Walton [274 runs at 45.66] will be a hot favourite pick, who is in great form with the bat, Nurul Hasan [126 runs at 42.0] and Lendl Simmons [206 runs at 29.4]. Rubel Hossain [10 wickets at 22.8] and Mehedi Hasan Rana [14 wickets at 12.85] has been the pick of the bowlers for the Challengers thus far. Ryan Burl could turn out to be the X-Factor.
Khulna Tigers- The likes of Rilee Rossouw and Mushfiqur Rahim have been in really good form throughout the tournament while Mehidy Hasan, who scored a riveting 62-ball 87 in Sylhet Thunder and Robbie Frylinck could turn out to be the X-Factors. As far as bowling is concerned, Shahidul Islam [6 wickets], along with Mohammad Amir and Shafiul Islam will lead the pack
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Chadwick Walton, Mushfiqur Rahim, Lendl Simmons
Vice-Captain – Robbie Frylinck, Rilee Rossouw, Mehidy Hasan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nurul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Chadwick Walton
Batters – Lendl Simmons (C), Rilee Rossouw (VC), Shamsur Rahman
All-Rounders – Robbie Frylinck, Mahidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers – Mehedi Hasan-Rana, Mohammad Amir, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nurul Hasan, Chadwick Walton (C)
Batters – Lendl Simmons, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran
All-Rounders – Mahidy Hasan Miraz (VC)
Bowlers – Mehedi Hasan-Rana, Mohammad Amir, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam
There is a lot of uncertainty around the playing XIs in the BPL. Teams make unexpected changes. It would be better to wait for the playing XIs to be announced before finalizing your Fantasy teams. You can visit CricTracker website after toss for the updated playing XIs.
Khula Tigers is expected to come out as the winners.
*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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