The 35th game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 will be played between Cumilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunder at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka
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:
After having lost 10 of their 11 fixtures in the 2019-20 Bangabandhu BPL, the Sylhet Thunder have nothing but pride to play for when they take on Cumilla Warriors in their final league stage encounter on Tuesday. The Thunder fought well in the last game but could not convert it into a victory as Rajshahi Royals chased their total of 143 in just 15.1 overs thanks to a whirlwind opening stand between Liton Das  and Afif Hossain, who scored a 30-ball 46.
They’ll now face Cumilla Warriors, who come into this game on the back of two-match winning streak. Their latest win came against the same opponents- Sylhet Thunder- in what turned out to be a nerve-jangler of an encounter; one that was eventually decided via a Super Over. This was after Mujeeb Ur-Rahman’s whirlwind spell of 4-12 helped the Warriors holding Sylhet Thunder on the same score that they had posted in their first innings .
It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Dhaka on Tuesday. According to the weather report, there is no chance of rain on Tuesday. The temperature will fluctuate between 13-23 degrees Celsius while the humidity is set to hover around 64%.
The pitch at Dhaka during the first leg offered a fair balance between the bat and the ball. The dew played a substantial part in the second half of the game and nine out of the 16 games at the venue were won by the chasing teams. Both the captains will be hoping to win the toss and opt to bowl first.
Average first innings score:– 161 [In the last five games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
Dawid Malan has re-joined the Warriors after attending his ill wife in England and is available for this match.
Probable Playing XIs:
Upul Tharanga/Stiaan van Zyl, Dawid Malan (C), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, David Wiese, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Bench: Robiul Islam, Fardeen Hasan, Sumon Khan, Irfan Hossain
Andre Fletcher (C), Abdul Mazid, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Delwar Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadot Hossain
Bench – Jeevan Mendis, Krishmar Santokie, Mosaddek Hossain, Abdul Mazid, Ruyel Miah, Rubel Mia, Shafiqullah Shafiq
Cumilla Warriors- Dawid Malan will return to the playing XI after having missed out on the last game. The English International is the leading run-scorer [377 runs at 62.83] for the Warriors, and he along with Upul Tharanga and Soumya Sarkar [246 runs at 30.75] will lead the batting unit.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed 4-12, the last time both of these sides squared off. He, along with Soumya Sarkar [11 wickets at 19.45] and Al-Amin Hossain [10 wickets at 31.20] will lead the bowling unit.
Sylhet Thunder- The likes of Johnson Charles [270 runs at 27], Mohammad Mithun [331 runs at 36.7], Andre Fletcher [233 runs at 29.12] and Sherfane Rutherford [180 runs at 45.0] will have to spearhead the batting unit if they are to ensure Thunder sign off their forgettable campaign on a high.
As far as the bowling is concerned, Ebadot Hossain [13 wickets at 22.15] has been their most successful bowler while Sherfane Rutherford [6 wickets at 22.33] has also impressed with his bowling.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar, Sherfane Rutherford
Vice-Captain – Mohammad Mithun, Andre Fletcher, Mujeeb Ur-Rahman
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Mithun, Andre Fletcher
Batters – Sherfane Rutherford (VC), Johnson Charles, Dawid Malan (C), Yasir Ali
All-Rounders – Soumya Sarkar, Sunzumal Islam
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadot Hossain
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mahidul Islam
Batters – Johnson Charles (C), Dawid Malan, Upul Tharanga, Sherfane Rutherford, Sabbir Rahman
All-Rounders – Sohag Gazi, David Wiese
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (VC), Naveen-ul-Haq, Al-Amin Hossain
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.
Cumilla Warriors 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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