The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is catching up with the pace and it will be yet another doubleheader on Thursday. In the second match of the day, the Chattogram Challengers will be facing the Khulna Tigers. The Challengers started off the tournament on a positive note. Their senior players – Imrul Kayes and Chadwick Walton – played great knocks and guided the team to a successful chase against the Sylhet Thunder. In won’t be much of a turn around time as they will hit the field again within a day’s time.
The Khulna Tigers boast of a strong team and will hope to start off well. They have got an experienced captain in the form of Mushfiqur Rahim. He understands the Bangladesh players as well as the conditions really well. Thus, he would look to make the best possible use of his resources in this opening encounter. Given that they execute their plans well, the Tigers have the capability to pose a tough challenge to any side. This should be a good contest to watch.
Pitch and Conditions
The initial looks suggest that the Dhaka track is a very good one to bat on. However, batsmen will have to ensure that they spend enough time to get their eye in rather than going for the big shots right away. Fast bowlers will get some assistance with the new ball. The weather prediction for this game is quite pleasant.
The Chattogram Challengers might miss the services of Mahmudullah and Imad Wasim for the second game as well. Thus, there isn’t a need for any changes to the eleven that played the last game. In case these two players are available, they are likely to replace the likes of Nasir Hossain and Ryan Burl. There could be slight modifications to the batting order to add more stability and make up for the inexperience.
Predicted XI: Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Junaid Siddique, Nasir Hossain, Ryan Burl, Nurul Hasan (wk), Muktar Ali, Rayad Emrit (c), Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
The Khulna Tigers will have a few decisions to make for this opening fixture of theirs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz will don the gloves and is likely to open the innings with Rilee Rossouw. The experienced Mushfiqur Rahim could be sandwiched between Shamsur Rahman and Najmul Hossain Shanto to add stability. Only one played between Najibullah Zadran and Robbie Frylinck is likely to make it through. Also, the management will have a choice to make between Aliss Al Islam and Shahidul Islam.
Predicted XI: Rilee Rossouw, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Najibullah Zadran/Robbie Frylinck, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Aminul Islam Biplob, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Aliss Al Islam/Shahidul Islam.
Probable Top Performers
Chadwick Walton – Chattogram Challengers | Mushfiqur Rahim – Khulna Tigers
TV – DSport
Online– Youtube (Rabbitholebd)
Match Timings – 18:00 IST, and 18:30 local time
The prediction is that the Khulna Tigers will win the match.
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