The sixth match of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Dhaka Platoon and Cumilla Warriors at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The match starts at 06:30 PM IST (01:00 PM GMT/07:00 PM Local). It can be live-streamed on Fancode in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
As the euphoria around the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League starts to build, two sides- Dhaka Platoon and Cumilla Warriors- with the most contrasting start to their campaign will lock horns in the seventh encounter of the quadrennial event.
The Platoon come into this encounter on the back of a nine-wicket shellacking at the hands of Rajshahi Royals. Batting first, none of the Platoon batsmen barring Anamul Haque  could make a substantial impact against the likes of Abu Jayed [2-43], Farhad Raza [1-14] and Ravi Bopara [1-15], resulting in them posting an underwhelming 9-134 after 20 overs. In reply, Rajshahi batsmen did what their counterparts couldn’t with Hazratullah Zazai leading the way with a 47-ball 56.
Cumilla Tigers, on the other hand, pulled off an imperious 105-run-win at the expense of Rangpur Riders. After having shellacked the bowlers-courtsey Dhanusha Shamaka’s 31-ball 75- to the tune of 7-173, their bowling unit- led by Al-Amin Hossain [3-14] and Sunzumal Islam [2-4] proceeded to bowl the Riders out for 68 in 14 overs.
Another bright and sunny day devoid of any chance of rain is expected in Dhaka on Thursday. According to the weather report, the temperatures will be in the range of 17-27 degrees celsius and humidity hovering around 58%.
The pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium has provided for an intriguing contest between bat and the ball. While the batsmen have got value for their runs, the bowlers too have chipped in with impactful performances.
Average first innings score: 153 (In the three completed game at the venue this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 2, Lost- 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali (wk), Thisara Perera, Ariful Haque, Shahid Afridi, Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Hasan Mahmud.
Bench: Mominul Haque, Asif Ali, Raqibul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Luis Reece, Shadab Khan
Yasir Ali, Bhanuka Rajpaksha, Soumya Sarkar, Dawid Malan, Sabbir Rahman, Dasun Shanaka (C), Nahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Sunzumal Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mujeen Ur Rahman
Bench: Fardeen Hasan, Sumon Khan, Irfan Hossain
Dhaka Platoon- One of the biggest reasons why Dhaka Platoon lost their first game was because of the inability of their top-order- Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Laurie Evans, and Jaker Ali- to provide them with a steady start. Once again the onus will on them as far as the batting is concerned. With the ball, the onus will be on senior players like Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahedi Hasan, and Shahid Afridi.
Cumilla Tigers– The Tigers batting unit was spearheaded by skipper Dasun Shanka, who scored a whirlwind 75 off 31 balls but he’ll hope that his top-order- Bhanuka Rajapaksa , Soumya Sarkar , David Malan  and Sabbir Rahman , convert their starts unlike what they did in the last game. Al-Amin Hossain [3-14], Mujeeb Ur-Rahman [1-7] and Sunzumal Islam [2-4] will once again lead the bowling attack.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Dasun Shanaka, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar
Vice-Captain –Al-Amin Hossain, Laurie Evans, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Anamul Haque
Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Laurie Evans, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dawid Malan (VC)
All-Rounders – Dasun Shanaka, Soumya Sarkar (C), Sunzumal Islam
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Al-Amin Hossain, Mujeeb Ur-Rahman
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Anamul Haque (VC)
Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (C), Sabbir Rahman, Laurie Evans
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Hider Rony
Shahid Afridi bagged a golden duck in the previous match. But he is a brilliant bowler and can come back strongly in this game. Though it is risky, he can be picked and made the captain or vice-captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Cumilla Warriors are expected to win this 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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