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Toss Winner - Comilla Warriors won the toss and chose to bowl first
Khulna Tigers beat Comilla Warriors by 34 runs
Cumilla Warriors aim to keep their playoff hopes alive against Khulna Tigers!
Cumilla Warriors to edge out Khulna Tigers in a close contest!
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Cumilla Warriors and Khulna Tigers will lock horns in the 37th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Cumilla Warriors are currently lying in the bottom half of the league table with 10 points to their name. Splendid performances from Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar and Al-Amin Hossain saw Warriors a register crucial win over Sylhet Thunder. Captain Dawid Malan will be well aware of the fact that the side needs to win their remaining fixtures in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the tournament.
On the other hand, Khulna Tigers seem to have lost momentum at the back end of the competition with two defeats on the bounce. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will be hoping that the side can raise their overall game with bat and ball against Comilla Warriors.
Cumilla Warriors won the toss against Sylhet Thunder and opted to field first. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain and David Wiese delivered splendid bowling performances to restrict Sylhet Thunder to a modest score of 141 for 5 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 142 runs for victory, openers Upul Tharanga and Fardeen Hasan perished in the initial overs to see Comilla Warriors reduced to 10 for 2 after 4 overs. Wicket-keeper Mahidul Islam Ankon also failed to make an impression to see the side placed in a precarious situation at 32 for 3 after 7.5 overs. Captain Dawid Malan and Soumya Sarkar put on a 72-run partnership to lead the fightback for Warriors.
Dawid Malan led from the front with the bat and was the standout performer for the side against Sylhet Thunder and finished the innings with the top-score of 58 off 49 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Soumya Sarkar, who remained unbeaten till the end to see Warriors complete the chase in the final overs of the innings. Sarkar scored 53 not out off 30 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes.
All-rounder David Wiese also chipped in with valuable runs for the side and scored 13 off 8 balls with the help of one four and one six. In the bowling department, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain and David Wiese will need crucial breakthroughs with the new ball.
Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman is currently franchise’s leading wicket-taker in the competition with 14 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 5.00. Against Sylhet Thunder, Mujeeb once again delivered the goods with the ball and finished with figures of 1 for 23 in his four overs. Pace duo of David Wiese and Al-Amin Hossain bowled well and claimed four wickets between them.
Upul Tharanga, Dawid Malan (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Fardeen Hasan, Yasir Ali, David Wiese, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Al-Amin Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, D Wiese, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Hider, Yasir Ali Choudhary, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Stiaan van Zyl, Dawid Malan
On the other hand, Khulna Tigers have lost their last two matches played in the competition. The franchise will need to win their remaining round-robin matches in order to qualify for the playoffs of the competition. Against Chattogram Challengers, Tigers delivered an insipid batting performance and were bundled out of 121 runs in 19.5 overs. The only positive to come from the previous game was decent performances from Rilee Rossouw and Robbie Frylinck.
Rilee Rossouw was the standout performer with the bat against Chattogram Challengers. Due to his decent contribution, Khulna Tigers were able to push their score beyond the 100-run mark. Left-hander scored 48 runs off 40 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer in the competition with 340 runs at an average of 48.57 with three half-centuries to his name.
The likes of Robbie Frylinck and Aamer Yamin will be given the task of scoring quick runs in the later stages of the innings. In the bowling department, the team is heavily dependent on the new-ball pair of Robbie Frylinck and Aamer Yamin to make crucial breakthroughs in the first five overs of the innings. Robbie Frylinck delivered an excellent performance with the ball against Chattogram Challengers and finished with figures of 2 for 20 in his four overs. Aliss Islam and Aamir Yamin also delivered tidy spells and did not give any easy runs to Chattogram batsmen.
Hashim Amla, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Rilee Rossouw, Shafiul Islam, Robbie Frylinck, Alauddin Babu, Aamer Yamin, Mehidy Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Aliss Islam
RR Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Amir, Aliss Islam, N Zadran, Mehidy Hasan, Robbie Frylinck, Shafiul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain
The wicket at Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium will provide a good contest between bat and ball. Spinners might get some turn from the pitch.The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is expected to have clear skies with gentle winds.
Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium is going to host the game between Comilla Warriors and Khulna Tigers. Comilla Warriors will take heart from the fact that they have an excellent head-to-head record against Khulna Tigers in the competition. On the other hand, Khulna Tigers have a decent record against Comilla Warriors at Dhaka. The side has managed to win two games out of three played at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposing team to a modest score. The last two games played at Dhaka have been won by side batting second.
After analyzing both the teams, Cumilla Warriors will be expected to win their game against Khulna Tigers. With the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain and Dawid Malan consistently doing well with the ball in hand, Cumilla Warriors have a superior bowling unit in comparison to Khulna Tigers.
Cumilla Warriors to edge out Khulna Tigers in a close contest!
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