Cumilla Warriors look for a miraculous qualification to play-offs!
Khulna Tigers will win the match!
BPL 2019-20 season`s league phase has almost ended and three teams Chattogram Challengers, Dhaka Platoon, and Rajshahi Royals already qualified for play-offs. Khulna Tigers are expected to the other team to enter into play-offs but Cumilla Warriors are the only team that is on its way.
Cumilla Warriors must beat Khulna Tigers buy a good margin so there NRR gets below them and then expect Dhaka Platoon win their match against Cumilla warriors. Cumilla Warriors will look to win this match and improve their chances to finish in the top 2 places so they have an extra chance to qualify for the finals. This match will play a big role in determining the 4th team to qualify for play-offs.
Cumilla Warrior's chances of qualification have taken a beating after their loss in the previous match. Their 3-match winning streak also came to an end with that. Sabbir Rahman finally came good and put on a 39-ball 62 in the match to lead their chase.
Yasir Ali and Soumya Sarkar came up with 20+ cameos but were never going to threaten the target. Their bowling unit had a bad day as they took just 2 wickets and gave away 179 runs with the ball. Mujeeb Ur Rahman was played with caution and he ended with figures of 4-0-25-0. Soumya Sarkar and David Wiese took a wicket each while other bowlers did not trouble the opposition by any means.
Dawid Malan – Malan returned to the playing XI and took over captaincy duties too. He is the leading run-scorer this with 435 runs at a strike rate of 147. He will look to put his best performance to give his team a chance to qualify for the next stage.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman – Mujeeb is spinning a web around the batsmen with his variations and tight line and lengths. He has 14 wickets at an economy of just 5 RPO this season. He is the most economical bowler of the season.
Stiaan van Zyl, Sabbir Rahman, Dawid Malan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), David Wiese, Yasir Ali, Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
|Y Ali Choudhary||27||15||1||2||180|
Soumya Sarkar, Upul Tharanga, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Hider, Sumon Khan, Yasir Ali Choudhary, Fardeen Hasan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ifran Hossain, Stiaan van Zyl, Dawid Malan
Khulna Tigers will look to seal the spot in the playoffs with a win in this match. Openers Najmul Shanto (38 runs) and Mehdi Hasan (39 runs) set the perfect platform with a 71-run partnership for the middle order to charge in the latter half. Rilee Rossouw then played a blinder scoring 71 runs off 36 balls to take their team to a good total of 179 runs. Robbie Frylinck came up with his best figures of 5/18 to dismantle Cumilla Warriors. Mohammed Amir and Shadiul Islam chipped in with 2 wickets each to bowl out the opposition for 145 runs. Their victory margin of 34 runs against Khulna Tigers will do a world of good for their team on a longer run.
Rilee Rossouw – Rossouw is their leading run-scorer with 411 runs at a strike rate of 162 so far. His 36-ball 71 runs compensated for a slow start by the openers and helped his team to finish on a high. Robbie Frylinck – Frylinck kept taking wickets last match in his evry over to finish with match figures of 4-1-18-5. He has 15 wickets in this season and will look to add more to his tally.
Mehidy Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Najibullah Zadran, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Aliss Islam
RR Rossouw, Aminul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Amir, N Zadran, Mehidy Hasan, Robbie Frylinck, Shafiul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain
Dhaka will have a hot and bright climate on the match day with no rain possibilities. We will have a full quota of overs without any interruption in this match.
Dhaka pitch is on the slower side with a lot of matches played on it. Run scoring has become difficult and we expect average scores in range of 140-150 runs.
The pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses and it will tough to chase in second innings. Any score over 160 will be tough to chase.
Cumilla Warriors have a weak bowling unit and rely heavily on Mujeeb to take wickets. Khulna Tigers have a solid batting line-up with top 4 batsmen amongst runs and a good bowling attack with likes of Frylinck and Amir in their ranks.
They also have a psychological advantage with Cumilla Warriors needing to win by a big margin.
We expect Khulna Tigers to win this match!
Khulna Tigers will win the match!