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Toss Winner - Comilla Warriors won the toss and chose to bowl first
Rajshahi Royals beat Comilla Warriors by 15 runs
Comilla Warriors face stern Test against formidable Rajshahi Royals!
Expect Royals to complete a thumping win over Warriors!
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh | Toss: To BatBet Now
Rajshahi Royals will be looking to go top of the league table when they take on Comilla Warriors in the 23rd game of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.
Rajshahi Royals have played excellent cricket so far in this year’s competition. The side is currently lying second in the league table with eight points to their name. Captain Andre Russell will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning momentum in this contest.
On the other hand, Comilla Warriors have been struggled to consistently deliver as a unit. In the previous game, Warriors were comfortably brushed aside by Rajshahi Royals. Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can raise their game with bat and ball in this game.
The franchise will be hoping to keep the momentum going in the next couple of matches. Afif Hossain delivered a splendid performance with bat and ball to help Rajshahi complete a comfortable win over Comilla Warriors. The day started with Rajshahi winning the toss and opted to bowl first. Afif Hossain, Mohammad Irfan and Abu Jayed bowled well and claimed two wickets each to restrict Warriors to a score of 170 runs in their 20 overs.
In reply, Liton Das and Afif Hossain got the side off to a perfect start and put on a 60-run partnership in just seven overs. Das played well and scored 27 runs off 19 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.
Afif Hossain continued to play positively and delivered another excellent score for Rajshahi Royals at the top of the innings. He finished with the top-score of 76 runs off 53 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
Experienced middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara also scored a quick-fire innings to help Royals complete the target in the 17th over of the innings. Bopara scored 40 not out off 22 balls with the help of four fours and one six. Captain Andre Russell has also delivered a brisk inning of 21 not out off 8 balls with the help of three fours and one six.
In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan and Andre Russell to make crucial breakthroughs. Russell has done well with the ball for the side this season. All-rounder has claimed 9 wickets in 5 matches at an economy rate of 7.40.
Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell (c), Kamrul Islam , Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Nahidul Islam, Afif Hossain
Al-Amin Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, D Wiese, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Hider, Robiul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Stiaan van Zyl, Dawid Malan
The franchise has struggled to make an impact in this year’s competition. With two wins out of six games played so far, Warriors will need to turn things around in the next couple of matches. In the previous game, Warriors managed to post a modest score of 170 runs, courtesy David Malan’s splendid century. The bowlers clearly struggled to provide crucial breakthroughs against Rajshahi Royals.
England’s David Malan has been a standout performer for the side in this year’s competition. Left-hander has accumulated 300 runs in 6 matches at an average of 75.00. Against Rajshahi Royals, Malan delivered a batting masterclass for the side and scored 100 not out off 54 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes.
Besides Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has delivered decent scores for the side at the top of the innings. He has accumulated 188 runs in 6 outings at an average of 37.60 with one half-century to his name. Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar and Captain Dasun Shanaka will need to deliver crucial scores for the side in this contest.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain to make crucial breakthroughs.
Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been a successful bowler for Warriors so far this season. He has claimed eight wickets in six matches at an economy rate of 5.08. In the previous game, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 1 for 17 in his four overs.
Dawid Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Dasun Shanaka (c), Yasir Ali, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Sumon Khan, Robiul Islam
Nahidul Islam, Alok Kapali, I Sukkur, Liton Das, RS Bopara, Shoaib Malik, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Afif Hossain, Farhad Reza, Andre Russell
The wicket prepared for the game will definitely assist the slow bowlers. The batsmen will need to grind out runs on this surface. The weather condition for the game to be played on Saturday is expected to be bright and sunny throughout the day.
Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium is going to host the 23rd game of Big Bash League between Rajshahi Royals vs Comilla Warriors. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Royals registered a seven-wicket win at Chattogram. Rajshahi Kings will take heart from the fact they have won their last two matches against Comilla Warriors.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a daunting total on the board. Average score at the venue is around 160 to 170 runs.
Rajshahi Royals will be expected to maintain their winning streak in the competition. The side has a much superior bowling attack in comparison to Cumilla Warriors, who have struggled to take wickets this season. With likes of Afif Hossain, Andre Russell, Liton Das, Royals will be looking to secure top spot in the league table.
Expect Royals to complete a thumping win over Warriors!
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