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Chattogram Challengers, Dhaka Platoon lock horns in BPL Eliminator!
Chattogram Challengers to come out on top in this Eliminator game!
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Chattogram Challengers and Dhaka Platoon will battle it out in the Eliminator game of 2019 Big Bash League played at Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Chattogram Challengers are placed third and Dhaka Platoon fourth on the points table at the end of the preliminary stage of the competition. Chattogram has collected 16 points in 12 matches, while Dhaka has managed to secure 14 points in the round-robin stages. Both the teams will be contesting in the Eliminator game in a bid to play the Qualifier 2 which may lead them towards the grand finale.
The teams have clashed with each other twice in the round-robin stages as Chattogram Challengers defeated Dhaka Platoon on both occasions – first, they won by 16 runs in Chattogram on December 18 and later won by six wickets in Dhaka on December 27. Chattogram Challengers will be looking to field their strongest combination for this knockout game. Captain Mahmudullah and co. suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of the Rajshahi Royals. With experienced players like Chris Gayle, Imrul Kayes and Mahmudullah, the side will need to put in a big performance with the bat in this contest.
On the other hand, Dhaka Platoon has high hopes to emerge victorious in this Eliminator game against Chattogram Challengers. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza will be hoping that the side can deliver their best cricket is this all-important clash.
In their last round-robin match, Challengers suffered a heavy defeat against Rajshahi Royals at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Against Rajshahi Royals, openers Chris Gayle and Junaid Siddique put on a 38-run partnership to help the side get off to a decent start. Gayle scored 23 runs off 21 balls with the help of one four and two sixes, whereas Siddique chipped in with run-a-ball 23 with the help of two fours and one six.
Captain Mahmudullah was the standout performer with the bat in the game played against Chattogram Challengers. He played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 48 runs off 33 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. Imrul Kayes failed to capitalize on his good start and scored 19 runs off 18 balls with the help of three boundaries. Imrul Kayes is the highest run-scorer for Chattogram Challengers and also the fifth highest in the tournament with 405 runs at an average of 57.85 with four half-centuries to their name. Chadwick Walton and Nurul Hasan have contributed well to the team’s cause in this year’s competition. Hasan scored a crucial cameo of 30 runs off 17 balls with the help of four fours and one six.
On the bowling front, the side will be relying on the pace duo of Mahedi Hasan Rana and Rubel Hossain to do the bulk of the scoring. The highest-wicket taker for Chattogram Challengers is left-arm pacer Mehedi Hasan Rana, who has taken 17 wickets at an average of 12.29 with two four-wicket hauls. He is the third-highest wicket in the competition.
Chris Gayle, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehedi Hasan Rana, Rayad Emrit, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman
RR Emrit, Chadwick Walton, Rubel Hossain, Chris Gayle, Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Asela Gunaratne
Mashrafe Mortaza-led unit has suffered from inconsistency throughout the competition. The side has managed to win only seven games out of twelve played so far this season.
In their last match, the likes of Mominul Haque and Mahedi Hasan delivered splendid half-centuries to see Dhaka post a mammoth 205 runs on the board in their allotted 20 overs. But bowlers failed to make early inroads with the new ball and conceded a lot of runs in the first 10 overs. The side will rue that fact they failed to defend such a huge total in their final round-robin game. Therefore, the team management will be focused on an improved bowling performance in this knockout game against Chattogram Challengers.
The responsibility of that will be with their in-form opener Tamim Iqbal, who has been a consistent performer for the side so far in this year’s competition. He has scored 393 runs in 11 matches at an average of 44.33 with two half-centuries to his name. Left-hander will be eyeing big innings in this Eliminator game against Chattogram Challengers.
Apart from Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque is also having a decent tournament with the bat with 266 runs at an average of 44.33. In the previous, Mominul Haque was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 91 runs off 59 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes. In the bowling department, the focus will be on premier off-spinner Mahedi Hasan, who is currently the leading wicket-taker for Dhaka Platoon with 11 wickets in 12 matches at an economy rate of 6.95.
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mominul Haque, Thisara Perera, Asif Ali, Jaker Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Hasan Mahmud
Hasan Mahmud, Luis Reece, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Shadab Khan, Jaker Ali Anik, Thisara Perera, Asif Ali, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque
The wicket prepared for the game is expected to be excellent strip with batsmen expected to rule the roost. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Monday is going to be sunny with light winds.
The Eliminator game of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Dhaka Platoon. Chattogram Challengers will be confident going into this contest after winning both their round-robin matches against Dhaka Platoon.
Dhaka Platoon will take heart from the fact that they won four games out of six played against Chattogram Challengers at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Both teams would be looking to win the toss and bowl first in this crucial game. The last two matches played at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium have been won by sides batting second.
Chattogram Challengers will be favorites to win this Eliminator game against Dhaka Platoon. Challengers have a strong bowling attack with Rubel Hossain delivering excellent performance in this year’s competition.
Dhaka Platoon will need to bring their A-game to the table in order to overcome Chattogram Challengers in this knockout game.
Chattogram Challengers to come out on top in this Eliminator game!
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