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Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals, free match prediction 07 Jan 2020

07 Jan 2020 | 16:50 | Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka , Bangladesh
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Chattogram Challengers Vs Rajshahi Royals betting odds

CGC

2.10

RIR

1.68

Chattogram Challengers beat Rajshahi Royals by 7 wickets

Battle for the top spot as Chattogram Challengers takes on Rajshahi Royals!

  • Chattogram Challengers registered a comfortable win over Khulna Tigers in a game played at Sylhet
  • Mahedi Hasan Rana, Junaid Siddique and captain Imrul Kayes were standout performers for Chattogram Challengers in the previous game played against Khulna Tigers
  • Rajshahi Royals comfortably brushed aside Sylhet Thunder in a game played on Saturday

Expect Chattogram Challengers to beat Rajshahi Royals in a thriller!

  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka , Bangladesh
  • Toss: To Bowl

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Rajshahi Royals 10 7 3 0 0 14 0.477
Chattogram Challengers 10 7 3 0 0 14 0.176
Dhaka Platoon 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.575
Khulna Tigers 9 5 4 0 0 10 0.369
Comilla Warriors 9 4 5 0 0 8 0.213
Rangpur Rangers 10 4 6 0 0 8 -0.746
Sylhet Thunder 11 1 10 0 0 2 -0.87
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 0.477 10 7 3 0 0
14 0.176 10 7 3 0 0
12 0.575 9 6 3 0 0
10 0.369 9 5 4 0 0
8 0.213 9 4 5 0 0
8 -0.746 10 4 6 0 0
2 -0.87 11 1 10 0 0
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Match Preview

Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals will battle it out for the top spot in the 36th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

In the previous fixture, Chattogram Challengers registered a six wicket-win over Khulna Tigers, courtesy splendid performances from Mehedi Hasan Rana, Rubel Hossain and Imrul Kayes. With this result, Chattogram Challengers are currently lying second in the league with 14 points to their name.

On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals manage to beat Sylhet Thunder, courtesy splendid performances from Afif Hossain, Mohammad Irfan and Liton Das. Shoaib Malik-led unit will be looking to maintain their winning streak in this contest.

 

Teams Preview

Chattogram Challengers Preview

Captain Imrul Kayes will be hoping that Challengers can bring their A-game to the table against Rajshahi Royals. The bowlers delivered a clinical performance to set up a comfortable win against Khulna Tigers. The pace trio of Rubel Hossain, Mahedi Hasan Rana and Kesrick Williams picked up eight wickets between them to restrict Khulna Tigers to a below-par score of 124 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Pacer Rubel Hossain bowled well with the new ball and claimed figures of 3 for 17 in 3.5 overs.

Chasing 125 runs to win, Chattogram openers Junaid Siddique and Lendl Simmons put on a 69-run partnership to get the side off to a good start. Lendl Simmons scored 36 runs off 28 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes, whereas Junaid Siddique chipped in with 38 runs off 39 balls with the help of four fours and one six.

Captain Imrul Kayes continued his excellent form with the bat against Khulna Tigers. Left-hander remained till the end and steer his side to a comfortable win.  He has scored unbeaten 30 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. Imrul Kayes is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 319 runs in 9 innings at an average of 53.16 with three half-centuries to his name. He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form with the bat in this contest. Pacer Mahedi Hasan Rana has been a standout performer for the side in this year’s competition with 17 wickets to his name.

Chattogram Challengers Predicted Playing XI:

Imrul Kayes (captain), Rubel Hossain, Chadwick Walton, Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddique, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed , Asela Gunaratne, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Kesrick Williams

Chattogram Challengers Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Walton 7 7 1 0 100
N Hasan 6 7 1 0 85.71
M Junaid Siddique 38 39 4 1 97.44
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 3.5 0 17 3 4.43
M Hasan Rana 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
K Williams 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 3.5 0 17 3 4.43
M Hasan Rana 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
K Williams 4.0 0 21 2 5.25

Chattogram Challengers Actual Playing XI:

Chadwick Walton, Muktar Ali, LMP Simmons, Rubel Hossain, Chris Gayle, Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Imrul Kayes

Rajshahi Royals Preview

Royals will be looking to extend their lead at the top of points table when they lock horns with Chattogram Challengers. In the previous encounter, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz delivered excellent bowling performances to restrict Sylhet Thunder to a score of 143 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 144 runs to win, openers Liton Das and Afif Hossain got the side off to a flying start and put on 59 runs in the first six overs. Liton Das once again delivered a crucial inning for the side against Sylhet Thunder. He played well and scored 36 runs off 20 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.

Afif Hossain was the standout performer for the side against Sylhet Thunder. He delivered a splendid inning and finished the innings with the top-score of 46 runs off 30 balls with the help of eight boundaries. He is currently franchise’s leading run-getter so far this season with 306 runs in 10 innings at an average of 34.00 with one half-century to his name.

Captain Shoaib Malik and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz chipped in with crucial cameos to see Royals complete the chase in the 15th over of the innings. Malik scored 27 runs off 22 balls with the help of three boundaries, whereas Nawaz produced a quick-fire 17 runs off just 7 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Shoaib Malik (c), Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam , Mohammad Nawaz, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Afif Hossain

Rajshahi Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Hossain 46 30 8 0 153.33
L Das 36 20 4 2 180
S Malik 27 22 0 3 122.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Kapali 1.0 0 14 2 14
A Jayed 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
M Irfan 4.0 0 18 1 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Kapali 1.0 0 14 2 14
A Jayed 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
M Irfan 4.0 0 18 1 4.5

Rajshahi Royals Actual Playing XI:

Farhad Reza, I Sukkur, Kamrul Islam, Afif Hossain, Liton Das, RS Bopara, Shoaib Malik, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Alok Kapali, Andre Russell

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will certainly favor the batsmen. The spinners might get something out of this pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is going to be sunny with light winds.

Venue Details

Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium is going to host the 36th match of Bangladesh Premier League between Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals.

Rajshahi Royals have managed to win three games out of four players at this venue this season.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest total. The average score at the venue is around 150 to 160 runs.

Winning Prediction

Chattogram Challengers will be favorites to win their game against Rajshahi Royals. Challengers have a strong pace attack with likes of Mahedi Hasan Rana and Rubel Hossain showing excellent form in this year’s competition.

On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals will need to deliver a pitch-perfect performance in order to push Chattogram Challengers in this contest.

Expect Chattogram Challengers to beat Rajshahi Royals in a thriller!

Author: Shoaib Z.