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Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals, free match prediction 11 Jan 2020

11 Jan 2020 | 12:00 | Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka , Bangladesh
155/5 in 20.0 7.75
156/2 in 17.4 8.83 winner

Chattogram Challengers Vs Rajshahi Royals betting odds

CGC

2.15

RIR

1.64

Toss Winner - Rajshahi Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Rajshahi Royals beat Chattogram Challengers by 8 wickets

Chattogram Challengers, Rajshahi Royals fight for top-two finish in BPL!

  • Chattogram Challengers registered a seven-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals to go top of the league table
  • Rubel Hossain, Lendl Simmons and Imrul Kayes delivered splendid performances for Chattogram Challengers in the game played against Rajshahi Royals
  • Opener Liton Das and Kamrul Islam delivered credible performances for Royals in the game played against Challengers

Expect Chattogram Challengers to continue their winning streak in the competition!

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

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chattogram Challengers 11 8 3 0 0 16 0.238
Khulna Tigers 11 7 4 0 0 14 0.904
Dhaka Platoon 11 7 4 0 0 14 0.701
Rajshahi Royals 11 7 4 0 0 14 0.357
Comilla Warriors 12 5 7 0 0 10 -0.335
Rangpur Rangers 12 5 7 0 0 10 -0.826
Sylhet Thunder 12 1 11 0 0 2 -0.822
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 0.238 11 8 3 0 0
14 0.904 11 7 4 0 0
14 0.701 11 7 4 0 0
14 0.357 11 7 4 0 0
10 -0.335 12 5 7 0 0
10 -0.826 12 5 7 0 0
2 -0.822 12 1 11 0 0
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Match Preview

Chattogram Challengers will be looking to clinch top spot in the competition when they take on Rajshahi Royals in the 41st game played at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday. Challengers are currently lying at the top spot in the competition with 16 points to their name in 11 matches played. Imrul Kayes and co. will be looking to win their final round-robin game and finish at first place in the preliminary stages.

On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals will be concerned over the form of the bowling unit, which lacked potency to make crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs of the innings. Experienced players will need to come to the party for Royals in this final round-robin game

Teams Preview

Chattogram Challengers Preview

Mehedi Hasan Rana might come in place of Muktar Ali in the playing XI for Challengers for this final round-robin fixture. Bowlers once again delivered a pitch-perfect performance to see Chattogram Challengers outclass Rajshahi Royals in a game played on Wednesday.

Challengers won the toss and decided to bowl first against the Royals. Pace duo of Ziaur Rahman and Rubel Hossain bowled well for Challengers and claimed three wickets each to restrict Royals to 166 for 8 in their 20 overs. Besides Rubel and Rahman, the likes of Kesrick Williams and Muktar Ali bowled poorly and conceded more than ten runs an over.

Chasing 167 runs to win, openers Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons got the side off to a good start. Despite Gayle perishing in the fourth over of the innings, Simmons continued to play positively and kept the scoreboard ticking for Challengers. He put on a 77-run partnership with Imrul Kayes to see Challengers in a commanding position to win the game. Lendl Simmons scored 51 runs off 43 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. Imrul Kayes was the standout performer for the side with the bat against the Royals. Left-hander finished the innings with the top-score of 67 not out off 41 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. Captain Mahmudullah and Chadwick Walton delivered crucial cameos to seen Challengers complete the chase in the penultimate over of the innings.

Chattogram Challengers Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Mahmudullah (c), Imrul Kayes, Rubel Hossain, Chadwick Walton, Ziaur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed , Kesrick Williams

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
I Kayes 67 41 3 5 163.41
L Simmons 51 43 2 4 118.6
C Gayle 23 10 1 3 230
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 4.0 0 20 3 5
Z Rahman 3.0 0 18 3 6
N Ahmed 4.0 0 33 0 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 4.0 0 20 3 5
Z Rahman 3.0 0 18 3 6
N Ahmed 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

Chattogram Challengers Actual Playing XI:

RR Emrit, M Junaid Siddique, Chadwick Walton, Rubel Hossain, Chris Gayle, Liam Plunkett, Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Imrul Kayes

Rajshahi Royals Preview

Captain Mahmudullah will be hoping that the side can make amends for their mistakes made in the game played against Chattogram Challengers. A win against Chattogram Challengers could see them clinch top spot and gain necessary momentum ahead of the knockout stages. Liton Das got the side off to a promising start against Chattogram Challengers. He led the way with the bat for Royals and finished the innings with the top-score of 56 runs off 45 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Royals lost the momentum in their innings as Shoaib Malik and Captain Andre Russell failed to capitalize on their good starts. Shoaib Malik scored 28 runs off 24 balls with the help of two boundaries, whereas Russell chipped in with 20 runs off 10 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Tail-ender Farhad Raza’s late blitz saw Royals post a competitive score on the board. Raza scored 21 runs off just 8 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. The bowling unit once again looked pretty ordinary as they struggled to make breakthroughs against Chattogram Challengers. Andre Russell and Mohammad Irfan went wickless and conceded 60 runs in seven overs bowled between them. Kamrul Islam and Farhad Raza bowled well and claimed one wicket each.

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell (c), Kamrul Islam , Taijul Islam, 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
L Das 56 45 5 2 124.44
S Malik 28 24 2 0 116.67
F Reza 21 8 1 2 262.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Islam 3.3 0 20 1 5.71
F Reza 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
A Russell 3.0 0 30 0 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Islam 3.3 0 20 1 5.71
F Reza 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
A Russell 3.0 0 30 0 10

Rajshahi Royals Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batsmen. The quick bowlers will need to execute their lengths well in order to get rewards on this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be sunny with light winds.

Venue Details

Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka is going to host the 41st game between Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals. Chattogram Challengers will take heart from the fact that they have won their last three games of four played against Rajshahi Royals in the competition.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a mammoth score on the board. Last two fixtures played at Dhaka have been won by sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Chattogram Challengers are coming into this game after winning two matches on the bounce. With the bowlers in excellent form and Imrul Kayes leading the way with the bat, Challengers will be keen to deliver a clinical performance in this contest!

Expect Chattogram Challengers to continue their winning streak in the competition!

Author: Shoaib Z.