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Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers, free match prediction 21 Dec 2019

21 Dec 2019 | 18:00 | Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
163/7 in 20.0 8.15
167/4 in 18.4 8.95 winner

Chattogram Challengers Vs Rangpur Rangers betting odds

CGC

1.64

RPR

2.10

Toss Winner - Rangpur Rangers won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Rangpur Rangers beat Chattogram Challengers by 6 wickets

High-Flying Chattogram Challengers aim to keep their top spot in BPL!

  • Captain Imrul Kayes and Chadwick Walton scored crucial half-centuries for Chattogram Challengers in the previous game played against Cumilla Warriors.
  • Chattogram Challengers registered a hard-fought win over Cumilla Warriors in a game played on Thursday.
  • Rangpur Riders suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Khulna Tigers in a game played on Thursday at Chattogram.

Expect Chattogram Challengers to win and keep their top spot in the BPL!

  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Toss: To Bat

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chattogram Challengers 6 5 1 0 0 10 0.169
Khulna Tigers 3 3 0 0 0 6 2.514
Rajshahi Royals 3 2 1 0 0 4 1.554
Comilla Warriors 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.914
Dhaka Platoon 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.145
Sylhet Thunder 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.653
Rangpur Rangers 4 0 4 0 0 0 -2.447
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 0.169 6 5 1 0 0
6 2.514 3 3 0 0 0
4 1.554 3 2 1 0 0
4 0.914 4 2 2 0 0
4 0.145 4 2 2 0 0
0 -1.653 4 0 4 0 0
0 -2.447 4 0 4 0 0
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Match Preview

Chattogram Challengers will be keen to extend their lead in the points table when they face Rangpur Riders in the 16th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday.

Chattogram Challengers registered a 16-run win over Cumilla Warriors, courtesy splendid performances from Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton and Mehedi Hasan Rana. Captain Imrul Kayes will be hoping that the side can put in a clinical performance in this contest.

On the other hand, Rangpur Riders have struggled to produce collectively as a unit in this year’s competition. The side has lost four matches in a row and will need to produce something special to end their winless streak against Chattogram Challengers.

Teams Preview

Chattogram Challengers Preview

The franchise is currently placed top spot in the league table with 10 points to their name. The opening pair of Lendl Simmons and Avishka Fernando have delivered good scores for the side in this year's competition. 

In the previous encounter, Lendl Simmons failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 10 runs. His opening partner, Avishka Fernando, played exceedingly well and scored 48 off 27 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes. He will be looking to do well for the side in this contest.

Captain Imrul Kayes has been a standout performer for the side so far this season. Left-hander currently has scored 225 runs at an average of 45.00 with two half-centuries to his name. Against Cumilla Warriors, Kayes smashed 62 runs off 41 balls with the help of nine fours and one six.

Chadwick Walton delivered exceptional performance for the side against Cumilla Warriors. He put on an unbeaten 99-run partnership with Chadwick Walton and wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan to help Chattogram Challengers post 238 runs for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Walton produced unbeaten 71 runs off 27 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes. He was well supported by Nurul Hasan, who chipped in with 29 runs off 15 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana, and Kesrick Williams to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Chattogram Challengers Predicted Playing XI:

Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes (captain), Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasir Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Walton 71 27 5 6 262.96
I Kayes 62 41 9 1 151.22
A Fernando 48 27 3 3 177.78
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasan Rana 4.0 1 28 4 7
R Hossain 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
K Williams 4.0 0 51 1 12.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasan Rana 4.0 1 28 4 7
R Hossain 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
K Williams 4.0 0 51 1 12.75

Chattogram Challengers Actual Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Chadwick Walton, Muktar Ali, LMP Simmons, Rubel Hossain, Liam Plunkett, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Nurul Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain

Rangpur Rangers Preview

Mohammad Nabi-led unit will be looking to make changes to their playing XI in a bid to end their losing streak in this year’s competition. In the previous game, Rangers lost to Khulna Tigers by eight wickets. With this result, Rangers are currently lying at the bottom of the league table.

In the batting department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Nabi to do the bulk of the scoring. Wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad perished for a low score and will be looking to make a notable contribution for the side in this game.

Against Khulna Tigers, Mohammad Naim played well and scored 49 runs off 32 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Opener Mohammad Naim is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer so far this season with 152 runs in 4 matches at an average of 38.00. The team management will be hoping that the side can deliver big innings in this contest.

Cameron Delport, Nabil Chowdhury and Captain Mohammad Nabi will need to contribute with a crucial score for the side in this contest.

The lower-order showed some fight as Fazle Mahmud chipped in with 42 runs off 33 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. Lewis Gregory also scored 22 runs off 20 balls with the help of two boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Lewis Gregory, Mustafizur Rahman and Mukidul Islam to make crucial breakthroughs. Mustafizur Rahman and Mukidul Islam bowled well and claimed one wicket each.

Rangpur Rangers Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi (c), Cameron Delport, Nadif Chowdhury, Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam

Rangpur Rangers Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Naim 49 32 5 2 153.12
F Mahmud 42 33 2 2 127.27
L Gregory 22 20 2 0 110
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Rahman 2.0 0 18 1 9
M Islam 3.0 0 29 1 9.67
M Nabi 1.0 0 12 0 12
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Rahman 2.0 0 18 1 9
M Islam 3.0 0 29 1 9.67
M Nabi 1.0 0 12 0 12

Rangpur Rangers Actual Playing XI:

Fazle Mahmud, Lewis Gregory, Jahurul Islam, Shadman Islam, Tom Abell, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Nabi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent with plenty of runs for batsmen. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be sunny and light winds.

Venue Details

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is going to host the 16th match of Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers. Mohammad Nabi and co. will take heart from the fact that they have won all three games against Chattogram Challengers.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a daunting total on the board. The average score at the venue is around 135 to 140 runs.

Winning Prediction

The Rangers are currently lying at the bottom of the table and are in desperate need of a win. The Mohammad Nabi-led unit seems not yet settled with a solid playing XI, this uncertainty makes the team underdogs for this game. 

The Challengers have played good cricket in the tournament so far. Their captain Imrul Kayes is in terrific form and will put all efforts into leading his team to the win in this match!

Expect Chattogram Challengers to win and keep their top spot in the BPL!

Author: Shoaib Z.