Chittagong Vikings: LWWWWWLW
Rajshahi Kings: LLWWLWLWL
Our prediction is Chittagong Vikings to win!
Hello everyone! BPL action gets more and more exciting as we enter the last phase of the league games. The top four teams have just 2 points difference and three teams are separated by just the run rate. Chittagong sit at the top of the table but they lost their last match against Rangpur Riders by a massive margin of 72 runs. This might be a big wake up call for the team ahead of the knockout stages. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been their batting stalwart scoring runs consistently at a good pace. Mohammed Shahzad, Cameron Delport and Yasir Ali has played by vital knocks and been amongst the runs. Their bowling was erratic in the last match allowing Rillee Rossouw and Alex Hales to score tons and rack up their team total to 239 runs. Robbie Frylinck, Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed are their main pace bowlers in the squad. Spinner Sunzamul Islam has been very expensive with his economy rate and is not having a good tournament so far.
Rajshahi Kings have lost two matches in a row and are looking for a win to stop their losing streak. They are just a win away from making it to the top four in the points table. Skipper Mehdi Hasan has altered the batting line up every match and their batting looks unsettled. Laurie Evans is their batting superstar who has already scored a century in this league. Ryan Ten Doeschate and Chris Jonker have played some good knocks but are not consistent. Fazle Mahmud scored a fighting fifty last match despite their team`s dismal batting efforts. Mustafizur Rahman has not yet performed to his potential with the ball. Kamrul Islam and Arafat Sunny has fared better and have taken wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Mehdi Hasan and Seekuge Prasanna must stem the run flow in the middle overs to restrict the opposition batsmen.
Mohammed Shahzad – Shahzad is a aggressive batsmen who takes away the game in a matter of minutes. The more time he spends in the crease, more chances of your team`s winning.
Abu Jayed – Jayed has been performing consistently with the ball and he has taken wickets in almost all the matches. His ability to pick wickets at start of the match will deter the opposition`s momentum.
Stats from the league
Mushfiqur Rahim - 299 runs at a Strike rate of 138 (HS- 75, 50s-3)
Robbie Frylinck - 12 wickets at an economy of 7.4 RPO (BB- 4/14)
Mushfiqur Rahim (C),Mohammed Shahzad(Wk), Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khalel Ahmed, Najibullah Zadran, Sunzamul Islam, Robbie Frylinck/Dasun Shanaka, Cameron Delport, Nayeen Hasan
Cameron Delport may replace Sikander Raza in the playing XI. Dasun Shanaka may get the nod if Frylinck is not available to play next match owing to his injury.
Ryan Ten Doeschate – Ten Doeschate is a experienced T20 globe trotter. His batting abilities at crunch situations will boost the team`s chances of victory.
Mustafizur Rahman – Mustafizur has blown hot and cold this season. He has bowled some excellent spells and some ordinary ones. He will look to bowl well consistently before the crucial stages of the tournament.
Stats from the league
Laurie Evans - 192 runs at a Strike rate of 128 (HS- 104*, 100s-1, 50s-1)
Arafat Sunny - 13 wickets at an economy of 6.6 RPO (BB- 3/8)
Mehdi Hasan (C), Zakir Hasan(Wk), Mominul Haque, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Christian Jonker, Laurie Evans, Seekugge Prasanna, Mustafizur Rahman, Fazle Mahmud, Kamrul Islam, Arafat Sunny
Despite their loss, Rajshahi Kings are expected to go in with the same playing XI. They would look to have a settled team line up.
The match is scheduled to start at local time 6.30 PM local time. Chattogram pitch is a batting friendly pitch where high scores are expected. The pitch might get slower as the match progresses. Scores in excess of 180 runs are predicted. Rangpur Riders piled up 239 runs last match against Chittagong Vikings.
WIN the toss, BAT First
Teams batting first have posted a huge total and won the match by huge margin in both the matches played here so far. Both these teams have been in the losing side here at Chattogram, so they will aware the conditions and will look to bat first.
Chittagong Vikings are well composed team when compared to Rajshahi Kings who had different batting combinations each match. And Vikings rare excellent form this season, so we expect Chittagong Vikings to come out victorious in this match.
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