Fight for a spot in the top-two!
Khulna Tigers will win the match!
BPL 2019-20 season`s league phase has reached its last day and we have four teams Chattogram Challengers, Dhaka Platoon, Khulna Tigers, and Rajshahi Royals qualifying for the knockouts. But, we are still not sure of their position in the points table and we have two interesting face-offs to decide it. The winner of both the matches is expected to finish as the top two and get an additional chance to qualify for finals. Khulna Tigers come here after a massive win in their last match against Cumilla Warriors.
Dhaka Platoon, on the other hand, has lost their previous encounter against Rangpur Riders. But, they have never suffered a back-to-back loss this season. We can expect a mouth-watering contest between two quality sides with a lot on a stake in this match.
Dhaka Platoon`s batting failed to chase 150 runs in the last match. Tamim Iqbal has been their top scorer with 392 runs this season. Asif Ali, Mominul Haque, and Thisara Perera have played some crucial cameos but are not consistent with their ranks. Dhaka`s batting order needs to score more runs consistently and post good scores on board.
Hasan Mahmud and Mahedi Hasan have 10 scalps for the team alongside Wahab Riaz who is no longer available. Shadab Khan has been their go-to bowler in the middle overs and is bowling well this season. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Thisara Perera are chipping with crucial wickets but their economy rate is on the higher side.
Tamim Iqbal – Tamim Iqbal has 392 runs with 3 half-centuries this season, but the strange fact is his strike rate of just 113. He is a naturally aggressive batsman but the failure of the rest of the batting line-up is putting pressure on him.
Shadab Khan – Shadab Khan is on fire this season with 8 wickets at an economy of just 6.3 RPO. His match figures in recent matches read as follows: 2/25, 2/14, 1/9, 1/25 (latest matches first).
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Asif Ali, Thisara Perera, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Hasan Mahmud
Hasan Mahmud, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Shadab Khan, Jaker Ali Anik, Thisara Perera, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque
Khulna Tigers has surged ahead to second place with a massive win by 92 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim (98 runs) and Mehdi Hasan (74 runs) shared a 150+ run partnership to take their total over 200+ runs. Rilee Rossouw is another batting stalwart for them with 435 runs at a strike rate of 160 with 4 half-centuries.
Robbie Frylinck and Shahidul Islam have been piling up wickets and they have a combined tally 35 wickets this season. Mohammed Amir, Aminul Islam, and Shafiul Islam have been taking wickets at regular intervals and are having a good all-round bowling unit.
Mushfiqur Rahim – Rahim has reached a purple patch in the important phase of the tournament with scores of 98*, 24*, 29, 64 & 59 in the last five matches. Rahim will look to continue his good form towards the business end of the season.
Mohammed Amir – Amir has 11 wickets this season at an economy of 7 RPO. Amir and Shahidul Islam have provided crucial breakthroughs early in the match consistently.
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Najibullah Zadran, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam
RR Rossouw, Aminul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Amir, N Zadran, Mehidy Hasan, Robbie Frylinck, Shafiul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain
Dhaka will have a hot and bright climate on the match day with no rain possibilities. We will have a full quota of overs without any interruption in this match.
Dhaka pitch is on the slower side with a lot of matches played on it. We expect average scores in range of 140-160 runs.
The pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses and it will tough to chase in second innings. Any score over 160 will be tough to chase. Teams batting first has won their last 4 matches in arrow here.
Both Dhaka Platoon and Khulna Tigers have a good bowling attack with many players contributing to the team.
But Khulna Tigers have a better batting lineup than the Dhaka Platoon due to their over-reliance on Tamim Iqbal. Khulna Tigers have form and momentum on their side with two back-to-back clinical wins.
We expect Khulna Tigers to win this match!
Khulna Tigers will win the match!