Man of the Match: Upul Tharanga
A must win game for Dhaka Dynamites!
Our Prediction is for Dhaka Dynamites to win this game!
The 42nd game of BPL 2019 will be an all-important one for the Dhaka Dynamites as a win here would take them ahead of Rajshahi Kings and earn them a berth in the play-offs. Their opponents Khulna Titans are in complete doldrums and shall only be playing for pride in the next game. Titans have won just two games this season and Dynamites wouldn’t like to become their third victim.
Dhaka Dynamites had won the last game against Titans by a huge margin of 105 runs and they would like to maintain the status-quo. It is a must-win game for them and hence the Dynamites are likely to play the game on full steam.
They are going through a poor run at the moment and have lost their last five games. The last loss against Comilla Victorians by a single run would have definitely hurt the moral of the side. But with a must-win game against a relatively weaker opponent they would count their chances.
The Dynamites batted poorly against Victorians failing to chase a total of 127 runs. Mizanur Rahman, Upul Tharanga, Rony Talukdar and Shakib Al Hassan didn't trouble the scorers. There was handy contribution from Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell in the last game. They have good batsmen in the side and they would have to perform in the next game.
Their bowlers did well in the last game after a string of failures. Rubel Hossain picked up 4 important wickets while Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom and Shakib bowled economical spells in the last game. With Sunil Narine in the side they have a strong bowling line-up and would challenge the Titans in the next game.
Sunil Narine, Upul Tharanga, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mizanur Rahman, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan (wk), Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain
R Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Kieron Pollard, Upul Tharanga, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nurul Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Qazi Onik
The next game is mere official formality for the side which has won just two games this season. They have batted and bowled poorly on most occasions and the team would want to walk away with some pride from the next game.
Brendan Taylor and Junaid Siddique played well in the last game setting up a good opening stand. Dawid Malan, skipper Mahmudullah and Carlos Brathwaite also did well with the bat. In fact the batting unit has fired for the side in most games and they would look forward to doing the same in the next game as well.
It was a horrible performance from the blowers in the last game where they ended up conceding 237 runs. Apart from Mahmudullah none of the bowlers looked anywhere close to being in competitive mood. Shariful Islam, Saddam Hossaon and David Wiese all leaked runs and they would need to better their form if they wish to compete in the next game.
Brendan Taylor (wk), Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah (c), Dawid Malan, Carlos Brathwaite, Ariful Haque, Taijul Islam, David Wiese, Saddam Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shariful Islam
M Junaid Siddique, BRM Taylor, Dawid Malan, Nazmul Hossain, Taijul Islam, Al Amin, Junaid Khan, Mahmudullah, Saddam Hossain, D Wiese, Subashis Roy
The weather is expected to be overcast in the evening in Dhaka on 02 February. This might just offer some assistance to the fast bowlers. But it has been an easy wicket to bat on as we have seen so far in the league and batsmen would count on their chances in the next game. Spinners would have a tough time bowling in the second innings with the dew.
There have been several high scoring games on the Shere Bangla National Stadium track this season. It is a good wicket to bat on where the ball comes onto the bat easily making it easy for stroke play. Fast bowlers have also got good bargain out of this wicket while spinners find it extremely tough to ball here once the ball gets wet.
Dew has put bowling attacks out of motion in the second innings of the game in most evening games. Spinners find it extremely difficult to grip the ball that gets wet in the outfield. Teams have preferred to bowl first on this track in the evening games and we expect to see the same in the upcoming game as well.
Dhaka Dynamites are going through a poor run of form. They have lost the last five games and the next one is a must-win for them. While their form may not inspire much confidence they are up against a side that has looked no match for its opponents in most games that have been played so far. Dhaka Dynamites would definitely start as favorites to win the next game.
We are backing Dhaka Dynamites for the win!
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