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Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers, free match prediction 20 Dec 2019

20 Dec 2019 | 13:30 | Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
139/2 in 12.3 11.12 winner
137/9 in 20.0 6.85

Khulna Tigers Vs Rangpur Rangers betting odds

KNT

1.38

RPR

2.85

Toss Winner - Khulna Tigers won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Khulna Tigers beat Rangpur Rangers by 8 wickets

Khulna Tigers aim to extend their winning streak in BPL

  • Khulna Tigers completed a hard-fought win over Rajshahi Royals in the game played at Chattogram.
  • Rangpur Rangers suffered defeat at the hands of Cumilla Warriors in the game played on Wednesday.
  • Mohammad Shahzad and Dawid Malan were standout performers for Rangpur Rangers in the game played against Cumilla Warriors.

Expect Khulna Tigers to go top of the league table with a win over Rangpur Rangers!

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

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chattogram Challengers 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.044
Khulna Tigers 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.765
Rajshahi Royals 3 2 1 0 0 4 1.554
Comilla Warriors 3 2 1 0 0 4 1.481
Dhaka Platoon 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.145
Sylhet Thunder 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.653
Rangpur Rangers 3 0 3 0 0 0 -2.078
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
8 0.044 5 4 1 0 0
4 1.765 2 2 0 0 0
4 1.554 3 2 1 0 0
4 1.481 3 2 1 0 0
4 0.145 4 2 2 0 0
0 -1.653 4 0 4 0 0
0 -2.078 3 0 3 0 0
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Match Preview

Khulna Tigers will be looking to maintain their unbeaten streak when they take on Rangpur Rangers in the 13th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium at Chattogram on Friday.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will be hoping that can deliver another clinical performance in this contest. Khulna Tigers registered a five-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals, courtesy splendid performances from Mushfiqur Rahim, Rilee Rossouw and Mohammad Amir.

On the other hand, Rangpur Rangers have lost their first two games of the competition. Rangpur Rangers are currently bottom of the league table with two consecutive defeats to their name. Captain Mohammad Nabi will be hoping that the side can raise their game with bat and ball against Khulna Tigers.

Teams Preview

Khulna Tigers Preview

The franchise will be looking to climb top spot in the league table when they take on Rangpur Rangers at Chattogram. Mushfiqur Rahim will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning momentum in this game as well.

Chasing 190 runs to win, Khulna Tigers got off to a shaky start as Najmul Hasan Shanto and Rahmanullah Gurbaz for low scores. Rilee Rossouw and Mushfiqur Rahim led the fightback with a 72-run partnership to the innings for Tigers. After Rilee Rossouw was dismissed in the 11th over of the innings, it was all Mushfiqur Rahim show as it leads the way with the bat and smashed unbeaten 96 runs off 51 balls with the help of nine fours and four sixes.

Rossouw played a supporting role to Mushfiqur Rahim and chipped in with 42 runs off 35 balls with the help of five fours and one six. Shamsur Rahman also scored a crucial cameo to see Khulna Tigers complete the chase in the final over of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Amir, Robert Frylinck and Mehidy Hasan to make crucial breakthroughs. Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir was the standout bowler for the side against Rajshahi Royals and finished with figures of 2 for 36 in his four overs. Medium-pacer Robert Frylinck and Shahidul Islam claimed one wicket each.

Khulna Tigers Predicted Playing XI:

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Amir, Rilee Rossouw, Shafiul Islam, Robbie Frylinck, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Aminul Islam, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Khulna Tigers Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Rahim 98 51 8 5 192.16
R Rossouw 42 35 5 1 120
S Rahman 29 20 3 1 145
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Amir 4.0 0 36 2 9
R Frylinck 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
S Islam 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Amir 4.0 0 36 2 9
R Frylinck 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
S Islam 4.0 0 35 1 8.75

Khulna Tigers Actual Playing XI:

RR Rossouw, Robiul Haque, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Robbie Frylinck, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shamsur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rangpur Rangers Preview

Rangpur Rangers have comfortably brushed side Cumilla Warriors in a game played at Chattogram on Wednesday. Rangers Captain Mohammad Nabi will be hoping that bowlers can make significant improvements for this game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Shehzad, Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Nabi n to produce the bulk of the runs. The top-order certainly delivered the goods in the game played against Cumilla Warriors. Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Naim got the side off to an excellent start and added 49 runs in the first four overs of the innings.

Naim departed for just eight runs but wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad continued to play his shots and score at a brisk rate. Shahzad delivered a blistering inning of 61 runs off 27 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes, whereas Tom Abell chipped in with 25 runs off 25 balls with the help of two fours.

After the departure of Shahzad and Abell, Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory and Arafat Sunny chipped in with vital runs to help Rangpur Rangers post 181 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Mohammad Nabi played well and scored 26 runs off 20 balls with the help of three fours, whereas Lewis Gregory, who produced 21 runs off 12 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Mohammad Nabi, Mustafizur Rahman and Lewis Gregory to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi was the standout bowler for Rangpur Rangers and finished with figures of 1 for 25 in his four overs.

Rangpur Rangers Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Tom Abell, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Nabi (c), Lewis Gregory, Al-Amin, Nadif Chowdhury, Arafat Sunny, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Shahzad 61 27 7 4 225.93
M Nabi 26 20 3 0 130
T Abell 25 25 2 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nabi 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
M Islam 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
M Rahman 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nabi 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
M Islam 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
M Rahman 4.0 0 35 1 8.75

Rangpur Rangers Actual Playing XI:

Fazle Mahmud, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Naim, Nadif Chowdhury, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, A Sunny, Cameron Delport, M Shahzad, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is expected to be a belter with plenty of runs for both the teams. The bowlers will need to work hard to get wickets on such a docile wicket. The weather condition for the game to be played on Friday is expected to be sunny with light winds

Venue Details

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is going to host the 13th game between Khulna Tigers and Rangpur Rangers. Rangpur Rangers will take heart from the fact they have an excellent head-to head record against Khulna Tigers.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to modest total. The last three games played at Chattogram have been won sides batting second.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Khulna Tigers will be expected to win this game against Rangpur Rangers. Tigers have a much-balanced bowling attack in comparison to Rangpur Rangers, who have struggled to make breakthroughs so far this season.

Expect Khulna Tigers to go top of the league table with a win over Rangpur Rangers!

Author: Shoaib Z.