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Rajshahi Royals vs Rangpur Rangers, free match prediction 02 Jan 2020

02 Jan 2020 | 12:00 | Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
179/4 in 20.0 8.95 winner
149/7 in 20.0 7.45

Rajshahi Royals Vs Rangpur Rangers betting odds

RIR

1.86

RPR

1.83

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

winner Rajshahi Royals beat Rangpur Rangers by 30 runs

Man of the Match: RS Bopara

Rajshahi Royals eye revenge against Rangpur Rangers in BPL!

  • Mohammad Naim, Lewis Gregory and Taskin Ahmed delivered splendid performances for Rangpur Rangers in the game played against Rajshahi Royals
  • Rangpur Rangers registered a comfortable win over Rajshahi Royals in a game played in Dhaka on Tuesday
  • Pacer Muhammad Irfan and Alok Kapali delivered credible performances for the side against Rangpur Rangers

Expect Rangpur Rangers to complete a comfortable win!

  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
  • Toss: To Bowl

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chattogram Challengers 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.087
Khulna Tigers 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.742
Dhaka Platoon 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.572
Rajshahi Royals 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.493
Comilla Warriors 8 3 5 0 0 6 0.237
Rangpur Rangers 8 3 5 0 0 6 -1.49
Sylhet Thunder 8 1 7 0 0 2 -0.678
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.087 9 6 3 0 0
10 0.742 7 5 2 0 0
10 0.572 8 5 3 0 0
10 0.493 8 5 3 0 0
6 0.237 8 3 5 0 0
6 -1.49 8 3 5 0 0
2 -0.678 8 1 7 0 0
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Match Preview

Rajshahi Royals and Rangpur Rangers will battle it out in the 29th match of Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Thursday.

Rajshahi Royals have lost two matches in a row and will be looking to make a strong comeback in this contest. Captain Andre Russell will be hoping that the side can improve their game with bat and ball against Rangpur Rangers.

On the other hand, Rangpur Rangers registered a 47-run win over Rajshahi Royals, courtesy splendid performances from Mohammad Naim, Lewis Gregory and Taskin Ahmed. Captain Shane Watson will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning momentum in this contest.

Teams Preview

Rajshahi Royals Preview

Despite two defeats in a row, Royals are currently lying fourth in the league table with 10 points to their name. Captain Andre Russell will be hoping that side can learn from their mistakes and get back to winning ways against Rangpur Rangers. The bowlers lacked disciplined and conceded a lot of runs to see Rangpur Rangers post 182 for 6 in their 20 overs. In reply, Liton Das, Shoaib Malik and Afif Hossain perished for low scores to see Rajshahi score only 135 runs in their 20 overs.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on their in-form players like Liton Das, Shoaib Malik and Afif Hossain to do the bulk of the scoring. Wicket-keeper Liton Das has been a consistent performer for the side at the top of the innings so far this season. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 236 runs in 8 innings at an average of 33.71. Afif Hossain and Shoaib Malik have delivered match-winning performances for the side in this year’s competition.

In the previous game, Alok Kapali played well and scored 31 runs off 28 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes, whereas Ravi Bopara scored 28 off 19 balls with the help of two fours and one six. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Afif Hossain and Farhad Raza to make crucial breakthroughs.

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Andre Russell (c), Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan

Rajshahi Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Kapali 31 28 2 2 110.71
R Bopara 28 19 2 1 147.37
N Islam 19 15 3 0 126.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
A Hossain 4.0 0 40 2 10
K Islam 1.0 0 15 1 15
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
A Hossain 4.0 0 40 2 10
K Islam 1.0 0 15 1 15

Rajshahi Royals Actual Playing XI:

Alok Kapali, I Sukkur, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Nawaz, Liton Das, RS Bopara, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed, Afif Hossain, Farhad Reza

Rangpur Rangers Preview

Shane Watson will be pleased with his side’s performance with bat and ball against Rajshahi Royals. The side has registered consecutive victories on the bounce and will be looking to do more of the same in this game.

In the batting department, Rangers will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Naim, Lewis Gregory and Cameron Delport to do the bulk of the scoring. Mohammad Naim played well and scored a half-century to help Rangers post a competitive score on the board. Naim finished the innings with the top-score of 55 runs off 47 balls with the help of six fours and one six.

Cameron Delport provided adequate support to Naim and scored 31 runs off 17 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Lewis Gregory also delivered a crucial inning and kept the scoreboard ticking for Rangers. He scored 28 runs off 17 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Mohammad Nabi, Al-Amin and wicket-keeper Jahurul Islam also delivered crucial cameos to help Rangers post 182 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Lewis Gregory to make crucial breakthroughs. Mohammad Nabi and Arafat Sunny have done well as spinners for the side this season.

Rangpur Rangers Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson (c), Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam (wk), Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Naim 55 47 6 1 117.02
C Delport 31 17 3 2 182.35
L Gregory 28 17 3 1 164.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Ahmed 4.0 0 29 4 7.25
L Gregory 4.0 0 28 2 7
M Nabi 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Ahmed 4.0 0 29 4 7.25
L Gregory 4.0 0 28 2 7
M Nabi 4.0 0 29 1 7.25

Rangpur Rangers Actual Playing XI:

Al Amin, Fazle Mahmud, SR Watson, Jahurul Islam, Tom Abell, A Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Naim, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the wicket at Sylhet generally favors the batsmen. It is going to hard work for spinners on this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is going to be clear skies with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium is going to host the 29th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League between Rajshahi Royals and Rangpur Rangers. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Rangpur Rangers registered a comfortable win in a game played at Dhaka.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl first and make use of fresh pitch conditions. Average score at the venue is around 140 to 150 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Rangpur Rangers will be expected to beat Rajshahi Royals in this contest. Rangers have a superior bowling attack in comparison to Royals, who have relied heavily on Mohammad Irfan to make breakthroughs with the new ball.

Meanwhile,  Rajshahi Royals will need to produce an excpetional bowling performance in order to push Rangpur Rangers in this contest.

Expect Rangpur Rangers to complete a comfortable win!

Author: Shoaib Z.