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Sylhet Thunder vs Rajshahi Royals, free match prediction 04 Jan 2020

04 Jan 2020 | 18:00 | Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
143/6 in 20.0 7.15
145/4 in 15.1 9.56 winner

Sylhet Thunder Vs Rajshahi Royals betting odds

STH

2.55

RIR

1.46

Toss Winner - Sylhet Thunder won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Rajshahi Royals beat Sylhet Thunder by 6 wickets

Formidable Rajshahi Royals aim to continue good form against hapless Sylhet Thunder

  • Rajshahi Royals registered a comfortable win over Rangpur Rangers in a game played at Sylhet
  • Ravi Bopara and Shoaib Malik were standout performers for the side in the game played against Rangpur Rangers
  • Sylhet Thunder suffered a comprehensive defeat against Rangpur Rangers

Expect Rajshahi Royals to hammer Sylhet Thunders in this contest!

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

Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dhaka Platoon 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.575
Rajshahi Royals 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.281
Chattogram Challengers 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.087
Khulna Tigers 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.559
Comilla Warriors 9 4 5 0 0 8 0.213
Rangpur Rangers 10 4 6 0 0 8 -0.746
Sylhet Thunder 10 1 9 0 0 2 -0.734
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.575 9 6 3 0 0
12 0.281 9 6 3 0 0
12 0.087 9 6 3 0 0
10 0.559 8 5 3 0 0
8 0.213 9 4 5 0 0
8 -0.746 10 4 6 0 0
2 -0.734 10 1 9 0 0
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sth vs rir Match Prediction & Analysis

Host Sylhet Thunder will face an uphill battle when they take on Rajshahi Royals in the 34th match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet on Saturday.

Sylhet Thunder will be looking to play for pride and win their two remaining games of the competition. Captain Andre Fletcher will be hoping that the side can play with freedom and produce their best cricket against Rangpur Rangers.

On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals are currently lying second in the league table with 12 points to their name. Rajshahi Royals registered a 30-run win over Rangpur Rangers, courtesy splendid performances from Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Nawaz.

Teams Preview

Sylhet Thunder Preview

The side has struggled to make an impact as a unit in this year’s competition. Against Rangpur Rangers, Sylhet Thunder batting struggled to get going and conceded yet another defeat in the tournament. Chasing a mammoth 200 runs to win, Andre Fletcher and Abdul Mazid perished for low scores to see Sylhet Thunder get off to a poor start. Wicket-keeper Mohammad Mithun scored 30 runs off 22 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Batting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford produced valiant innings despite losing wickets at the other end. He played exceedingly well and scored 60 runs off 37 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. Sohag Gazi, Rony Talukdar and Shafiqullah Shafiq will have to produce crucial scores for the side in this contest.

Medium-pacer Ebadat Hussain was the pick of the bowlers against Rangpur Rangers. He picked up two wickets and conceded 30 runs in his four overs. Sherfane Rutherford and Monir Hussain bowled well and claimed one wicket each.

Sylhet Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Andre Fletcher (captain), Abdul Mazid, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Rony Talukdar, Sohag Gazi, Sherfane Rutherford, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Nayeem Hasan, Krishmar Santokie, Monir Hossain, Ebadat Hossain

Sylhet Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Rutherford 60 37 5 3 162.16
M Mithun 30 22 4 0 136.36
A Fletcher 19 12 1 2 158.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
E Hossain 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
K Santokie 4.0 0 56 1 14
S Rutherford 4.0 0 28 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
E Hossain 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
K Santokie 4.0 0 56 1 14
S Rutherford 4.0 0 28 1 7

Sylhet Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Ebadat Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq, Delwar Hossain, Abdul Mazid, S Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Mithun, J Charles, ADS Fletcher, Nazmul Hossain Milon

Rajshahi Royals Preview

The franchise will be looking to clinch top spot in the league table when they take on Sylhet Thunder on Saturday. The side will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball against Sylhet Thunder. Rajshahi Royals managed to post a competitive score of 179 for 4 in 20 overs, courtesy splendid batting performances from Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara.

In the previous fixture, Liton Das and Afif Hossain put on a 51-run partnership to get the side off to an excellent start. Afif Hossain played well and scored 32 runs off 17 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes, whereas Liton Das chipped in with 19 runs off 15 balls with the help of three boundaries.

All-rounder Shoaib Malik delivered an excellent innings for the side against Rangpur Rangers. He scored 37 runs off 31 balls with the help of four boundaries. Ravi Bopara produced a blistering half-century to help Rajshahi Royals post a competitive score on the board. He finished the innings with the top-score of 50 not out off 29 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. Wicket-keeper Irfan Sukkur and Mohammad Nawaz also chipped in with crucial cameos with the bat.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz. Left-arm orthodox spinner Mohammad Nawaz bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 21 in his four overs against Rangpur Rangers. Part-time spinner Shoaib Malik also claimed big wickets of Mohammad Naim and Cameron Delport and conceded only 27 runs in his four overs.

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Shoaib Malik (captain), Irfan Sukkur (wk), Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam , Mohammad Nawaz, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Afif Hossain

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Bopara 50 29 4 3 172.41
S Malik 37 31 4 0 119.35
A Hossain 32 17 2 3 188.24
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nawaz 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
S Malik 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
K Islam 3.0 0 32 2 10.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nawaz 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
S Malik 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
K Islam 3.0 0 32 2 10.67

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be a placid one and batsmen will enjoy these conditions. The spinners will get due rewards if they put the ball in right areas. The weather forecast for the game will be sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium is going to host the 34th match of Bangladesh Premier League between Sylhet Thunder and Rajshahi Royals. Rajshahi Royals will take heart from the fact that they have won their last two matches against Sylhet Thunder in the competition.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bat first on this surface. The last two matches played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium have won by sides batting first.

STH vs RIR Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Rajshahi Royals will be outright favorites to win their game against Sylhet Thunder. With the likes of Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara have been in excellent form in this year’s competition, Rajshahi Royals will be expected to deliver another strong show in this game.

Expect Rajshahi Royals to hammer Sylhet Thunders in this contest!

Author: Shoaib Z.