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Sylhet Thunder vs Rangpur Rangers, free match prediction 03 Jan 2020

03 Jan 2020 | 18:30 | Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
161/10 in 19.1 8.40
199/5 in 20.0 9.95 winner

Sylhet Thunder Vs Rangpur Rangers betting odds

STH

2.35

RPR

1.54

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

winner Rangpur Rangers beat Sylhet Thunder by 38 runs

Battle of bottom-rankers as Sylhet Thunder, Rangpur Rangers fight it out!

  • Sylhet Thunder lost to Comilla Warriors via super-over eliminator in a game played at Sylhet on Thursday
  • Sohag Gazi and Sherfane Rutherford delivered splendid performances for Sylhet Thunder in a game played against Comilla Warriors
  • Rangpur Rangers suffered comfortable defeat at the hands of Rajshahi Royals in a game played at Sylhet

Expect Rangpur Rangers to register a thumping win over Sylhet Thunder!

  • 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
Rajshahi Royals 9 6 3 0 0 12 0.281
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
Comilla Warriors 9 4 5 0 0 8 0.213
Rangpur Rangers 9 3 6 0 0 6 -1.049
Sylhet Thunder 9 1 8 0 0 2 -0.585
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.281 9 6 3 0 0
12 0.087 9 6 3 0 0
10 0.742 7 5 2 0 0
10 0.572 8 5 3 0 0
8 0.213 9 4 5 0 0
6 -1.049 9 3 6 0 0
2 -0.585 9 1 8 0 0
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sth vs rpr Match Prediction & Analysis

Host Sylhet Thunder will be keen to produce a strong show when they take on Rangpur Rangers in the 32nd match of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Sylhet Thunder suffered a close defeat at the hands of the Comilla Warriors. Andre Fletcher-led unit has struggled to make an impact this year and are currently lying at the bottom of the league table with 2 points to their name. The side will be looking to put on a decent show in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Rangpur Rangers were completely outplayed by Rajshahi Royals in a game played on Thursday. The franchise will need to win this game at all costs in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition.

Teams Preview

Sylhet Thunder Preview

The side will be looking to win their remaining games to end their campaign on a positive note. Sylhet Thunder felt agonizingly close to a possible win over Comilla Warriors. The side took the game down to the wire and lost the battle in a super-over eliminator.

In the previous contest, Johnson Charles and Rony Talukdar perished for low scores to see the side get off to a shaky start in the chase. Charles has been a consistent performer for the side so far in this year’s competition. West Indies opener is currently Sylhet’s leading run-scorer with 262 runs in 9 innings at an average of 29.11 with two half-centuries to his name.

Besides Charles, the likes of Andre Fletcher and Mohammad Mithun have contributed with consistent scores for the side this season. In the previous game, Mithun scored 13 runs off 18 balls, whereas Fletcher perished for just one run.

Sohag Gazi had an excellent game with bat and ball against Comilla Warriors. With the ball in hand, Gazi bowled well and claimed two wickets in his three overs. With the bat, Gazi delivered an excellent half-century to keep the side in the hunt to win the game. He finished the innings with the top-score of 52 runs off 31 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Ebadat Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq and Sherfane Rutherford. Against Comilla Warriors, Ebadat Hossain also delivered a splendid performance and finished with figures of 3 for 33 in his four overs.

Sherfane Rutherford also delivered a tidy spell and claimed three wickets in his four overs.

Sylhet Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Andre Fletcher (captain), Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Rony Talukdar, Sherfane Rutherford, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Sohag Gazi, Nayeem Hasan, Monir Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadat Hossain

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gazi 52 31 3 4 167.74
M Hossain 16 10 1 1 160
S Rutherford 15 16 3 0 93.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
E Hossain 4.0 0 33 3 8.25
S Rutherford 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
S Gazi 3.0 0 23 2 7.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
E Hossain 4.0 0 33 3 8.25
S Rutherford 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
S Gazi 3.0 0 23 2 7.67

Sylhet Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Ebadat Hossain, R Talukdar, Nayeem Hasan, Abdul Mazid, Monir Hossain, Krishmar Santokie, S Gazi, Sherfane Rutherford, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Mithun, ADS Fletcher

Rangpur Rangers Preview

The franchise will be looking to make amends for their mistakes made in the game against Rajshahi Royals. Rangpur Rangers are currently lying in the bottom half of the league table with 6 points to their name.

The bowlers conceded a lot of runs in the initial Powerplay overs against Rajshahi Royals. Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed conceded more than nine runs an over to see Rajshahi pile on the runs in their allotted 20 overs. Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 1 for 26 in his four overs.

Left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman will be looking to make a strong comeback with the ball against Sylhet Thunder. He is currently Rangers’ leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps at an excellent economy rate of 6.87.

Chasing 180 runs to win, Captain Shane Watson and Cameron Delport perished for low scores to see Rangpur get off to a poor start. Opener Mohammad Naim played well and chipped in with 27 runs off 18 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. He will be looking to produce a notable contribution to this contest.

Tom Abell and Fazle Mahmud produced crucial scores for the side in the game played against Rajshahi Royals. Tom Abell scored 29 runs off 24 balls with help of three boundaries, whereas Fazle Mahmud chipped in with 34 runs off 26 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Rangpur Rangers Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Mahmud 34 26 3 2 130.77
T Abell 29 24 3 0 120.83
M Naim 27 18 2 2 150
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Rahman 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
A Sunny 4.0 0 45 1 11.25
M Nabi 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Rahman 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
A Sunny 4.0 0 45 1 11.25
M Nabi 4.0 0 26 1 6.5

Rangpur Rangers Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be expected to favor the batsmen. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Friday is expected to have heavy rains with light winds.

Venue Details

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium is going to host the 32nd game between Sylhet Thunder and Rangpur Rangers. Rangpur Rangers will take heart from the fact that they have won four matches out of five played against Sylhet Thunder in Bangladesh Premier League.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and pot a daunting score on the board. The last two matches played at Sylhet were won by sides batting first.

STH vs RPR Winning Prediction

Given the recent performances, Rangpur Rangers will fancy their chances of beating Sylhet Thunder in this contest. With likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Nabi showing excellent form this season; Rangpur Rangers will be keen to deliver a clinical performance against Sylhet Thunder.

Expect Rangpur Rangers to register a thumping win over Sylhet Thunder!

Author: Shoaib Z.