Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan
Dhaka Dynamites to win the Match
Our Prediction is for Dhaka Dynamites to win the match!
The 19th game of 2019 Bangladesh Premier League between Sylhet Sixers and Dhaka Dynamites would be an interesting face-off. Dhaka Dynamites the overwhelming favorites this season come into this game after suffering an uncharacteristic loss against the Rajshahi Kings which ended their undefeated run so far. Sixers who on the other hand had looked in miserable form earlier registered a thumping win over Rangpur Riders in the previous game which will give the side lot of confidence.
Sylhet Sixers answered many of the problems that were troubling the side so far this season and a win over Dynamites will take their confidence sky high. Dhaka Dynamites on the other hand would want to bury the previous loss and approach the upcoming game with confidence.
It was an impressive performance from the side in the last game against Rangpur Riders after having suffered two consecutive losses and they would be looking to carry the momentum in the next game.
The batting display in the last game was in stark contrast of their performance against Comilla Victorians. Liton Das and Sabbir Rahman batted extremely well. Skipper David Warner who dropped himself down the order played a match winning knock. Nicholas Pooran has been in good for throughout this season and Afif Hossain and Jaker Ali at the bottom only adds to the batting strength of the side something they would like to take into the next game.
Sixers’ bowlers have done well in the season so far. Sohail Tanvir and Taskin Ahmed were brilliant win the ball in the last game picking early wickets but it was Sandeep Lamichhane who stole the show giving away only 18 runs in his four overs and earning much needed victory for the side. Mehedi Hasan Rana was expensive but it would have been difficult for him grip the ball with all the dew. He would look to bowl well in the next game.
David Warner (c), Liton Das (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Afif Hossain, Jaket Ali, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Al-Amin Hossain, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Irfan, Alok Kapali, Nicholas Pooran, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Jaker Ali Anik, David Warner
It was almost against the run of play that Dhaka Dynamites lost their last game against Rajshahi Kings and that too a low scoring encounter. They would want to bury this before the next game.
It was complete batting failure in the last game for the side making only 116 runs chasing a target of 137. But it can very well be termed as an off day for an otherwise formidable batting line-up that has Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine opening the batting. They have great strength in the middle order with Shakib Al Hasan and Rony Talukdar. Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell at the bottom only add strength to its batting which has done well in all its previous games.
Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell bowled extremely well in the last game. They are the most important bowlers for the side and the youngsters shall take confidence from the senior team members. Narine has done well all through the season and having Rubel Hossain makes it an attack that would be tough to score against.
Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan (wk), Shuvagata Hom, Naim Sheikh, Rubel Hossain, Aliss Islam
Sunil Narine, Nurul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Aliss Islam, Mohammad Naim, Rubel Hossain, Darwish Rasooli, Mizanur Rahman, R Talukdar, Andrew Birch, Andre Russell
We have seen only one team score in excess of 150 runs in the first innings so far at this ground. The ball tends to stop on the batsmen and doesn’t allow free flowing stroke making. There is expected to be some seam of the pitch in the first innings. It will be a sunny afternoon in Sylhet on January 18 much to the relief of the batsmen.
This ground has seen mostly low scoring games as there is lot for the bowlers. Hitting through the line isn’t easiest things to do and batmen who like compiling runs are the ones who have been successful here. Bowlers too love the wicket its dual-paced side makes it difficult for the batsmen to dominate.
The side batting first has won three out of the four games that have been played at this venue so far. It isn’t the easiest wickets to chase on as it stars slowing down a bit. Since there is no question of dew in this afternoon game the captain winning the toss would decide to bat on most occasions.
Sylhet Sixers would be confident after their win in the last game but they are up against the strongest side of the season. Dhaka Dynamites had comfortably defeated the Sixers in the last clash a week back. Led by the towering Shakib, Dhaka has a well-settled batting line-up and bowing to go with it. It makes the team to win the next game and it will be interesting to see how Sylhet Sixers fare against them.
We are backing Dhaka Dynamites for the win this match!
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