Man of the Match: Laurie Evans
Sylhet Sixers to win the Match
Our Prediction is Sylhet Sixers to win the match!
Sylhet Sixers will take on Rajshahi Kings in the 38th game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Chattogram on Wednesday. The equation for Sylhet Sixers is quite simple as they need to win their remaining two games in order to have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs of the competition. In their previous game, Sylhet Sixers registered a comfortable win over Khulna Titans.
On the other hand, Rajshahi Kings will be keen to end this year’s tournament with a consolation win over Sylhet Sixers. Overall, Kings will be disappointed with their performance in this year’s tournament. In their previous match, Rajshahi Kings suffered defeat at the hands of defending champions Rangpur Riders.
The side has managed to win only four games out of ten played this season. Sixers will certainly be keen to produce their best effort with bat and ball against Rajshahi Kings. In their previous, Sixers notched up a comfortable victory over Khulna Titans courtesy of splendid performances from Mohammad Nawaz, Sabbir Rahman and Afif Hossain.
Sixers have suffered from inconsistency with the bat and ball in this year’s competition. In the batting department, Nicholas Pooran is currently the franchise’s leading run-scorer with 303 runs in 10 matches. He has produced three half-centuries for Sixers so far this season.
Wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das has consistently produced runs for the side in the last couple of games played in the competition. He will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in the remaining two games of the competition. The side will be depending on the likes of Jason Roy, Afif Hossain and Sabbir Rahman to do the bulk of the scoring. England opener Jason Roy is certainly a player to watch out for Sixers as he can take the game away from opposition in a space of few overs. Left-arm quick Sohail Tanvir has provided breakthroughs for Sixers with the new-ball.
He is certainly an experienced campaigner who will be keen to do well in the remaining games of the competition. Pace bowler Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz and Alok Kapali are premier bowling options for the side. Taskin has been leading wicket-taker for the franchise with 20 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 13.70.
Alok Kapali (c), Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Jason Roy, Sabbir Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Nabil Samad, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain
Ebadat Hossain, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Jason Roy, S Tanvir, Alok Kapali, Nicholas Pooran, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Nabil Samad, Mohammad Nawaz
The franchise has managed to win five games out of eleven played in this year’s tournament. The side is currently lying at fifth position in the league table with one game remaining in the competition. In the batting department, the team will be depending on Laurie Evans to lead from the front, as till now, he is Rajshahi leading run-getter in the tournament with 263 runs in 10 matches at an average of 32.87.
The left-handed batsman produced a valiant effort with the bat against Rangpur Riders. The lower order players like Qais Ahmed and Fazle Mahmud also contributed with crucial scores in the previous game played against Rangpur Riders.
Ryan Ten Doeschate has also contributed with crucial scores for the side in this year’s completion. He has scored 168 runs in 7 matches at an average of 28.16.
In the bowling department, the team is heavily depending on the left-arm orthodox spinner Arafat Sunny, who has so far claimed 15 wickets so far this season. Apart from him, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz and Kamrul Islam have delivered match-winning performances with the ball in this year’s competition.
Mehidy Hasan (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Johnson Charles(wk), Christiaan Jonker, Mominul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamran Islam Rabbi, Fazle Mahmud.
Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Islam, J Charles, Christiaan Jonker, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Zakir Hasan, A Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Shahriar Nafees, Mehidy Hasan, RN ten Doeschate
The pitch will be perfect for batting for this game. The bowlers will need to toil hard for their wickets on such a placid surface. The weather conditions for the game to be played on Wednesday is going to be dry and sunny.
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium has hosted six games so far in this year’s competition. High-scoring games have been played at the venue.
Both the teams will be looking to bat first on this pitch and post a mammoth score on the board. Majority of the games this season have been won by sides batting first.
Sylhet Sixers are coming into this game on the back of consecutive victories in the competition. Rajshahi Kings will need to deliver something with bat and ball in order to beat Sylhet Sixers in this game.
Our Prediction is Sylhet Sixers to win the match!
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