Consistent good cricket has helped Khulna Tigers to break out in the qualifiers. However, they need one more win to seal the spot for the final.
The combination of youth and experience has been the key to the success of the Rajshahi Royals.
Match & Broadcasting Details
Match: Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals
Date and Time: Jan 13, GMT +5:30
Stadium: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Online Streaming: FanCode, Hotstar, Rabbitholebd Sports
Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Head to Head
Both of the teams have faced each other precisely nine times. In their battle, Khulna has woned five matches. While Rajshahi has won four games.
|Match Played||Khulna Won||Rajshahi Won||Tie||No Results|
Khulna Tigers Probable XI
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c, wk), Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam
Khulna Tigers Key players
Musfiqur Rahim: Mushfiq Rahim is the second-highest scorer of the tournament with 449 runs. Moreover, he was one of the main reasons behind the success of Khulna Tigers.
Robbie Frylicnk: Has been the go-to man for Mushfiq, whenever he needed wicket Robbie Frylicnk has delivered with goods. In addition to that, he all ready claimed 18 wickets in the series as well.
Rajshahi Royals Probable XI
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Taijul Islam
Rajshahi Royals Key Players
Liton Das: Liton Das has been a revolution for Rajshahi Royals this season. He, alongside Afif Hasan, has provided a solid base in the upfront.
Andre Russel: The big man from the West Indies is famous for big-hitting ability. However, he has been most effective with the bowl in hand. Consequently, he is the top wicket-taker in the Rajshahi Royals.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
In the last few matches, the Mirpur 22 yards have played well. Moreover, the playoffs expected flory of runs. Dew will be a significant factor in determining the direction of the game.
Bangabandhu BPL this season has not witnessed any weather interruption. The conditions assumed to be pleasant for the play.
This particular match will be a night game. So both teams will prefer to bat second to counter the dew effect.
Online cricket betting tips:
- Both table-toppers Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals are ready to give the audition for the final.
- Khulna Tigers has ensured the number one position with three straight wins. They chased mammoth totals of 205 against the Dhaka Platoons for the playoffs birth.
We predict Rajshahi Royals to win the playoff battle. As they are well equipped as a bowling unit as compare to Khulna Tigers.