Series : Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match: 25th match
Date: 22nd January 2019,Tuesday
Time: 1.30 PM Local Time
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Having lost six out of their seven matches, Khulna Titans are in deep trouble in the ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The team, captained by all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad, has made way too many changes thus far in their eleven and has strained to find the right competition. With the tournament already into its second half, the Titans are undoubtedly running out of time.
They are next scheduled to play the Rangpur Riders in their next contest at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium. The Riders, on the contrary, are fourth in the points table with three wins. Their batting lineup, especially after the inclusion of AB de Villiers, is well and truly one of the strongest in the T20 extravaganza. Mashrafe Mortaza’s men would be keen to turn over the Titans and move up the table.Our cricket tips say that De Villiers might unleash to his best in this match.
Mohammad Mithun thus far scored 147 runs from six innings at an average of 24.5 with three 30 plus scores under his belt.He is a valuable asset to the team. But Gayles form.has been a worry. He might be benched after series of poor scores.
Khulna just don’t know what’s going on. Any cricket tips that said they can win this match they didn’t. May be close may be far but lost. Its now or never for them. Today they have to step up and play their best cricket to beat the upbeat Rangpur.
In the last five matches Khulna lost 4 with one win. Surely they don’t have a good record against Rangpur. So.it will be a uphill task for them.
Yasie Shah is in Bangladesh after test series and he might get a chance in khulna. Rangpur might go with the same team if they don’t want to change Gayle. Otherwise Benny Howell might be in contention.
Junaid Siddique, Paul Stirling, Al-Amin, Brendan Taylor (WK), Mahmudullah (C), Ariful Haque, David Wiese, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Lasith Malinga/Junaid Khan.
Chris Gayle/Benny Howell, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun (WK), Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Nahidul Islam.
Weather and Conditions –
From being a bowling-friendly wicket, the pitch in Dhaka has steadfastly turned into a batting paradise. In yesterday’s match between Rajshahi Kings and Comilla Victorians, the batsmen took the bowlers to the cleaners. WWe can expect another run fest in the first of tomorrow’s doubleheader as both teams have power-packed batting lineups.
Our stat experts cricket tips is that the average score in day matches here is 154. So a decent score can be expected.
Toss- Previously team wanted to bat first in Dhaka wicket but in this phase its a batting paradise and teams would want to bowl first. Batting second has a higher chance of winning.
Prediction- Many cricket tips predict that Khulna should win after a series of losses but we think Rangpur again will be the winners in this match.