Series: Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19
Match: 7th match
Date: January 9th 2019,Wednesday
Time: 12.30 PM Local time
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
After having a 3 days break Sylhet and Chittagong both will be playing their second match against each other. Chittagong won the 1st match whereas Sylhet lost. Opening days are important and they would want to win.
Chittagong have a new captain in Mushfiqur Rahim, Mushi has played for six different franchise in six seasons. Although they won the 1st match they chased 98 runs in last overs and had lost 7 wickets. Not very convincing and they would want to change it. Mohammad Shahzad and Mushi got runs but Delport,Sikandar Raza didn’t live upto their name. Ashraful has made a comeback but got only 3 runs. Frylink was the pick of the performer for them.
Sylhet would want to forget the opening match. From the very first ball of the game they lost the control and never gripped it again. Warner showed some glimpse of his charismatic batting but a misunderstanding cost him his wicket. All.the Sylhet batsmen gave away their wickets in meaningless fashion.Taskin didn’t bowl very well but Alamin and irfan kept them at the game for the very last moment but Afridi snatched away the victory. Liton, Sabbir have to put up a show to make Sylhet hood against Chittagong.
In the last five matches Chittagong have 3 and Sylhet have two wins. Last time Sylhet won against Chittagong. Sylhet would want to make the count even.
As of now no changes should be made except Sylhet might consider Ridoy out because of his slow play. The other names should remain.
Sylhet Sixers- Litton Das, david Warner, Mohammad Irfan, Taskin Ahmed, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Alamin Hossain, Tawhid ridoy, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Chittagong Vikings – Mushfiqur rahim, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Ashraful, Robbie Frylink,Sikandar raza, Nayeem Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam.
Weather- Moderate heating with 21℃ temperature and no dew would be there. Heating would not affect the players.
Ground – The ground remains same and with many games happening it could be slow and low. 140-50 would be a good score on this tacky pitch.
Toss- As its a day game Toss should not matter much but teams would want to chase. Both have good batsmen that would prompt them to.choose chasing.
Prediction – No definite favorite in this match but for us We think Sylhet will win this match. They have potential amd if they apply themselves well Chittagong will have a hard time.