Series : Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match: 31st match
Date: 26th January 2019,Saturday
Time: 1.30 PM Local Time
venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, chattogram.
The Sylhet Sixers will be back in action on consecutive days in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Hours after their encounter against the Rajshahi Kings scheduled on 25 January, they will face the Khulna Titans in Chattogram. Both these teams occupy the last two spots on the points table.
Since they are almost out of the tournament, the result of this dead-rubber will not hold much significance. If the Titans win the game, they would register their third win in ten games. It will be the fourth win for the Sixers if they win.
Jason Roy is most likely to feature in the eleven for this match. He will be opening the innings with Liton Das while Sabbir Rahman is expected to bat at three. Mohammad Nawaz and Nicholas Pooran will be the crux of the middle-order. Al-Amin Hossain could be replacing Mohammad Irfan as the latter didn’t have a fruitful tournament thus far. Our cricket tips is that they would atick to the same XI.
The last time Khulna Titans played against the Sixers, they registered a 21-run win. Brendan Taylor, David Wiese were the important contributors in this win. Since it has just been about two days that this game was played, the Titans are likely to keep the winning combination intact. The bowlers were highly clinical defending a total of 170 runs.
In the last three matches they played Khulna beat Sylhet two times with one being abandoned. Our cricket tips is khulna should continue the streak.
Team news- As both the teams won their last matches the playing XI might remain the same.
Khulna Titans- Brendan Taylor (wk), Junaid Siddique, Al-Amin, Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah (c), Anamul Haque, David Wiese, Yasir Shah, Taijul Islam, Junaid Khan, Subashis Roy.
Sylhet Sixers- Jason Roy, Liton Das (WK), Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir , Ebadat hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain.
Ground and Conditions- The track in Chattogram is a good one to bat on and could behave pretty much the same throughout the 40 overs. The team that applies itself better is likely to emerge triumphant. It will be a hot sunny day and the weather is predicted to be more or less the same for the entire game.
Toss- The pitch here will be very true and remain same throughout. So bat first or bowl doesn’t matter. Good score on the board are needed.
Predictions- in our expert cricket tips an upbeat Titans should come hard and beat Sixers. Sylhet will possess danger too so it should be a cloae encounter.