Series : Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match: 29th match
Date: 25th January 2019, Friday
Time: 2PM Local Time
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium,Chattogram
The first match of the Chattogram phase of BPL 2019 will begin with the Sylhet Sixers taking on the Rajshahi Kings. The Sixers, who lost six out of eight games, will be playing back-to-back games in the league. They’re virtually out of the tournament and the chances of them making it to the playoffs are bleak. Hence, they could play with a lot more freedom without any additional baggage.
But, it isn’t the same situation for the Rajshahi Kings who are fighting hard for a playoff place. They have got eight points at the moment with four wins in eight matches. With another win, the Kings could easily break into the top four and it is an extremely crucial encounter for them.
Despite having a good team, the Sylhet Sixers haven’t been able to come together as a group. The senior players like Liton Das and Sabbir Rahman must deliver the required goods at the top of the order. In our cricket tips Nicholas Pooran should get an opportunity to bat higher up order where he’ll be able to create a better impact. Sohail Tanvir needs to reconsider the strategies and can probably experiment a bit to see what works the best.
The Rajshahi Kings looked decent in the last game that they played. But, some brilliant efforts from Mushfiqur Rahim took the game away from them. It is important for the Rajshahi batsmen to perform at a more consistent level as the tournament is reaching the final stages. They need to win games at a more consistent level if they are to make it into the playoffs. Experts cricket tips say that Their previous combination of Miraz opening was better.
Both the teams faced each other only two times in the BPL history with both winning one match each. Lets see who makes the count longer.
Team news- If Jason Roy gets fit he might feature in the XI. In our cricket tips Sylhet should bench Irfan and give any other player chance.
Rajshahi Kings- Laurie Evans, Soumya Sarkar, Marshall Ayub, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C), Ryan ten Doeschate, Christiaan Jonker, Zakir Hasan (WK), Qais Ahmad, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam.
Sylhet Sixers- Jason Roy, Liton Das (WK), Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir (C), Mehedi Hasan Rana, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain/Mohammad Irfan.
Ground and Conditions – The surface at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is an excellent one to bat on. With this being the first game at the venue, it is slightly tough to predict if the pitch will stay the same way. But considering the last five day T20 games played here, a conclusion can be drawn. Average score here is 172 runs.
Toss- As it will be a day game our cricket tips is batting first could be a good option. Scores of 170 could be tough to chase.
Predictions – Rajshahis batsmen are in great form and Sylhet are languishing at the bottom so our cricket tips expert say that Rajshahi will be the favourite to win this match.