Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction: Cumilla Warriors vs Khulna Tigers
January 10, 2020
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 40th match of the BPL 2019-20 will be played between Cumilla Warriors and Khulna Tigers on Friday.
Cumilla Warriors are still in the race to secure a top 4 spot and will be hoping for a big win as net run rate will be a deciding factor for a SF spot if they win the match.
Khulna Tigers will be riding high on confidence after securing a win over the Warriors in the last outing and will be hoping to secure a SF spot with a win.
Khulna Tigers registered 34 runs to win over Cumilla Warriors when they faced each other last Wednesday.
Cumilla Warriors performance in BPL 2019-20:
Sabbir Rahman looked in an impressive form while chasing 180 runs target against Cumilla Warriors but wickets kept falling from the other end, causing a serious hamper in their road to SF.
Rahman scored 62 runs at almost 159 strike rate and will be hoping to once again provide a strong base to his middle order batsmen.
Warriors’ leading run-scorer and skipper Dawid Malan will hope to bounce back after falling for just 1 run in their last outing.
In the bowling department too, Cumilla Warriors will have to improve a lot. The Warriors conceded 179 runs and picked just 2 wickets in their 20 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will hope to pick wickets along with his economical spell of 4-0-25-0.
Khulna Tigers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Khulna Tigers’ batting has been their strength this season. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahidy Hasan will once again hope to give them a quick start and set up the stage for middle order. Rille Rossouw came in at 3 and played a 71* off just 36 balls inning against Cumilla Warriors.
Bowling all rounder Robbie Frylinck picked 5 wickets and will hope to continue his wrath against the similar opposition.
Mohammad Amir and Shahidul Islam also picked two wickets each helping the Tigers secured a thumping 67-run win.
Cumilla Warriors vs Khulna Tigers predicted line-up
Stiaan van Zyl, Sabbir Rahman, Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), David Wiese, Yasir Ali, Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Mehidy Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Aliss Islam
During the 4 games played at the venue during the third phase, 2 have been won by the team batting first while the other two were won by team chasing the total.
Of the 8 games played at the venue in the beginning of BPL 2019-20, 5 teams have won while chasing the total and 3 were won by teams batting first.
154 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during those 8 games.
During the 8 games played in the 2nd phase at the venue, 3 games were won by the team batting first while 3 were b the team chasing the total.
163 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during those 8 games.
BPL 2019-20: Cumilla Warriors vs Khulna Tigers Predictions
- Dawid Malan has scored 436 runs in 10 innings and currently leading the batting charts for BPL 2019-20.
- Rille Rossouw has scored 411 runs in 10 innings and is 2nd highest run getter in BPL 2019-20 season so far. He scored 71 off just 36 balls in their last match.
- Robbie Frylinck has picked 15 wickets at an average of 15.71 and is 4th highest wicket-taker so far this season. He picked 5 wickets and gave just 16 runs in his 4 overs against Cumilla Warriors.
- Sabbir Rahman scored 62 runs off 39 balls at a strike rate of almost 159 against Khulna Tigers.
- 324 runs were scored in their last match and 40 boundaries were scored in that game.