Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction: Cumilla Warriors vs Sylhet Thunder
January 7, 2020
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 35th match of the BPL 2019-20 will be played between Cumilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunder on Tuesday.
Cumilla Warriors are hanging in the qualification race at the moment. They are at the 5th place, just 2 pts off Khulna Tigers which means a win will do them great. However, a loss may slip their chances further from the qualification.
Meanwhile, Sylhet Thunder are having a horrible season and are the only team out of play-off contention. They have just 2 points after 11 games, having lost 10 games. However, it’s teams like these who play a vital role in other team’s chances.
Cumilla Warriors beat Sylhet Thunder in a super over contest in their last meeting.
Cumilla Warriors performance in BPL 2019-20:
Cumilla Warriors won back-to-back matches to keep their chances alive. Upul Tharanga led the team in Dawid Malan’s absence and scored a valiant 45 opening the batting. Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar are expected to play a crucial role in the middle order.
All-rounder David Wiese will be expected to play the finisher and send some crucial overs in the middle phase.
Soumya Sarkar is having a quiet couple of matches with the bat after scoring a fighting 48-ball 88 against Rajshahi Royals. His bowling has been the surprise package for the team this season with regular wickets.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman was literally unplayable against Sylhet Thunder and led his team to victory in the super over. He had dream figures of 4-0-12-4 in the last match and came back to bowl the super over to give away just 7 runs. Mujeeb is in red hot form and will continue his impressive bowling.
Al Amin Hossain and Sunamul Hossain chipped in wickets and kept their team in the hunt during the chase.
Sylhet Thunder’s performance in BPL 2019-20:
Sylhet Thunder will be playing their last match this season and will look to sign off with a win. Mohammed Mithun, Andre Fletcher, and Jonathan Charles are the only consistent performers with the bat. Mosadek Hossain and Shane Rutherford came up with crucial knocks but failed to perform consistently.
Mohammed Mithun has scored 331 runs at a strike rate of 130 this season with two half-centuries. He will look to finish his good season with the bat with a dominating performance.
Shane Rutherford and Monir Hossain contributed with good economical spells but Sohag Gazi and Krish Santokie gave runs at over 12 RPO causing the team to give away 199 runs last match. Their bowling unit will look to make a good effort one last time.
Ebadat Hossain has 13 wickets so far at an economy rate of 7.4 RPO He will look to keep up his bowling and look to impress the national selectors in this match.
Cumilla Warriors vs Sylhet Thunder predicted line-up
Upul Tharanga, Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Yasir Ali, David Wiese, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Andre Fletcher, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Abdul Mazid, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Rony Talukdar, Sohag Gazi, , Krishmar Santokie, Monir Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Nayeem Hasan
BPL will once again return to Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka for his third phase this season.
Off 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 won by 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 Sylhet Thunder Prediction
- 280 runs were scored in all 40 overs when these two faced each other earlier this season. Only 29 boundaries were hit in that game.
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked 4 wickets while giving away just 12 runs in his 4 overs against Cumilla Warriors. He has picked 13 wicked and is 3rd in tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
- Dawid Malan has scored 377 runs in 8 innings at an average of almost 63 and is leading the batting charts this season.
- Mohammad Mithun has scored 331 runs in 11 innings at an average of 36.77 and is 4th the BPL 2019-20 highest run-getter’s list.
- Dawid Malan has hit 17 sixes so far this season is comfortable sitting at the top of maximums’ list – 2nd placed Tamim Iqbal has hit 10.