Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction: Dhaka Platoon vs Rajshahi Royals
December 30, 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Dhaka Platoon will take on Rajshahi Royals in the 26th match of BPL 2019-20 on Monday.
Dhaka Platoon have managed to win four of seven games and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will be keen to improve team’s performance after last match’s defeat against Chattogram Challengers.
On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals have played consistently good cricket in BPL 2019-20. They are currently in second place in the league table with 10 points to their name.
Rajshahi Royals secured a thumping 9-wicket victory over Dhaka Platoon when the two sides met each other earlier in the tournament.
Dhaka Platoon performance in BPL 2019-20:
Dhaka struggled to get going in their innings against Chattogram Challengers. Wahab Riaz and captain Mashrafe Mortaza put on a 41-run stand to see Dhaka Platoon post a below-par score of 124 runs in their allotted 20 overs. The team management will be hoping that experienced players can deliver the goods with the bat against Rajshahi Royals.
The side will rely on Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque and Mahedi Hasan to do the bulk of the scoring.
Tamim has been Dhaka Platoon’s standout batsman so far this season. He has scored 225 runs in 6 matches at an average of 45.00 with two half-centuries to his name. Against Chattogram Challengers, Iqbal failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 21 runs off 27 balls with the help of one boundary.
Wicket-keeper batsman Anamul Haque, who was dubbed as Dhaka Platoon’s main hope in the tournament, has struggled to get going with the bat. He has scored 147 runs in 7 matches at an average of 21.00.
Middle-order, comprising of Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, and Shadab Khan, will be given the task to pile on the runs in the later stages of the innings. Thisara Perera has produced crucial scores for the side so far in this competition. Left-hander has accumulated 118 runs in 5 outings at an average of 39.33.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahedi Hasan, and Mashrafe Mortaza to pick up wickets in this game. Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz was the pick for the bowlers for Dhaka Platoon against Chattogram Challengers. He finished with figures of 2 for 18 in 3.4 overs.
Captain Mashrafe Mortaza produced another tidy performance with the new-ball and finished with figures of 1 for 14 in his 4 overs.
Rajshahi Royals performance in BPL 2019-20:
Captain Andre Russell will be pleased with his side’s performance against Comilla Warriors. In the previous game, Shoaib Malik, Afif Hossain led the way with the bat to help Rajshahi Royals post 190 runs for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Captain Andre Russell delivered a blistering 37 not out off 21 balls with the help of four sixes.
Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara, and Shoaib Malik then delivered with the ball to see Royals register a 15-run win over Warriors.
Captain Andre Russell has led the way with the ball in hand. He is currently franchise’s leading wicket-taker in the competition with 10 wickets at an economy rate of 8.41.
Dhaka Platoon vs Rajshahi Royals predicted line-up
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Alok Kapali, Irfan Sukkur, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Irfan, Nahidul Islam
Anamul Haque (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Mahedi Hasan, Mominul Haque, Jaker Ali, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza, Hasan Mahmud
The BPL 2019-20 has once again return to the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
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.
Meanwhile, off the 4 games played at the venue on Friday and Saturday, 2 have been won by the team batting first and other 2 by the team chasing the total.
BPL 2019-20: Dhaka Platoon vs Rajshahi Royals Prediction
- Andre Russell is currently Rajshahi Royals’ leading wicket-taker in BPL 2019-20 with 10 wickets at an economy rate of 8.41. He is only behind Mehendi Hasan Rana who has picked 13 wickets.
- Tamim Iqbal has been Dhaka Platoon’s standout batsman so far this season. He has scored 225 runs in 6 matches at an average of 45.00 with two half-centuries to his name.
- Bowler Wahab Riaz and captain Mashrafe Mortaza put on a 41-run stand to see Dhaka Platoon post a below-par score of 124 runs against Chattogram Challengers.
- Mahedi Hasan has picked 6 wickets in 7 games and is currently Dhaka Platoon’s leading wicket-taker and most economical bowler. He has also scored 135 runs.
- Shoaib Malik has scored 217 runs in 6 innings at an average of almost 55 and is currently Rajshahi Royals leading run scorer.