Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction: Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers
January 10, 2020
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 39th match of BPL 2019-20 will see Dhaka Platoon take on Rangpur Rangers on Friday.
Dhaka Platoon has played good cricket in this year’s competition and managed to secure 12 points in 9 matches so far this season. However, Mashrafe Mortaza and co. will be looking to produce their best cricket in this must-win game.
On the other hand, Rangpur Rangers have failed to make an impact as a unit in BPL 2019-20. The side has no chance of qualifying for the playoffs but will be looking to end their campaign on a winning note.
Dhaka Platoon had secured a thumping 61-run win over Rangpur Rangers when the 2 sides had met the last time.
Dhaka Platoon performance in BPL 2019-20:
Dhaka Platoon will need to make significant improvements in this contest after producing a timid batting display against the same opponent in the last game. In the previous fixture, Dhaka Platoon struggled to get going in their innings and were reduced to 59 for 3 in 8.4 overs.
Tamim Iqbal once again delivered the goods with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 40 runs with the help of five boundaries.
Bowling all-rounder Shadab Khan’s late blitz saw Dhaka Platoon post 145 runs in their 20 overs. Shadab scored unbeaten 31 runs off 19 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.
For this must-win game, the team management will be once again depending on in-form pugnacious opener Tamim, who is currently Dhaka Platoon’s leading run-scorer this season with 358 runs at an average of 51.14 with three half-centuries to his name.
In the bowling department, the dependency will be on left-arm quick Wahab Riaz to provide breakthroughs at regular intervals. Wahab is the franchise’s most successful bowler so far in this year’s competition with 10 wickets in 7 outings at an economy rate of 6.50.
Mashrafe Mortaza and Mahedi Hasan have also picked up crucial breakthroughs for the side with the new-ball.
Rangpur Rangers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Rangpur delivered another dismal batting performance and lost their previous game to Dhaka Platoon. Chasing 146 runs, Rangpur Rangers were bundled out for 84 runs in 15.3 overs.
The side led by Shane Watson will be looking to earn a consolation win in their final round-robin game. In the batting department, the team has been heavily relying on in-form opener Mohammad Naim, who has scored 342 runs in 11 matches at an average of 34.20. However, he perished for a low score in the previous game against Dhaka Platoon.
The biggest letdown this season has been the poor form of captain Shane Watson. Watson has only scored 83 runs in 6 games and will need to lead the way with the bat if Rangpur wants to come out on top in this contest.
All-rounder Lewis Gregory has delivered credible performances with bat and ball for the side in this year’s competition. With the bat, Gregory has accumulated 216 runs in 10 innings at an average of 27.00. He has delivered decent performances with the ball in hand and claimed 14 wickets at an economy rate of 7.80.
In the bowling department, the team management will be once again depending on Mustafizur Rahman, who has claimed 19 wickets in 11 matches. Left-arm medium is currently leading wicket-taker in this year’s competition. In the previous game, Mustafizur Rahman delivered another decent performance and finished with figures of 3 for 34 in his four overs spell.
Pacer Taskin Ahmed also bowled well against Dhaka Platoon and claimed three wickets in his four overs.
Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers predicted line-up
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Asif Ali, Thisara Perera, Shadab Khan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Mahmud
Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson, Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Fazle Mahmud, Al-Amin, Jahurul Islam (wk), Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman
During the 4 games played at the venue during third phase, 2 have been won by the team batting first while the other two are won by team chasing the total.
Of the 8 games played at the venue in the beginning of BPL 2019-20, 5 teams 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: Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers Prediction
- Mohammed Naim has scored 342 runs in 11 innings and is Rangpur Rangers’ leading run scorer in the BPL 2019-20.
- Mustafizur Rahman has taken 19 wickets in 11 innings and is leading in the BPL 2019-20 bowling charts. Lewis Gregory has picked 14 wicket and is 4th in the list.
- Tamim Iqbal has scored 358 runs in 9 innings at an average of 53 and is 4th in the BPL 2019-20 batting charts. He has scored 3 fifty plus innings, joint most in BPL 2019-20.
- Lewis Gregory has scored 216 runs in 10 innings, 2nd best among Rangpur Rangers, and 14 wickets also 2nd best the bowling unit.
- Mahedi Hasan picked 3 wickets and gave just 13 runs in his 3.3 overs bowled against Rangpur Rangers.