Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction: Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers
January 8, 2020
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 38th match of BPL 2019-20 will see Dhaka Platoon take on Rangpur Rangers on Wednesday.
Dhaka Platoon and Rangpur Rangers are hanging in the middle part with their qualification still under question. Dhaka Platoon are the best placed among the other teams to qualify and a win in any of their three matches will take them to the next round.
But, Rangpur Riders are at the cliff and they need to win both their remaining matches and hope other results go their way to qualify. Rangpur Riders play both their matches against Dhaka Platoon and this might be a straight shootout for both teams to qualify.
Dhaka Platoon performance in BPL 2019-20:
Dhaka Platoon have won two consecutive matches after putting 170+ scores on board. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque gave them a 45-run opening stand against Khulna Tigers. Mominul Haque then used the platform to steer the ship before Asif Ali and Ariful Haque ensured a fitting finish with fireworks, sharing a 54-run partnership off just 21 balls. Hasan Mahmud took 4 wickets to lead their charge with the ball.
Asif Ali had made scores of 39 & 55 in the last two matches at an unbelievable strike rate of 300 & 200 respectively. He has hit 8 sixes in the last two matches and is helping the team to get those extra 15-20 runs at the end.
Mashrafe Mortaza and Thisara Perera chipped in with a wicket each and keep up their momentum. Shadab Khan was excellent with the ball bowling a good spell of 4-0-25-1 to strangle the batsmen in middle overs. Premier pacer Wahab Riaz may return to the playing XI this match.
Rangpur Rangers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Rangpur Rangers put a clinical performance against Sylhet Thunder to win the match. Skipper Shane Watson came up with a spirited 36-ball 68 alongside Mohammed Naim’s 42 runs in the match.
Mohammed Naim has scores of 55, 24, & 42 in the last three matches and he helped his team to get a good score in powerplay overs. We expect him to give a rapid start in this match too.
Cameron Delport, Mohammed Nabi, and Fazle Mahmud played some good cameos to take their team total to an impressive 199 runs.
Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Lewis Gregory took 2 wickets each and gave easy runs for the opposition. Mohammed Nabi and Cameron Delport chipped in a wicket each to complement their bowling attack.
Mohammed Nabi had a good all-round match with a 17-ball 23 & a bowling spell of 4-0-27-1 to help the team. Nabi is an excellent player who can contribute equally with the bat and ball in hand in the T20 matches.
Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers predicted line-up
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera/Wahab Riaz, Mominul Haque, Ariful Haque, Anamul Haque (wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud
Shane Watson (c), Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam (wk), Lewis Gregory, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin, Taskin Ahmed, Cameron Delport, Mustafizur Rahman, Fazle Mahmud, Mohammad Naim
BPL will once again return to Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka for its third phase this season.
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 game 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 338 runs in 10 innings and is 4th in the BPL 2019-20 leading run scorers.
- Mustafizur Rahman has taken 16 wickets in 10 innings and is 2nd in BPL 2019-20 bowling charts. Lewis Gregory has picked 13 wickets and is 4th in the list.
- Tamim Iqbal has scored 318 runs in 8 innings at an average of 53. He has scored 3 fifty plus innings, joint most in BPL 2019-20.
- Asif Ali has been scoring runs at an average of 54.50 and a strike rate of almost 210.
- Lewis has scored 211 runs in 9 innings, 2nd best among Rangpur Rangers, and 13 wickets also 2nd best bowling unit.