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December 20 Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
The 14th match of BPL 2019-20 will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Cumilla Warriors on Friday.
Table toppers Chattogram Challengers are on a 3-game winning streak and are coming from a 16 runs win over Dhaka Platoon. The Challengers have played five games in the BPL 2019-20 season and have won four games.
Cumilla Warriors, on the other hand, are having a mixed season and have lost 1 of their 3 games. The Warriors are coming on from a 6 wicket win over Rangpur Rangers.
Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando and Imrul Kayes are in impressive form and will be hoping to continue providing a quick start to the Challengers again. Simmons scored an impressive 57 off 36 balls while Kayes scored 40 runs at a strike rate of 166.67.
Another fifty from skipper Mahmudullah and quick 40-run innings from Chadwick Walton helped the Challengers post their first 200 plus target against Dhaka Platoon.
Mehedi Hasan Rana continued his magical man of the match performance against the Platoon and picked 3 wickets. He gave just 23 runs in his 4 overs despite the Challengers conceding 205.
Muktar Ali also picked three wickets while Nasir Hossain and Kesrick Williams also picked two wickets each.
Cumilla Warriors performance in BPL 2019-20:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Soumya Sarkar put a 61 runs partnership in the powerplay while man of the match Dawid Malan and Sabbir Rahman played equally impressive innings as the Warriors chased down a 182-run target against Rangpur Rangers with 2 balls remaining.
Dasun Shanaka and Soumya Sarkar will be hoping to continue their all-rounders duties.
The Warriors will be hoping for a better performance from their bowlers as they have conceded two 180 plus runs in their 3 games of BPL 2019-20 season so far.
Chattogram Challengers vs Cumilla Warriors Predicted line-up:
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah (c), Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasir Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Muktar Ali
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Soumya Sarkar, Dawid Malan, Sabbir Rahman, Yasir Ali, Dasun Shanaka (c), Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
The average first innings score at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram before the BPL 2019-20 season was 145 runs and the average second inning score is 128 runs. This venue has the highest total recorded of 196 runs in 20 overs.
4 games have been played at the venue in the BPL 2019-20 season so far and team batting 2nd have won 3 of them.
Out of 24 T20 matches played at the venue,
Teams batting first have won 11 games and teams chasing a total have won 13 games.
BPL 2019-20: Chattogram Challengers vs Cumilla Warriors Prediction
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Soumya Sarkar put a 61 runs partnership in the powerplay.
- Mehedi Hasan Rana picked 3 wickets and gave just 23 runs in his 4 overs despite the Challengers conceding 205.
- Lendl Simmons scored an impressive 57 off 36 balls. His inning included 5 fours and 4 maximums.
- The Challengers skipper Mahmudullah scored 59 runs at a strike rate of 210.71. He hit 4 sixes and 5 fours in his inning.
- 3 of the 5 bowlers used by the Challengers in their win over Dhaka Platoon had the economy of above 10.
- The Challengers have won their last 3 games while the Warriors have won 2 of their last 3 games.