Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Prediction:Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals
January 11, 2020, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 41st and penultimate game of BPL 2019-20 will see table leaders Chattogram Challengers take on third placed Rajshahi Royals on Saturday.
Chattogram Challengers registered a comfortable 7-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals in their last outing. They will be riding high to finish the league games on a high note.
Rajshahi Royals, still have a chance to finish in the top 2 and secure a place for qualifier 1 instead of an eliminator and will be keen to bounce back from their poor performance.
Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Chris Gayle has been quiet since joining the Challengers but a player of such stature can win the match single handedly and will be a key batsmen against the Royals.
Imrul Kayes (67*) and Lendl Simmons (51) both scored half centuries against Rajshahi Royals and will be hoping to continue their fine inning while skipper Mahmudullah and hard-hitter Chadwick Walton handle the middle order duties.
Ziaur Rahman and Rubel Hossain both picked 3 wickets each against Rajshahi Royals and gave just 38 runs in their combined 7 overs.
Kesrick Williams and Muktar Ali both were expensive against the Royals but are likely to continue their role because of their experience.
Rajshahi Royals performance in BPL 2019-20:
Rajshahi Royals have a star studded team and are capable of beating any team on their day. They have produced some well-defined innings so far this season but have struggled to keep the consistency.
Liton Das and Afif Hossain will be responsible to provide quick with experienced Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara handling the middle order. Das was excellent in their last outing and played a well deserved 56 runs inning.
Skipper Andre Russell will be crucial for Rajshahi Royals in both bowling and batting department if they want to secure a top 2 spot.
In the bowling department, Pakistani pacer Mohammad Irfan will be leading the pace assault along with Andre Russell. Meanwhile, Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik and Farhad Reza will be key to keep the runs in check during the middle overs.
Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals predicted line-up
Chattogram Challengers: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Muktar Ali, Kesrick Williams, Rubel Hossain
Rajshahi Royals: Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell, Kamrul Islam , Taijul Islam, Liton Das, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Afif Hossain
Of the 8 games played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka 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: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals Predictions
- Imrul Kayes has scored 386 runs in his 10 innings at an average of 64.33 and is 3rd highest run-getter of the BPL 2019-20 so far.
- Mehedi Hasan Rana has picked 17 wickets in just 8 innings and is 2nd in the tournament’s bowling charts this season so far. He is followed by Rubel Hossain who has 16 dismissals to his name.
- Chadwick Walton has scored 20 sixes in the tournament so far this season, joint most maximums hit by a player.
- Liton Das scored 56 runs against Chattogram Challengers in their last outing.
- Imrul Kayes (67*) and Lendl Simmons (51) both scored a half century each against Rajshahi Royals.