Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Khulna Tigers vs Chattogram Challengers
December 12, 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
After winning their first BPL 2019-20 game, Chattogram Challengers face Khulna Tigers in the 4th game of the BPL 2019-20. While the bowlers did a reasonable job, the batsmen helped them finish the game against Sylhet Thunder.
Meanwhile, Thunder will be playing their first game of BPL 2019-20 and would be eager to kick off the campaign with a win.
Chattogram Challengers’s performance in BPL 2019:
Chattogram Challengers got off to a great start by beating Sylhet Thunder by 5 wickets in the BPL 2019-20 opener. However, they have only managed to finish better than fourth on one occasion in the 6 editions, with runners-up finish 6 yrs ago being their best finish. However, they have got the start and need to continue the momentum going ahead.
Imad Wasim sat out the last game against Sylhet Thunder and given Chattogram won the last game, expect Wasim to miss again.
Mahmudullah missed the first game with injury and will be out against Khulna Tigers as well.
Rubel Hossain returned impressive figures of 4-0-27-2 and he will look to make an impact with the ball in this match as well.
The ongoing India vs West Indies series means, the Challengers are without Kesrick Williams and Lendl Simmons.
Khulna Tigers’s performance in BPL 2019:
Khulna Tigers had a very poor campaign last time, finishing the league stage at the bottom of the points table with just two wins from their twelve fixtures. They started off with three losses from their first three matches and bowed out of the competition in the same fashion – with defeats in their last three matches.
Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim and Najibullah Zadran are the big guns for Khulna Tigers as far as batting is concerned. Rossouw is likely to open the batting and the onus will be on this left-handed South African to take the team off to a good start. Mushfiqur is familiar with the conditions and he too is expected to play a big knock here. Mohammad Amir will pose the biggest threat to Chattogram Challengers with the ball. The Pakistani pacer will lead Khulna’s bowling attack. Batsmen, however, will also be wary of the likes of Mehidy Hasan and Shafiul Islam.
Khulna Tigers vs Chattogram Challengers Predicted Line-up:
Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Junaid Siddique, Nasir Hossain, Ryan Burl, Nurul Hasan (wk), Muktar Ali, Rayad Emrit (c), Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Amir, Rilee Rossouw, Shafiul Islam, Najibullah Zadran, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hassan, Shahidul Islam, Aminul Islam, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
144 domestic T20 games have been played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka (before the BPL 2019-20 began)
Teams batting first have won 69 while the chasing team have won 74 games.
Average first innings score is 147.
Khulna Tigers vs Chattogram Challengers: Today's Match Prediction
- Chattogram’s Imrul Kayes scored 61 in the first game and would like to build on to that. Meanwhile, Chadwick Walton scored 49 to guide the team to victory.
- Chattogram Challengers won both their encounters against Khulna Tigers in BPL 2018-19, one of them in 1-over elimination after it was a tie.
- The head to head is pretty even, with Challengers winning 2 games and Tigers winning other 2 out of 5 (1 tie- won by Challengers in 1 over eliminator).
- Mushfiqur Rahim is the second highest scorer in the Bangladesh Premier League. He is not far behind Tamim Iqbal and would be eager to make that record his. He is within catching distance of 4 stars in the six hitters list and can overcome them all to go 2nd.