Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers
December 21, 2019
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
The 16th match of the BPL 2019-20 will be played between table-topper Chattogram Challengers and bottom placed Rangpur Rangers on Saturday. It will be a reverse fixture of 7th match of BPL 2019-20 when the Challengers beat Rangers by 6 wickets.
Chattogram Challengers are on a 4-match winning streak and are coming on the back of a 16-run win over Cumilla Warriors on Friday. The Challengers will be playing their 7th game of the season and have won 5 games so far.
Rangpur Rangers, on the other hand, are on a 4-game losing streak and are still in search of their first point of BPL 2019-20. The Rangers suffered a humiliating 8-wicket defeat at the hands of Khulna Tigers in their previous game.
Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2019-20:
The Challengers have been riding high on their batting strength and posted a mammoth 238/4 against Cumilla Warriors. Avishka Fernando and skipper Imrul Kayes built an 85 runs partnership for 1st wicket before Chadwick Walton wreaked havoc on the Warriors bowlers. Walton scored 71 runs of just 27 ball at a strike rate of 262.96.
Wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan also played a 15 balls 29 runs inning against Cumilla Warriors.
Mehedi Hasan Rana continued his hot form and picked 4 wickets against the Warriors. He gave just 28 runs in his 4 overs including a maiden despite the team conceding 222 runs. Rubel Hossain played an equally important in defending the total and gave just 30 runs in his 4 overs while picking up a wicket.
The Challengers are most likely to continue with their same team combination.
Rangpur Rangers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Mohammad Naim looked in great touch before getting run out at 49 against Khulna Tigers. The Rangers lost a couple of quick wickets but Naim had a 39-run partnership with Fazle Mahmud, who scored 42 runs, for 3 wicket to help the Rangers to a respected 139/9 total.
Skipper Mohammad Nabi once again struggled to find his form against the Warriors. He was dismissed at 4 runs and leaked 21 runs in his 2 overs without picking up a wicket. The Rangers will be hoping much more from Nabi and fellow all-rounder Lewis Gregory.
The Rangers will also hope for a better performance from national star Mustafizur Rahman and right arm pacer Mukidul Islam.
Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers Predicted line-up:
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasir Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Cameron Delport, Nadif Chowdhury, Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Mukidul Islam
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
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.
6 games have been played at the venue in the BPL 2019-20 season so far and team batting 2nd have won 4 of them.
Out of 26 T20 matches played at the venue,
Teams batting first have won 12 games and teams chasing a total have won 14 games.
Today's Match: Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers Prediction
- Mehedi Hasan Rana picked 4 wickets against Cumilla Warriors. He gave just 28 runs in his 4 overs including a maiden despite the team conceding 222 runs.
- Mehedi Hasan Rana has picked 12 wickets in just 4 BPL 2019-20 matches he has played including a 4-wicket haul twice.
- Chadwick Walton scored 71 runs off 27 balls against Cumilla Warriors. He hit 11 boundaries in his inning including six maximums.
- The Challngers skipper Imrul Kayes scored 62 runs at a strike rate of 177.78 against Cumilla Warriors. He hit 9 fours and a maximum in his inning.
- Mohammad Naim scored 49 runs at a strike rate of 153.13 against Khulna Tigers. He scored 5 fours and 2 sixes in his inning.
- All of the 5 bowlers Rangpur Rangers used against Khulna Tigers leaked runs at an economy of 9 or more.