Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers
December 14, 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
After registering a flying start to their BPL 2019-20 campaign by thrashing Sylhet Thunder in their inaugural match, Chattogram Challengers were brought back to earth by Khulna Tigers. They now face Rangpur Rangers in their next game on Saturday in order to return to winning ways. Challengers will be hoping for a much better season this year as they have finished in the top-four only once in past six seasons.
Meanwhile, Rangpur Rangers would be looking to bounce back from the thumping 105-run loss suffered against Cumilla Warriors in their BPL 2019-20 opener.
Chattogram Challengers’s performance in BPL 2019-20:
Lendl Simmons and Chadwick Walton are expected to provide a quick start while Imrul Kayes and Nasir Hossain will the backbone of the middle order. Nurul Hasan is expected to keep his place behind the wicket. Skipper Rayad Emrit will lead the bowling department along with Rubel Hossain and Nasum Ahmed.
Simmons, who scored 26 runs off 23 balls emerged as 1 of their top-performer in their previous match. He was assisted by Muktar Ali, who smashed 29 runs off just 14 balls along with picking up a wicket.
Rangpur Rangers’s performance in BPL 2019-20:
Chasing a target of 174 in their BPL 2019-20 opener against Cumilla Warriors, Rangers’ batting attack was dismantled. Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Naim were the top-performers with a meagre total of 13 and 17.
Afghanistan’s explosive wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad is expected to retain his opening place along with Mohammad Naim. Skipper Nabi will handle the middle order duties along with fellow all-rounder Lewis Gregory. Mustafizur Rahman and Junaid Khan will be leading the pace attack while Sanjit Sana will be helping out Nabi in the spinning department.
Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers Predicted Line-up:
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Enamul Haque Jnr, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Muktar Ali, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Rayad Emrit
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim , Jahurul Islam, Lewis Gregory, Fazle Mahmud, Mohammad Nabi, Junaid Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Sanjit Saha.
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
The team batting second have won 4 of the 6 2019-20 BPL games.
147 is the average score of the team batting 1st. The matches played on December 13 showed a very different kind of pitch – only 186 runs were scored in the 1st match while 340 runs were scored in the 2nd game.
Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers: Today's Match Prediction
- Chadwick Walton scored 49 runs in 30 balls in the BPL 2019-20 inaugural match but failed to convert his 18 runs innings into a big score in Chattogram Challengers loss to Khulna Tigers.
- Chattogram Challengers used 7 bowlers in their 2nd game while captain Riyad Emrit conceded 18 runs in just 1 over.
- Only 3 batsmen were able to score in double digits for Rangpur Rangers against Cumilla Warriors.
- Rangpur Rangers’ skipper Mohammad Nabi conceded just 14 runs in 3 overs – all other bowlers had an economy above 6.
- Lewis Gregory picked up 2 wickets but failed to impress with bat – was caught on golden duck.