Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals
December 17, 2019
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Khulna Tigers face Rajshahi Royals in their 2nd game of the BPL 2019-20 on Tuesday. They are coming on the brink of a thumping 8-wicket win over Chattogram Challengers. Khulna chased down a target of 145 in just 13.5 overs. They have played just one game.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi Royals are the team of the tournament early in the BPL season. They have won their first 2 games, all by thumping margins.
Khulna Tigers’s performance in BPL 2019-20:
Khulna Tigers had a brilliant start to BPL 2019-20 with a massive win over Chattogram Challengers. They leaked 144 runs in 20 overs. Almost all bowlers from their side contributed. Robbie Frylinck was the most economical bowler, picking up 1 wicket for 21 runs. Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, and Aminul Islam picked one wicket each while Mohammad Amir remained wicketless in that match.
The batting too thrived. They chased the target of 145 runs in just 13.5 overs. Rilee Rossouw top scored with 64 runs off 38 deliveries. Rahmanullah Gurbaz completed his fifty in just 19 balls. He smashed four boundaries and five sixes. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 28 runs.
Rajshahi Royals’s performance in BPL 2019-20:
Rajshahi Royals are the best performing team of BPL 2019-20 so far. They lead the points table with 2 wins from 2 matches- they beat Dhaka Platoon by 9 wickets and Sylhet Thunder by 8 wickets. They won the toss and decided to field first.
They leaked just 91 runs and bowled out Sylhet Thunder in 15.3 overs. Alok Kapali picked up three wickets in his 3 overs for 17 runs. Ravi Bopara and Farhad Reza picked two wickets each while Andre Russell had one wicket to his account.
The batting order of the Rajshahi Royals also had a superb performance. They chased down 92 runs in 10.5 overs. Liton Das scored 44 runs while Afif Hossain scored 30. They, along with Hazratullah Zazai and Shoaib Malik, are enough to threaten any bowling line-up.
They are unlikely to alter the winning conditions.
Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals: Predicted line-up
Rilee Rossouw, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam.
Liton Das (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Minhajul Abedin Afridi
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
After 8 matches, the BPL has moved to Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
The average first innings score on this venue is 145 runs and the average second inning score is 128 runs. This venue has the highest total recorded of 196 runs in 20 overs.
Out of 20 T20 matches played at the venue,
Teams batting first have won 10 games and teams chasing a total have won 10 games.
Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals: Today's Match Prediction
- Khulna Tigers have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 meetings with Rajshahi Royals.
- Royals’ Litton Das has scored 83 runs in BPL 2019-20 and is likely to continue his run. Hazratullah Zazai had a rare failure against Sylhet Thunder after scoring a 50 against Dhaka Platoon.
- Royals have hit 33 boundaries in the first 2 games while the Tigers hit 23 in their only game so far.
- Alok Kapali has taken 4 wickets in 2 games while Ravi Bopara has added 3 wickets.
- Tigers’ Rilee Rossouw scored 64 off 38 balls while Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 50 off just 19.