Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
The 12th match of BPL 2019-20 will see unbeaten Khulna Tigers and last placed Rangpur Rangers lock horns on Friday.
Khulna Tigers are riding high on confidence and are coming on the back of a 5-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals. The Tigers will hope to continue their BPL 2019-20 season dominance.
Meanwhile, Rangpur Rangers need a sudden change in their form before it become too late as they haven’t gained a single point form their 3 BPL 2019-20 games.
Khulna Tigers performance in BPL 2019-20:
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim led the Tigers from the front and scored 96 runs to help his side chase down a huge 190-run target against the Royals with 2 balls remaining. Rilee Rossouw’s 42 was also important in the run chase as he kept on rotating the strike while the skipper played the aggressive role in their 72 runs partnership.
Robbie Frylinck and Shahidul Islam will be expected to continue their all-rounders duties.
Mohammad Amir leaked runs at an economy of nine but picked two wickets and will be hoping to continue his pace assulat. Frylinck and Islam also picked a wicket each.
Rangpur Rangers performance in BPL 2019-20:
The Rangers batsmen were upto their task and posted 181 runs against Cumilla Warriors. Explosive wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad scored 61 runs off 27 balls at a strike rate of 225.93, setting the stage for skipper Mohammed Nabi and all rounder Lewis Gregory to show off their power hitting abilities.
Skipper Nabi played a decent all-rounder outing, scoring 26 runs and picking up a wicket while giving away just 25 runs in his 4 overs. He was let down by Gregory, who conceded 55 runs in his 4 overs.
The Rangers will also hope star bowler Mustafizur Rahman to produce some impressive bowing spells as they began their quest to gain 1st win of the BPL 2019-20 season.
Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers Predicted line-up:
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Mehidy Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Aminul Islam
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Tom Abell, Al-Amin, Mohammad Nabi (c), Lewis Gregory, Nadif Chowdhury, Jahurul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
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.
4 games have been played at the venue in the BPL 2019-20 season so far and team batting 2nd have won 3 of them.
Out of 24 T20 matches played at the venue,
Teams batting first have won 11 games and teams chasing a total have won 13 games.
Today's Match: Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers Prediction
- Mohammad Shahzad scored 61 runs off 27 balls at a strike rate of 225.93 against Cumilla Warriors. He scored 11 boundaries in total including 4 sixes.
- Mohammed Nabi scored 26 runs and picked up a wicket while giving away just 25 runs in his 4 overs.
- Mushfiqur Rahim scored 96 runs in just 51 balls at a strike rate of 188.24 against Rajshahi Royals. His inning included 9 fours and 4 maximums.
- Robbie Frylinck scored a quick 14 runs of 6 balls and picked up a wicket while giving away just 29 runs in his 4 overs.
- Rilee Rossouw played a rather slow but impressive 42 runs inning after the Tigers lost 2 quick wickets.