BPL 2019 Match Prediction: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder


Bangladesh Premier League Prediction (BPL 2019): Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder

BPL 2019 Match Prediction: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder

December 21, 2019

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram


Khulna Tigers will take on Sylhet Thunder on Saturday in the 15th match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20.

Tigers are on a perfect run so far in the BPL 2019-20 which they maintained with a comfortable 8-wicket win over Rangpur Rangers on Friday.

Sylhet Thunder, on the other hand, are still in search of their first point in BPL 2019-20 season after 4 games. The Thunder suffered a 4-wicket defeat at the hand of table-toppers Chattogram Challengers in their previous match.

Khulna Tigers performance in BPL 2019-20:

Rilee Rossouw continued his red hot form as he and Rahmanullah Gurbaz led Khulna Tigers to a 138-run target in just 12.3 overs against Rangpur Rangers. Rossouw scored 66 runs off just 31 balls at a strike rate of 212.90 while Gurbaz played a 37-run innings. 

Shafiul Islam picked 3 wickets against the Rangers while Shahidul Islam and Mohammad Amir also played a key role in restricting the Rangers to 137. Amir picked two wickets at an economy of 6 in his 4 overs while Shahidul Islam also picked two wickets.

The Tigers are on a winning roar and are likely to skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is likely to stick to his winning team while facing the struggling Thunder.

Sylhet Thunder’s performance in BPL 2019-20:

Mosaddek Hossain-led Sylhet Thunder fielded same team against Chattogram Challengers with which they suffered a 24 runs defeat against Dhaka Platoon. The Thunder have been struggling to put runs on board.

The Thunder would expect much more from their top 3 batsmen- Rony Talukdar, Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles – in order to turn the tides in their favour.

Skipper Mosaddek Hossain has been impressive so far in the all-rounder role but would hope his middle order batsmen add more vital partnership against the Tigers.

Krishmar Santokie picked 3 wickets against the Challengers at an economy of 3.25 in his 4 overs against the Challengers. He will be keen to continue his form when the Thunder face the Tigers in a quest for their 1st win of the BPL 2019-20 season.

Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder Predicted line-up:

Khulna Tigers

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mehidy Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Robiul Haque

Sylhet Thunder

Rony Talukdar, Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Shafiqullah Shafiq, Mosaddek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Krishmar Santokie, Nazmul Islam, Delwar Hossain, Ebadot Hossain

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: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder Prediction

  1. Krishmar Santokie picked 3 wickets against the Challengers at an economy of 3.25 in his 4 overs against Chattogram Challengers.
  2. Rilee Rossouw has scored 172 runs in the three games the Tigers have played in BPL 2019-20. His innings included two half centuries and one 40 plus inning.
  3. Rilee Rossouw scored 66 runs in 31 runs at a strike rate of 212-90 against Rangpur Rangers. His inning included 9 fours and 2 sixes.
  4. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 37 runs at a strike rate of 168.18 against Rangpur Rangers. He hit 4 maximums and 1 four in his inning.
  5. Shafiul Islam picked three wickets against Rangpur Rangers. He gave just 21 runs in his 4 overs and even bowled a maiden over.
  6. Khulna Tigers have won all their 3 games. Meanwhile, Thunder have lost their last 4 games so far.