Bangladesh Premier League Prediction 2019: Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers
December 27, 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Khulna Tigers will face bottom placed Rangpur Rangers in the 22nd match of the BPL 2019-20 on Friday.
After winning 3 back to back games in the beginning of the BPL 2019-20, Khulna Tigers are coming from two straight losses. The Tigers will be hoping to put themselves on winning track against the struggling Rangers whom they thrashed by 8 wickets earlier this season.
Rangpur Rangers, on the other hand, registered their first win after suffering four consecutive defeats at the beginning of the BPL 2019-20. They defeated Chattogram Challengers with 6-wicket in their previous BPL 2019-20 game and will hope to continue building their winning momentum.
Khulna Tigers performance in BPL 2019:
Khulna Tigers batsmen failed to continue their momentum against Rajshahi Royals and could manage just 146 runs on board despite a fifty plus inning from Shamsur Rahman. BPL 2019-20 current highest run-scorer Rilee Rossouw was in fine form and scored 35 off 24 balls against the Royals. He will hope to once again provide the Tigers a quick start against Rangpur Rangers and go big this time.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim scored just 1 run off 12 balls against Rajshahi Royals and will hope for a much better inning from him.
The Tigers will hope Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir to show his world class bowling against the Rangers. Amir has been pretty much quite this season a player off such stature can destroy any batting attack on his day.
Rangpur Rangers performance in BPL 2019:
All rounder Lewis Gregory was the architect of the Rangers’ first win off the season. He scored 76* off just 37 balls and took two wickets in his overs against Chattogram Challengers. Rangpur Rangers will hope more of such fine innings from him.
The Rangers opening partnership despite Cameron Delport getting promoted to the role. Jahurul Islam is likely to continue in the playing XI ahead of out of form Mohammad Shahzad behind the wickets.
Tom Abell is likely to continue in his new captaincy role and will most probably stick to his winning team with which he took the field against the Challengers.
Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers Predicted line-up
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Tanvir Islam
Cameron Delport, Mohammad Naim, Tom Abell, Shadman Islam, Lewis Gregory, Fazle Mahmud, Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Mukidul Islam
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
The BPL 2019-20 will once again return to the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Off the 8 games played at the venue in the beginning of BPL 2019-20, 5 teams have won while chasing the total and 3 were won by teams batting first.
154 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during those 8 games.
Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Rangers: Today's Match Predictions
- Rilee Rossouw has scored 259 runs in 5 games and is currently the tournament’s highest run getter.
- Mohammad Naim was unlucky last time as he was run out on 49. He looked in fine touch and scored 5 fours and two sixes in that inning.
- 275 runs were scored and 33 boundaries were hit when the two teams faced each other earlier this season.
- Rilee Rossouw scored 66* off just 31 balls when he faced Rangpur Rangers earlier this season.
- Shafiul Islam picked 3 wickets and gave just 21 runs in his 4 overs against Rangpur Rangers including a maiden over.