Bangladesh Premier League Prediction 2019: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder
December 28, 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The 24th match of BPL 2019-20 will see Khulna Tigers and Sylhet Thunder take on each other on Saturday.
Khulna Tigers are currently placed 3rd in the table with 4 wins in 5 games and will be aiming to close their gap to BPL 2019-20 table leaders Chattogram Challengers, who have 12 points in 8 games. The Tigers are coming from a thumping 52-run win over Rangpur Rangers and will hope to continue their winning momentum.
Meanwhile, Sylhet Thunder are struggling in BPL 2019-20 and are placed 2nd from bottom in the points table with just one win in six games. The Thunder suffered 8-wickets defeats at the hands of Dhaka Platoon in their last BPL 2019-20 match.
Khulna Tigers suffered a humiliating 80-run defeat over Sylhet Thunder when the teams met each other earlier in the tournament. It was the Thunders only win of the season so far.
Khulna Tigers performance in BPL 2019:
The Tigers have been dominating the season in the batting. The Tigers have put 180 plus runs on the scoreboard each time except one and have won all games while chasing the target.
Rilee Rossouw is the tournament’s leading run scorer despite playing 2 less games than the 2nd highest run getter – Chadwick Walton.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is having a mix season and has already scored two half centuries so far and more can be hoped from him.
The Tigers conceded 232 runs against Sylhet Thunder and will hope to keep their line and length tight this season.
Sylhet Thunder’s performance in BPL 2019:
Johnson Charles has been a consistent performer for the Thunder this season. He scored 73 runs of 45 balls against Dhaka Platoon and is currently 3rd in BPL 2019-20 top run scorers. A 49* off 31 balls cameo saw the Thunder put 174 runs against Platoon but the bowlers let down them .
The Thunder used 7 bowlers against the Platoon but lost the game with 9 balls remaining. Sylhet Thundr will be hoping for a combined effort from both bowling and batting in order to find a win against the Tigers.
Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder Predicted line-up
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Tanvir Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam
Andre Fletcher, Abdul Mazid, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Sherfane Rutherford, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nazmul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Krishmar Santokie
Pitch Report for today's BPL:
The BPL 2019-20 has 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.
Meanwhile, off the two games played at the venue on Friday, 1 was won by the team batting first and other by the team chasing the total.
Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder: Today's Match Predictions
- 384 runs were scored when both teams met each other earlier this season. Total 53 boundaries were score in that game.
- Andre Fletcher scored 103* off 57 balls against Khulna Tigers in their last meeting.
- Johnson Charles scored 90 off just 38 balls against Khulna Tigers in their last meeting. He has scored 236 runs in 6 games and is currently 3rd highest run scorer of the tournament.
- Johnson Charles has scored 15 sixes in the tournament so far and is at the top the most sixes scored by a player along with Chadwick Walton.
- Rilee Rossouw is currently the tournament’s top run scorer and has scored 3 fifties – the most so far.