BPL 2019 Match Prediction: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals: BPL 2019 Match Prediction

Bangladesh Premier League Prediction 2019: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

January 11, 2020, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals: BPL 2019 Match Prediction

The 41st and penultimate game of BPL 2019-20 will see table leaders Chattogram Challengers take on third placed Rajshahi Royals on Saturday.

Chattogram Challengers registered a comfortable 7-wicket win over Rajshahi Royals in their last outing. They will be riding high to finish the league games on a high note.

Rajshahi Royals, still have a chance to finish in the top 2 and secure a place for qualifier 1 instead of an eliminator and will be keen to bounce back from their poor performance.

Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2019:

Chris Gayle has been quiet since joining the Challengers but a player of such stature can win the match single handedly and will be a key batsmen against the Royals.

Imrul Kayes (67*) and Lendl Simmons (51) both scored half centuries against Rajshahi Royals and will be hoping to continue their fine inning while skipper Mahmudullah and hard-hitter Chadwick Walton handle the middle order duties.

Ziaur Rahman and Rubel Hossain both picked 3 wickets each against Rajshahi Royals and gave just 38 runs in their combined 7 overs. 

Kesrick Williams and Muktar Ali both were expensive against the Royals but are likely to continue their role because of their experience.

Rajshahi Royals performance in BPL 2019:

Rajshahi Royals have a star studded team and are capable of beating any team on their day. They have produced some well-defined innings so far this season but have struggled to keep the consistency.

Liton Das and Afif Hossain will be responsible to provide quick with experienced Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara handling the middle order. Das was excellent in their last outing and played a well deserved 56 runs inning.

Skipper Andre Russell will be crucial for Rajshahi Royals in both bowling and batting department if they want to secure a top 2 spot.

In the bowling department, Pakistani pacer Mohammad Irfan will be leading the pace assault along with Andre Russell. Meanwhile, Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik and Farhad Reza will be key to keep the runs in check during the middle overs.

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals predicted line-up

Chattogram Challengers: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Muktar Ali, Kesrick Williams, Rubel Hossain

 

Rajshahi Royals: Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell, Kamrul Islam , Taijul Islam, Liton Das, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Afif Hossain

Pitch Report for today's BPL:

Of the 8 games played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka in the beginning of BPL 2019-20, 5 teams 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.

During the 8 games played in the 2nd phase at the venue, 3 games were won by the team batting first while 3 were b the team chasing the total.

163 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during those 8 games.

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  1. Imrul Kayes has scored 386 runs in his 10 innings at an average of 64.33 and is 3rd highest run-getter of the BPL 2019-20 so far.
  2. Mehedi Hasan Rana has picked 17 wickets in just 8 innings and is 2nd in the tournament’s bowling charts this season so far. He is followed by Rubel Hossain who has 16 dismissals to his name.
  3. Chadwick Walton has scored 20 sixes in the tournament so far this season, joint most maximums hit by a player.
  4. Liton Das scored 56 runs against Chattogram Challengers in their last outing.
  5. Imrul Kayes (67*) and Lendl Simmons (51) both scored a half century each against Rajshahi Royals.

BPL 2019 Match Prediction: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals: BPL 2019 Match Prediction

Bangladesh Premier League Prediction 2019: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals

January 7, 2020

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals: BPL 2019 Match Prediction

Joint table toppers of Bangladesh Premier League– Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals – will lock horns with each other in the 36th match of BPL 2019-20 on Tuesday in their penultimate games before facing each other once again on the last day of group stage matches.

They have both booked tickets to playoffs and the focus will be on finishing in the top 2.

Rajshahi Royals are coming on the back of a 6-wicket win over Sylhet Thunder while the Challengers too won by the same margin in their last game against Khulna Tigers on Saturday.

Rajshahi Royals performance in BPL 2019:

Andre Russell’s fitness situation is a worrying thing for Rajshahi. He has missed their last two games because of an injury. However, he is likely to return to action on Tuesday.

Alok Kapali’s six wickets at an average of 21.83 is the best by a leg spinner in the BPL so far. That speaks volume of the veteran’s fitness and desire, but is also a comment on the BCB’s stance of leggies.

Shoaib Malik has found his groove and looks to have settled well. He made another valuable contribution to steer Royals’ ship to the shore against Sylhet Thunder in the last game. However, it was the opening pair of Liton Das and Afif Hossain who set the platform for a meagre chase.

Expect them to stick to the same starting XI, barring one change- the return of Andre Russell.

Chattogram Challengers performance in BPL 2019:

Just like Rajshahi, Chattogram, too, have their captain Mahmudullah on the injury list, but should be fit enough to have a say in the game.

Lendl Simmons and Junaid Siddique look to be the key for Chattogram. After adding 100 runs for the opening wicket in just 11 overs against Cumilla Warriors, they came up with another 69-run partnership to lay the foundation against Khulna Tigers. Simmons added 36 runs to his previous game’s score of 54.

However, it were the bowlers who had set up the platform for the win, restricting the heavy batting line-up to just 121. Mehedi Hasan Rana and Rubel Hossain picked up 3 wickets each while Kesrick Williams accounted for 2 scalps.

The onus will be on them to repeat the heroics against a mighty batting line-up of Rajshahi, who have the likes of Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik and Andres Russell in their clan.

Except for the return of Mahmudullah, Chattogram are expected to stick to the same team.

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals predicted line-up

Rajshahi Royals

Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Nawaz, Liton Das, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Afif Hossain

Chattogram Challengers

Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes (c), Rubel Hossain, Chadwick Walton, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Kesrick Williams.

Pitch Report for today's BPL:

16 games have been played at venue in BPL 2019-20 over 2 legs.

Of the 16 games played at the venue in BPL 2019-20 before Tuesday, teams batting first have won 7 games while the chasing teams have won 9 times.

159 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during those 16 games.

Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals: Today's Match Predictions

  1. Chattogram’s Imrul Kayes is the 4th highest run getter in the current edition, having scored 289 runs at an average of 48. His teammate Chadwick Walton is just 15 runs behind him, having hit 19 sixes.
  2. Rajshahi’s Afif Hossain, Liton Das and Shoaib Malik are placed 8th, 9th and 10th in the run getter chart. Afif, who has scored 260 runs, is just 5 runs ahead of Liton, who in turn is just 1 ahead of Malik.
  3. Chattogram’s Mehedi Hasan Rana is joint top wicket taker in BPL 2019-20. He has picked 14 wickets, including 2 four-fer. Meanwhile, Rubel Hossain has taken 10 wickets.
  4. Rajshahi’s Andre Russell has taken 11 wickets despite missing a few games and can very well jump places in the top wicket taker list.