Date & Time: Saturday, December 28, 13:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cumilla in desperate for win against a confident Royals
The defending champions are in grave trouble after three consecutive losses. Neither their batsmen nor their bowlers have been supportive, except for Malan in batting and Mujeeb in bowling. To add salt their injuries, they will be facing against a team which has been one of the better bowling sides in this tournament. The Royals are sitting at the second position in the table with a very healthy net run rate. A win here would ensure another step towards their chance to qualify. Rajshahi Royals batting hasn’t been tested yet, only six of their batsmen have bat in this competition. Mainly it has been their bowling unit that has won them the matches.
Cumilla Warriors Probable XI:
Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dawid Malan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Dasun Shanaka (c), Yasir Ali, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Robiul Islam, Sumon Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Rajshahi Royals Probable XI:
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell (c), Nahidul Islam, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam.
The pitch continues to be on the slower side at Dhaka. In the second segment of the first match, Dhaka Platoon managed to score only 124 in their full quota of 20 overs. It was the pacers who grabbed most of the wickets in the noon match.
The run machine from England continues to impress everyone again and again. In his previous match he scored an unbeaten 100 that went in vain though. He has scored 300 runs in this tournament with one half century and one century, thus appearing in the dream team in 5 out of the 6 matches he has played in BPL 2019. He has PPM of 71.67 in this tour, hence a must-have player in the fantasy team.
The left handed dashing opener is next in line among the Warriors batsmen with 188 runs at a SR of 155. He also has been one of the consistent performers in the fantasy teams, he has a PPM of 44.3 and an MDTA of 1.25 in this tour
The Royals skipper hasn’t got too much of a chance when it comes to his batting, but his bowling has been exceptional. He is the highest wicket taker for the Royals with 9 wickets in this tournament. Russell is one of the players who would want to be in the fantasy team, he has a PPM of 72.0 in this tour
The gentle medium pacer has done pretty well for the Royal. Bagging wickets at an economy of less than 7. He has also been one of the regulars with the points in the Fantasy team. He has a PPM of 68.0 and has been a part of the dream team in all the matches he has played.