Date & Time: Monday, December 30, 13:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A must-win match for both sides
Sylhet Thunder and Rangpur Rangers are two teams that are at the bottom of the points table at the moment. They will face off each other in a must-win game shortly. Both sides have won only a game thus far in the season and find themselves at the grasps of elimination.
Andre Fletcher is the top-rated batsman of the match who has a PPM of 54 in the tour. Johnson Charles and Sharfane Rutherford are not too far away with a PPM of 52 and 51 respectively. Mosadeek Hossain and Mohammad Naim are also worthy picks to consider with a PPM of 47 and 43 respectively in the tour.
In the all-rounders category, Lewis Gregory is the top-rated player in the match with a PPM of 70 in the tour. Amongst the bowlers, Mustafizur Rahaman is the hottest pick of the match with a PPM of close to 50 in the tour.
Sylhet Thunder possible XI-
Andre Fletcher, Rubel Mia, Johnson Charles, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Mithun(w), Mosaddek Hossain(c), Delwar Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain, Nazmul Islam.
Rangpur Rangers possible XI-
Shane Watson(c), Mohammad Naim, Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Fazle Mahmud, Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam(w), Shadman Islam, Sanjit Saha, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
The surface in Dhaka has turned in favor of batsmen in its second stint of the season where the average score rose by 15-20 runs. So expect the same trend to continue this week as well.
He is one of the consistent performers for Thunder in the season. He has made it to the dream team 6 out of 7 matches played. He is yet to come up with the best with the ball but he hasn’t failed to deliver with the bat so far in the tour. He has a PPM of close to 50 in the tour which makes him a must-have.
He is showing his full potential in the tour unlike his performance in the recent series against Kiwis where he hasn’t had many opportunities. In fact, he has outsmarted his own performances from the T20 Blast. He has an impressive PPM of 70 in the tour which makes him an irresistible pick in today’s match.
He has not been the same bowler he was in the last few months and doubts were raised pertaining to his performance in the tournament. However it looks like he has found his old mojo in the tour. He is the top wicket-taker of the side in the tour and proved to be the go-to option for the captain during crucial phases of the match.
The opening batsman of Thunder has performed more often than not in the tour. He has provided the side either with good starts or scored a big knock which turned the game on its head. His PPM of 52 and MDTA of 1.4 is a clear reflection of it.