Date & Time: Tuesday, December 31, 13:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Chattogram Challengers (CCH) Vs Cumilla Warriors (CUW)
Misfiring Warriors in desperate need of a win
Cumilla Warriors need a win in the next match to stay in the competition, with just 4 points in 7 matches, a loss here could be devastating for them. Consistency has been a problem for the Warriors batsmen in this season. All of them have had one big score but none with a successive 30+ score. For Chattogram everything seems to be falling in the right place as they sit high in the points table.
Chattogram Challengers Probable XI:
Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes (c), Chadwick Walton, Ryan Burl, Nurul Hasan (wk), Liam Plunkett, Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Cumilla Warriors Probable XI:
Robiul Islam, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dawid Malan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, David Wiese, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Haider Rony.
The pitch continues to favor the teams that are chasing in the noon match at Dhaka. Out of the 7 matches that have been played at noon 6 have been won by the teams chasing. This shows the pitch eases out for the team that bats second.
5 DTA in 7 matches, with a PPM of 62.43 makes him a must have. At the same time, a potential weakness against Mehedi Hasan Rana is the only question.
A great record against almost everyone, plus an outstanding PPM of 55.5 makes him a must have in today’s fantasy cricket contests.
No real H2H weaknesses, he is a must have.
Soumya’s H2H record is not that great. 2 runs in 7 balls and 3 wickets to Nasir Hossain, a first ball disimissal by Mehedi Hasan Rana and further not a great record as a bowler either. But can you really bet against Soumya? Not really, as almost every team is going to have him as a Captain or a VC.
Sure, the recent record is great, but 0 DTA in 3 matches makes him a big bet in today’s match.
He has a great H2H record but simply misses out due to better players being in the team. If you think Mehedi will do well, he can be a good substitute for players with a poor record against Mehedi Hasan Rana.