Date & Time: Friday, January 03, 13:29 IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Both the team fight for a spot at the top
The Tigers and The Platoon both are tied with 10 points that too with a good NRR, a win for any would ensure them a table top spot. Khulna Tigers and Dhaka Platoon are facing off for the first time in this season of BBL. Rilee Rossouw has been Khulna Tigers’ best batsman with 274 runs at a strike rate of 159 and three half centuries. Closely followed by the skipper of Khulna who has 216 runs with two half centuries. As for Dhaka, its been the Bangladesh legend Tamim who is at the helm with 293 runs and three half centuries. However, he has been lacking support, the next batsman behind him is Anamul Haque who has scored only 157 runs. Among the bowlers its Wahab Riaz for Dhaka Platoon and Shahidul Islam for Khulna Tigers who have bagged more than 10 wickets.
Coming of an emphatic win against Sylhet, Khulna Tigers wouldn’t want to tamper with their playing XI. The same goes for Dhaka as well, their 74 run win against Royals in their previous match might boost them to go with the same combination.
Dhaka Platoon Probable XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Luis Reece, Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asif Ali, Mominul Haque, Hasan Mahmud, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan.
Khulna Tigers Probable XI:
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Tanvir Islam, Shafiul Islam.
The pitch was a different one from the usual one in the afternoon match. The team batting first scored 179, which is comparatively high at this venue since 2018. However, in the evening match it was totally different, a target of 141 was defended (though it ended as a tie).
Tamim Iqbal is the third highest run scorer in BPL 2019. He has PPM of 55.57 and an MDTA of 1.4 this tour.
Rilee Rossouw is Khulna Tigers’ highest run scorer in BPL 2019. He has PPM of 59.57 and an MDTA of 1.4 this tour.
The skipper of Khulna Tigers has scored over 200 runs this season. He has PPM 49.57 and an MDTA of 1.75.
Wahab Riaz is the best bowler for Dhaka with 10 wickets this season. He has a PPM of 57.29 and an MDTA of 1.75.
Shahidul Islam is the third highest wicket taker this season with 12 wickets. He has PPM of 51.0 and has appeared in the dream team in all the matches.