Date & Time: Friday, January 10, 13:30 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Platoon seeks to repeat the feat against Rangers
Dhaka Platoon and Rangapur Rangers, the two teams that have faced each other a day ago will clash once again on Friday in Dhaka. In the last contest, Platoon outplayed Rangers and registered their seventh win of the season. Another win in the remaining two matches will solidify their position in the top 2. On the other hand, Rangers are out of the competition at the moment with only 8 points from 11 matches.
Lewis Gregory, Wahab Riaz, Tamim Iqbal, Mkustafizur Rahman, and Mehndi Hasan are the top picks of the match who all have a PPM of above 50 in the tour. Thisara Perera Mohammed Naim and Taskin Ahmed are also worthy picks in today’s match who have a PPM above 40 in the tour.
Mohammad Nabi has left the BPL to join the BBL midway, and Tom Abell may replace him in the XI. Platoon on the flip side is likely to be unchanged.
The surface in Dhaka has assisted pacers more in the last four games and it might stay that way for today’s contest as well. But expect spinners to have their say as too. The average score of first innings here in the afternoon games has been around 148.
He has shown what he can do given ample opportunities and replicated his form from the T20 Blast. In the tour, he has been the backbone for Rangers, by being amongst the wickets and runs for the side on most of the occasions. He has a PPM of 68 and an MDTA of 1.25 in the tour.
In almost every match in the tour, he has provided the side with good starts and at times also played a few big knocks. He has a PPM of 54 and an MDTA of 1.29 on the tour. In the last five matches, he has scored at least 20 runs in the tour.
The Fiz has found the rhythm in the season and he has been among the top 10 wicket-takers. In the last five games, he has a PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1.25.
The impressive performance in the tour might earn him a national call sooner or later. But his performance in the tour has helped the side to win a few games. He has a PPM of 51.5 and an MDTA of 1.43 in the tour.