Date & Time: Friday, December 13, 13:30 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Royals expected to dominate the proceedings once again
The Royals and Thunder which have had an indifferent start to the season face off each other in the first match of Friday’s doubleheader in Dhaka. The contest between the two sides mainly depends on how the Thunder bowling can effectively restrict the powerful Royals batting lineup.
Johnson Charles, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Mithun, and Andre Russell are the top-rated batsmen for the match who have a PPM of more than 45 in the last five games. In Bowling, K Santokie leads the charts with a PPM of 46, followed by Abu Jayed with a PPM of 38.4 in the last five games.
The other crucial players in this match are H Zazi, Tajul Islam, and Linton Das who had a great outing in their first of the tournament. It is likely they continue the good form in today’s match as well.
Sherfane Rutherford may replace Naveen-Ul-Haq for the Thunder. The Royals is likely to stick with their winning combination.
The surface in Dhaka has played true to its nature so far in the tournament by offering enough assistance for everyone. The average score of first innings at this venue has been around 152.
He certainly is the first player to have in any fantasy team for this match. He may not have had much to do in the first match but expect him to play a big role in today’s match. His all-round ability to change a game from any given situation makes him the most sought after player in the Dream11 cricket team.
He is the only batsman from Thunder who has Ben in some sort of form in the first match. His impressive knock may have gone in vain but it made him the highest point scorer of the side. Considering the form he has come into the tournament expect another crucial knock from him.
He has come into the season on the back of a good season in CPL, and in the first match he provided the team with a good start. His PPM of 49 in the last five matches makes him a must-have in today’s match.
He may not have had much game time coming into the tournament but he didn’t disappoint fantasy cricket players in the side’s opening match. His impressive PPM of close to 50 in the last 5 games and his wealth of experience playing around the T20 leagues makes him a must-have in today’s match.