Date & Time: Saturday, December 14, 13:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Batsmen in focus; evenly matched sides face-off
Chittogram Challengers which made wholesome changes to their team even after a promising start have been found wanting in their second match. Their opponents on Saturday the Rangpur Rangers have lost their opening game convincingly against the Warriors. Both these sides lack depth in their batting even in the presence of a few star players. But the Challengers do have an edge with the presence of in-form bowlers, unlike the Rangers.
Lendi Simmons, Imrul Kayes, and Mohammad Naim are the batsmen in great form, who are likely to play a crucial for their respective sides in this match. Mohammad Shahzad and Chadwick Walton are also two key players to be considered in the Dream11 cricket team.
In the bowling, both sides are loaded with many experienced and exciting ones. The in-form Kescrick Willams and Rubel Hossain are the top picks in the match. Mustafizur Rahman, R Emrit and Junaid Khan are next in the pecking order in today’s match.
Chattogram Challengers possible XI
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Muktar Ali, Rayad Emrit(c), Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Enamul Haque Jnr, Kesrick Williams
Rangpur Rangers Possible XI
Mohammad Shahzad(w), Mohammad Naim, Jahurul Islam, Fazle Mahmud, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi(c), Sanjit Saha, Junaid Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan
The surface in Dhaka has proved to be tough for batting first in the five matches played in the tournament. Both spin and pace had their equal say and the surface seems to ease off for batsmen in the second innings of the match.
He may not have converted his good start into a big inning in the last match but he is in good form of late in the format. He is among the top run-getters for his team in the CPL and in the recent series against India he has come up with a match-defining knock. His PPM of 38 in the format makes him a worthy pick in today’s match.
The England batting all-rounder has had a tough time in New Zealand leading into the tournament. But before it, he was in good form in the T20 Blast. In the first of this tour, he has replicated it back with picking a couple of wickets. He has a PPM of 44/6 and an MDTA of 1.67 in the format.
The highest wicket-taker of the previous edition has continued from where he left. He may have proved to be expensive in the last match but every other bowler too went for the runs. His PPM of 47 an MDTA of 1.25 in the last five games make him a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
The T20I specialist is the top-rated bowler for the Challengers in the match. He may have gone for runs in the last couple of games but apart from those he has been amongst the wickets in the format. His use of slower balls to deceive batsmen on these slower tracks make him a must-have in today’s match.
The young promising opener has been in impressive form in the format whether it is international or domestic. He is the top run-scorer for the side in the recently concluded series against India. His ability to play risk-free cricket with a brisk rate makes him one of the top-rated batsmen in today’s match.