Finally the much awaited finally has come in BPL 2017. In this Finals, Dhaka Dynnamites will face Rangpur Riders. Can the defending champions defend the title or do we have a new winner in new edition?? Only time will decide and we have t wait for it. Both teams are looking stronger in perspective of their line ups and squads. Dhaka Dynamites emerged victorious by 43 runs when they last faced Rangpur Riders this season. The main advantage for Dhaka is playing at home and also won BPL tournaments 3 times out four. The main strength for Rangpur Riders is having a powerful batting lineup with the likes of Gayle, Charles and McCullum. This is not an easy thing for Rangpur Riders to beat Dhaka at home. Let us all wait and see what will happen in this grand finale.
Sher-e-Bangla – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The pitch looks good for batting and it could turn out to be a high scoring contest. Spin will be the key here.
Team News : Dhaka Dynamites
Started the tournament with a lose and there after Dhaka bounced back. At one stage they were undefeatable but things around them changed the atmosphere very quickly. They lost couple of matches and fell down to 3rd and 4th places in points table. However they took this as challenge and again played a good cricket and finally after the end of league stage they stood second in points table. They have a strong team and all are match winners. Their batting is in great shape with the likes of Evin Lewis and Kieron Pollard at the top and Shakib Al Hasan and Shahid Afridi in the middle order. Lewis is the currently leading the runs chart in on going season. Once again he and his Caribbean partner, Pollard, will be the key players for Dhaka. Though Narine has not impressed much but maintained some good economy in bowling. Bowling will depend mainly on Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi and Abu Hider.
Team News : Rangpur Riders
This is really a big achievement for Rangpur Riders. They have a very bad season during the first half but after the arrival of Gayle and McCullum their fortune changed. Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum make a formidable top-order while Ravi Bopara who has scored the most runs for the team this BPL provides stability to the middle order. However, Chris Gayle, will be the key player as he could change the things with a single hand. But in the second eliminator match we all witnessed how Charles and McCullum contributed with bat. If once again this trio bursts then they are unstoppable and can take the match away from Dhaka. Mortaza and Rubel Hossain will be crucial in pace bowling while spinners Nazmul Islam and Sohag Gazi are important in spin department.
Dhaka Dynamites Probable XI
Narine, Lewis, Delport/ Denly, Jahurul Islam (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehadi Maruf, Pollard, Afridi, Mosaddek Hossain/ Amir, Abu Hider, Saddam
Rangpur Riders Probable XI
Gayle, Charles, McCullum, Bopara, Mithun (wk), Nahidul Islam, Mortaza (c), Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Udana
Prediction : Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders have faced each other 6 times in the BPL with both having won on three occasions each. As this is finals we can expect competitive cricket from both sides. However Dhaka is having little advantage as they are playing at home. This will be a 55 – 45 game.