BPL T20 has a big squad so it becomes very difficult to give correct information regarding players and teams right from the first match.As there are many local players so we cannot predict properly who will play and who will not play in the first few matches.The opening fixture of BPL 17 is between Sylhet Sixers and Dhaka Dynamites.Sylhet Sixers are the newbies of this year’s BPL and Dhaka Dynamites were the champions of the previous edition.
Sylhet international cricket stadium
It’s a bright and warm sunny day
Bowlers could get more assistance off the deck initially.However the wicket is expected to become easier for batting later on.Scores around 150 and sometimes 170 were scored on this surface in domestic matches.Both seam and spin can get equal chances on this surface.
Dhaka are the three time champions in BPL history and they have good players in their squad and this team also has best winning percentage among all other teams in BPL.Sylhet Sixers are making their first appearence and also looking very weak on paper but we cannot come to a judgement because anything can happen in cricket.Unlike IPL and other leagues,in BPL maximum 5 foreign players can play.
Team News : Sylhet Sixers
Sixers have many good players and all of them mostly are youngsters.Sabbir Rehman has been drafted into the squad as the team’s ICON player.The Pakistani one down,Babar Azam is one of the most important players at present looking at his form and the way he is playing.Windies star player Fletcher,Babar Azam and Sabbir Rehman form the core for Sixers batting line up.Fletcher is known for his hard hitting and he could make a brisk start for Sixers just like he did in Caribbean Premier League.Babar Azam has a very good record in T20 cricket so he is another important player.Bowling is mainly dependent on Usman Khan,Plunkett and Krishmar Santokie.
As of news Babar Azam and Usman Khan both were injured and they don’t take part in today’s match.
Team News : Dhaka Dynamites
Shakib Al Hasan is the ICON for Dhaka Dynamites.They have a very strong side with players like Watson,Sangakkara,Sunil Narine,Evin Lewis.We all know how these players play and they are all having international status.Mohammed Amir along with local boys will look after pace attack.
As of news Watson is ruled out of the tournament,Afridi will miss few matches and Amir is unavailable.
Since it is a first match we are not sure about probable XI but still we are giving if there are any changes then please don’t blame us.