This is the 18th match in BPL season 5. Khulna Titans will face Chittagong Vikings in their further game. As we all know the match between Sylhet Sixers and Khulna Titans was washed out due to rain. This will be an important game for Khulna Titans and they will look to move up the points table. Khulna won and lost equal number of games. They won 2 matches and also lost 2 matches and with no result in a match resulting 5 points with 4th position of the table. Chittagong are standing at 5th position with 3 points. Titans already defeated Vikings earlier in this season and so they will go with high confidence into the match. Now pressure is on Chittagong Vikings as they won only one match from matches.
Sher-e-Bangla – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cloudy with couple of thunderstorms and rain is expected
Slow and sluggish pitch is expected to be prepared. Anything above 150 is hard to chase. Spinners can play a big role
Team News : Khulna Titans
Their previous match against Sylhet Sixers was washed away due to rain. This will be an important game for Titans. Even they have little upper hand in head to head encounters as they won 2 out of 3. In the up coming matches majority of the runs can be expected to come from the bats of Rossouw and Klinger ,who has good potential in hitting. Carlos Brathwaite played a breathtaking knock and proved himself again why he is so dangerous in T20 matches. Seam bowlers Abu Jayed and Islam took 13 wickets together in their previous 4 matches and Akila Dananjaya will lead the spin department and we have to wait and watch how Vikings will face him on such a spin supporting wicket.
Team News : Chittagong Vikings
Their top-order batting depends largely on the opening pair of Luke Ronchi and Soumya Sarkar. Ronchi is currently the season’s third-highest run-getter and he will be vital for the Vikings. Munaraweera surprised everyone by taking couple of wickets and he may again get a chance to bowl. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will be the key man in the middle order. Sikandar Raza is also very good with both bat and ball but he is not getting proper chance an if he settles then he will become very dangerous. Taskin Ahmed has done a splendid job for his side so far with the ball and he will lead pace bowling.
Khulna Titans Probable XI
Mahmudullah (c), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Michael Klinger, Rilee Rossouw, Dhiman Ghosh (wk), Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Jofra Chioke Archer, Akila Dananjaya, Shafiul Islam, Abu Jayed
Chittagong Vikings Probable XI
Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque, Dilshan Munaweera, Sikandar Raza, Chris Jordan, Tanbir Hayder, Sunzamul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy
Prediction : Khula have beaten the Vikings twice in the the three matches they have played against them in the BPL and they must win this game to move up. Khulna are favourites in this match.