As the tournament poised it well after one – third of matches were over in this on going season. In this 19th match,the defending champions Dhaka Dynamites takes on Rajshahi Kings. Dhaka is having the momentum on their side with wins in their last three completed matches.Rajshahi Kings won two out of three matches against Dhaka Dynamites. This will be the re match of last year’s final. Let’s watch how these two teams face each other.
Sher-e-Bangla – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Currently it is very cloudy there and can expect showers during match time.
Batsmen will need to get their eye in before playing attacking strokes. Spinners will get more help from the pitch than seamers
Team News : Rajshahi Kings
Skipper Darren Sammy returned to the playing XI in last match and Kings registered their second win which is a much needed win for them at this moment. With that win they moved from bottom of the table to 5th position. Rajshahi Kings don’t have a proper season so far. The runners up of the last season are not playing well. Along with Sammy, Samit Patel also came back and took wickets in that match. Their combination worked well against Sylhet Sixers and are expected to go with same playing XI against Dhaka Dynamites.Their wicket keeper Rahim is very experienced player but not registered a single half century yet. Franklin has a big role to play with both bat and ball in this big match. The young off spinner Mehady Hasan is having a good tournament with ball and he needs to repeat the same for his team. Sami and Williams may continue in today’s game. If they want to change then either Naeem Islam or Kazi will take place of Reza.
Team News : Dhaka Dynamites
The defending champions sits pretty at top of the points table with 7 points. They have played 5 matches so far , won 3, lost 1 and one match was washed out. The arrival of Afridi changed their team’s strength and added lot of confidence. Delport played strong knocks in first two matches and failed to impress in next two matches. Chances are 50 – 50 for him and Sangakkara may replace him if they think of it. Skipper Shakib is very expensive in many matches and he has to find is way with both bat and ball.Pollard who waited for his chances also proved himself with a match winning knock. Coming to bowling also Dhaka have good number of bowlers.Sunil Narine and Shahid Afridi are always big threats when it comes to spin.
Rajshahi Kings Probable XI
Haque, Rony Talukdar, Zakir Hasan , Samit Patel, Rahim , Franklin, Sammy ,Mehady Hasan, Reza / Naeem Islam, Sami , Williams
Dhaka Dynamites Probable XI
Lewis, Afridi, Delport / Sangakkara, Shakib, Pollard, Mosaddek Hossain, Islam, Narine, Shahid, Abu Hider, Ahmed / Sajib
Prediction : Dhaka Dynamites have more allrounders and match-winners in their side than Rajshahi Kings. They are playing very good cricket and they are favourites of this match.