This is the 30th match in the on going season. In today’s match Rajshahi Kings will face off Khulna Titans who are in good form. Khulna played 8 matches won 5, lost 2 and with a no result match they are sitting on top of the table with 11 points. On the other side Rajshahi Kings played 8 matches with 3 wins and 5 loses standing at last but one place in points table. Though Rajshahi has many resources needed to win but they are not performing well in this season. They already lost to Khulna Titans when these two teams faced each other earlier in this season. Titans are having the momentum with them as they are coming off wins in their last three matches. They defeated the red hot form Dhaka Dynamites also and with that win they gained lot of confidence.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium – Chittagong
clear and good weather
Batsmen will struggle to get runs on this slowish surface. Spinners can get good help from pitch. Anything around 160 will be a good score.
Team News : Rajshahi Kings
The team’s batting line up is highly rely on the likes of Dwayne Smith, Haque and Rahim. In the last match Smith did not impress with bat but played a key role in taking wickets. Rahim has also been amongst the runs and he will be a vital cog in the middle order. But Rahim is not upto the mark. He did not impress much with the bat and he is struggling to bat in the middle overs. Drummond has a capacity of hitting monstrous into the stands but he is also not playing well for Rajshahi Kings. Skipper Darren Sammy impressed in the last game and his cameo really helped his team. He needs to repeat this against Titans also. James Franklin and Mohammad Sami have done a fairly good job with the ball so far and pace bowling will rely heavily on them. Mehidy Hasan Miraz could also be effective here with his off spin.
Team News : Khulna Titans
Skipper Mahmudullah is leading from the front. Rossouw and Mahmudullah will be the key players for Khulna in batting top order line up. Brathwaite will play a crucial role in middle and lower orders. The skipper already registered a quick fifty on his name in the last game. His innings is very important even in today’s match. Brathwaite can do wonders with both bat and a ball. Ariful Haque also played a one of the best knocks in one of the games and saved his team. He is also good at lower order. Abu Jayed is currently the season’s top bowler with 13 wickets. With the presence of Junaid Khan in the team, the team’s bowling line up very strong. Abu Jayed, Junaid and Archer will be threatening bowlers in today’s match.
Rajshahi Kings Probable XI
Darren Sammy (c), Mominul Haque, Dwayne Smith, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), James Franklin, Zakir Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Naeem Islam jnr, Mohammad Sami, Hossain Ali
Khulna Titans Probable XI
Mahmudullah (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Afif Hossain, Carlos Brathwaite, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque, Jofra Chioke Archer, Tanvir Islam, Junaid Khan, Abu Jayed
Prediction : Titans are in solid form and destroying all other teams in BPL. They already defeated Kings earlier and putting this is mind they are favourites of this match.