Dhaka league is completed with 24th match of the BPL and now it’s time for Chittagong league. From now onwards matches will be played at Chittagong. In the first of this league Khulna Titans goes for a face off with Rangpur Raiders. Titans are at 3rd position of the table right now and Rangpur Raiders are at 5th position. Rangpurs are having very powerful line up and their openers are very most reputated. We have to wait and watch how these two teams will fight today. If Rangpur wins then they will move up in points table.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium – Chittagong, Bangladesh
Hot sunny day
The wicket is expected to favour the bowlers more. Toss winning team may choose to bowl first. Batsmen need to work hard for runs on this kind of wicket.
Team News : Khulna Titans
Titans won 4 out of 7 matches that they played and one of their games was abandoned due to rain. After the arrival of Junaid Khan, Pakistani Pacer, the team’s strength has increased. They have players like Rossouw, Klinger, Abbot, Waltonand many more. Walton is expected to play in this match. Rossouw has also been amongst the runs and he is another key in team’s batting line up. Benny Howell may get a game in place of Sekkuga Prasanna, who did not impress in his last match. Their main strength is Mahmudullah and he can bat as well as bowl. He is a very good player and worthy player of the team. The in form all rounder Brathwaite is any dangerous player and also a good strength for Khulna. Yasir Ali or Saif Hassan may replace Islam in this match.
Team News : Rangpur Raiders
The team which was at bottom of the table are at 5th position now. The arrival of Gayle and McCullum has increased the team’s batting strength and these two are very well known for their destruction. Raiders were down with a hat tick of defeats and then couple of consecutive wins. Gayle in in good form and got two 50s in 3 matches. McCullum is giving a flying start and once again there will be no doubt these two will play aggressive knocks if Titans doesn’t bowl with proper line and length to this pair. Mithun is maintaing his consistency and Shamsur Rahman may replace Nafees. Ravi Bopara and Thisara Perera are always dangerous.
Khulna Titans Probable XI
Walton (wk), Rossouw, Afif Hossain, Mahmudulah, Benny Howell/Archer, Ariful Haque, Brathwaite, Yasir Ali/ Saif Hassan, Abu Jayed, Junaid Khan, Islam/ Muktar Ali
Rangpur Raiders Probable XI
Gayle, Mccullum, Mithun (wk),Nafees/Shamsur Rahman, Bopara, Perera, Ziur Rahman, Mortaza, Gazi, Rubel, Malinga
Prediction : Rangpur Riders have an edge over Khulna Titans as they got the better of them in both the encounters in the previous season. Raiders are favourites of this match