Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders, Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 11th, 2019
The top two teams of Bangladesh Premier League 2019, Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders, are set to lock horns tomorrow at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The undefeated Dhaka Dynamites will be buzzing with momentum after their 105-run and 83-run wins over Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings respectively.
Defending champions Rangpur Riders have found their niche after their loss in the inaugural match of BPL 2019 and are coming into this game with two successive wins. Dynamites will be eager to avenge for their loss against Riders when they last met in the final of 2017 BPL.
Squads to pick from
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Hazratullah Zazai, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shuvagata Hom, Andrew Birch, Ian Bell, Qazi Onik, Mizanur Rahman, Asif Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Naim and Mohor Sheikh
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Nazmul Islam, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Mithun, Fardeen Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Sheldon Cottrell, Sohag Gazi, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Abul Hasan, Benny Howell, Nadif Chowdhury and Sean Williams
Playing XI updates
Dhaka Dynamites: After a perfect outing in the last match, the Dynamites will not be willing to tinker the winning combination. Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine are capable of making full use of the Power-play overs and can provide a blazing start to their team.
Allrounders Shakib, Pollard, Russell and Shuvagata Hom are ensuring optimum team balance. Pacers Rubel and Mohor Sheikh are also playing their role with perfection. Mizanur Rahman, however, can be a risky starter in the XI as he has not been utilised with the ball or bat in both the matches.
Possible XI: Sunil Narine, Hazratullah Zazai, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan (wk), Rubel Hossain, Mohor Sheikh and Mizanur Rahman
Rangpur Riders: Having players like Alex Hales in the bench shows the strength of Rangpur Riders. Universal Boss Chris Gayle along with an in-form Rilee Rossouw at the top ensures an attacking start for the team while Consistent Mithun and Bopara in the middle provides the much-needed stability to them.
Mashrafe Mortaza led pace attack involving Howell, Shaiful Islam and Farhad Reza along with quality spinners in Nazmul and Gazi makes their bowling attack a real threat for the opponent. AB de Villiers is expected to join the team in the middle of the season.
Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Mehedi Maruf, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Islam and Shafiul Islam
Fantasy Tips and Predictions
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Mithun is a must pick option in the wicket-keeping slot because of his recent form for Bangladesh cricket as well as his batting spot which is two down as compared to Nurul Hasan who can be demoted to number 7.
Batsmen: Among batsmen, Hazratullah Zazai is a safe pick after bagging two successive Man of the Match awards. Rilee Rossouw and Chris Gayle are also important picks as they can single-handedly change the course of the match.
Kieron Pollard can be a handy option as he can bowl few overs also. Mehedi Maruf can also be chosen as he will open the innings and also played good knock in the previous match.
All-rounders: Narine, Russell, Shakib, Bopara and Benny Howell are the key allrounders available for selection. Bopara is only playing the role of batsmen and may not get to bowl. Skipper Shakib is a solid option as he can utilise home conditions in the best manner.
Narine and Russell are also able contenders to become most valuable players for their respective teams. Benny Howell can be an underdog as most fantasy players will miss him because of other big names available in this category.
Bowlers: Mashrafe Mortaza and Shuvagata Hom can also chip in few points with the bat and are brilliant with the ball also. Rubel Hossain and Saiful Islam are key pacers for their side. Spinner Nazmul Islam is also a good pick.
Captain: Considering unpredictability of BPL, allrounders will be the right pick to choose as captain. Sunil Narine and Shakib will be the safe picks. Hazratullah Zazai can also be chosen as per his recent form. Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw and Andre Russell can also be a hit-or-miss type of choices for such leagues.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Mithun (wk), Chris Gayle, Hazratullah Zazai, Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Ravi Bopara, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shuvagata Hom and Nazmul Islam. Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammad Mithun (wk), Chris Gayle, Hazratullah Zazai, Rilee Rossouw, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Benny Howell, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shuvagata Hom and Rubel Hossain. Captain: Chris Gayle