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Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Match 34, Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 28th, 2019

With some of the world's best T-20 players pitted against each other, we have another potential thriller on our way
With some of the world's best T-20 players pitted against each other, we have another potential thriller on our way
Dwijesh Reddy

The second match of the doubleheader on Monday sees a rampant Rangpur Riders side take on an equally impressive Dhaka Dynamites in an epic showdown in the BPL 2019 season at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

After twin hundreds from Alex Hales and Rilee Russouw saw the Riders post the highest score in BPL history to see them cruise towards a win, Dhaka Dynamites would wary of their fearsome top four although they have in their vicinity a couple of world-class all-rounders.

With some of the world's best T-20 players pitted against each other, we have another potential thriller on our way.


Squads to choose from

Dhaka Dynamites

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

Rangpur Riders

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 loss to the Comilla Victorians, the Dynamites are currently in the second spot after starting the season with four consecutive wins albeit some great performances from Pollard, Russell, Narine and Zazai.

Their captain, Shakib has been ever-present with vital contributions with bat and ball. He has 189 runs and seventeen wickets to his name making him one of the most dependable players in the competition.

They should play a similar side that played against the Victorians with the possibility of Darwish Rasooli making way for Kieron Pollard. Hazratullah Zazai hasn't been at his best of late and could see Andrew Birch play instead of him to strengthen the death bowling, which has been a cause for concern.

Possible XI: Nurul(WK), Narine, Talukdar, Shakib(C), Pollard, Russell, Hom, Naim, Birch, Rubel and Mohor.

Rangpur Riders:

After a dominant victory over pacesetters, Chittagong Vikings, the Riders have to causes for concern as far as personnel are concerned.

However, their over-dependency on the top four could be detrimental to the outcome of the match with only Mithun coming up with the goods so far apart from the quartet of Gayle, Hales, Russouw and ABD.

Mortaza, Shafiul and Reza have been brilliant with ball in hand and should be at their best to keep the Dynamites down for a below par score.

Possible XI: Gayle, Hales, Russouw, ABD, Mithun(WK), Mortaza, Reza, Nahidul, Shafiul, Nazmul and Shahidul Islam.


Fantasy Tips and Suggestions

Wicket-keeper

With two very capable keepers pitted against each other, it should be Mohammed Mithun who should be picked over Nurul Hasan with his recent form being top notch.

The Rangpur keeper has done well behind the stumps too to give him the nod over Nurul Hasan for this match.

Batsmen

Alex Hales has been in stunning form over the last week with the hundred the cherry on top of it.

Hales along with his fellow centurion, Rilee Russouw would be great picks for the fantasy side with ABD and Gayle also available to slot in for them. Rony Talukdar has been good for the Riders and should be a handy option as well.

All-rounders

Shakib Al Hasan and Ferhad Reza are must haves in the fantasy team. Shakib has been the best all-rounder in the BPL this season whereas Reza has consistently picked up wickets with his variations working to good effect.

Either of Sunil Narine or Andre Russell would also be quite useful in bringing in handy points.

Bowlers

Rubel Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Shafiul Islam and Nazmul Islam are the ideal players to back in the bowling department.

Shafiul Islam has been impressive with thirteen wickets to his name and should be one of Rangpur's go-to bowlers during the course of the match.

Captain

AB de Villiers and Shakib Al Hasan are considered to be amongst the best T-20 players in the world and have been in very good form as well. Both of them are the front-runners for the mantle of captain with the likes of Andre Russell and Chris Gayle also amongst the available options.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammed Mithun(WK), Alex Hales, Rilee Russouw, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ferhad Reza, Shuvagata Hom, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam and Rubel Hossain. Captain: Shakib Al Hasan

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Nurul Hasan(WK), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Rony Talukdar, Ferhad Reza, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom and Nazmul Islam. Captain: AB de Villiers

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Edited by Alan John

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