Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Match 36, Rangpur Riders vs Rajshahi Kings, Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 29th, 2019
With only a handful of matches remaining in the league stage of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019, each and every game from now on is more or less, a do-or-die game. Having said that, Tuesday's clash between Rangpur and Rajshahi is one that both teams will be dying to win considering their plight for a playoff spot.
After an eventful couple of matches in the on-going Chattogram leg, Rangpur will be looking to end with another formidable performance although it is far from straight forward for them as they encounter Laurie Evans, one of the best batsman of this edition. Considering the high-scoring nature of Chattogram and with dew playing a huge factor in the night games, this match is sure to deliver as far as entertainment goes.
Squads to choose from:
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
Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan(C), Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmad, Christiaan Jonker, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman, Fazle Mahmud, Ryan ten Doeschate, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Islam, Seekkuge Prasanna, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Hafeez
Playing XI Updates:
The Riders should be making too many changes with the business end of the tournament underway. Their top order of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Hales and Rossouw are key to their fortunes with the captain Mortaza leading the bowling valiantly. Shahidul Islam was decent in the previous game and should continue to play for the Riders.
Possible XI: Gayle, Hales, ABD, Rossouw, Mithun(WK), Nahidul, Mortaza(C), Reza, Shafiul, Shahidul and Nazmul.
After a close victory against a formidable Vikings side, the Kings also aren't going to make any unnecessary changes to the side although their bowling could require a few changes. With their overseas players all firing, the chance to play Isuru Udana or Qais Ahmed will be rested for another game.
Possible XI: Charles(WK), Sarkar, Evans, Mominul, Ten Doeschate, Jonker, Fazle, Mehidy, Mustafizur, Kamrul and Sunny.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: With only one available option, Mithun is the obvious choice for wicket-keeper. Mithun has been in good form as well with a couple of fifties to his name as well making him a viable selection rather than one made without any choices.
Batsmen: Johnson Charles and Alex Hales have had good outings for their respective teams and are useful option to have as well. Rilee Russouw seems to be among the runs and along with Soumya Sarkar and his medium pacers, he should be able to rake in valuable points. Chris Gayle and ABD are also good options to ponder upon.
All-rounders: Mehidy Hasan and Ferhad Reza have been good with vital contributions with bat and ball. Along with the two, Ryan Ten Doeschate is also a great option to go for considering the fact that he is steadily being given more responsibility with the ball in addition to his finishing duties.
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman put in an exhibition of death bowling as he ensured that Rajshahi came away with the two points in their win against the Vikings. He is a must have in the team along with Mashrafe Mortaza and Shafiul Islam. Either of Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Arafat Sunny could also slot in to round the team off.
Captain: AB de Villiers is one of the most flamboyant batsmen in world cricket. His ability to play every shot in the book gives him the confidence to succeed on a flat pitch which makes him the front-runner for captain. Other choices include Chris Gayle and Ryan Ten Doeschate.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammed Mithun(WK), Soumya Sarkar, Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ferhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam and Shafiul Islam. Captain: Chris Gayle
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammed Mithun(WK), Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, AB de Villiers, Alex Hales, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Ferhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny and Shafiul Islam. Captain: Ryan Ten Doeschate
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