Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Qualifier 2, Rangpur Riders vs Dhaka Dynamites: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 6th, 2019
- Here are a few tips to help you out with your fantasy 11 for the 2nd Qualifier between Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites in the 2019 BPL.
The beauty of a tournament such as the Bangladesh Premier League is the fact that the top two teams get two opportunities to make it to the final due to their brilliance in the league stage.
Rangpur Riders were rampant in the league stage with AB de Villiers and Alex Hales blasting centuries over Dhaka and Chittagong. But without the two out of their fearsome four, Rangpur are in grave danger of exiting the competition as they take on a resilient Dhaka Dynamites side buoyed by recent form and home support.
Sunil Narine's brilliance has shone over the past week with Dhaka blowing away oppositions within the powerplay, which Mashrafe Mortaza would be keen to avoid as both of them are set to face off on Wednesday. With a place in the final at stake, both teams ought to put in their best performance as they seek for glory.
Squads to choose 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 should play with the same side that served them well on Monday with Upul Tharanga playing the perfect hand along with Sunil Narine.
Qazi Onik has also been impressive, although he did take a beating in the final over from Mosaddek Hossain. The onus is on their West Indian duo of Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell to propel them over the finishing line and take them to the final.
Possible XI: Tharanga, Narine, Rony, Shakib(C), Pollard, Nurul (WK), Russell, Hom, Rubel, Mahmudul and Onik.
Without AB de Villiers and Alex Hales in their side, Rangpur struggled in the first half of their innings, although Benny Howell did propel them to a competitive score in the end.
Shafiul Islam's return gives Rangpur strength in the bowling department with Farhad Reza and Mashrafe Mortaza in fine form.
Possible XI: Gayle, Maruf, Mithun(WK), Rossouw, Bopara, Howell, Reza, Mortaza(C), Shafiul, Gazi and Nahidul.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Mithun is the obvious choice with his recent form also a good reason for his selection. Nurul Hasan has been amongst the runs over the past few games but the unpredictability of his batting position should put off his selection.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Rony Talukdar and Upul Tharanga are the ideal set of players to have in your side. Tharanga started off on the wrong note against Comilla but came up with two promising performances against Khulna and Chittagong. Rilee Rossouw could also be opted for instead of Chris Gayle.
All-rounders: Two out of the Dhaka trio of Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine should suffice with Shakib and Sunil amongst the very few to score in excess of 200 and pick more than 15 wickets. Ravi Bopara is also a handy option to go along with.
Bowlers: Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain are must haves in the fantasy team. Either of Farhad Reza or Shafiul Islam would do with both of them doing well for Rangpur throughout the tournament. Shuvagata Hom's all-round abilities should earn him a spot.
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan and Chris Gayle are the ideal options to go for as captain. Gayle has struck some form over the last two games and is due for a big one on Wednesday. Perhaps a century?
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Mithun(WK), Chris Gayle, Upul Tharanga, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Ravi Bopara, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Shuvagata Hom and Farhad Reza. Captain: Chris Gayle.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammad Mithun(WK), Rilee Rossouw, Upul Tharanga, Kieron Pollard, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Benny Howell, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom and Rubel Hossain. Captain: Shakib Al Hasan.Published 05 Feb 2019, 21:36 IST