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Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Sylhet Sixers vs. Khulna Titans: Match 31, Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 26th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
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Sylhet Sixers would want to take revenge over the bottom-placed, Khulna Titans
Sylhet Sixers would want to take revenge over the bottom-placed, Khulna Titans

A rematch from the Dhaka leg, Sylhet Sixers would want to take revenge over the bottom-placed, Khulna Titans.

Khulna and Sylhet both do not have any clear chances of finishing in the top four of the Bangladesh Premier League and are playing for nothing other than pride.

With a host of talent on both sides and with pride at stake, Khulna and Sylhet would be adamant and desperate to avoid the wooden spoon.


Squads to choose from

Sylhet Sixers

Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir (c), Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Afif Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Andre Fletcher, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Jaker Ali, Gulbadin Naib, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Patrick Brown and Nicholas Pooran

Khulna Titans

Mahmudullah (c), Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Dawid Malan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Brendan Taylor, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, and Paul Stirling


Playing XI Updates

Khulna Titans:

After a successful previous match against the same opponent, Khulna should field the same side with Brendan Taylor opening the batting with Junaid Siddiqui. Mahmadullah and David Wiese have done exceedingly well and should be key to the Titans' fortunes.

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Possible XI: Taylor(WK), Siddiqui, Al-Amin, Mahmadullah (C), Shanto, Ariful, Wiese, Yasir, Junaid, Taijul and Roy.

Sylhet Sixers:

Sylhet had a decent game against Rajshahi Kings and wouldn't make many changes in terms of personnel.

With the departure of David Warner and Sandeep Lamichhane, the Sixers do look thin but should be able to comply with the competition of their opponents. Sohail Tanvir and Taskin Ahmed are key to the Sixers against the might of Khulna's batting.

Possible XI: Liton (WK), Roy, Sabbir, Afif, Pooran, Taskin, Tanvir, Kapali, Samad, Hossain and Mohammed Nawaz


Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:

Wicket-keeper

Although Brendan Taylor isn't a bad option for the keeper's slot, Liton Das has the ability to provide quick starts and also score big at a ground he prefers as his record at Chittagong suggest. He should get a nod over the Zimbabwean in most cases.

Batsmen

Sabbir Rahman, Jason Roy and Junaid Siddiqui are amongst the best batsmen playing in the match and should be in your fantasy sides without fail.

Jason Roy did well with a brisk 42 in his debut match with the departure of Warner slowly being shrugged off. Nazmul Hossain Shanto is also a handy option to go for.

All-rounders

Mahmadullah has been decent with the bat and bowl with crucial wickets to his name as well. Him alongside David Wiese and Afif Hossain would be the ideal combination. Alok Kapali is also another useful option and could slot in for Afif or Wiese as well.

Bowlers

Junaid Khan has been the best Titans' bowler in the tournament and should provide fantasy players with a few wickets. Two out of Taskin Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir and Yasir Shah would round off an impressive team with all three in good wicket-taking form.

Captain

Jason Roy is by far the biggest name on both sides and much is expected of the Englishman. He is the obvious choice for captain along with the likes of Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Liton Das(WK), Sabbir Rahman, Jason Roy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Junaid Siddiqui, Mahmadullah, David Wiese, Afif Hossain, Sohail Tanvir, Taskin Ahmed and Junaid Khan. Captain: Jason Roy 

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Brendan Taylor(WK), Nicolas Pooran, Jason Roy, Junaid Siddiqui, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmadullah Riyad, Alok Kapali, Afif Hossain, Yasir Shah, Taskin Ahmed and Junaid Khan. Captain: Mahmadullah

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