The 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League has witnessed some exceptional matches and the stage is now set for the 12th match of the tournament between Chattogram Challengers and Dhaka Platoon. Both teams have played some impressive cricket in the tournament so far which has helped them remain in the top half of the points table.
Chattogram Challengers finds themselves at the top of the ladder with 3 wins from 4 matches. They have played an impressive brand of cricket and has looked like the team to beat so far. On the other hand, Dhaka Platoon has played some good cricket as well. Out of their 3 encounters so far, they have managed to win a couple and will look to make winning a habit. As we approach the big game, both teams will be eager to show their skills. We might be in for a classic contest later today.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Only two matches have been played in Chattogram so far in this tournament. In the first match played yesterday, both teams had a batting day. However, in the night game, run-scoring became a bit difficult and we saw a low scoring match. Given this match will be played under lights, the bowlers might have yet another good day at the office. The team winning the toss should be tempted to put the oppositions in.
Probable Playing XI’s
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Mahmudullah (C), Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan (WK), Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (WK), Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali, Thisara Perera, Ariful Haque, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud.
Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match 12: Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon
Date and Time: 18th December 2019 Wednesday- 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz
Top 4 batting order
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali
Chadwick Walton, Lendl Simmons
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi
Death over bowlers
Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams
Wahab Riaz, Thisara Perera
CCH vs DHP Dream 11 Wicket-keepers
Chadwick Walton will be our first pick in the dream XI team. He is a clean striker of the ball and is also a top-order batsman. Walton is an explosive young batsman and has already shown glimpses of his power in the tournament so far.
CCH vs DHP Dream 11 Batsmen
Tamim Iqbal will be our first pick in the batsmen category. The experienced campaigner has come of age and has gone onto becoming one of the finest Bangladesh batsmen. He scored a brilliant 74 against the Cumilla Warriors and followed it up with a knock of 31 against Sylhet Thunder.
Lendl Simmons has returned to join Chattogram Challengers after not making it to the West Indies ODI squad for the ODI series in India. The veteran batsman can hit the ball a long way and should be a sensible option in any dream XI team.
Imrul Kayes will be the next pick in our dream XI team. Kayes is an impressive batsman and has looked in good touch during the course of the tournament. After a low score in the previous match, Kayes will look to come good today.
Laurie Evans will be our last pick in this category. He is an impressive young batsman but hasn’t justice to his talent so far in the tournament. However, given his talent picking him might well be worth the risk today.
CCH vs DHP Dream 11 All-rounders
Thisara Perera will be our first pick in the all-rounders’ category. He is a powerful striker of the ball and is also a much-needed wicket-taker. Perera has looked in a good rhythm with both bat and the ball. Against Cumilla Warriors, Perera scored a quickfire 42 of 17 deliveries and bagged a 5 wicket haul.
Ariful Haque will be the 2nd pick in this segment. He is a useful young player but hasn’t realized his talent in this tournament yet. However, he has been a good all-round player in the domestic circuit.
Mahmudullah will be our last pick in this category. His all-round abilities definitely make him a vital player. Mahmudullah can play the big shots with ease and has the ability to chip in with some important overs in the middle.
CCH vs DHP Dream 11 Bowlers
Wahab Riaz and Kesrick Williams will be the first two bowlers in our dream XI team. Wahab Riaz is an exciting bowler and has the ability to be a match-winner. Williams has been impressive in this format and will look to continue his good form.
The final pick in our dream XI will be Hasan Mahmud. The 20-year-old youngster looked in good rhythm in the previous clash and finished with impressive figures of 2/24 against the Sylhet Thunder.
Captain and Vice-captain
Tamim Iqbal will be our captain for the day while Wahab Riaz will be the vice-captain.