The 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is under full swing and we have already completed 6 matches in the competition. Amidst some controversies surrounding corruption and spot-fixing, we have already witnessed some exceptional matches and we could in for one more later today. Both Chattogram Challengers and Rangpur Rangers have some good names in their arsenal who will look to make a mark in the all-important game.
While it was a comprehensive victory for Chattogram Challengers to begin the tournament, the Rangpur Rangers were thrashed by 105 runs in their season opener against Cumilla Warriors. Chattogram got off to a perfect start but lost their 2nd clash against the Khulna Tigers. Hence both the teams will be looking to get their campaign back on track. It will be an intense battle in our hands and the Challengers will start off as the favourites for the match.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
As far as tradition is concerned, the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka has been assisting the spinners while the batsmen have also put up competitive totals in this surface. As the game has progressed, spinners have risen to the occasion. Given the past few matches played in this stadium, the team winning the toss might be tempted to bat first and get off to a perfect start.
Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Muktar Ali, Rayad Emrit (c), Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Enamul Haque Jnr, Kesrick Williams
Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Mohammad Naim, Jahuru Islam, Fazle Mahmud, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi (C), Sanjit Saha, Junaid Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan.
Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match 7: Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers
Date and Time: 14th December 2019 Saturday- 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams
Mohammad Shehzad, Mohammad Nabi, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim
Top 4 batting order
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain
Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Naim, Jahuru Islam, Fazle Mahmud
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton
Mohammad Shehzad, Mohammad Nabi
Death over bowlers
Kesrick Williams, Rubel Hossain
Taskin Ahmed, Mustfizur Rahman
CCH vs RAN Dream 11 Wicket-keepers
Chadwick Walton will be the first pick in our dream XI team. He is a powerful striker of the ball and can hit the ball a long way. The wicket-keeper batsman began the tournament with a stroke-filled 49 and will look to continue the good work. He is one of the main picks in our dream team.
Mohammad Shehzad will be the next pick in the wicket-keepers category. He began the tournament with a low score but given his power-hitting abilities, Shehzad could be a pivotal option for the Chattogram Challengers. The heavily built wicket-keeper batsman can turn the complexion of the match any time with his powerful strokeplay.
CCH vs RAN Dream 11 Batsmen
Lendl Simmons will be the first pick in the batsmen category. Simmons has shown time and again why he is rated so highly by West Indies. During the T20I series against India, it was Simmons who played a match-winning knock in the 2nd encounter and took on the Indian bowlers with disdain.
Mohammad Naim Sheikh will be the next pick in this category. The young southpaw proved his prowess during the T20I series in India and will look to continue the good work.
Avishka Fernando will be the 3rd pick in this segment. The young Sri Lankan batsman impressed one and all with his strokeplay during the 2019 World Cup. He started off the tournament with a fluent knock of 33 against the Sylhet Thunder.
Imrul Kayes will be the next pick in the batsmen category. The southpaw looked in great touch with the bat in their opening clash and scored a 38 balls 61 against the Sylhet Thunder. Given his form, Kayes should be in the dream XI team.
CCH vs RAN Dream 11 All-rounders
Mohammad Nabi might be at the twilight of his career, but he is a champion all-round player who knows his traits very well. He has bagged a couple of wickets in the tournament so far and looked in great touch with a knock of 48 against the Cumilla Warriors.
Lewis Gregory will be the 2nd and last pick in this category. He has been an impressive young player and bagged two crucial wickets in the previous clash against Cumilla Warriors. Gregory also looked in good touch with the bat and scored an impressive 20.
CCH vs RAN Dream 11 Bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman will be the first pick in the bowler’s category. He has gone for some runs in the recent past but he has also been a wicket-taking choice. The left-arm seamer bagged two crucial wickets against the Cumilla Warriors.
Kesrick Williams will be the next pick given his abilities with the ball in death overs. He has a lot of variations up his sleeve and dismissed Virat Kohli in the 2nd T20I against India. However, he did get enough stick from the Indian master.
Nasum Ahmed will be the last pick in our dream XI team. The youngster looked in a good rhythm with the ball in the first two matches. He bagged two wickets each in the first two games of the tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Mohammad Nabi will be our captain of the day while Lendl Simmons will be the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.