CCH vs RAR Dream11 Prediction and Match Preview
It will be another knockout clash in the 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premer League when Chattogram Challengers lock horns in the 2nd qualifier of the tournament. With Khulna Tigers already assuring a place in the final of the tournament, both these teams now will look to seal the remaining spot and give themselves a realistic chance of winning the tournament.
Despite losing the opening qualifier, Rajshahi Royals will get a 2nd attempt owing to their top-two finish in the group stage. Royals have played consistent cricket all through the tournament and so has been the case with Chattogram Challengers. Royals suffered a hiccup against Khulna Tigers owing to a match-winning spell of 6/17 by Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir.
On the other hand, Chattogram Challengers thrashed Dhaka Platoon by 7 wickets in the eliminator to set up this date with Royals. They produced a clinical all-round performance. Despite a valiant knock from Shadab Khan to get Dhaka close to the 150 mark, they were thrashed in all 3 departments as they found no answer to the batting prowess of the Challengers.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch at the Sher-e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka has produced sporting wickets in the past and it shouldn’t be any different today. The spinners will definitely come into the foray but the fast bowlers will also have a good time if they bowl in the right areas as we saw in the last game with Mohammad Amir. The average score batting first in this venue in the last 5 matches has been 168. The team winning the toss could be tempted to bat given the fact that this will be a knockout clash.
Probable Playing XI’s
Chris Gayle, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah (C), Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Ziaur Rahman Nasum Ahmed, Ryad Emrit, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Rubel Hossain
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed
Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20
Qualifier 2: Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals
Date And Time: 15th January, Wednesday– 6: 00 pm IST
Venue: Sher-e Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
Gayle, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Afif Hossain
Top 4 batting order
Chris Gayle, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Chadwick Walton
Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell
Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton
Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik
Death over bowlers
Mehedi Hasan Rana, Rubel Hossain
Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed
CCH vs RAR Dream11 Wicket-keepers
Chadwick Walton and Liton Das will be the two wicket-keepers in our dream XI team. Both these players have been among runs in the tournament so far. Liton Das is currently the 6th highest run-getter in the tournament with 424 runs. He has scored runs pretty consistently. On the other hand, Chadwick Walton is not far away either and has made his presence felt in the tournament so far. He has scored 311 runs so far and will look to make a definite impact in the all-important knockout clash.
CCH vs RAR Dream11 Batsmen
Shoaib Malik and Imrul Kayes will be the first two batsmen in our dream XI team. Kayes is 4th in the list of leading run-scorers in the tournament with a tally of 437 at a strike rate of 133.64. H has been one of the main players in the tournament. On the other hand, Shoaib Malik has also done a great job with the bat and has scored runs on a consistent basis. He is 5th in the list with 432 runs in the tournament so far and will look to make a match-winning impact later today.
The next two batsmen in our list will be Afif Hossain and Alok Kapali. The youngster Afif Hossain has looked in great touch and has scored 358 runs in the tournament and occupies the 9th spot in the list f leading run-getters. He will definitely look to come out all guns blazing in the knockout clash. Alok Kapali hasn’t been in the greatest of touches. However, his experience could come in handy in the all-important clash.
CCH vs RAR Dream11 All-rounders
Mahmudullah and Asela Gunaratne will be the two all-rounders in our dream XI team. Mahmudullah is a fine striker of the ball and can also chip in with some important overs in the middle. He will be a vital cog in the knockout encounter. On the other hand, Gunaratne hasn’t got enough match time in the tournament so far. However, we are all aware of his power-hitting abilities. He could turn out to be the X factor for his team.
CCH vs RAR Dream11 Bowlers
Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana and Ryad Emrit will be three bowlers in our dream XI team. Rubel Hossain and Rana have been two of the most consistent bowlers in the tournament. While Rubel has bagged 18 wickets in 12 encounters, Rana has bagged 17 wickets in just 9 matches. Both these bowlers have been on song and will look to play a match-winning part in today’s clash.
On the other hand, Rayad Emrit hasn’t played enough games in the tournament so far but bowled a match-winning spell against Dhaka Platoon when he finished with impressive figures of 3/23 in his allotted 4 overs spell.
Captain and Vice-captain
Imrul Kayes will be the captain of the day while Liton Das 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.