Yet again it will be a battle between two contrasting teams in the 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. As we approach the 39th game of the tournament, it will be 2nd placed Dhaka Platoon who will square off against Rangpur Rangers who are all but out of the tournament. On the other hand, Platoon will look to strengthen their position of control and will look to end the group stage at the top of the points table.
It might also be noted that it will be a rematch between the two teams after Platoon thrashed Rangers quite comfortably even after managing to score just 145 in their allotted 20 overs. Their consistent performances in the tournament eventually ensured that they managed to defend a small target.
Exceptional bowling performance from Mehedi Hasan Miraz paved the way for a turnaround after a relatively disappointing 1st half. On the other hand, Rangpur Rangers who has managed to win just 4 out of the 11 matches will look to finish off their BPL 7 campaign on a high.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
In general, the pitch at the Sher e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka has produced batting-friendly wickets. However, when these two teams met the last time around at this venue, batting proved to be rather difficult as the ball didn’t really come on to the bat. Given the timing of the match, bowlers might have a ball yet again. The team winning the toss might choose to bat and ask their bowlers to come up with the goods in the latter stages of the match.
Probable Playing XI’s
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (C & WK), Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Asif Ali, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Mahmud, Shadab Khan
Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson (C), Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Fazle Mahmud, Al-Amin, Jahurul Islam (WK), Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20
Match: Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers
Date And Time: 10th January, Friday– 1: 00 pm IST
Venue: Sher-e Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shabab Khan
Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson, Mohammad Nabi, Mustafizur Rahman
Top 4 batting order
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan
Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson, Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera
Shane Watson, Cameron Delport
Death over bowlers
Mashrafe Mortaza, Thisara Perera
Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Anamul Haque will be the undisputed wicket-keeper in our dream XI team. He is an impressive young batsman who has shown his talent in the few matches. Besides he is the most experienced option among the others. Hence there was no other option left.
We will start this category with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Cameron Delport. It was Tamim who scored 38 balls 40 in the previous match against the Rangpur Rangers and set up the victory. He has been in great touch in the tournament so far. On the other hand, Delport is a powerful striker of the ball and can turn the complexion of the match with some lusty blows. He scored 20 against the Rangpur Rangers in the previous clash.
The next two names in this segment will be Mohammad Naim Sheikh and Asif Ali. Naim is going through a purple patch and will look to continue the good work. He scored 4 in the previous match against Rangers but has looked in great touch during the majority of the tournament. On the other hand, Asif Ali also missed out on a big knock in the previous clash. However, coming to that clash he had scored unbeaten 39 and 55.
Mohammad Nabi, Lewis Gregory and Thisara Perera will be the three all-rounders in our dream XI team. Nabi bagged two crucial wickets and scored 12 runs against the Dhaka Platoon in the previous leg. He is also a powerful striker of the ball.
Meanwhile, Lewis Gregory is having a great time in the BPL. His all-round show has been pretty important for his team. In the previous clash, Gregory chipped in with an important wicket but failed to contribute with the bat as such scoring just 5.
On the other hand, Thisara Perera has been pretty inconsistent in the last few matches. However given the impact of this player, he might be worth the risk. In one of the earlier matches, Perera had bagged the Man of the Match Award against Cumilla Warriors when he bagged a 5 wicket haul and smashed a quickfire 42 of a mere 17 deliveries.
Mustfizur Rahman, Shadab Khan and Hasan Mahmud will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. The left-arm fast bowler has looked in a great rhythm and has bagged wickets on a consistent basis in this tournament so far. In the last match, Mustafizur bagged 3 wickets for 34 runs. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 19 scalps under his belt.
Meanwhile, leg spinner Shadab Khan has blown hot and cold and hasn’t been consistent enough. The leggie bagged two important wickets in the previous encounter against Rangpur Rangers. On the other hand, Hasan Mahmud has also bowled well. He bagged a solitary wicket against Rangers. He also finished with impressive figures of 4/32 against the Khulna Tigers.
Captain and Vice-captain
Mohammad Naib will be the captain of the day while Lewis Gregory 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 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.