Amidst controversies and spot-fixing rumours, the Bangladesh Premier League has got underway and we are already done with 6 matches in the competition. It will be the Dhaka Platoons who will lock horns against the Sylhet Thunder in the 8th match of the tournament. Both teams have some big names in their squads who will definitely look to make a mark in the upcoming game.
Dhaka Platoon started off the tournament with a resounding victory but got a reality check in their very next game as they were thrashed by a much better Rajshahi Royals. Even the Sylhet Thunder was blown away by the same team in their previous encounter. They are yet to win a match in the tournament and will look to get things underway later today.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai has been slightly on the slower side offering assistance to the spinners. Dew has been a major factor at this stadium and the team winning the toss should have no hesitation in putting the oppositions in. In all likelihood, we could be witnessing an intense thriller with some good names in both teams.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali, Thisara Perera Raqibul Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Mahmud
Johnson Charles, Rony Talukdar, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Jeevan Mendis, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nayeem Hasan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nazmul Islam, Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain
Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match 8: Dhaka Platoon vs Sylhet Thunder
Date and Time: 14th December 2019 Saturday- 6:00 PM IST
Venue: ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahid Afridi
Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan
Top 4 batting order
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mahedi Hasan, Laurie Evans
Johnson Charles, Rony Talukdar, Mohammad Mithun, Jeevan Mendis
Tamim Iqbal, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera
Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun
Death over bowlers
Wahab Riaz, Hasan Mahmud
Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain
DHP vs SYL Dream 11 Wicket-keepers
Mohammad Mithun will be the first pick in our dream XI team. The stylish right-handed batsman began the tournament with a brilliant 84 and followed it up with a knock of 20. He is a sensible batsman and will give you runs more often than not.
DHP vs SYL Dream 11 Batsmen
Johnson Charles will be the first pick in this category. He is a powerful striker of the ball and is a top-order batsman. He hasn’t scored a fifty yet in the tournament but a big score might just be around the corner. Charles has scored 35 and 16 in the first two matches so far.
The star Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal managed to get some runs under his belt in the previous clash. The southpaw looked in great touch and scored an impressive 74 against Cumilla Warriors. Given his consistency at the top, he should be a part of your dream XI team.
Rony Talukdar will be the next pick in this category. The impressive young batsman has looked in good touch in domestic competitions and will look to replicate his form in the BPL. He hasn’t quite managed to put up a solid performance yet.
Mosaddek Hossain will be the next pick in the batsmen category. He has done a great job for the senior team and will look to lead his BPL side to glory this year. He also chips in with some important overs which makes him a vital option in any dream XI team.
DHP vs SYL Dream 11 All-rounders
Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera will be the two all-rounder’s for us in this category. Both are destructive batsmen in their own rights and lends the ideal balance to Dhaka Platoons. Afridi hasn’t quite fired in the tournament so far and will look for a turnaround later today.
On the other hand, Thisara Perera played a blinder of a knock previous game and ended up scoring a quickfire 42 of just 17 deliveries. He didn’t stop there and picked up a 5 wicket haul in the same match. Given his form and prowess, he is a must in your dream XI team.
DHP vs SYL Dream 11 Bowlers
Wahab Riaz will be our first pick in the bowlers segment. The left-arm seamer looked in great rhythm in the previous match against Cumilla Warriors and finished with impressive figures of 2/16 in his allotted 4 overs.
Hasan Mahmud will be the next pick in this segment. He hasn’t really shown his potential yet but an impressive showing might just be around the corner.
Shuvagoto Hom will be the next pick in this segment. He has had an impressive season with both bat and the ball in the domestic circuit. He will surely look to make an impact today.
The last pick in our dream XI team will be Nazmul Islam. The youngster has impressed one and all with his varieties and has looked in great rhythm in the tournament so far. He could be a sensible pick in your dream XI team.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Tamim Iqbal will be our captain for the day while Thisara Perera will be the vice-captain.