The 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League came under severe scrutiny at the start but now things have eased out and we have already completed 8 matches in the competition. It will be two unbeaten teams who will fight it out in the 9th match of the tournament. Rajshahi Royals who have won both their matches so far will square off against Khulna Tigers in less than two hours time. Both teams have some impressive campaigners in their ranks who will definitely look to make an impact.
Khulna Tigers have played just a solitary match so far and will look to continue their resurgence. On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals has been pretty dominant so far and has made light work of both the teams in the first two matches of the competition. Meanwhile, it must be noted that the tournament will now move to Chattogram where 12 matches will be played from now on. It will be interesting to see how the pitch behaves in the first few matches.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch in Chattogram has been predominantly batting-friendly wickets in the past and batters have had a good time in this stadium. However, it will be the first match of BPL played in this stadium. Hence the nature of the pitch might not go in favour of history. As of now the team winning the toss will be tempted to chase.
Probable Playing XI
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (C & WK), Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Abu Jayed Rahi, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Minhajul Abedi Afridi
Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Match 9: Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals
Date and Time: 17th December 2019 Tuesday- 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir
Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara
Top 4 batting order
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Shoaib Malik
Rilee Rossouw, Robbie Frylinck
Hazratullah Zazai, Andre Russell
Death over bowlers
Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam
Abu Jayed Rahi, Andre Russell
KHT vs RAR Dream 11 Wicket-keepers
Liton Das will be our first pick in the dream XI team. He is a terrific timer of the ball and is a sensible batsman at the top of the order. Liton started off the tournament with an impressive knock of 39 against Dhaka Platoon and followed it up with an unbeaten 44 against Sylhet Thunder. He will be a sensible pick in any dream XI team.
KHT vs RAR Dream Batsmen
Rilee Rossouw will be the first pick in this segment. The stylish left-handed batsman began the tournament with a brilliant unbeaten 64 and looked in great touch. He should be in the dream team.
Hazratullah Zazai will be our next pick. Zazai is a powerful striker of the ball and can change the complexion of any match with his whirlwind batting. He was dismissed for a duck in the previous clash but began the tournament with an impressive 56 against Dhaka Platoon.
Najmul Hossain Shanto will be our next pick in this segment. He might be an out of the box choice but Shanto is an experienced campaigner and will look to come good today.
Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik will be the last pick in the batsmen category. He has looked in good touch in the tournament so far and will look to impress yet again.
KHT vs RAR Dream 11 All-rounders
You cannot leave out Andre Russell from your dream XI team. He is an explosive striker of the ball and also bags wickets at crucial junctures of the game. All in all, he is an asset for any T20 team he is playing.
Robbie Frylinck will be our next pick in this category. He has been an impressive all-round player and will look to make a mark in today’s clash. He bagged a crucial wicket against Chattogram Challengers in the previous clash.
KHT vs RAR Dream 11 Bowlers
Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir will be the first pick in this category. He is a champion bowler and will be eager to make an impact.
Minhajul Abedin Afridi will be the next pick in this category. He is an impressive wrist spinner and might be a wicket-taking option for his skipper.
Shafiul Islam will be the next pick in the bowler’s segment. Shafiul has been very impressive in the recent past. He bagged a solitary wicket in the previous clash and looked in great rhythm during the limited-overs series against India.
Abu Jayed will be the last pick in our dream XI team. He is an impressive young bowler and started off the tournament with twin wickets. Abu Jayed also looked in great rhythm with the ball during the Test series against India.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Andre Russell will be our captain while Mohammad Amir will be our vice-captain for the day.
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.