KHT vs RAR Dream11 Prediction
The 7th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is under full swing and it will be Khulna Tigers who will lock horns against the Rajshahi Royals in the 18th match of the tournament. Both teams have played some impressive brand of cricket in the tournament. Khulna Tigers started off in a sensational manner winning 3 of their first 4 matches. On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals have just played 3 matches, winning two of them.
While Khulna Tigers occupies the 2nd spot with 6 points, Rajshahi Royals is at the 3rd position with 4 points. Khulna Tigers suffered their first defeat at the hands of Sylhet Thunder when they failed to chase down a gigantic target of 232. They were never in the game and ended up losing by a huge margin of 79 runs.
On the flip side, Rajshahi Royals have also suffered their first defeat in the previous clash against Khulna Tigers. Despite posting a competitive score of 189, they didn’t manage to defend the score and ended up suffering a 5 wickets defeat.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium has been batting friendly during the course of the tournament. The batsmen have found run-scoring pretty easy here. However, the spinners will come into play at the latter half of the match and it will be interesting to see how things pan out. In all likelihood, the team winning the toss will opt to chase.
Probable Playing XI’s
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Saif Hassan, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Robiul Haque
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell(C), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Abu Jayed Rahi, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Kamrul Islam
Bangladesh Premier League 2019/20
Match 18: Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals
Date and Time: 23rd December, Monday- 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram
Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Amir, Robbie Frylinck
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell
Top 4 batting order
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Shoaib Malik
Rilee Rossouw, Robbie Frylinck
Hazratullah Zazai, Andre Russell
Death over bowlers
Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam
Abu Jayed Rahi, Kamrul Islam
Liton Das will be the first pick in our dream XI team. He has looked in good touch all through the tournament and will look to continue his good run. Liton is a terrific timer of the ball and will again look to give a good start to his team Rajshahi Royals.
The first two batters in our dream XI team will be Shoaib Malik and Rilee Rossouw. Both these players are experienced campaigners and have looked in good touch. In the previous match, Malik scored a magnificent unbeaten 87 against Khulna Tigers. Meanwhile, Rossouw has looked in sublime touch and have smashed 3 half-centuries in 4 matches. Hence both of them was an automatic choice in our dream XI team.
The next two picks in the batsmen category will be Hazratullah Zazai and Afif Hosain. While Zazai is a sensational striker of the ball who can turn the match on its head within a blink of an eye, youngster Afif Hossain has shown maturity and has done a good all-round job for his team. Both the youngsters will look to come up an impressive performance later today.
The first two all-rounders in our dream XI team will be Andre Russell and Robbie Frylinck. Russell cannot be neglected from any dream XI team given his exceptional hitting abilities. He can also hurry batsmen with his pace and should look to put up a match-winning performance today. On the other hand, Robbie Frylinck also looked in good touch with the bat scoring an unbeaten 44 and also bagged two crucial wickets.
The last all-rounder in our dream XI team will be Ravi Bopara. He is an experienced campaigner and has looked in impressive touch with the bat. He scored a fluent 40 against the Tigers last time around. In addition, he also bagged an important wicket.
The bowler’s segment will be headed by Mohammad Amir. The veteran left-arm seamer will be an automatic pick in our dream XI team. He has been among wickets during the course of the tournament. Meanwhile, our next pick will be Aminul Islam who made an impact during the T20I series against India. He is an impressive young wrist-spinner who could make a huge impact going forward.
The last pick in our dream XI team will be Ferhad Raza. He is an impressive young bowler who has been among the wickets al; through the tournament.
Captain and Vice-captain
Our captain for the day will be Shoaib Malik and the vice-captain for the day will be Andre Russell.
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.