The ongoing Bangladesh T20 League 2019-20 season has captivated the cricket fans with a fun-filled extravaganza. Another clash of the exciting league is scheduled tonight between Dhaka Platoon vs. Sylhet Thunder at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka at 6 PM (IST). This is the 8th match of the tournament in which the spectators will witness a dynamic face off. While the Thunders stand at sixth spot in the points table with two consecutive defeats, Dhaka franchise has secured tnhe fourth position by winning one match and losing one of their first two matches. Both the sides are looking forward to make a move and are in desperate need of a victory in the upcoming encounter.
Dhaka Platoon Preview
After their deflating defeat against Rajshahi Royals, Dhaka Platoon made a heroic comeback in their second match against Cumilla Warriors by earning the victory with a margin of 20 runs. Tamim Iqbal was the highest run-scorer as he scored 74 runs on 53 deliveries. Thisara Perera was another successful performer, as he scalped five wickets in his four overs bowled out against 30. With the likes of Wahab Riaz, Mahedi Hasan and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, the team is expected to give a pretty solid attack to the opponent.
Sylhet Thunder Preview
Sylhet franchise has been struggling to grab their first win. They have lost their first match against Chattogram Challengers, and then the second match against Rajshahi Royals. Losing the games by huge margins has languished them at the second slot from the bottom of the table. Even their top-order batsmen had given an average performance. Skipper Mosaddek Hossain and Mohammad Mithun could hardly score 20 runs each. Only Nayeem Hasan appeared as the most economical bowler from their side. The team hopes that their power-packed batting and blowing forces prove their potential in this match.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather condition seems to be favourable for the match as there are no chances of rain expected. The pitch at the stadium is decent for batting, and it might turn out to be of great help to the spinners.
Probable Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque(w), Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali, Thisara Perera, Shuvagata Hom, Shahid Afridi, Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Hasan Mahmud.
Rony Talukdar, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun(w), Jeevan Mendis, Mosaddek Hossain(c), Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nazmul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain.