Sitting comfortably at the first position with their heads held high, Rajshahi Royals have had a wonderful season till now. However, as the current season of Bangladesh T20 League progresses, the table toppers are gearing up for a match with their immediate followers on the points table, the Chattogram Challengers. The upcoming match scheduled to be played on January 7 will mark the 36th match of the series and will begin at 6 PM IST.
The Chattogram Challengers have already qualified for the play-offs, credits to their amazing performance showcase in the series, and are eyeing to end the league stage amongst the top two of the points table. Playing 10 matches, they have won 7 games with a net run rate of +0.176. On the other hand, the Rajshahi Royal are table toppers with 7 wins from 10 games at a net run rate of 0.472. The upcoming game is crucial for both the teams as they are both strong contenders and are looking forward to gripping their place on the points table, strongly.
The game will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The pitch here is known its turn and bounce. Both the batsmen and the pacers enjoy playing here. Previous records suggest that the team batting second wins the game. Thus, the team winning the toss shall opt to field first.
The weather reports suggest a full-match on the cards. The temperature will be somewhere between 17-2 degrees Celsius. There are no chances of rain.
Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddiqui, Imrul Kayes (C), Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Ziaur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Liton Das, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Shoaib Malik (C), Irfan Sukkur (wk), Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed Rahi, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Irfan