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Bangladesh T20 League Match Prediction: Cumilla Warriors vs Rajshahi Royals

As the year comes to a close, Bangladesh T20 League has a lot in store to offer the cricket fans with some enthralling encounters. The 23rd match of the tournament will see Cumilla Warriors take on Rajshahi Royals on 28th December, 2019 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 PM (IST). The two giants faced each other in the last game they played in Chattogram and they will meet again in the very next game. In their last face-off, the Royals beat the Warriors by seven wickets. This encounter will be a challenge for the Warriors to bounce back and seek revenge on the Royals.

Rajshahi Royals riding high on confidence, securing the second position on the points table, while Cumilla-based franchise is  one of the bottom dwellers with 5th spot. If the Warriors lose this match, they would ruin their chances of making it to the next round. In the previous match, Cumilla Warriors could not win despite David Malan’s brilliant century. With the likes of Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Sabbir Rahman, their batting line-up can give a tough fight to the opposition. On the bowling front, Warriors can count on Al-Amin Hossain and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Rajshahi Royals have skipper Andre Russell, who scalped 2 wickets and scored 20 runs off 7 balls and top-order batsman Afif Hossain, who played an incredible knock of 76 runs in the last outing and convincingly guided the Royals to victory. With Abu Jayed, Mohammad Irfan, Alok Kapali, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara in their squad, they can help bolster the bowling forces. The Royals would look to repeat their performance this time as well.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The temperature will be around 22 degree Celsius in the daytime and it will drop to 13 degree Celsius during the evening. There is a slight possibility of precipitation due to the presence of humidity upto 70%. The pitch is considered batting-friendly and can help spinners get an advantage.

Head to Head Stats


Total Matches Played



Cumilla Warriors




Rajshahi Royals




Probable Playing XI

Cumilla Warriors: Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Yasir Ali, Sabbir Rahman, Kusal Perera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sanzamul Islam, Abu Hider, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Sumon Khan, Dawid Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Fardeen Hasan Ony. 

Rajshahi Royals: Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Abu Jayed, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Hazratullah Zazai, Taijul Islam, Alok Kapali, Kamrul Islam, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell, Nahidul Islam.

Key players

Cumilla Warriors

Dawid Malan

Afif Hossain

Rajshahi Royals

Alok Kapali

Andre Russell


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