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Bangladesh T20 League Match Prediction: Cumilla Warriors vs. Rajshahi Royals

The cricket mania continues with the ongoing Bangladesh T20 League and the fans are thrilled to watch the league that is filled loads of drama and continuously changing the spots on the points table. In the 20th match of the league, Cumilla Warriors will square off against Rajshahi Royals tonight at 6 PM (IST) in the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. Rajshahi Royals have been in a spectacular form this season, reserving the second spot on the points table with a net run rate (NRR) of + 1.54. Whereas the Warriors are placed at the fourth position with a net run rate of + 0.914.

Rajshahi Royals

With this match, Royals will continue to maintain their place on the ladder. Their NRR is an evidence of how dominant and consistent they have been in their victories. After smashing Dhaka Platoon, Sylhet Thunder and Khulna Tigers in three matches out of the four matches they have played so far, the Royals have retained their place as one of the strongest teams to grab headlines for the tournament. In the previous match, the Royals bounced back with a huge margin after a narrow loss to the Tigers. For the Warriors, there will be quite competition in the upcoming encounter as it is not easy to beat the Royals.

Shoaib Malik has maintained his heroic form as he has scored 139 runs from 3 innings. Liton Das’ unbeaten 44-runs knock took his run tally to 102 from three innings. However, the only concern for the Royals is the bowling department as their bowlers lacked accuracy and discipline in their recent fixture.

Cumilla Warriors

The Warriors have been one of the most successful teams of Bangladesh T20 League, but unfortunately, the team seems to be off lately in this edition of the tournament. After defeating Rangpur Riders twice, there is no other match in which the Warriors had emerged victorious. Almost all of their losses have been marginal and contrary to the way they won matches earlier. Especially, their recent defeat against Dhaka Platoon illustrated the failure of the team in surviving under pressure situations.

This is do-or-die match for them to sustain their reputation in the game. With Bhanuka Rajapaksa in their batting line-up, the team puts faith on him as he amassed 96 off 65 deliveries in the last match. Also, Dawid Malan scored the most runs for the team with 191 runs from four matches. Dasun Shanaka has mustered 124 runs from 4 innings, making him another prominent player to watch out for.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

As there are zero chances of precipitation tonight, the weather is likely to be pleasant with intervals of clouds and sunshine. In the evening, temperature will be around 21 degree Celsius with 63% humidity expected during the game. The pitch at Chowdhury Stadium is known to be a flat-track. The ground is decent for batting, but it assists the spinners offering them a good opportunity to dismiss batsmen with ease. This venue has the highest total record of 238 runs in 20 overs.

Head to Head Stats

Teams

Total Matches Played

Won

Lost

Cumilla Warriors

5

2

3

Rajshahi Royals

4

3

1


Probable Playing XI
Cumilla Warriors: Dawid Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Dasun Shanaka (c), Abu Hider Rony, Yasir Ali, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk)
 
Rajshahi Royals: Liton Das (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Minhajul Abedin Afridi

Key players

Cumilla Warriors

Dawid Malan

Dasun Shanaka

Rajshahi Royals

Shoaib Malik

Andre Russell

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