Bangladesh T20 League Match Prediction: Khulna Tigers vs. Rajshahi Royals, Qualifier 1

The Bangladesh T20 League is nearing its business-with Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals gearing up to play the Qualifier 1 of the tournament. After the teams ended at amongst the top 2 on the points, they are set to battle for the position in the finals. The game will be played on January 13 at 6:00 PM IST.  

With the players from Khulna Tigers going strong, the team is placed at the top spot of the points table with 8 wins from 12 matches. On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals are placed at the second position on the points table with 8 wins from 12 matches. Looking back at the league stage performances of the team, Khulna Tigers are expected to move forward as the obvious favorites. 

Pitch Report and Weather Report

The game will be played Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. The pitch had been equally giving for both the batsmen and the bowlers. The team winning the toss will opt to bat first. 

The weather conditions are expected to be smooth and convenient for a match day. There are no chances of rain and temperature will be around 22-25 degrees Celsius. 

Probable Playing XI

Khulna Tigers

Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (C & WK), Najibullah Zadran, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Aliss Islam

Rajshahi Royals 

Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed

Key Players 

Khulna Tigers

Mushfiqur Rahim

Najmul Hossain Shanto

Rajshahi Royals 

Shoaib Malik

Andre Russell