After a crushing defeat against the Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Rangers will next be meeting the Sylhet Thunder in the day-game on December 30th, 2019 in Mirpur. The match will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium. The encounter will begin at 1:00 PM IST.
Rangpur Riders have had a horrendous tournament so far. The team has won only one of of their six matches and are on the bottom of the points table. Sylet Thunder’s condition is not better either, they are currently placed sixth on the points table with a solitary win. Both teams have plenty of work to do before their encounter.
Mohammad Naim has been the top batter for the Rangers. He has scored 156 runs at an average of 31.20 so far but he isn’t getting much support from the others. On the other hand, Thunder’s batsmen have started to click. Johnson Charles has been in excellent form. He has scored 236 runs at a strike-rate of 177.44. Andre Fletcher has lent him support with 151 runs in four games at an average of 50.33.
In the bowling department, Ebadot Hossain and Krishmar Santokie have picked up a combined tally of 13 wickets. There form will be crucial against the Rangers.
It’s sure that out of the two competitors, Sylhet Thunder will be walking in as the definite favourites.
The pitch at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka is known for being batting-friendly. Spinners will play a crucial role in the second half of the game.
A sunny day is expected on Monday. There are 0% chances of rain. The temperature will be between 21.27 degree Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam (wk), Lewis Gregory, Cameron Delport, Mustafizur Rahman, Shadman Islam, Tom Abell (c), Sanjit Saha, Fazle Mahmud, Mukidul Islam, Mohammad Naim.
Andre Fletcher, Krishmar Santokie, Johnson Charles, Sohag Gazi, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nazmul Hossain Milon, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Monir Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadot Hossain, Abdul Mazid