Imrul Kayes is in brilliant form with the bat and has mustered 319 runs in his 9 innings in BPL 2019-20.
The 36th game of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The match starts at 06:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (06:00 PM IST). This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.
Chattogram Challengers are currently ranked 2nd in the points table and will be looking forward to regain their top spot by winning the clash against Rajshahi Royals. Their batting line-up is in red hot form and is performing consistently with the bat. Imrul Kayes has scored 319 runs in his nine games at an average of 53.16 with three half-centuries.
And, as per the reports, Chris Gayle has also joined Challengers that will give a much-needed strength to their side. In bowling, Mehedi Hasan Rana has given some impressive performances with the ball and is currently the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing tournament. Challengers will certainly bank on their leading bowler in the next game.
Rajshahi Royals are the table leaders with 14 points in 10 games. They have won back to back two games and will look to continue with their winning streak in BPL 2019-20. In the presence of Liton Das, Afif Hossain and Shoaib Malik, they boast of a strong batting line-up but sometimes they have suffered due to their strength due to a sudden collapse in the previous games. Royals will not want that their inform batsmen fail in the next game that might force them to suffer a defeat against the heavyweight’s Challengers.
It is expected to be a clear day for a cricket match on Tuesday. There are no chances of rain and the temperature will deviate between 11 and 23 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The pitch at Shere Bangla National Stadium will certainly go into the favour of spinners. So far the spin heads have got a lot of turn from the wicket and batsmen have found it difficult to play strokes against them during the match. The fast bowlers will have not much to boast on this ground due to less bounce available from the track. The majority of the games have been won by the side batting second and the same is expected in the next match.
Average first innings score:– 161 [In the last six completed games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied/NR- 0/1
Chris Gayle has joined Chattogram Challengers and is expected to play against Rajshahi Royals.
Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes (c), Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan (wk), Ziaur Rahman/Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Bench: Enamul Haque jnr, Liam Plunkett, Rayad Emrit, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain/Ziaur Rahman, Muktar Ali, Ryan Burl, Jubair Hossain, Imad Wasim, Avishka Fernando, Pinak Ghosh, Muhammad Musa
Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik (c), Irfan Sukkur (wk), Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nawaz, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam , Mohammad Irfan.
Bench: Andre Russell, Taijul Islam, Nahidul Islam, Hazratullah Zazai, Minhajul Abedin Afridi.
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