Bangladesh Premier League 2022, Match 1: CCH vs FBA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Chattogram Challengers are expected to win this match.

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Chattogram Challengers and Fortune Barishal will play the first match of the Bangladesh Premier League on January 21. Both the teams are yet to win the tournament and hence, will try to gain momentum right from day one. CCH finished in the third position during the last season but was defeated during the second qualifier by the Rajshahi Royals.

Fortune Barishal is a new franchise that will make its debut this season. Fortune Barishal was a franchise that represented the Barisal Division until the 2016 season of the BPL. FBA has some of the biggest names of T20 cricket in their team including the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Gayle, and Dwayne Bravo.

Match Details

Chattogram Challengers vs Fortune Barishal, Match 1

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Date & Time: 21st January at 1:00 PM IST and 1:30 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium has enough support for the batters during the initial phase of a game. In the later phase, spinners start receiving enough help from the pitch. Hence, batting in the second half is a bit more difficult than in the first half. The team winning the toss should look to bat.

Probable Playing XIs for CCH vs FBA

Chattogram Challengers

Kennar Lewis, Chadwick Walton (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Will Jacks, Benny Howell, S Patwari, Afif Hossain, Mehdy Hasan Miraz (c), Nasum Ahmed, Rayad Emrit, Shoriful Islam

Fortune Barishal

Irfan Sukkur, Nurul Hassan (wk), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Mehdy Hasan Rana, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan

Top Picks for CCH vs FBA Dream11 Match

Top Picks – Chattogram Challengers

Kennar Lewis will be making his BPL debut this season. He has been playing in the T20 franchise for a long time and has earned a reputation of a big-hitter. In the CPL 2021, Lewis made 195 runs off 117 balls in the powerplays at a strike rate of 166.66. He played a significant role in the Lanka Premier League as well as T10 League.

Will Jacks has made 1299 runs in 64 T20 matches at an average of 24.50 and a strike rate of 154.82. He is likely to play the role of a finisher in the CCH lineup. In the Abu Dhabi T10 League, Jacks made 179 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 190.42.

Top Picks – Fortune Barishal

Shakib Al Hasan can do everything that is possible on a cricket field. He would be leading the FBA team in the tournament and hence, will be a key player throughout the season. Hasan would be playing a T20 game for the first time since T20 World Cup 2021. He picked 11 wickets in six matches during the T20 WC at an average of 11.18, an economy of 5.59, and a strike rate of 12. With the bat, Shakib made 131 runs at a strike rate of 109.16.

Chris Gayle has been featuring in the BPL since 2012 and FBA would be his seventh team. Gayle has made 1482 runs in 42 matches in BPL at an average of 41.16 and a strike rate of 156.49. He has hit five centuries and five half-centuries in the tournament. Gayle is the only batter to hit over 100 sixes in the tournament.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CCH vs FBA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

Chadwick Walton, Irfan Sukkur, Chris Gayle, Will Jacks, Kennar Lewis (vc), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rayad Emrit, Nasum Ahmed, Obed McCoy

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CCH vs FBA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

Chadwick Walton (vc), Nurul Hasan, Chris Gayle, Sabbir Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Kennar Lewis, Will Jacks (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy

Today’s CCH vs FBA Probable Winners

Chattogram Challengers are expected to win this match.

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