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BPL 2017, Match 13: Dhaka Dynamites v Khulna Titans – Results Predictions

The prediction is for the Dhaka Dynamites to win the match and get to the top of the table. 

Khaled Mahmud Sujon
Shahid Afridi in conversation with the Dhaka Dynamites coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon. (Photo Source: Twitter)

With Shahid Afridi announcing his arrival in the grandest of ways possible, Dhaka Dynamites are well on course for another title triumph. With their team performing to their fullest of capabilities, the standards of the tournament have gone a notch higher. Sylhet Sixers, who began the tournament so positively, were humiliated thanks to a vintage “Boom Boom” Afridi show.

The Khulna side is also coming off a decent performance, which should do a world of good for their confidence. Last time these two met on the second day of the tournament, it was one-way traffic in Dhaka’s favor. A result of such caliber is pretty much on cards, but the Titans have their own set of match winners.

Chadwick Walton has been kind of a surprise package, same applies to Jofra Archer. Carlos Brathwaite found some form with the bat, spanking a quickfire 30 in the previous game. They have plenty of positives to stand in level terms with the Dynamites, but the home crowd and previous record will keep playing in their minds.

Here’s what CricTracker predicts for the game:

Scenario 1: DD wins the toss Toss

Prediction: DD will choose to bowl first

First innings score prediction: 160-170

Result prediction: DD will win the match by 4 wickets

 

Scenario 2: KT wins the toss

Toss Prediction: KT will choose to bowl first

First innings score prediction: 180-190

Result prediction: DD will win the match by 10-20 runs

Head to Head Record

Total matches played – 8, Khulna Titans – 4, Dhaka Dynamites – 4, No Result/ Tied – 0.

Playing combinations

Dhaka Dynamites

Shahid Afridi and Evin Lewis opening together is like two atom bombs falling in the same city. It worked wonderfully the previous game and at number 3, it’ll be Cameron Delport. Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Mossadek Hossain will be available in the middle order to provide a solid finish.

Three of the best spinners in the shortest format’s history, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, and Sunil Narine working together in tandem is such a threat to any side in the world. Abu Hider has been terrific this season, and he will be accompanied by Mohammad Shahid and Cameron Delport in the seam bowling department.

Predicted XI: Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Jahurul Islam (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Mosaddek Hossain, Evin Lewis, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Shahid, Khaled Ahmed

Khulna Titans

Chadwick Walton will be accompanied by the local star Nazmul Hossain Shanto in the opening department. The Aussie veteran Michael Klinger got off to a good start in the league and he’ll take up the number 3 spot. Rilee Rossouw, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Carlos Brathwaite and Jofra Archer will be forming the middle order.

Abu Jayed, Shafiul Islam, and Jofra Archer are the three seamers for the game and interestingly, they are not much dependent on their spinners on these slow tracks. They only have Mosharraf Hossain and Mahmudullah in the spin department, with an extra seaming option in Carlos Brathwaite.

Predicted XI: Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Chadwick Walton (wk), Michael Klinger, Rilee Rossouw, Mahmudullah (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ariful Haque, Jofra Chioke Archer, Mosharraf Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Abu Jayed

The prediction is for the Dhaka Dynamites to win the match and get to the top of the table. 

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