BPL 2019-20: Match 30, Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Mujeeb ur Rahman has an economy rate of 5.16 in this BPL 2019-20.

Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 30th game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 will be played between Sylhet Thunder and Cumilla Warriors at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST)


This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.


Sylhet Thunder is on the verge of getting knocked out of the playoff race as they lost seven of the eight matches they played thus far. Their lone win came against the Khulna Tigers that too by a huge 80-run margin. Thunder posted 232/5 in that match with help of Andre Fletcher’s hundred. The tournament now moves to Sylhet for three where the Thunder plays three matches. Alongside winning their remaining four matches, the Sylhet franchise need to hope many other results to go in their way. On Thursday night, they will be up against Cumilla Warriors who are currently placed at No.5 in the points table with three wins out of the eight games.

Weather Condition/Report:

There could be bit of rain in the late hours of Thursday in Sylhet but the game between Thunder and Warriors is likely to finish by then.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sylhet track can be considered as a batting paradise and the conditions will be best for the batters under the lights. Barring a game where a team batting first were skittled for 68, the venue recorded big totals during the matches that began after 5 PM local time in the last two years. During the previous edition of BPL, a successful chase of 195-run target was recorded.

Average first innings score: 163 (Night T20 matches since 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability:

Dawid Malan is likely to miss this match as he caught up a flight back home soon after the completion of the game on Tuesday.

Probable Playing XIs:

Cumilla Warriors:

Robiul Islam Robi, Stiaan van Zyl, Yasir Ali, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, David Wiese, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Sunzamul Islam.

Bench – Dawid Malan, Fardeen Hasan, Sumon Khan, Ifran Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Sylhet Thunder:

Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mosaddek Hossain Saikat (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Sohag Gazi, Nayeem Hasan, Monir Hossain, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadot Hossain.

Bench – Jeevan Mendis, Krishmar Santokie, Nazmul Islam, Rony Talukdar, Delwar Hossain, Abdul Mazid, Ruyel Miah, Rubel Mia.

Top Picks:

Soumya Sarkar’s best in the tournament came with the ball as the Bangladesh International claimed 11 wickets in 8 matches at a strike rate of 11.9. His unbeaten 88 in the last game was a confidence booster for the left-hander who failed to score a fifty in first seven matches. Mujeeb ur Rahman’s tight bowling might not have fetched him more than 9 wickets in 8 games but he could produce a fine performance against Cumilla who have a couple of left-handers in their top-order. If there is a player in Sylhet team whom we could talk about, then that is Mohammad Mithun. The keeper-batsman had scores of 84*, 49* and 62 in three matches and remaining five innings below 25 runs.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Soumya Sarkar, Johnson Charles, David Wiese

Vice-Captain – Andre Fletcher, Stiaan van Zyl, Mosaddek Hossain

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Mithun

Batters – Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Johnson Charles

All-Rounders – Soumya Sarkar (C), David Wiese, Sunzamul Islam

Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ebadot Hossain

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Mithun

Batters – Johnson Charles (C), Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Stiaan van Zyl

All-Rounders – Soumya Sarkar, David Wiese (VC), Sunzamul Islam

Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Al-Amin Hossain

Expert Advice:

There is uncertainty over the availability of overseas players for this competition as few of them are joining too late and few other players left mid-way. It is one of the reasons why we have picked fewer overseas players. Dawid Malan’s case is similar as he took a flight soon after the completion of the match on Tuesday. He was not even available for collecting the player of the match award. Malan returned home as his wife was unwell.

Probable Winners:

Sylhet Thunder is expected to come out as the winners during this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.