BPL 2019-20: Match 39, Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

BPL 2019-20: Match 39, Dhaka Platoon vs Rangpur Rangers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Tamim Iqbal, with 358 runs in 9 games at an average of 51.14, has been the lynchpin of the Platoon batting unit.

Shane Watson BPL
Shane Watson BPL. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Toss Update

Dhaka Platoon won the toss and elected to field first.

Dhaka Platoon Playing XI:

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque(w), Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Asif Ali, Thisara Perera, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Hasan Mahmud

Rangpur Rangers Playing XI:

Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson(c), Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Al-Amin, Jahurul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury(w), Arafat Sunny, Junaid Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Match Details:

The 39th game of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Dhaka Platoon and Rangpur Rangers at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

The match starts at 02:00 PM local time (08:00 AM GMT) (01:30 PM IST). This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

With 14 points after 10 games, the Dhaka Platoon has all but confirmed a playoff berth but the Mashrafe Mortaza-led unit would now be focussed on claiming the numero-uno spot in the points table when they take on Rangpur Rangers in what is a rematch of Wednesday’s fixture. The Platoon will be looking to do an encore of what they did on Wednesday when they swatted aside Rangers with disdain by a margin of 61 runs.

The win was set-up by opener Tamim Iqbal’s 38-ball 40 and a whirlwind unbeaten 19-ball 31 from Shadab Khan that helped Dhaka to post 9-145 after 20 overs. But, it was really the all-round performance of their bowling unit- led by Mahedi Hasan’s 3-13- and ably backed up by skipper Mortaza [2-18], Faheem Ashraf [2-26] and Shadab Khan [2-14], each of whom claimed two-wickets apiece, as they bowled Rangers out for a poultry 84 in 15.3 overs.

As for Rangpur Rangers, their chances of making it to the Playoffs, and heading into their final encounter of the season, they will hope to finish it on a high and also avenge the shellacking that they suffered at the hands of Dhaka on Wednesday.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Dhaka on Friday. According to the weather report, bright sunny spells will grace Dhaka on Friday, with the temperatures ranging between 16 and 23 degrees Celsius while the humidity is set to be around 76%. Most importantly, there is no chance of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the last game played between these two sides at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, batting proved to be a tricky proposition with both fast bowlers as well as spinners ruling the roost. This being a day game, the surface could well once again turn out to be on a slowish side and both sides will be looking to put runs on the board and then back their bowling to defend it later.

Average first innings score:– 159 [In the last seven games at the venue this season]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will be updated if there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs:

Dhaka Platoon

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (C & WK), Mominul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ariful Haque, Asif Ali, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Mahmud, Shadab Khan

Bench – Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raqibul Hasan, Laurie Evans, Shuvagata Hom, Luis Reece, Mohammad Shahid, Jaker Ali, Salauddin Sakil.

Rangpur Rangers

Mohammad Naim, Shane Watson (C), Cameron Delport, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Fazle Mahmud, Al-Amin, Jahurul Islam (WK), Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman

Bench: Nadif Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahzad, Junaid Khan, Shadman Islam, Zakir Hasan, Tom Abell, Sanjit Saha, Mukidul Islam, Rishad Hossain.

Top Picks:

Dhaka PlatoonTamim Iqbal, with 358 runs in 9 games at an average of 51.14, has been the lynchpin of the Platoon batting unit. The southpaw scored a crucial 40 in the last game, and along with Mominul Haque [157 runs at 39.25] will lead the batting unit. The all-round bowling performance by the bowlers was at the heart of Platoons’ victory in the last game. Mahedi Hasan claimed three wickets while each of Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Mashrafe Mortaza claimed two apiece.

Rangpur Rangers- Mohammad Naim [342 runs at 34.20] has been the leading run-scorer for the Rangers in the season. He, along with Lewis Gregory [216 runs at 24.0] and Cameron Delport [170 runs at 21.25], Shane Watson [83 runs at 13.8] has blown hot and cold throughout the tournament. But, he is too good a player to ignore. You can place a punt on him by opting for the Australian as the captain/vice-captain of your Grand League fantasy team.

As far as bowling is concerned, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed claimed three wickets apiece in the last game while Mohammad Nabi chipped in with two.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Mahedy Hasan

Vice-Captain – Lewis Gregory, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nabi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Anamul Haque

Batters Tamim Iqbal [C], Mominul Haque, Shane Watson, Mohammad Naim

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Lewis Gregory [VC]

Bowlers – Mahedi Hasan, Shadab Khan, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper Anamul Haque (VC), Jahurul Islam

Batters – Mominul Haque, Shane Watson, Mohammad Naim

All-Rounders – A Haque, Lewis Gregory (C), Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Mahedi Hasan, Shadab Khan, Taskin Ahmed


Expert Advice:

There is a lot of uncertainty around the playing XIs in the BPL. Teams make unexpected changes. It would be better to wait for the playing XIs to be announced before finalizing your Fantasy teams. Also, you can visit CricTracker website after toss for the updated team.

Probable Winners:

Dhaka Platoon is expected to come out as the winners.

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.