BPL 2019-20: Match 5, Rajshahi Royals vs Sylhet Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

BPL 2019-20: Match 5, Rajshahi Royals vs Sylhet Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Hazratullah Zazai scored fifty in the opening match for his side as well as Liton Das also looked great with the bat.

Liton Das
Liton Das. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 5th match of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Rajshahi Royals and Sylhet Thunder at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

The match starts at 1:30 PM IST (08:00 AM GMT/2:00 PM Local). Live streaming of this match is available on Fancode and can also be watched on Dream11 App (update it to the latest version).

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Rajshahi Royals got off to a great start with a win in BPL 2019-20 against Dhaka Platoon. And, they would be looking to carry on with their winning streak in the upcoming match as well. Hazratullah Zazai scored fifty in the opening match for his side as well as Liton Das also looked great with the bat. Moreover, their bowlers did a commendable job with the ball in the previous match and restricted the opposition at a minimal score.

For Sylhet Thunder, Mohammad Mithun did a commendable job with the bat and mustered 84 runs and was in red hot form against Chattogram Challengers. He would be eager to replicate his form against Royals. One place where they need to work hard is their bowling, who failed to perform in their opener.

Weather Condition/Report:

There is no chance that rain will have any effect on the game. It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Dhaka with temperatures ranging between 18-27 degrees according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Shere Bangla National Stadium is expected to go in favour of the batsmen but spinners will also play an important role. The wicket starts assisting spin heads in the latter part of the game as the pitch starts getting slow. However, the team winning the toss will look to bowl as far as international games are concerned.

Average first innings score:  152 (Completed games at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 2, Lost- 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated if there is any news)


Probable Playing XIs:

Rajshahi Royals:

Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das (wk), Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza, Minhajul Abedin Afridi

Bench: Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Nawaz, Irfan Sukkur, Nahidul Islam

Sylhet Thunder

Johnson Charles, Rony Talukdar, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Jeevan Mendis, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nazmul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krishmar Santokie, Ebadot Hossain

Bench – Shafiqullah Shafiq, Monir Hossain, Delwar Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Sherfane Rutherford, Ruyel Miah


Top Picks:

Mohammad Mithun will be a vital pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side as he is in red-hot form with the bat. He played a brilliant knock of 84 runs in the previous match. Johnson Charles is another player to watch out in the upcoming match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Andre Russell, Mohammad Mithun, L Das

Vice-Captain – Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Mosaddek Hossain


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper –  Mohammad Mithun (C)

Batsmen – Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Johnson Charles, A Kapali, Rony Talukdar

All-Rounders – Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell (VC)

Bowlers – Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Nazmul Islam

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper –  Mohammad Mithun, L Das (C)

Batsmen – A Kapali, Shoaib Malik, Johnson Charles, Rony Talukdar

All-Rounders – Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell (VC)

Bowlers – Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Nazmul Islam


Expert Advice:

Shoaib Malik is a brilliant all-rounder who has a lot of experience playing in international cricket. In the opening game, he struggled to score runs at a higher strike rate. In the upcoming match, he might play a good knock with his bat.

Probable Winners:

Sylhet Thunder is expected to win the 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.