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BPL 2019-20: Qualifier 1, Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Rilee Rossouw is expected to replicate his influential form with the bat in the next match for his side.

Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Qualifier 1 game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 will be played between Khulna Tigers and  Rajshahi Royals at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

The match starts at 06:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST). This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.

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Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

Khulna Tigers ended as the number one team in the group stage. They will certainly be the favourites to win the game against Rajshahi Royals. They have all their bases covered with the players performing convincingly well in the ongoing tournament.

They boast a strong batting line-up that comprises of Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw and Mushfiqur Rahim. They are just one win away from cementing their place in the finals of BPL 2019-20. Also, their players will look to come with power back performances to help their side win the clash against Rajshahi Royals.

Rajshahi Royals strength is their in-form top order that is consistently piling up runs against their opponents. One place at which they need to work hard is their bowling that looked quite inconsistent so far in the tournament. They defeated Chattogram Challengers in their last league game. And, they would be eager to continue with the same momentum in the upcoming encounter against Khulna Tigers.

Weather Condition/Report

There are no chances of rain on the match day and perfect weather is expected for a cricket match. The wind is expected to blow at a rate between 9 and 11 Km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 13 and 25 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Dhaka during the first leg offered a fair balance between the bat and the ball. The spinners will have their say as they will get some turn from the wicket. On the other hand, the batters have to get settled on the wicket to judge the behaviour of the track before they start playing their strokes. Meanwhile, the side winning the toss will look to bat first as far as the trends of this tournament are concerned.

Average first innings score:– 175 [In the last five games at the venue this season]

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

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajshahi Royals

Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed

Bench: Irfan Sukkur, Nahidul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi

Khulna Tigers

Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (C & WK), Najibullah Zadran, Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Aliss Islam

Bench – Hashim Amla, Aamer Yamin, Alauddin Babu, Tanvir Islam, Saif Hassan, Aminul Islam, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Robiul Haque


Top Picks:

Rilee Rossouw is expected to replicate his influential form with the bat in the next match for his side. He is the leading run-scorer for Khulna Tigers with 458 runs in his 12 outings. Mushfiqur Rahim will also look to bolster some runs with his wooden sword in the upcoming game and he will play an important role in any Dream11 Fantasy side. Najmul Hossain Shanto will be another important player to watch out in the crucial clash between the two heavyweights.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –Robbie Frylinck, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoaib Malik

Vice-Captain – Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (VC)

Batters Rilee Rossouw (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali

All-Rounders – Robbie Frylinck, Mohammad Nawaz

Bowlers – Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –Liton Das

Batters – Rilee Rossouw, Afif Hossain (C), Shoaib Malik, Najibullah Zadran

All-Rounders Robbie Frylinck (VC), Andre Russell

Bowlers – Shafiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Amir


Expert Advice:

The top-order from Khulna Tigers is performing in the top-notch form in the ongoing tournament. So, don’t ignore them while picking the Grand League side.

Probable Winners:

Khulna Tigers 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.

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