BPL 2019, Match 11, Chittagong Vikings vs Khulna Titans – Match Prediction: Who will win the Match?
More than the Vikings, this match is crucial for the Titans.
Published - Jan 11, 2019 12:58 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2019 12:58 pm
The first leg of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 is coming to a close. On the penultimate day of the Dhaka phase of the tournament, the Chittagong Vikings will be up against the Khulna Titans. Both these teams last played on Wednesday and ended up on the wrong side of the result.
More than the Vikings, this match is crucial for the Titans. They are yet to open their account on the points table. With three losses in three games, the side is languishing down at the bottom of the points table. The Vikings, though, have won one out of the two games that they played and have occupied the third place on the table at the moment.
Pitch and Conditions
The temperature would range between 23ºC and 26ºC during the course of the match. The humidity and the temperature are pretty much even for the entire duration of the game due to the early start. Therefore, the external conditions might not have much of a say on this pitch. The side winning the toss might want to bat first as the pitch tends to assist the bowlers in the evening.
The Vikings might want to test their bench strength in the early stages of the tournament. Hence, there could be a swap between Luke Ronchi and Mohammad Shahzad for this game. The rest of the overseas players might continue. It is important for players like Mushfiqur Rahim to take the onus upon themselves and deliver. Had one of the senior Bangladesh pros played a good inning, they wouldn’t have lost by five runs to the Sylhet Sixers.
Predicted XI: Mohammad Shahzad/Luke Ronchi (wk), Cameron Delport, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Mosaddek Hossain, Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed.
The Titans will be scratching their heads given the issues they’ve got with their batting line-up. The young Bangladeshi players have been letting the team down with the bat. Therefore, they’ve got some calls to make. They’d probably axe Paul Stirling at the top of the order and open the innings with Dawid Malan. It is important for the side to have their best batsmen batting in the top five positions. Hence, Mahmudullah should bat at three followed by Brendan Taylor, Ariful Haque and David Wiese.
Predicted XI: Junaid Siddiqui, Dawid Malan, Mahmudullah (C), Brendan Taylor, Ariful Haque, David Wiese, Jahurul Islam (wk), Taijul Islam, Shariful Islam, Subhashis Roy, Zahir Khan.
Probable Top Performance
Mushfiqur Rahim – Chittagong Vikings | Dawid Malan – Khulna Titans
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Youtube
Match Timings – 13:00 IST; 13:30 local
The prediction is that the Khulna Titans will register their first win but only if they get their batting order right.