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BPL 2019, Match 15: Khulna Titans vs Rajshahi Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Khulna Titans are expected to open their points tally with a win against the Rajshahi Kings.

Rajshahi Kings
Rajshahi Kings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Khulna Titans have lost all the four matches they played in this tournament and are placed at the bottom of the points table. They will be facing the Rajshahi Kings for the second time in the season against whom they suffered a 7-wicket defeat. Titans came close to opening their tally against Chittagong Vikings where they involved in a Tie having conceded 18 runs in the last over.

The Titans failed to chase 12 runs in the Super Over where they made only 10 runs. The Khulna’s NRR currently reads -1.542 which is worst among all seven teams. The Rajshahi Kings have the second-worst NRR of -1.068. The Mehidy Hasan-led Rajshahi team have suffered two big defeats and two wins. The Rajshahi’s first win came by defeating the Titans and the Titans will be hoping to get their first against Rajshahi.

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Match Details:

The 15th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (7:30 AM GMT) (1:00 PM IST).

This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The average first-innings score reads 144 in the last five T20s played at the Sylhet in the afternoon. The chasing sides won on four occasions where they conceded less than 150 and lost by 11 runs in the game while chasing a target of 167.

Squads:

Khulna Titans:

Mahmudullah (C), Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor, Paul Stirling, Junaid Khan.

Rajshahi Kings:

Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmad, Christiaan Jonker, Soumya Sarkar, Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Seekkuge Prasanna, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahriar Nafees.


Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

Seekkuge Prasanna is set to join Rajshahi Kings after completion of Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand. Lasith Malinga will be joining Khulna Titans having completed his tour of New Zealand while Yasir Shah and Mohammad Hafeez are part of Pakistan’s tour of South Africa.

Power Picks:

Mahmudullah inconsistency is one of the main factors for Khulna Titans’ poor performances in this tournament. The all-rounder has scored only 76 runs and picked one wicket from four matches thus far. He scored 33 in the previous game which will give him confidence.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Paul Stirling are two players from this game who are expected to make difference with both bat and ball. They will be ideal as captain and vice-captain. The likes of Mahmudullah and Isuru Udana will be perfect alternatives for those roles.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Zahir Hasan

Batters – Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling (VC), Junaid Siddique, Mominul Haque

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Carlos Brathwaite, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C)

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Mushtafizur Rahman, Isuru Udana

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jahurul Islam

Batters – Soumya Sarkar, Paul Stirling (C), Junaid Siddique, Mominul Haque

All-Rounders – Seekuge Prasanna (VC), Carlos Brathwaite, Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Junaid Khan, Isuru Udana


Expert Advice:

The all-rounder category contains Mahmudullah, Carlos Brathwaite, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, David Weise, Ryan Ten Doeschate and Seekuge Prasanna. No one can predict which three will be the top picks but based on their performances in the tournament and expectations over them, Brathwaite, Mahmudullah and Mehidy will be the ideal trio.

Probable Winners:

The Khulna Titans are expected to open their points tally with a win against the Rajshahi Kings.

*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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