BPL 2019, Match 8, Khulna vs Rajshahi, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

BPL 2019, Match 8: Khulna Titans vs Rajshahi Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Khulna Titans are expected to open their winning count before the Rajshahi Kings.

Khulna Titans
Khulna Titans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans have one thing common in them before they face off on Wednesday night – Both teams got thrashed by the Dhaka Dynamites in their previous games. Rajshahi, who featured on the opening day of the tournament, bundled out for only 106 in response to the Dynamites’ total of 189/5. On the other hand, Khulna Titans started the campaign with an 8-run loss against the defending champions Rangpur Riders.

In their next game, the Titans were wrapped up for just 87 after conceding 192/6 to the Dhaka team. Both the sides would be hoping to change things around quickly after being dominated. Both have a good set of bowlers. The Titans have an injury threat as their pacer Ali Khan suffered a knee injury on Tuesday. The USA fast bowler tried to stop a skier and ended up kicking the ball to the boundary in the follow through.

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

The match starts at 5:20 PM local time (11:20 AM GMT) (4:50 PM IST).

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


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch will be tough to judge once again given how the tracks have fared in the first three matches of the tournament. However, the teams winning the toss will surely be electing to bowl first at this venue.

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.

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:

Khulna Titans’ Lasith Malinga is part of Sri Lanka’s squad in the tour of New Zealand while Yasir Shah is part of Pakistan’s tour of South Africa. Rajshahi Kings’ Seekkuge Prasanna is part of Sri Lanka’s squad in the tour of New Zealand.


Power Picks:

Laurie Evans was among the most consistent performers in the T20 format last year. The England batsman averaged 65.64 in the T20s in 2018 where he scored 919 runs from 24 matches. He scored as many as ten fifties with a batting strike-rate of 137.98.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Paul Stirling started the season with a fifty and picked up two wickets in an over in the second game. Any of the all-rounders can be considered for multiplier options. The likes of Laurie Evans, Zahir Khan and Junaid Siddique can be considered as vice-captain.


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

Keeper – Jahurul Islam

Batters – Paul Stirling (C), Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Junaid Siddique

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah (VC), Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese

Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Zahir Khan

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Zakir Hasan

Batters – Paul Stirling, Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Junaid Siddique (C)

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, David Wiese (VC)

Bowlers – Taijul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Zahir Khan

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Expert Advice:

The all-rounders’ category is filled up with the likes of Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ariful Haque and Carlos Brathwaite. Based on the availability and recent performances – Mahmudullah, Mehidy, Hafeez and Wiese will be the ideal options.

Probable Winners:

The Khulna Titans are expected to open their winning count before the Rajshahi Kings.

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