BPL 2019, Qualifier 2, Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Benny Howell is in good form and could be a useful pick in the Fantasy team.
Published - Feb 5, 2019 8:47 pm | Updated - Feb 5, 2019 8:47 pm
After six wins in a row, losing against the Comilla Victorians in Qualifier-1 came as quite a shocker to the Rangpur Riders. In the absence of AB de Villiers and Alex Hales, the top-order sure doesn’t look as brutal as it was. Therefore, this might have played a part in the undoing of the team. However, since they finished first on the points table, the Riders have got another chance to possibly make it into the final of the BPL 2019.
To do this, they’ll be taking the Dhaka Dynamites on, who just about seem to be getting back on the track. The side won both of its last two games to reach to the second qualifier. Playing in the home conditions should be an added advantage to them. They will leave no stone unturned to try and get their hands on the silverware, yet again.
The 2nd Qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).
This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.
The Dhaka track, under the lights, suits the batsmen. The pitch assists the spinners and the medium-pacers. Pace variations will hold the key in the crucial encounter.
Average first innings score: 152.5 (Last six night T20 matches)
Record of chasing: Won – 3, Loss – 3
Upul Tharanga, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Nurul Hasan (WK), Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Shuvagata Hom, Qazi Onik, Mohammad Naim/Mahmudul Hasan, Rubel Hossain.
Bench – Heino Kuhn, Hazratullah Zazai, Darwish Rasooli, Andrew Birch, Mohor Sheikh, Mizanur Rahman, Shahadat Hossain, Ian Bell, Aliss Islam, Rovman Powell, Asif Hasan.
Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Mithun (WK), Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam.
Bench – Sean Williams, AB de Villiers, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mehedi Maruf, Alex Hales, Fardeen Hasan.
Injury and Availability Updates:
Alex Hales of Rangpur Riders is ruled out of the BPL. AB de Villiers has also left the Rangpur before playoffs.
Upul Tharanga is in good form currently. He scored 329 runs including two centuries and a fifty in the 5-match unofficial ODI series against Ireland A. In the BPL, he registered scores of 0, 42, 51 and should be your power pick for the upcoming game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
First preference – Shakib Al Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Sunil Narine
Vice-captain options – Upul Tharanga, Chris Gayle, Benny Howell
Alternatives – Andre Russell, Mohammad Mithun, Rony Talukdar
Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mohammad Mithun
Batters – Upul Tharanga, Rony Talukdar, Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw (VC)
All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (C), Sunil Narine, Benny Howell
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain, Qazi Onik, Shafiul Islam.
Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Nurul Hasan
Batters – Upul Tharanga (VC), Chris Gayle (C), Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Benny Howell
Bowlers – Shuvagata Hom, Qazi Onik, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam.
Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine are the best picks in the all-rounders category. You can also pick among Nahidul Islam and Benny Howell – both of them are quite safe options. Picking Andre Russell or Ravi Bopara could be slightly risky.
Dhaka Dynamites are the predicted winners of this game.
*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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