BPL 2023: Match 13, DD vs SYL Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BPL match between Dhaka Dominators vs Sylhet Strikers?
Sylhet Strikers won all their four matches in the league.
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With two back-to-back losses in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Dhaka Dominators are in dire need to get a win under their belt and change the current scenario. However, it’s not going to be an easy task as they face the league leaders, Sylhet Strikers, in their next match on January 16 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side is still unbeaten as they have won all four matches so far. The team completely dominated the Dhaka-based franchise in their last match and won the game by 62 runs. Opener Najmul Shanto scored 57 off 39 deliveries while Towhid Hridoy smashed the bowlers all around the park, scoring 84 off 46 deliveries.
Courtesy of their brilliance, the Strikers posted 201 runs on the board after 20 overs and won the match with absolute ease. Murtaza, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir picked up two wickets each as Dhaka looked quite ordinary right from the start.
Other than skipper Nasir Hossain, no one showed enough consistency with the bat for Dhaka. However, in the last match, other batters too rose up to the occasion but there still is a lot of room for improvement. From a bowling perspective, three of their players conceded ten or more runs per over and that’s a massive reason to worry about. If they fail to improve, Sylhet can wreak havoc on Dhaka on Monday.
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Date & Time: January 16, 1:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode
The pitch will favour the batters to score a lot of runs. Bowling first will be ideal and anything above 175 will be a good score in the first innings. Spinners are not going to get any advantage from the track because of the cold weather.
Probable Playing XIs for DD vs SYL
Dhaka Dominators (DD)
Mohammad Mithun(w), Mizanur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain(c), Ariful Haque, Usman Ghani, Amir Hamza, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
Sylhet Strikers (SYL)
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Haris, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Thisara Perera, Akbar Ali, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Probable Best Performers from DD vs SYL
Probable best batter: Towhid Hridoy
The 22-year-old young sensation has been absolutely brilliant in the season so far. Batting at a strike rate of 166.66, the Bogra-born cricketer has scored 195 runs from four matches and if he manages to play with the same intent, he can very well end the season as the highest run-scorer of the tournament.
Probable best bowler: Mashrafe Mortaza
The skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has led by example as he picked up seven wickets from four matches so far. He is currently the second-leading wicket-taker in the tournament and is playing some phenomenal cricket.
Today's Match Prediction: Sylhet Strikers to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.