Bangladesh Premier League 2023 - Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers – BPL – Qualifier 2
|14th February 2023
|6.00 PM Local Time, 12.30 PM GMT, 6:30 PM IST
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Rangpur Riders had a fairly decent run in the league stage as they won eight of the 12 games. They defeated Fortune Barishal in the Eliminator to book a berth in Qualifier 2, having finished third in the points table after the league stage.
Meanwhile, Sylhet Strikers topped the points table with nine wins in 12 games and got the massive bonus of getting an extra shot at the final berth. Sylhet lost to Comilla Victorians in Qualifier 1 and thus booked a clash with Sylhet in the Eliminator, the winner of which will face Fortune Barishal in the final.
The wickets so far in the tournament have been flat and excellent for batting. There is not much help on offer for the bowlers and they need to stick to tight lines and variations to trick the batters.
The weather will be bright and sunny with the temperature ranging between 27 and 14 degrees.
Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Nicholas Pooran, Shamim Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Rakibul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud/Azmatullah Omarzai, Mahedi Hasan, Dwayne Bravo, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, George Linde, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Isuru Udana, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rubel Hossain
This is a must-win game for both teams thus we don’t see them making any changes to the playing 11.
Rangpur Riders have been ruthless against Sylhet Strikers in the BPL.
|Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicholas Pooran (VC)
|Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Towhid Hridoy (C)
|Dwayne Bravo, Dasun Shanaka, M Hasan
|Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 38 in the last game for Sylhet against Comilla Victorians. Shanto has been the star performer for the team with 412 runs in 13 matches.
Towhid Hridoy has also enjoyed a stellar season of the BPL. He is right behind Shanto in the list of most runs with 378 runs in 11 matches. Giving his recent form, he is a hot fantasy pick for Qualifier 2.
Mashrafe Mortaza is also a top choice from the Sylhet Strikers team. Mortaza is a valuable batter who can be used as a pinch hitter to take advantage of the fielding restrictions or to change the momentum of the game. He is also a terrific bowler and has taken 12 wickets this season in as many matches.
With 359 runs in 12 matches, Rony Talukdar has been the most consistent performer for Rangpur Riders this season. The team will be hoping that the batter comes good in the must-win game.
Nicholas Pooran can be picked just on his game-changing abilities. He has not had a great season but he can make amends by delivering a powerful show in the knockout game.
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