Who will win Cumilla Warriors vs Rangpur Rangers, BPL 2019?
Cumilla Warriors are set to be in action against Rangpur Rangers in this second fixture of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20. The match will be played on December 11 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM local time.
CUW vs RAN, BPL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: DSport, Star Gold, Geo Super, Gazi TV, Flow Sports 2
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Rabbitholebd Sports
CUW vs RAN Toss Prediction
With this being a night game, the team that wins the toss will probably prefer chasing as the surface here generally tends to keep getting better for batting under lights.
CUW vs RAN Weather Report
The weather is likely to be clear with absolutely no chance of rain. Temperature is expected to hover around 20-22 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.
CUW vs RAN Pitch Condition
The pitch at this ground is expected to favor the batsmen more than the bowlers and it should quicken up a bit under lights. Spinners are likely to do better here than pace bowlers.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Cumilla Warriors vs Rangpur Rangers, BPL 2019...
Cumilla Warriors Team News & Playing 11
CUW Team News
Cumilla Warriors will be captained by Soumya Sarkar in the BPL 2019. Soumya Sarkar, Kusal Perera and Sabbir Rahman will form the top-order batting while Dawid Malan and Dasun Shanaka will be slotted in the middle order. Al-Amin Hossain and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are two of the specialist bowlers in the squad and they are likely to spearhead the team's bowling attack.
CUW Key Players
Kusal Perera, Soumya Sarkar and Dawid Malan are all match-winners with the bat and they are the key figures for Comilla Warriors in terms of batting. Kusal Perera has an impressive T20I record and the left-handed Sri Lankan batsman has hit 11 half-centuries in the format. As far as bowling is concerned, the Warriors will depend mainly on the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony and Al-Amin Hossain. Mujeeb will be the trump card for the team. The off-spinner has taken 20 wickets in 16 T20Is and that too at a very healthy economy of 5.40.
CUW Recent Form
Cumilla Warriors had a very successful tournament last time where they went all the way to be crowned champions. They finished second on the points table at the end of the league round with eight wins and four losses. The Warriors beat Rangpur Riders by eight wickets in Qualifier 1 before securing a 17-run victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the final.
Cumilla Warriors Predicted Playing 11
Soumya Sarkar (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Dawid Malan, Fardeen Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Sumon Khan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Al-Amin Hossain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Rangpur Rangers Team News & Playing 11
RAN Team News
The Mohammad Nabi-led Rangpur Rangers have picked plenty of youngsters in their squad for this season of the BPL. Naim Sheikh is part of the team but he won't be available for this game as he is currently away for the South Asian Games. Mohammad Shahzad and Zakir Hasan are the two specialist wicketkeepers in the side. Cameron Delport is likely to open the batting while Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed will be the new-ball pair.
RAN Key Players
Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport are the key men for Rangpur Rangers at the top while Mohammad Nabi will be the one to watch out for in the middle order. Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad is an attacking batsman and he will be expected to provide a brisk start to the innings. His compatriot Mohammad Nabi is a valuable player due to his ability to make an impact with both bat and ball. Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed are the main threats in this pace attack. The former has taken over 50 wickets in T20Is and will be backed by the Rangers to provide the early breakthroughs.
RAN Recent Form
Rangpur Rangers topped the league standings in the previous season of the Bangladesh Premier League with eight wins and four defeats from twelve matches. After losing four of their first six encounters, they went on to win their next six fixtures on the bounce. The Rangers, however, could not reach the final as they lost to Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites in successive qualifiers.
Rangpur Rangers Predicted Playing 11
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Jahurul Islam, Zakir Hasan, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi (c), Nadif Chowdhury, Rishad Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Cumilla Warriors vs Rangpur Rangers Team Form in Last Five Matches
CUW : W W L W W
RAN : L L W W W
CUW vs RAN Head to Head
Cumilla Warriors have won six while Rangpur Rangers have won five out of the eleven matches that have been played between them in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Rangpur Rangers have won three of the last four matches that they have played against Cumilla Warriors.
Cumilla Warriors registered a convincing eight-wicket victory the last time they met Rangpur Rangers - in the first qualifier of the previous season.
CUW vs RAN Head to Head Stats
Cumilla Warriors vs Rangpur Rangers Betting Odds
Bookmakers have Rangpur Rangers as favorites to win this BPL match. The Rangers are 1.66 with Betway, 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.64 with 10CRIC. Cumilla Warriors are being offered at a higher price - 2.05 with Betway, 2.10 with Bet365 and 2 with 10CRIC.
Cumilla Warriors vs Rangpur Rangers Prediction
Rangpur Rangers have been faring well against Comilla Warriors of late and that should give them confidence heading into this game. However, their squad does not look as strong as it was last season and there is also plenty of inexperience in the side. The Warriors have more match-winners in their line-up and they have beaten the Rangers six times out of ten at the Shere Bangla. So we are backing the defending champions to kick off their campaign with a win.
Back Cumilla Warriors to beat Rangpur Rangers at 2.05 with Betway, 2.10 with Bet365 and 2 with 10CRIC.