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Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Final T20 Prediction

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 18:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Shere Bangla National Stadium - Dhaka, Bangladesh
2020-01-17 18:30:00
Khulna Tigers KHT Khulna Tigers
Rajshahi Royals RAR Rajshahi Royals

Betting Tips

  • The top two teams in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League go head-to-head one last time as they face-off in the final in Dhaka.
  • Khulna have won their last four consecutive matches, including victory against Rajshahi Royals in the first qualifier when Najmul Hossain Shanto hit 78* and Mohammad Amir took 6-17 - the best ever BPL bowling figures.
  • Rajshahi Royals, having finished second in the table, therefore had to beat Chattogram Challengers to reach the final - but Andre Russell's 54* from 22 balls ensured they did just that, with two wickets and four balls to spare.
Khulna Tigers

Our Pick Khulna Tigers are favorites to win.

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Who will win Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Final, BPL 2020?

Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals meet in the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, on January 17. The live action is scheduled to start at 19:00 local time.

Khulna Tigers qualified for the final in supreme form, winning their last four consecutive matches to finish first and then beat Rajshahi in the first qualifier. Najmul Hossain Shanto followed up his unbeaten century in the final league game with 78* from 57 balls in a total of 158/3, and then Mohammad Amir stole the show – the Pakistani paceman recording the best ever BPL figures of 6-17 to seal a 27-run victory.

Rajshahi recovered from being bowled out for 131 in that game, however – Andre Russell getting back to his best with 54* from 22 balls to lead them to a two-wicket win, with four balls remaining, chasing 165 against Chattogram Challengers.

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KHT vs RAR Toss Prediction

Rajshahi Royals won the toss and fielded first in both of their play-offs so far, and Khulna will likely do the same if they win the toss too.

KHT vs RAR Weather Report

Dhaka will be hot, clear and sunny throughout Friday, though humidity will mean some late dew to contend with.

KHT vs RAR Pitch Condition

Dhaka has served up something for everyone this season, but Khulna’s batsmen have proved big scores are very possible on these wickets.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Final, BPL 2020...

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals

Khulna Tigers Team News & Playing 11

KHT Team News

The only thing stopping Khulna Tigers sticking with an unchanged line-up once again will be the fitness of Mushfiqur Rahim. The captain, and wicket-keeper-batsman, retired hurt with a hamstring injury in the qualifier and did not keep for the full game either.

KHT Key Players

Najmul Hossain Shanto: His recent form has come from almost nowhere, but scores of 115* against Dhaka in the final league game and 78* in the qualifier against Rajshahi prove his worth at the top of the order.

Robbie Frylinck: The South African all-rounder bowled a wicket-maiden, which included five balls at Andre Russell, when these teams last met. He has 11 wickets in his last five games now.

Mohammad Amir: Ripped through the Rajshahi order when they last met, posting BPL-best figures of 6-17. He had previously returned to wicket-taking form with seven in his previous four matches too.

KHT Team Form

Khulna Tigers have hit their stride at the perfect time, winning their last four BPL 2019-20 matches in a row. The Tigers posted 218/2 against Cumilla Warriors and 207/2 against Dhaka Platoon to win their final two games – the latter seeing Najmul Hossain Shanto top-score with 115* from 57 balls.

Shanto then hit 78* from 57 balls to lead Khulna Tigers to 158/3 in their qualifier against Rajshahi, before Mohammad Amir stole the show. The Pakistani bowler’s 6-17 ensured Khulna won by 27 runs to book their place in the final.

Khulna Tigers Predicted Playing 11

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rilee Rossouw, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c, wk), Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam

Rajshahi Royals Team News & Playing 11

RAR Team News

Rajshahi Royals responded to defeat against Khulna Tigers in the first qualifier by reintroducing Irfan Sukkur and Mohammad Nawaz last time out – Taijul Islam and Ravi Bopara the two to make way. Both played a big part in the win too, and so it could be that same 11 retained for the final.

RAR Key Players

Shoaib Malik: The veteran Pakistani batsman has scored 446 runs in this tournament, including 80 in the qualifier when these teams last met.

Mohammad Irfan: Took 2-13 when these teams met in the qualifier and then 2-16 against Chattogram Challengers in the second qualifier, as his height, pace and bounce continue to cause issues.

Andre Russell: Back to his best with the bat last time out, hammering seven sixes to lead the late recovery against Chattogram. His 54* from 22 balls, having earlier taken a wicket too, earned him the man-of-the-match award.

RAR Team Form

Rajshahi Royals have proved they can bounce back from defeat well, twice beating Chattogram Challengers after losing their previous games on their way to this final. They first did it in the final group game, recovering from a heavy defeat as Liton Das (75) and Shoaib Malik (43*) led a chase of 156 in just 17.4 overs. 

Defeat to Khulna Tigers followed, despite 80 more from Malik, but again they bounced back – Andre Russell (54*) getting them over the line as they chased 165 to win by two wickets with four balls to spare. Mohammad Irfan (2-16) and Mohammad Nawaz (2-13) had earlier led the bowling. 

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing 11

Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell (c), Alok Kapali, Mohammad Nawaz, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi,

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Team Form in Last Five Matches

KHT : W W W W L

RAR : W L W L W

KHT vs RAR Head to Head

Two wins in three games against the Royals this season mean Khulna have now won six of their ten previous games against Rajshahi. Mushfiqur Rahim hit 96 in a five-wicket win in the first of those – usurping Shoaib Malik’s 87 in the Royals’ total of 189/4. Andre Russell’s four wickets and Liton Das’ half-century led the recovery – a seven-wicket win – but Najmul Hossain Shanto (78*) and Mohammad Amir (6-17) led Khulna to victory last time out, despite Shoaib Malik’s 80.

KHT vs RAR Head to Head Stats

Matches Played KHT Won RAR Won Tie No Result
10 6 4 0 0

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Betting Odds

Despite their recent form, Khulna Tigers are the same price as Rajshahi Royals for this final with Bet365 but Betway have listed them as favourites.

KHT Bet365 Odds

  • KHT to Win the Match: Khulna Tigers are 1.90 to win with Bet365.
  • KHT Top Batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim’s fitness could be an issue, but he is 4.50 to be Khulna Tigers’ top batsman if he plays. Rilee Rossouw is 4.00 with Bet365, while in-form Najmul Hossain Shanto is a generous 5.00 – as is opening partner Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
  • KHT Top Bowler: Mohammad Amir stole the show when these teams last met and he is 3.75 favourite with Bet365 to be Khulna Tigers’ top team bowler again. Robbie Frylinck is 4.00, while both Shafiul Islam and Shahidul Islam can be backed at 4.33.

RAR Bet365 Odds

  • RAR to Win the Match: Rajshahi Royals are also 1.90 to win with Bet365.
  • RAR Top Batsman: Opener Liton Das is 3.75 to be Rajshahi Royals’ top team batsman, while Andre Russell is 4.50 after his match-winning innings last time out. Afif Hossain can be backed at the same price, whereas Shoaib Malik is a generous 5.00 with Bet365.
  • RAR Top Bowler: Mohammad Irfan is in consistent form with the ball and he is 3.75 to be Rajshahi Royals’ top team bowler with Bet365. Andre Russell is also 3.75, while Mohammad Nawaz is 5.00 after his excellent bowling last time out.

KHT Betway Odds

  • KHT to Win the Match: Khulna Tigers are 1.72 favourites to win with Betway, which better reflects their current form.

RAR Betway Odds

  • RAR to Win the Match: Rajshahi Royals are 1.95 outsiders to win with Betway.

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Prediction

Khulna Tigers reached the final thanks to an excellent, and perfectly-timed, run of form – including their qualifier win against the Royals. They can seal the Bangladesh Premier League title by beating them again in the final.

Final Verdict

Khulna Tigers to beat Rajshahi Royals at 1.90 with Bet365 and 1.72 with Betway.

KHT vs RAR Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keeper(s)

Mushfiqur Rahim edges out Liton Das as the stand-out wicket-keeper choice but his hamstring injury raises questions as to whether he will be involved and Das – at 1.5 credits cheaper – is the safer option. He has batted well this year too, so it is barely a downgrade.

Batsmen

Shoaib Malik hit 80 when these teams last met and 87 in a previous meeting this year too. He is well worth his ten-credit cost. Rilee Rossouw is 9.5 credits and has been outstanding for Khulna this season too. Najmul Hossain Shanto has been the star in recent matches though, and his 8.5-credit pricetag makes him a must-have.

All-rounders

No Rahim means room for Russell. Andre Russell is 10.5 credits but got back to his best last time out and is a man for the big occasions. Mohammad Nawaz played and starred with him last time out, however – in place of Ravi Bopara – so he is well worth selecting at 8.5 credits and the same is so true of in-form Robbie Frylinck for the Tigers too. Frylinck has barely been needed with the bat, but Mehidy Hasan Miraz – as well as taking two wickets last time out – opens the batting too.

Bowlers

Mohammad Amir stole the headlines last time out with his six-wicket haul, while Mohammad Irfan’s consistent form makes him worth picking too. Aminul Islam is only eight credits, meanwhile – enough to finish your team off without sacrificing any more big-price players.

Captain/vice-captain

Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mohammad Amir stole the headlines when these teams last met, while Liton Das, Rilee Rossouw and Mohammad Irfan have all been in consistent form. There are some excellent all-round choices that outdo them for captain and vice-captain, however. Shoaib Malik is among them, though he is principally in for his batting – he was expensive with the ball last time out. Andre Russell leads the all-rounders, meanwhile, and was back in top form last time out, while Robbie Frylinck – though not often needed with the bat – has been in excellent recent bowling form.

KHT vs RAR Final Dream11 Team

BATSMEN ALL ROUNDER WICKET KEEPER BOWLER
Shoaib Malik Andre Russell (c) Liton Das Mohammad Irfan
Rilee Rossouw Mohammad Nawaz   Mohammad Amir
Najmul Hossain Shanto Mehidy Hasan Miraz   Aminul Islam
  Robbie Frylinck (vc)    

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  • Soton dx

    Khulna Tigers win

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  • Numan

    Khulna win 50,000% sure

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  • Roney

    Khulna win

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  • Nurnabi

    Rajshahi have won the macth

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