Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Prediction

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Shere Bangla National Stadium - Dhaka, Bangladesh
2020-01-13 18:00:00
Khulna Tigers KHT Khulna Tigers
Rajshahi Royals RAR Rajshahi Royals

Betting Tips

  • First-placed Khulna Tigers and second-placed Rajshahi Royals get the first shot at a place in the BPL final when they meet in Dhaka.
  • Khulna Tigers stormed into form with three wins in their final three matches, including scores of 218/2 and 207/2 in wins against Cumilla Warriors and Dhaka Platoon.
  • After losing to the same opposition in the previous game, Rajshahi Royals finished their campaign with an eight-wicket win against Chattogram Challengers as Liton Das hit 75 and they finished second.
Khulna Tigers

Our Pick Khulna Tigers are favorites to win.

Posted On 12th January 2020 05:22:13
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Who will win Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals, BPL 2019-20?

Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals go head-to-head for a place in the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 final, when they meet at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the first qualifier play-off on January 13. The match gets underway at 18:30 local time.

Three consecutive wins, scoring 218/2 and 207/2 in their final two games, propelled Khulna Tigers up the table and into top spot – despite having been the last team to secure a play-off place. Najmul Hossain Shanto smashed 115* from 57 balls last time out and top four are all in excellent form.

For Rajshahi Royals, meanwhile, they bounced back from defeat to Chattogram Challengers by beating the same team to secure second place. Liton Das led the way with the bat as the Royals ensured they too will get two shots at reaching the BPL final.

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KHT vs RAR Toss Prediction

Both teams won the toss and bowled first last time out, and both teams will be keen to do so again at Dhaka.

KHT vs RAR Weather Report

Though humid, Dhaka will otherwise be hot, sunny, clear and dry all day.

KHT vs RAR Pitch Condition

Khulna Tigers excellent batting form has continued, proving the Dhaka wicket – for all it offers to the bowling – is also a great pitch for batting.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals, BPL 2019-20.

Khulna Tigers Team News & Playing 11

KHT Team News

Khulna Tigers stuck with an unchanged line-up again last time out and, in fine form, they are likely to go into the play-offs with that same team.

KHT Key Players

Mushfiqur Rahim: Held an end for Najmul Hossain Shanto in a 56-run partnership last time out, as his own 18* from ten balls lifted him to 449 runs for the tournament.

Rilee Rossouw: Overshadowed by Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz in recent matches, but the South African still passed 450 runs for the tournament as he hit two sixes on his way to 23.

Robbie Frylinck: Took 2-35 last time out and has now taken ten wickets in his last four games to reiterate his worth with the ball.

KHT Team Form

Khulna Tigers won their last three matches to storm up the table and claim top spot. After back-to-back wins against Cumilla Warriors, they finished the job with a fine win against Dhaka Platoon too. Robbie Frylinck’s bowling form continued with 2-35 but Dhaka still set them 206 to win. Najmul Hossain Shanto’s 115* from 57 balls ensured they made light work of it though – chasing it down for the loss of just two wickets in 18.1 overs.

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 changed the balance of their team last time out, by handing Liton Das the gloves and bringing in an extra bowler. The change worked too, and it could be the same team that beat Dhaka that takes on Khulna Tigers.

RAR Key Players

Shoaib Malik: Led the Rajshahi batting with some excellent form in the group stage, including his unbeaten 43 from 25 balls last time out that wrapped up a comfortable win. He has 352 runs in this year’s tournament and also claimed 1-11 with the ball last time out.
Mohammad Irfan: Took his eight wicket of the tournament last time out, leading the bowling with his pace and bounce as he also bowled 13 dot balls.

Liton Das: Smashed 75 runs from 48 balls at the top of the order to follow up his half-century in the previous game and otherwise good form through the group stage.

RAR Team Form

Rajshahi Royals lost to Chattogram Challengers in the first of their back-to-back matches – Liton Das hit 56 out of 166/8 but the Royals lost by seven wickets in 18.3 overs.

They hit back well, however. After restricting the Challengers to 155/5, Das (75) and Shoaib Malik (43*) helped them to an eight-wicket win, completed in just 17.4 overs.

Rajshahi Royals Predicted Playing 11

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

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Team Form in Last Five Matches



KHT vs RAR Head to Head

Both teams have beaten each other once so far this season. In the first match, Shoaib Malik hit 87 from 50 balls and the Royals hit 189/4, but Mushfiqur Rahim’s 96 fired the Tigers to victory – winning by five wickets with two balls remaining. In the next match, however, Rajshahi hit back – Andre Russell took four wickets to restrict Khulna to 145/9, before Liton Das’ half-century guided the Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket win.

KHT vs RAR Head to Head Stats

Matches Played KHT Won RAR Won Tie No Result
9 5 4 0 0

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Betting Odds

Again, the bookmakers are split on this one. Bet365 are offering 1.90 on both Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals to win.

For the Tigers, in-form openers Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are both 5.00 with Bet365 to be their top team batsman with Bet365. Rilee Rossouw is 4.00 and Mushfiqur Rahim is 5.00. Liton Das is favourite for Rajshahi Royals, at 3.60 with Bet365, ahead of Shoaib Malik at 4.50.

Mohammad Amir is 4.33 favourite to be Khulna Tigers’ top team bowler with Bet365, as are in-form Robbie Frylinck and Shahidul Islam. For Rajshahi Royals, Andre Russell and Mohammad Irfan are both 3.75 to be their top team bowler with Bet365.

Khulna Tigers vs Rajshahi Royals Prediction

Khulna Tigers stormed to the top of the league in fine form at the end of the league phase and they can carry that through the play-offs too

Final Verdict

Khulna Tigers to beat Rajshahi Royals at 1.90 with Bet365.

KHT vs RAR Dream11 Prediction


Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das are both in fine form and well worth selecting, given both have amassed more than 600 points so far this season.

Shoaib Malik and Rilee Rossouw are also in excellent form and hard to ignore at ten and 9.5 credits apiece. Afif Hossain is nine credits, but Najmul Hossain Shanto’s superb innings last time out could give him the edge – and he is only 8.5 credits.


Andre Russell is 10.5 credits and the stand-out all-rounder but at that price it is hard to justify selecting him. Ravi Bopara is better value for the Royals at nine credits, which is the same price as Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who has come into good form at the top of the order for Khulna Tigers. Robbie Frylinck is in top bowling form, meanwhile, and he costs just 8.5 credits.


Mohammad Irfan and Shahidul Islam are both nine credits apiece, while Aminul Islam is eight credits. Given the cost of the batsmen, there is little choice for the bowlers but those three cover a wider base and come in within the credit limit.


Robbie Frylinck’s excellent bowling form makes him hard to ignore, particularly as he is also capable of fireworks down the order if called upon. He has amassed 692 points so far this season too prove that point. For vice-captain, both of the selected wicket-keepers are in excellent form and either of them – Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das – would be a good choice.

KHT vs RAR Qualifier 1 Dream11 Team

Shoaib Malik Ravi Bopara Mushfiqur Rahim (vc) Mohammad Irfan
Rilee Rossouw Mehidy Hasan Miraz Liton Das Shahidul Islam
Najmul Hossain Shanto Robbie Frylinck (c)   Aminul Islam

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