Minister Group Dhaka are favourites to win
Khulna Tigers and Minster Dhaka meet in Match 2 of the 2021-22 Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Friday evening. The Tigers finished top of the group stage but ended up runners-up in the last BPL. Minster Dhaka were called Dhaka Platoon and finished 4th in the table and overall. This BPL match begins at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at 18:30 local time.
Khulna Tigers have lost both their leading run scorer and top wicket taker from the 2019-20 BPL and may struggle initially to fill those two voids in the side.
Minster Dhaka have recruited well ahead of BPL 8 with some fine international and domestic signings. They will be confident of beginning the campaign with a win.
Gazi TV and T Sport will show this game live in Bangladesh.
BPL Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on FanCode.
With humidity levels increasing by 25% over the course of the match, we predict that both captains will choose to field first in this match if they win the toss.
Any score over 150 will be competitive on this wicket. Expect the spin bowlers to get plenty of assistance from a slow surface.
Clear skies with the temperature in the low 20s throughout this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Khulna Tigers vs Minister Group Dhaka, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
The Tigers will have to make do without the runs of Rilee Roussow and the wickets of Mohammad Amir in this season’s BPL. Their absence will make replicating the performances from 2020 a tough assignment but they do have a fully fit squad ahead of this game.
Although the Tigers lost the final of BPL 7, they had won their previous four games in the competition.
Mushfiqur Rahim (c) (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Andre Fletcher, Farhed Raza, Jaker Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Sharifullah, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamrul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Nabil Samad
Minster Dhaka look set for a very good BPL 2022 season after recruiting some very talented and exciting short-format players. Qais Ahmad will miss the opening games due to involvement in the Afghanistan v Netherlands ODI series.
Dhaka ended the 2019-20 tournament with three straight defeats.
Mohammad Naim, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Najibullah Zadran, Andre Russell, Ebadot Hossain, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam
Batsmen:T Iqbal, A Fletcher (c), Najibullah-Zadran, S Sarkar
All Rounder:Mahmadullah, A Russell (vc)
Wicket Keeper:M Rahim, M Shahzad
Bowler:F Reza, Q Ahmed, Naveen-ul-Haq
Khulna won the last game between the sides to end a run of six straight defeats to Dhaka.
|Matches Played||KHT Won||MGD Won||Tie||NR|
Minster Dhaka are favourites to get their BPL campaign off to a winning start.
|Minister Group Dhaka||1.59||1.61||1.748||1.53|
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Although the two sides finished in 1st and 4th place in the group stage last time, they were well matched and there were only two points separating them. We expect this to be a competitive fixture but are backing Minster Dhaka to start the campaign with a victory.
Minister Group Dhaka are favourites to beat Khulna Tigers at odds of 1.61