Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live Scores: SportsTiger App
Chattogram Challengers will face Fortune Barishal in the 26th match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2023. The Challengers have been highly consistent so far in the tournament. They have won only two games out of seven played. Their last win came way back, against Dhaka Dominators. After that win, the Challengers have lost three games in a row and resultantly have slipped to the sixth position in the points table.
Shakib Al Hasan-led Barishal, on the other hand, have won five games out of the seven played. Their two defeats have come against Sylhet Strikers, who are above them in the points table. Barring these two games, Barishal have dominated their opponents. They almost pulled off a win against the Strikers in their last game and that might have boosted their morale even further.
The pitch at Sylhet tends to slow down as the game progresses. Teams batting first have won more games. Hence, winning the toss will be crucial here.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Chattogram Challengers
Usman Khan (wk), Tawfique Khan, Afif Hossain, Darwish Rasooli, Khawaja Nafay, Ziaur Rahman, Shuvagata Hom (c), Mehedi Hasan Rana, Taijul Islam, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
SportsTiger Playing XI of Fortune Barishal
Saif Hassan, Anamul Haque (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Karim Janat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Kamrul Islam, Khaled Ahmed
If Chattogram Challengers bat: Score- 135-140; Barishal Win
If Fortune Barishal bat: Score- 150-160; Barishal Win
Fortune Barishal have a clear edge over Chattogram Challengers. In their last meeting, Barishal easily cruised past Chattogram. Therefore, the Shakib Al Hasan-led team is expected to reign supreme again on Friday.
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