Date: January 9, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The Chattogram Challengers are all set to take on the Khulna Tigers in another entertaining BPL 2023 fixture at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. The Challengers suffered a horrific eight-wicket defeat against Sylhet Strikers in the tournament opener. While Khulna Tigers put on a decent show in the first game against Dhaka Dominators.
The Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch has so far benefitted the bowlers. The average first innings score is 150.
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The Chattogram Challengers would desperately want to forget their opening game as they suffered a massive eight -wicket defeat. The Challengers only managed to put up 89 while losing nine wickets. Their bowlers managed to pick up a few wickets but didn’t have enough runs on the board to defend.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Chattogram Challengers
Afif Hossain, Usman Khan(w), Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Malinda Pushpakumara, Shuvagata Hom(c), Darwish Rasooli, Mehedi Maruf, Unmukt Chand, Al-Amin, Nihaduzzaman, Mehedi Hasan Rana
The Khulna Tigers had a fourth-place finish in the previous edition of the tournament. This season, the Tiger would want to improve on their result. They have a lot of quality players in their squad with the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Sharjeel Khan and Sabbir Rahman in their batting. Similarly, they also have some experienced bowlers in the ranks with stars like Wahab Riaz and Shafiqul Islam.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Khulna Tigers
Tamim Iqbal, Sharjeel Khan, Sabbir Rahman, Yasir Ali (c), Azam Khan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Shafiqul Islam, Nahidul Islam.
Chattogram Challengers are looking like the favourites to take the victory against Khulna Tigers as they have a more well-rounded team with star players in each department.
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