Date: 06 January 2023
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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The brand-new edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is all set to commence on 6 January. Sylhet Strikers and Chattogram Challengers will take on each other in the opening fixture of BPL 2023. The match will be played at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. Both teams are desperate for their maiden title and thus will look to start things on a positive note. It will be interesting to see who sets the right foot forward.
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The Dhaka pitch tends to be a challenging one for the batters. The ball stops before reaching the batter and the track further deteriorates as the game progresses. So, bowlers will have an upper hand in the game but batters will be expected to make the first six overs count.
Mashrafe Mortaza-led Sylhet Strikers will bank on their experienced players like Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Amir, and Rubel Hossein to do the job. Meanwhile, young guns like Mohammad Haris, Zakir Hasan, and Najmul Shanto will also play a key role for the Strikers. Ryan Burl and Colin Ackermann are also there to provide Mortaza with options to rotate his players.
Sylhet Strikers Squad for BPL 2023: Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Dhananjaya de Silva, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza, Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
Chattogram Challengers have a young but able captain in Afif Hossain. The Challengers have got good firepower with Unmukt Chand and Max ODowd in the mix. Bangladesh’s rising star Taijul Islam is also there and will be expected to lead the spin department. Meanwhile, Au Jayed and Vishwa Fernando will be key pacers in the Challengers’ lineup. Curtis Campher and Ziaur Rahman are also there to fill in the all-rounder’s slot.
Chattogram Challengers Squad for BPL 2023: Abu Jayed, Afif Hossain, Curtis Campher, Unmukt Chand, Farhad Reza, Vishwa Fernando, Irfan Sukkur, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mehedi Maruf, Mrittunjay Chowdhury, Max O’Dowd, Ashan Priyanjan, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Tawfique Khan, Ziaur Rahman
Sylhet Strikers have more seasoned campaigners as compared to Chattogram Challengers. The experience of Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim is expected to overpower the firepower of Afif Hossain and Taijul Islam.
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