Date: 07 January 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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In the third match of Bangladesh Premier League 2023, Dhaka Dominators will take on Khulna Tigers at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. Both teams have got good squads and will be hoping to start the season with a win. The two teams have enjoyed playing against each other, but Dhaka have a slight edge having won a game more in their previous five meetings. Last season, both teams won a game each in two games played. It will be interesting to see who takes a lead this time.
The Dhaka pitch is not the best of T20 tracks but it does provide a balance between the bat and ball. While batters can play relying on their timing, bowlers can exploit the stickiness in the pitch.
Taskin Ahmed-led Dhaka Dominators have a good team. They have got a good mix of experience and youth. While the likes of Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, and Taskin Ahmed will provide stability in the middle, youngsters like Shoriful Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, and Mohammad Mithun will be expected to be flamboyant. Soumya Sarkar will be crucial at the top of the order for Dhaka Dominators. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne won’t be available initially as he is with the national team for T20I series in India.
Dhaka Dominators BPL 2023 Squad: Ahmed Shahzad, Al-Amin Hossain, Alok Kapali, Arafat Sunny, Ariful Haque, Delwar Hossain, Chamika Karunaratne, Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Monir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Dilshan Munaweera, Nasir Hossain, Salman Irshad, Shan Masood, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Usman Ghani
Khulna Tigers have quite a few seasoned campaigners in their lineup. There is captain Tamim Iqbal himself. Sabbir Rehman is also there to bat in the middle order. Avishka Fernando and Yasir Ali will also provide Tamim Iqbal with different options. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka is also a part of Khulna Tigers’ squad but he won’t be available with Sri Lanka playing a white-ball series against India. Pakistan’s Naseem Shah too might miss out on first few games. However, Wahab Riaz will be there to aid Iqbal.
Khulna Tigers BPL 2023 Squad: Azam Khan, Avishka Fernando, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Saifuddin, Munim Shahriar, Nahidul Islam, Naseem Shah, Nasum Ahmed, Pritom Kumar, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Dasun Shanaka, Tamim Iqbal, Paul van Meekeren, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Ali
Khulna Tigers clearly have an edge over their counterpart with so many match-winners in the squad. Therefore, the Tigers are the favourites to win the match.
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