Date: 16 January 2023
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
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The action resumes in Bangladesh Premier League 2023 as Sylhet Strikers and Dhaka Dominators lock horns in the 13th match of the season on Monday. The Strikers have got the perfect start to this edition of BPL as they have won four out of four matches played. Meanwhile, Dhaka Dominators have managed a solitary win from the three matches played. Now, as they get ready to face Sylhet, the table toppers, the Dominators will look to register their second win.
The pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is not the best wicket for T20 cricket. It plays slow and batters struggle with their timing. Meanwhile, bowlers, especially spinners will dominate the proceedings.
After a win in their opening fixture, Dhaka Dominators have suffered two consecutive defeats. They lost their last game to Chattogram Challengers by eight wickets as the Dominators failed to defend 158. Their bowlers struggled against Afif Hossain and Darwish Rasooli as the pair put together 103 runs for the third wicket. With the bat, captain Nasir Hussain (30 off 22), Usman Ghani (47 off 33), and Anamul Haque (29* off 18) chipped in for the Dominators.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Dhaka Dominators
Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mizanur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain (c), Ariful Haque, Usman Ghani, Amir Hamza, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
Mashrafe Mortaza-led Sylhet Strikers have been brilliant so far in this edition of the BPL, winning all four games they have played. Also, all four wins have been with bigger margins. In their last match, the Strikers defeated Dhaka Dominators. Sylhet beat Dhaka by a massive 62 runs. While Towhid Hridoy (84) and Najmul Shanto (57) were among the runs for the Strikers, captain Mortaza, Imad Wasim, and Mohammad Amir scalped two wickets each to derail the Dominators’ chase.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sylhet Strikers
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Haris, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Thisara Perera, Akbar Ali, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Rejaur Rahman Raja
If Dhaka Dominators bat: Score- 145-155; Strikers Win
If Sylhet Strikers bat: Score- 155-170; Strikers Win
The Strikers have been dominant as ever in this edition of the BPL. The team looks in great rhythm with their star players chipping in consistently. Meanwhile, Dhaka Dominators seem to erring at clutch moments and hence the Strikers will be the favourites to win on Monday.
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