Date: 03 February 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Shakib Al Hasan-led Fortune Barishal will be up against Khulna Tigers in their tenth match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023. Barishal has been in incredible form this season, winning six out of the nine matches played so far. They are seated at the second position in the points table and look set to make it to the second round of the competition. However, Barishal lost their last league game against Dhaka Dominators.
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Meanwhile, Khulna Tigers have not been able to put up a performance of their level. Despite so many big names in the lineup, the Tigers have lost seven out of the nine matches played so far in BPL 2023. Bowling has been the major concern for Khulna as they have failed to defend big totals as well. For example, in their last game, against Comilla Victorians, the Tigers failed to defend 210. Now, with Barishal to face next, it will be an uphill task for them to move up in the points table.
The pitch at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium is a typical subcontinent wicket but tends to get betters as the game progresses. Teams chasing a total have enjoyed an edge here and hence the toss-winning captain will look to bowl first.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Fortune Barishal
Anamul Haque (wk), Saif Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran, Salman Hossain, Karim Janat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam
SportsTiger Playing XI of Khulna Tigers
Tamim Iqbal, Shai Hope (c), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Azam Khan (wk), Yasir Ali, Mark Deyal, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shafiqul Islam, Amad Butt
Fortune Barishal might have lost their last game but the Shakib Al Hasan-led side has shown that they can beat any team on a day. Meanwhile, Khulna Tigers have just not clicked as a unit and hence they are expected to go down yet again on Thursday.
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