Date: February 10, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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The ongoing Bangladesh Premier League has reached its business end. Fourth-placed Fortune Barishal is all set to take on out-of-contention Khulna Tigers in the final match of the league stage. Both the teams are coming to this game on the back of defeats. While Khulna Tigers are already out of the knockout stages, Barishal has already qualified for the Playoffs.
The surface at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium has been a good sporting wicket and we expect good competition between bat and ball. The captains must look forward to chasing the total. The average 1st innings total at this venue is 151.
Fortune Barishal skipper Shakib Al Hasan is the top run-getter for his team with 353 runs at a strike rate of 175. Iftikhar Ahmed has also made an instrumental contribution to the game by scoring 351 runs.
On the other hand, Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for the Khulna Tigers with 302 runs at a strike rate of 122. He has struck 9 sixes and 33 fours. Azam Khan has also made 226 runs at a strike rate of 159. Wahab Riaz has bagged 13 wickets while bowling at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 6.91.
Probable playing XI:
Anamul Haque (wk), Fazle Mahmud, Chaturanga de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Karim Janat, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
Shai Hope (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Yasir Ali, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Paul van Meekeren, Nahidul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Murad, Nasum Ahmed
Fortune Barishal are clear favourites against Khulna Tigers and are most likely to register a win in their last league stage game.
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