Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Table-toppers Sylhet Strikers will be up against Khulna Tigers in match 39 of the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday (February 8) at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium. Both teams have had a contrasting season so far. While Strikers have already qualified for the Playoffs, Tigers are out of the knockout stages after managing to win only 2 games in 10 matches.
The Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium is getting slower day by day, and we expect spinners to dominate the game. The average 1st inning total at the venue is 151. Team winning the toss will look to defend here.
Both teams are coming into this game on the back of losses. While Sylhet Strikers suffered a big loss against Rangpur Riders, Khulna Tigers were handed their 5th straight loss by Fortune Barishal. However, Strikers have been in good form throughout the season, and with a playoff spot already booked, the team will play look to finish on top. On the other hand, Yasir Ali Chowdhury-led Khulna Tigers have already been knocked out of the competition and will now be playing for pride in its last two matches.
Probable Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shai Hope (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Yasir Ali, Mark Deyal, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed , Shafiqul Islam, Paul van Meekeren, Hasan Murad
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, Zakir Hasan, Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Amir, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain
Sylhet Strikers have clearly the better team when we look into form. Picking Mashrafe Mortaza-led side to win the game.
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