Date: 14 February 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Strikers will go head to head in the second qualifier of the BPL 2023 at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Entering this fixture, the Riders took down Fortune Barishal to continue their push for a possible title. Whereas Sylhet was defeated by the Comilla Victorians in the first qualifier.
The Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka has produced bowling-friendly wickets. The average 1st innings score is 150 in domestic T20 games.
The Nurul Hasan-led Riders side has been on an upward rise after a slightly dodgy start to their season. They have had a massive winning streak and have carried this momentum into the playoffs. Shoaib Malik and Rony Talukdar leading the batting department and Hasan Mahmud being the top performer with the ball, Rangpur could emerge on top.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Rangpur Riders:
Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Nicholas Pooran, Shamim Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Rakibul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Dwayne Bravo, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
On the other hand, the Sylhet Strikers had a horrific batting performance in their previous game as they were bundled out for just 125 runs. Similarly, their bowling also failed to put up a fight which could be monumental in the qualifier. Their batting is led by Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mushfiqur Rahim, while their bowling has the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza, Isuru Udana and Rubel Hossain, who have the ability to turn any game around.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sylhet Strikers:
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, George Linde, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Isuru Udana, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rubel Hossain
The Rangpur Riders are favourites to defeat Sylhet Strikers at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka and reach the finals.
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