Date: February 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Rangpur Riders and Fortune Barishal will gear up for the Eliminator of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on Sunday, February 12 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Nurul Hasan-led Rangpur Riders lost their previous game to Comilla Victorians by 70 runs as they bundled out at 107 in just 17 overs. Meanwhile, Fortune Barishal too faltered against Khulna Tigers in their previous fixture. As both the teams must be hoping to win the Eliminator and qualify for the Qualifier 2, let's look at the prediction for the game.
The surface in Dhaka has been pretty sporting wicket and spinners do get a lot of assistance as the game progress. Team winning the toss must aim to chase the total.
Right-arm pacer Azmatullah Omarzai bowled brilliantly in the last game and bagged two wickets, as well. But still Riders leaked too many runs and could not show the character while chasing the total. Rahmanullah Gurbaz will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulder as a batter.
Rangpur Riders must aspire to put collective performance if they want to stay relevant in the competition. Meanwhile, Fortune Barishal failed to defend 169 against Khulna Tigers in the last game. Dwaine Pretorius and Karim Janat batted brilliantly in the first innings.
Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shamim Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Ripon Mondol, Azmatullah Omarzai, Hasan Mahmud, and Naveen-ul-Haq.
Anamul Haque (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Salman Hossain, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Chaturanga de Silva, Khaled Ahmed, and Ebadot Hossain.
Fortune Barishal are most likely to win the game as they have the right momentum in their side.
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