Date: February 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue : Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Table-toppers Sylhet Strikers will be up against Rangpur Riders in the second game on Saturday (February 4) at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Both the teams have been in superb form lately due to which the clash between them is expected to be a blockbuster event. With eight wins in ten matches, Strikers are placed at the top of the points table, while Rangpur Riders have made a great comeback by winning back-to-back three games. Let's look at the prediction for who has a better chance to win the next game.
The Shere 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, and captain must aim to chase the total. Any score around 155-160 would be a good competitive total.
Both the teams are coming into this game on the back of comprehensive wins. After posting 192 on board, Strikers comfortably restricted Khulna Tigers at 161/9 in 20 overs. Right-arm pacer Rubel Hossain was one of the takeaways for Strikers as the 33-year-old picked four wickets.
Meanwhile, Md Amir and Rejaur Rahman Raja bagged two wickets each. From the batting perspective, Strikers' Towhid Hridoy (74 off 49), Zakir Hasan (53 off 38) and Thisara Perera (17 off 7) batted brilliantly on that day.
Meanwhile, Riders outplayed Dhaka Dominators in their last game and continued their winning momentum in the competition. They have a daunting task ahead of them in the form of Strikers, but their recent performance will guarantee one hell of a clash on Saturday evening.
Probable playing XI:
Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Mahedi Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nawaz, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Rakibul Hasan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Mahmud
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 maintained a better winning record in the competition, and they are most likely to outplay Rangpur Riders in the next game.
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