Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 1 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Table topper Sylhet Strikers will take on second placed Fortune Barishal on January 24 at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. With five wins in six games, both the teams are placed in top two positions of the points table. However, Strikers are slightly ahead of Fortune Barishal due to better net run rate. While the upcoming fixture will guarantee blockbuster clash between two top-notch teams, let's look at the prediction for who might win the game.
The surface at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium is a pretty slow and spinners are likely to have an edge over pacers. Batters will have to apply themselves well in order to put runs on board.
Strikers' dominance suffered a massive roadblock by Comilla Victorians as latter registered 5-wicket win in last fixture. Strikers would be hoping to forget the results of their last outing and get back to wining way. Strikers had a brief batting collapse against Comilla Victorians, but Imad Wasim and Thisara Perera stitched a crucial partnership to post competitive total on board. Skipper Mortaza tried his best to make a game out of low score, but Victorians held their nerve till the end.
Probable playing XI:
Mohammad Haris, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Imad Wasim, Thisara Perera, Akbar Ali, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Sharifullah, Mohammad Amir, Rubel Hossain
Fortune Barishal's maiden defeat came in their first game of the season but since then Shakib Al Hasan-led has been undefeated. Their recent victory came against Dhaka Dominators as latter fell short of 13-runs. Ifitkhar Ahmed (56) and Mahmudullah (35) played a fine knock to put defending total on board.
Probable playing XI:
Anamul Haque (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Chaturanga de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Saif Hassan, Fazle Mahmud, Karim Janat, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Sylhet Strikers are likely to get back to their winning ways and maintain their top-spot in the points table.
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