BPL 2019, Match 31: Sylhet Sixers vs Khulna Titans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Who should you pick between Brendan Taylor and Liton Das?

Khulna Titans
Khulna Titans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sylhet Sixers and Khulna Titans will face off in the day game on Saturday in Chattogram which is the battle for the bottom of the table. Khulna started the season with four consecutive losses and were defeated three times in a row after their first win. They got the better of the Sixers in the last game to register their second win. On the other hand, the Sixers have three wins from nine matches.

Both the teams have to win their remaining three encounters to be in contention for the Qualifiers. Sixers managed to win only two games until David Warner led the team. Sohail Tanvir took the captaincy responsibilities and managed to end the 3-match losing streak win a huge 76-run win over the Rajshahi Kings that boosted their NRR. Warner’s replacement Jason Roy made 28-ball 42 in his first match.

Match Details:

The 31st match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Sylhet Sixers and Khulna Titans at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (7:30 AM GMT) (1:00 PM IST).

This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The day T20 matches at Chattogram are usually on the high scoring side. The chasing teams will not find it really challenging to overhaul big totals.

Average first innings score: 173.33 (Last 6 day T20 matches at Chattogram)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Loss – 4 (Last 6 day T20 matches at Chattogram)

Probable XI:

Sylhet Sixers:

Jason Roy, Liton Das (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir (C), Mehedi Hasan Rana, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain/Nabil Samad.

Bench: Nasir Hossain, Gulbadin Naib, Wayne Parnell, Ebadat Hossain, Mohammad Irfan, Jaker Ali, Patrick Brown, Towhid Hridoy.

Khulna Titans:

Brendan Taylor (wk), Junaid Siddique, Al-Amin, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah (C), Ariful Haque, David Wiese, Yasir Shah, Taijul Islam, Junaid Khan, Subashis Roy.

Bench: Jahurul Islam, Dawid Malan, Carlos Brathwaite, Shariful Islam


Injury and Availability Updates:

Wayne Parnell is available for selection having replaced Imran Tahir. Sandeep Lamichhane joined the Nepal team to face UAE in a 3-match ODI series that started on Friday.

Power Picks:

Alok Kapali was well known as a hard hitting middle-order batsman who can chip in a few overs with the ball during his International career. However, in the ongoing BPL, Kapali has fine-tuned his leg-spin bowling. In the game against Titans, he picked up a four wicket-haul and took two wickets against Rajshahi. He has ten wickets from nine matches adding to 83 runs with the bat.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Brendan Taylor stepped up to the role as the keeper of Khulna. He scored 28, 32 and 48 in the three matches he played so far. He could well be the biggest pick from this game. Other top-order bats Jason Roy, Junaid Siddique and Sabbir Rahman can be picked either as captain and vice-captain. Mohammad Nawaz and Liton Das can also be picked as captain while Mahmudullah and David Wiese suit the vice-captain role.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Liton Das

Batters – Jason Roy (C), Sabbir Rahman, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Al-Amin

All-Rounders – Alok Kapali, Mahmudullah, David Wiese

Bowlers – Mohammad Nawaz (VC), Sohail Tanvir, Taijul Islam

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor (C)

Batters – Jason Roy (VC), Sabbir Rahman, Junaid Siddique, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Al-Amin

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, David Wiese

Bowlers – Mohammad Nawaz (VC), Sohail Tanvir, Taijul Islam

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Expert Advice:

It is a gamble between Brendan Taylor and Liton Das who have been in enviable form of later. Taylor has been at his best from the time he got in the team while Liton has got some good scores under his belt lately. Both of them open the batting and keep wickets, so it is not an easy decision in any way.

Probable Winners:

Sylhet Sixers might just edge past Khulna Titans due to a better all-round bowling attack.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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