BPL 2019, Match 38: Sylhet Sixers vs Rajshahi Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Who will be the top performer for the Sylhet Sixers and Rajshahi Kings?

Nasir Hossain, Sylhet Sixers
Sylhet Sixers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rajshahi Kings and Sylhet Sixers will face off in the last match of the season at Chattogram and it is a crucial game for them both. The Sixers are back into the frame for a qualifier spot after consecutive wins. They have four wins from the ten matches they played while Rajshahi has five wins from 12 matches. Rajshahi are not assured of a spot in the qualifiers as two wins from two games will make them finish with 14 points only.

Their NRR is not good enough and will force them to rely on results of other games. On the other hand, Sylhet is in a comparatively better position as they need to win their remaining four games to finish in the top four. The Sylhet team has a well-oiled top-order that has been performing well recently and will boost the team’s morale. Sixers are expected to outclass Rajshahi with their batting firepower in this crucial fixture.

Match Details:

The 38th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Sylhet Sixers and Rajshahi Kings at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (1:00 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

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


Pitch Condition/Report:

After three consecutive high-scoring matches in Chattogram, the new pitch used on the 4th day troubled the batsmen. On a track with a fringe of lively grass, the side batting first couldn’t post big totals.

Average first innings score: 182.33 (Last nine night T20 matches)

Record of chasing: Won – 4, Loss – 5 (Last nine night T20 matches)

Probable XI:

Sylhet Sixers:

Jason Roy, Liton Das (WK), Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali (C), Sohail Tanvir, Ebadat Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Nabil Samad.

Bench: Nasir Hossain, Gulbadin Naib, Wayne Parnell, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Irfan, Jaker Ali, Patrick Brown, Towhid Hridoy.

Rajshahi Kings:

Jason Charles (WK), Laurie Evans, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Fazle Mahmud, Ryan ten Doeschate, Christiaan Jonker, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C), Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam.

Bench: Isuru Udana, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmad, Seekkuge Prasanna, Shahriar Nafees, Alauddin Babu, Marshall Ayub.

Injury and Availability Updates:

Isuru Udana of Rajshahi was part of the unofficial ODI series against Ireland A that concluded on Tuesday.

Wayne Parnell is available for the selection having replaced Imran Tahir. Sandeep Lamichhane is a part of the Nepal team that shall face UAE.


Power Picks:

Taskin Ahmed is having a great BPL with the ball which could bring him back into the national side. The Bangladesh pacer bagged 20 wickets from ten matches this season. Taskin claimed ten wickets in the previous four games with at least two in each game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The likes of Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das and Laurie Evans have to be the first preferred options as captain or vice-captain. Ryan ten Doeschate, Jason Charles and Jason Roy can also be considered for these roles. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Soumya Sarkar and Nicholas Pooran will be risky names for captain and vice-captain given their scarce success.


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

Keeper – Liton Das (VC)

Batters – Sabbir Rahman (C), Laurie Evans, Jason Roy, Jason Charles

All-Rounders – Ryan ten Doeschate, Alok Kapali

Bowlers – Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Liton Das

Batters – Sabbir Rahman (C), Laurie Evans, Nicholas Pooran, Soumya Sarkar

All-Rounders – Ryan ten Doeschate, Alok Kapali

Bowlers – Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz (C)

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Expert Advice:

In the recent matches, Nicholas Pooran and Mehidy Hasan Miraz haven’t made a great impact. Pooran didn’t get a chance due to the top-order’s success while the high scoring matches didn’t help Mehidy’s case as he is not batting in the top four. The two players can be excluded depending on the credits available for others.

Probable Winners:

Sylhet Sixers are expected to defeat Rajshahi Kings and register their 5th win of the season given their recent form.

*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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