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

The two bottom-tier teams clash in match 38 with slender hopes to qualification.

Rajshahi Kings. (Photo Source: BCB)

With eight points and two games to play, the Sylhet Sixers literally have the doors shut on their chances of qualifying into the next round of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019. Although a mere mathematical chance still remains, the Sixers will know all too well that their season is all but over. The Rajshahi Kings are just above the Sixers in the points table and the situation isn’t any better for them either.

With the rest of the competition a good two to four points ahead of them and with games in hand, the odds are heavily against their qualification. The Sixers boast of a strong batting line-up and they would look to use this to their advantage. Meanwhile, the Kings are low on morale after their 6-wicket loss to Rangpur Riders. That said they would look to rally their troops for one last hurrah and finish the season on a high.

Venue and pitch

The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. Note that the track used for the previous game here was a new one sporting a tinge of grass. The seamers would be excited to bowl on this one as the batsmen visibly struggled to get going in the previous game played here.

1st innings score: 182 (From the nine most recent ‘night’ T20 games here)

Run-chase record: the team chasing has won four from the last nine ‘night’ T20 games.

Likely Playing XI –

Sylhet Sixers

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

Rajshahi Kings

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

Hot Picks

Keep an eye out for Nicholas Pooran, Laurie Evans, Sabbir Rahman, Ryan ten Doeschate, Liton Das and Taskin Ahmed.

Player updates

  • Note that Isuru Udana is still unavailable for the Kings in keeping with his engagements with Sri Lanka A
  • Imran Tahir has been replaced by Wayne Parnell and the left-arm South African pacer will be available to play
  • Also, Sandeep Lamichanne dons national colours against UAE and therefore, will not feature in this clash

Fantain Fantasy XI

Liton Das          – Wk-Keeper     – 9

S Rahman         – Batsman         – 9

Laurie Evans     – Batsman         – 9

Alok Kapali        – Batsman         – 8

N Pooran  (VC)  – Batsman         – 9

M Hasan ( C )    – Bowler           – 9

M Rahman        – Bowler           – 9

AA Sunny          – Bowler           – 8

Taskin Ahmed   – Bowler           – 9

Afif Hossain      – All-Rounder    – 8

R ten D’chate   – All-Rounder    – 9

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