BPL 2023, Riders vs Strikers: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips
Rangpur Riders in action [Twitter]
Rangpur Riders and the Sylhet Strikers will engage in a high-stakes battle in the second qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League 2023 on Tuesday, February 14. The electrifying match is slated to take place at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The winner of this showdown will have the opportunity to face the formidable Comilla Victorians in the highly anticipated BPL 2023 final.
The Riders, under the leadership of skipper Nurul Hasan, have secured the third spot on the points table after the league stage. Their journey to the BPL 2023 final may be a longer road, but they are taking it in stride.
With their 4-wicket victory over Fortune Barishal in the Eliminator, the Riders are brimming with confidence and are ready to face their next challenge. Additionally, they have the advantage of having triumphed over the Strikers in both meetings during the league stage, which serves as a source of inspiration for them going into this match.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Sylhet Strikers finished the league stage on top of the points table with an impressive nine wins in 12 games. However, their performance in Qualifier 1 against the Victorians was subpar, resulting in a 6-wicket defeat.
Despite this setback, the Strikers have a second chance to reach the final and they will be determined to make the most of it. Mortaza’s troops will look to overcome the Riders’ challenge and secure a spot in the BPL 2023 final.
Date & Time: February 14, 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Live Telecast & Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Fancode
Predicted Playing XI
Rangpur Riders: Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Dasun Shanaka, Shamim Hossain, Nicholas Pooran, DJ Bravo, Rakibul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sylhet Strikers: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), George Linde, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Isuru Udana, Rubel Hossain
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keepers: Nurul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Shamim Hossain, Rony Talukdar
All-rounders: Mashrafe Mortaza, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, DJ Bravo
Captain: Nurul Hasan
Vice-Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Rangpur Riders are favourites to win the contest based on current form.