Kaushik Kashyap ∙ Jan 16 2023, 5:45 PM

Bangladesh Premier League 2023, January 17th: Preview, Fantasy Teams

image-lcyzuvhfShoaib Malik will be in action for Rangpur Riders (Source Twitter)

A total of four teams will engage in two enthralling contests on Tuesday, January 17th in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Let’s take a quick preview of the two exciting contests ahead.

Match 15: Khulna Tigers vs Rangpur Riders

Khulna Tigers will lock horns against Rangpur Riders in their next fixture of the BPL 2023. The Tigers had a horrible start to their campaign, having lost all the three matches they have played so far. As a result they are placed at the second last position in the points table. Yasir Ali and his men will be desperate for a win in this game before it becomes too late in the tournament for them.

They will be looking to have a better outing with the bat as their batting performance has been one of the major reasons behind their poor campaign so far. Moreover, the Tigers lost against Rangpur Riders in their previous meeting in this tournament and will be eager to make things even in this match.

Meanwhile, Rangpur Riders have won two out of the three matches they have played and are placed third in the points table with four points. They have been brilliant as a team with everyone stepping up at some point of the game. In addition, they are coming into this match on the back of a win over Khulna Tigers last week and will be keen to sustain their winning form to make it two in two.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Azam Khan
Batters: Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Yasir Ali, Rony Talukdar
All-rounders: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Nawaz, Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Nasum Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Robiul Haque

Captain: Shoaib Malik
Vice-Captain: Mohammad Nawaz

Match 16: Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers

Comilla Victorians will square off against Sylhet Strikers in the second match of the day on Tuesday in BPL 2023. The Victorians finally got the first win of their campaign in their last match, defeating Chattogram Challengers by 6 wickets. The three-times champions had a horrible start to their campaign, having lost the first three fixtures but now will be keen to extend their recently gained winning form.

Imrul Kayes and his men, with one win and three losses, are currently sitting at the 5th position in the league standings. With almost every overseas star available in their squad, there should not be any looking back for the defending champions from here as they will be keen to go further up in the standings with another win from this match.

On the other side, Sylhet Strikers are the only unbeaten team in the tournament with five wins in five games. They are without a doubt sitting at the top of the table with ten points in total. This will be their second outing against the Victorians as both the teams already squared off against each other earlier in the tournament in Mirpur. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza will be hoping his side will continue their winning streak and strengthen their top spot with another win here.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Jaker Ali, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Khushdil Shah
All-rounders: Mosaddek Hossain, Imad Wasim
Bowlers: Tanvir Islam, Mohammad Amir, Mashrafe Mortaza

Captain: Imad Wasim
Vice-Captain: Mohammad Rizwan

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