BPL 2023, Riders vs Challengers: Preview, Fantasy Tips and Prediction
Azmatullah Omarzai and Shoaib Malik (Source: Twitter)
Rangpur Riders will square off against Chattogram Challengers in the 40th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Wednesday at Shere Bangla Stadium.
The Riders had an unsteady first half of the tournament, winning only two of their first five games, but managed to peak at the right time, winning each of their next five games. As a result, they are currently sitting comfortably in the top four, with seven wins in ten games. They are currently coming on the back off a win against the table toppers, Sylhet Strikers and will be keen to continue the winning momentum right through to the knockouts.
Meanwhile, Chattogram Challengers’ campaign will come to an end with this match. The Chattogram based franchise had a terrible second half of the tournament, losing six games in a row. However, they managed to break their losing streak in their last fixture against Dhaka Dominators and will be hoping to win this game as well to finish the tournament on a high.
Date & Time: February 8, 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Live Streaming: Fancode
The pitch at the Shere Bangla Stadium has not been an easy surface to bat lately. As the tournament moves towards its business end, the pitch is getting slower game after game. The first innings score is expected to be around 150 and the team winning the toss should be bowling first.
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Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Shoaib Malik, Afif Hossain, Rony Talukdar
All-Rounders: Shuvagata Hom, Curtis Campher, Ziaur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Hasan Mahmud
Captain: Shoaib Malik
Vice Captain: Ziaur Rahman
Rangpur Riders are having a great second half of the tournament, winning each of their last five games. They got the better of Chattogram in their last meeting earlier this season and is expected to win the returned fixture as well, making it two in two against them.
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