Thisara Perera scored an unbeaten 42 before picking up a 5-wicket haul against the Warriors last week.
The 12th game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Dhaka Platoon at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST)
This game can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.
The Chattogram Challengers moved on to the top of the points table with their 3rd win in four matches. They chased down the target of 130 with two overs to spare on Tuesday against the Sylhet Thunder. Challengers began the tournament with a win against Thunder before suffering an 8-wicket defeat against Khulna Tigers. Chattogram soon bounced back with a 4-wicket win against Rangpur Riders. They will now face Dhaka Platoon who have won their last two matches against Cumilla Warriors and Sylhet Thunder respectively.
The venue in Chattogram is expected to be under clear skies throughout the evening on Wednesday.
The Chattogram track produced a high-scoring thriller in the afternoon but the night match turning out to be a low-scoring one. It could be due to the slowness created after the match in the afternoon. If a new track is used for the match on Wednesday, we could see 180+ totals in the night matches as well. Chasing is the best choice in the night matches in Chattogram.
Average first innings score: 165 (Night T20 matches in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 3
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Lendl Simmons, Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Chadwick Walton, Mahmudullah (C), Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan (WK), Muktar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Bench – Enamul Haque jnr, Ryan Burl, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique, Nasum Ahmed , Jubair Hossain, Imad Wasim, Pinak Ghosh, Muhammad Musa.
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (WK), Laurie Evans, Jaker Ali, Thisara Perera, Ariful Haque, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud.
Bench – Shadab Khan, Raqibul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Mominul Haque, Luis Reece, Asif Ali.
Thisara Perera had a near-perfect match last week against the Warriors where he scored an unbeaten 42 before picking up a 5-wicket haul. In the same match, Tamim Iqbal struck 74 and added 31 in the next match against Thunder. Anamul Haque has scores of 38, 0 and 62 in the three matches. Lendl Simmons began the tournament with scores of 26 and 44. He is expected to continue his form from the Indian tour.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Anamul Haque, Lendl Simmons, Thisara Perera
Vice-Captain – Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Chadwick Walton, Anamul Haque (C)
Batters – Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Lendl Simmons (VC)
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Muktar Ali
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Mahmud
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan
Batters – Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes (VC), Laurie Evans
All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Thisara Perera (C)
Bowlers – Mehedi Hasan Rana, Rubel Hossain, Wahab Riaz, Mashrafe Mortaza
Players of both the teams have been quite unpredictable with their performances. In one match, they end up winning everything, in another game, they fail to put on even a decent performance. Hence, players who are likely to play multiple roles will be perfectly suited.
Chattogram Challengers are expected to register their 4th victory in five matches.
*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.