The Rangpur Riders will take on the Barisal Bulls in the fourth match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on Monday. Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions can be found below.
Shakib-Al-Hasan & Co will know fully well that there is no room for laxity in this format of the game. They will be up against the Dhaka Dynamites on Sunday evening but will need to refocus on the job at hand when they take the field on Monday.
As a veteran of previous T20 league titles in the Indian Premier League, Shakib will know exactly how to go about it as a team. South Africa’s Quinton de Kock had been absolutely immense against India in the 50-over matches and he will return to the subcontinent once more for the BPL.
In Soumya Sarkar, Misbah-ul-Haq, Darren Sammy, and Kevin O’Brien they have a talented pool of players who are tailor-made for this particular format of the game. Sammy in particular can be an extremely destructive customer. Although the West Indian is known to come out lower down the order, Shakib might want to consider pushing him up into the middle-order so as to utilize his full potential.
Barisal will be led by Mahmadullah, who has been a regular for Bangladesh for a while now. Al-Amin Hossain, who has been capped by the Tigers, is also a part of the squad besides Sabbir Rahman, Sohag Gazi, and Taijul Islam.
However, expect all the attention to remain on a certain Jamaican who goes by the name of Chistopher Henry Gayle. The big West Indian has terrorized bowlers from across the world in different Twenty20 league competitions and is known to be the most feared operator on the planet.
If Gayle gets going, it can become very difficult for the opposition. Evin Lewis, Imad Wasim, Kevon Cooper, and Mohammad Sami are the other major former or current internationals who can expect to play a part for Barisal.
Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls head to head:
These two sides have met in two previous occasions with each side winning once each.
Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions
Barisal Burners to win
Chris Gayle to be Barisal’s best batsman
Match starts at 6:45 pm local time (12:45 pm GMT) on November 23.