The 18th match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League will see the Sylhet Super Stars take on the Rangpur Riders at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. Sylhet Super Stars v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The Super Stars are in fifth position in the league standings with just a couple of points to show for their efforts in five matches this season. The hosts are in second position with eight points from six matches so far.
Both sides are however coming into this contest following important wins in the league. While the Super Stars beat Comilla in their last fixture, Rangpur Riders were on fire against the Chittagong Vikings.
Comilla batted first against Sylhet on Monday and went on to register 164/5 in the first 20 overs. Itton Das and Imrul Kayes batted really well from the top of the order with Ashar Zaidi going on to post 53 runs off 36 deliveries towards the end of the innings.
Ravi Bopara, who claimed four Comilla wickets got into the act with the bat as he registed 50 runs off 38 balls in an important 87-run stand for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (47 off 31 deliveries). Nazmul Hossain finished the chase with a six off the first delivery that he faced in the third-last delivery of the innings.
Tamim Iqbal top-scored for Chittagong with 36 runs off 43 deliveries in the last match against the Riders. However, none off the batsmen could convert their starts on the occasion as Shakib Al Hasan & co restricted the Vikings to 111/8 in the first period of play.
A 102 run stand for the opening partnership between Jahurul Islam and Soumya Sarkar meant that the result was never in doubt. While Islam missed out on a 50 by three runs, Sarkar made 58 off 56 deliveries and had Shakib for company at the center when the winning runs arrived with three overs to spare.
Both sides will be fairly confident ahead of this upcoming game. Comilla will be pleased with their collective effort with both bat and ball while Rangpur Riders were again able to hold their opponents with the ball. They also batted sensibly during the chase and Soumya Sarkar in particular showed great maturity with his shot selection and application in the middle.
Sylhet Super Stars v Rangpur Riders head to head
These two sides have met on three prior occasions with Sylhet winning on two occasions compared to Rangpur’s solitary win. The Riders beat the Super Stars in the reverse fixture earlier in the ongoing season.
Sylhet Super Stars v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions
Rangpur Riders to win
Match starts at 6:30 pm local time (12:30 pm GMT) on December 2.