The Sylhet Super Stars will take on the Barisal Bulls at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon as the two sides clash in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Sylhet Super Stars v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated home side are currently at the bottom of the league standings with two points to show for their efforts in six matches thus far. In comparison, the visitors are in second position with eight points from five matches this season.
While the Super Stars are entering this match on the backs of yet another defeat – this time against the Chittagong Vikings, the Bulls were victorious in their match against the Dhaka Dynamites on Tuesday.
Shahid Afridi’s 62 off 41 deliveries after the side had been reduced to 45/5 heloed the Sylhet Super Stars put up 139/9 in the first 20 overs against a very disciplined Vikings bowling lineup. Tamim Iqbal and Tillakaratne Dilshan finished the chase with close to four overs to spare as the opening pair scored 67 runs each against a toothless Sylhet bowling lineup.
In the other match, the Dhaka Dynamites were able to post 158/5 despite losing four wickets within the first 11 overs. Kumar Sangakkara’s great form with the bat continued as the former Sri Lankan batsman posted 60 off 47 deliveries. Netherlands star Ryan ten Doeschate’s 45 off 32 deliveries towards the death made up for the poor performance of the other middle order batsmen.
Evin Lewis took matters into his own hands during the chase as the West Indian blasted the tournament’s first ton this year. The opener was unbeaten on 101 runs off 65 deliveries and shared a 127 run partnership with Rony Talukdar for the first wicket. The Bulls completed the chase with nine wickets and eight deliveries to spare.
While nothing has worked in the favour of the Sylhet Super Stars this season, the Barisal Bulls have been able to come up with some consistent performances. The Bulls are also likely to have Chris Gayle back in the side soon and if the Jamaican is able to shrug his injury issues and bat, it could be curtains for the Super Stars’ hopes this year.
Sylhet Super Stars v Barisal Bulls head to head
The Bulls have already beaten the Super Stars earlier this season. The two sides have met five times in the past with the Bulls winning thrice compared to Sylhet’s two wins.
Sylhet Super Stars v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions
Barisal Bulls to win
Match starts at 2:30 pm local time (8:30 am GMT) on December 6.