The 22nd fixture of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League will be contested by the Rangpur Riders and the Dhaka Dynamites at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday. Rangpur Riders v Dhaka Dynamites betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated home side for this upcoming contest are currently placed third in the league standings with eight points to show for their efforts in seven matches this season. The Dynamites are further down below in fourth place with six points from as many games thus far.
Both teams are coming into this fixture on the backs of defeats in their respective fixtures. While the Comilla Victorians beat the Dynamites in their last fixture, the Barisal Bulls beat the Rangpur Riders via the Duckworth-Lewis method on Thursday.
The Riders had huffed and puffed their way to 104/9 against the Bulls on Thursday thanks to contributions from Jahurul Islam, Misbah Ul Haq to start with and some sensible batting from Mohammad Al-Amin and Wahab Riaz towards the end.
The Bulls managed to notch up 75/4 in 12.3 overs with Rony Talukdar and Mahmadullah making 23 runs each. Barisal were leading as per the DL calculations at the juncture and with the weather not permitting further action, the match went their way.
In the other match, Dhaka were unable to chase down what appeared to be a perfectly gettable score as they kept losing wickets. Kumar Sangakkara and Nasir Hossain looked threatening during their stay at the center but none of them were able to score at the asking rate. After their dismissals, the rest of the batsmen were left to play catch-up and they fell short of 10 runs.
Earlier on, Ashar Zaidi’s 29-ball 45 runs proved to be the key as Comilla were able to post 141/7 in the first period of play. There had also been some meaningful contributions from Litton Das and Shuvagata Hom with Yasir Shah and Farhad Reza leading from the front for Dhaka with the ball. The duo picked up a couple of wickets each on the occasion.
Heading into this upcoming game, the one fact which is very clear is that the pitch will not let the batsmen breathe in peace. Whether it is at the start of the innings or towards the end, the pitch has not been of any help at all. The ball does not come onto the bat and if the bowlers bowl a tight line, there is no way that they can be hit for runs. It is also gradually slowing down even further as the match continues and hence, the side which bats first does have a slender advantage over the side batting second.
None of the sides are slated to make any changes to their lineup for this particular game. There are some decent players in either side. Dhaka need to win this match more than Rangpur if they are to boost their chances of making the playoffs.
Rangpur Riders v Dhaka Dynamites head to head
These two sides have met thrice in the past with Dhaka holding a 2-1 advantage over their opponents. Rangpur Riders had the last laugh when the two sides met earlier in the season.
Rangpur Riders v Dhaka Dynamites betting tips & predictions
Dhaka Dynamites to win
Match starts at 6:30 pm local time (12:30 pm GMT) on December 6.