The Sylhet Super Stars will take on the Rangpur Riders in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Sylhet Super Stars v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated home side are currently second bottom in the league standings with four points to show for their efforts in seven matches so far. The visitors are in third spot with eight points from four matches. The Riders are two points off the pace while the Super Stars need to win all their remaining matches and hope that other results go their way if they are to make the playoffs.
The Super Stars were big winners in their last fixture when they beat the Barisal Bulls. The Rangpur Riders were however left to rue some poor choices in their last fixture against the Bulls. The Riders are also slated to play the Dhaka Dynamites on Sunday evening.
A super bowling effort that saw Ravi Bopara lead from the front with figures of 12/3 saw the Super Stars dismiss the Barisal Bulls for a mere 58 runs. Despite having Chris Gayle back in the side, the Bulls had no answer to the bowling of Shahid Afridi, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, and Sohail Tanvir besides Bopara. Junaid Siddique and Nurul Hasan completed the run chase in less than 12 overs to hand their team an important win.
In the other game, the Riders could only manage 104 runs from their 20 overs batting first as Al-Amin Hossain led the way for the Bulls with three wickets. Jahurul Islam and Misbah ul Haq were the only recognized batsmen to get on to double figures for the side on the day. With rain intervening in the second period of play, the Duckworth-Lewis method came into play and skipper Mahmadullah guided the Bulls to the win in 12.3 overs.
The Riders are not in good shape currently. Although they began the tournament with a blast, the side have lost momentum of late and in such short tournaments, it does boil down to that factor. They need to act fast in order to get the result on Monday evening. With Shakib Al Hasan in the side besides, they do not need to look elsewhere for inspiration.
Sylhet will have taken immense confidence from the manner of their win against the Bulls. However, their batting remains a question mark.
Sylhet Super Stars v Rangpur Riders head to head
These sides have met in three previous occasions with the Super Stars leading the head-to-head charts 2-1. The Riders have beaten the Super Stars earlier this 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 7.