The Barisal Bulls will take on the Dhaka Dynamites in the final league fixture of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday. Barisal Bulls v Dhaka Dynamites betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The Bulls are currently in third position in the league standings with 12 points from nine matches this season. They have a great opportunity to rise to second spot should the Victorians fail to win their match earlier in the day.
The Dhaka Dynamites are fourth with eight points from nine matches and they will try to primarily avoid a defeat. The side will go through to the eliminator if the Super Stars fail to beat the Victorians earlier on Thursday.
While Barisal are coming into this fixture on the backs of a thumping win courtesy of Chris Gayle, the Dhaka Dynamites were defeated by beleaguered Sylhet Super Stars in their last fixture.
Dhaka were able to post 157/5 in the first 20 overs thanks to major contributions from Kumar Sangakkara, Farhad Reza, and Nasir Hossain. However, the Super Stars were able to chase it down with one delivery to spare thanks largely to a couple of superb innings from Junaid Siddique and Ravi Bopara.
In the other fixture, the Bulls were up against the Chittagong Vikings, who bat first on the occasion. They were able to post 135/7 in the first 20 in tough conditions with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Anamul Haque the joint top-scorers with 28 runs each. The middle and lower order failed to do much which left the side with little to defend.
They were found out by the Bulls during the chase as Chris Gayle finally broke loose. No total is too big for the Jamaican when he does get going. Even with his teammates struggling for runs, Gayle hit 92 runs off just 47 deliveries to finish the chase with five overs to spare.
With Gayle back amongst the runs, the Barisal Bulls will be confident of their chances of success. They have been bowling well as well which will be a boon for them as well. The Dynamites need to avoid defeat at all costs on Thursday and they face a difficult task. However, they have some experienced campaigners amongst them and that experience is likely to come in handy.
Barisal Bulls v Dhaka Dynamites head to head
These two sides have met six times in the past with Dhaka winning four times. The Bulls won the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Barisal Bulls v Dhaka Dynamites betting tips & predictions
Barisal Bulls to win the match with bet365
Kumar Sangakkara to be Dhaka Dynamites’ best batsman
Match starts at 6:30 pm local time (12:30 pm GMT) on December 10.