Match Preview: Khulna Titans Vs Rangpur Riders


The second match of the inaugural day will be between Rangpur Riders and newcomer Khulna Titans. Both of the teams looks solid and pen and paper and the battle should be intriguing.

Rangpur Riders has gone through quite a revelation after the last tournament. Only four cricketers from the previous team have kept their place. Soumya Sarkar is the icon player in this year. Arafat Sunny will try to reproduce his old form after going through some changes in his action. Sachitra Senanayake is another player who has retained his sport. And seasoned campaigner Mohmamad Mithun is also there in this version.

Rangpur will heavily dependent on their foreign cricketers, specially on their captain Shahid Afridi. Pakistan all rounder is undoubtedly one of the best ever cricketers in the shortest format. He is set to captain from the first match. His countrymen Sharjeel Khan and Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan can provide some handy fireworks in the top order. And of course there is Mohammad Shahzad of Afganistan. He can also make a a blistering start. Rubel Hossain and Sohag Gazi will spearhead the bowling department.

Debutant Khulna is led by the experienced and dependable Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah. He will be eager to erase last year’s memory this time, saw his team Barisal Bulls losing by 3 wickets in the final. This year, he is going to  enpjuy company of his national teammates; Mosharraf Hossain, Shuvagata Hom and Shafiul Islam. West Indies all rounder Kevon Cooper can be the trump-card. He was the leading wicket taker in the last edition of BPL. Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran of West Indies can also be very handy. Pakistan Zunaid Khan can create problems for the opposition team with his pace.