Barisal Bulls are going to face Rajshahi Kings at their respective 11th match of the first round of BPL 2016. Their previous encounter produced a stunner of a match that saw plenty of big hits from both sides and ended in a last over thriller in which Bulls emerged victorious.
Rajshahi Kings are in a delicate situation. Currently they hold the 4th spot at the table but Rangpur Riders are breathing down their neck. This is a must win match for them if they want to ensure a spot in the next round. Rajshahi’s top order batting have been suffering for the last two games – Mominul, Sabbir, Samit Patel are expected to get back to their best. Skipper Sammy needs to be at his explosive best. Their bowling is doing great as they bowled out Rangpur within only 79 runs. Nazmul Apu and Mehedi Miraz are the revelations for the Kings. Seamers like Mohammad Sami, Farhad Reza and Abul Hasan Raju are great at checking runs and getting breakthroughs when needed. Kings will certainly look forward to take revenge on their last defeat against Bulls and secure their position at the top 4.
From Barisal’s perspective, their path to the next round is too narrow to see.. They have lost six successive matches and are at the bottom of the table. Barisal have six points now, and they have two matches in their hand. Another defeat will be the last nail in the coffin for them. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will also to try to inspire his team from the front once again.