This is a match for survival for Rangpur as they face Dhaka for the second leg of their playoffs. Last time when these two met, Rangpur was a mess as they were defeated by a huge margin of 78 runs.
The Rangpur side are now on the back foot. They have lost back to back fixtures against Rajshahi and Chittagong. Their bowling unit is doing especially well with former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi making it to the top five wicket takers till now. Local lads like Arafat Sunny and Sohag Gazi are also performing well. Afghan recruit Mohammad Shahzad has lost some of his hitting form as we’ve seen him at earlier matches of this season. It’s going to be a battle of nerves in the end and their opponents are a tough one if Riders remember their last encounter.
Dhaka Dynamites will try to carry on the momentum of their last match. They emphatically defeated Barisal . Most importantly, captain Shakib Al Hasan was the game changer for the second time in this BPL. For the second time in a row, he won the man of the match award. Dhaka is currently at the top of the point table. Dhaka defeated Rangpur in their previous encounter. Rangpur will certainly seek for a revenge . All is set for another thrilling match.