The second qualifier battle of this season’s BPL will see Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans face off each others. They have met twice in this season and they have won one match each.
Rajshahi will be starting this match on high spirits and enthusiasm. They are coming highly charged from an eliminator battle where they have beaten one of the title favorites and star studded Chittagong Vikings. Their bowling, field placements and strategy were superb and most of the credit will go to captain Sammy. Caribbean seamer Kesrick Williams seems to relish his role as a death over bowler as a replacement of Mohammad Sami. The spinners the Kings have possess much variation to create doubts in any level of opponents. Their top order batting seems a bit shaky at the moment but the lower middle order comprised of big hitters like Franklin and Sammy are in such a ferocious mood that in their day they can chase any totals. Surely they would like to get one up over the Titans and make a break towards their first ever BPL final.
Titans are in opposite shape of the Kings. They are coming from a very disappointing loss agaisnt Dhaka Dynamites. Their bowling is still exceptional, especially JUnaid Khan who is at the top of his form and Shafiul Islam. Both these seamers are currently decorating the highest wicket taker chart with Junaid toppiing the list. Their batting is at a loss, it seems they are overly dependent on their captain Mahmudullah to build a big and steady innings which isn’t possible every day. They will also be looking forward to their first ever BPL final given that they find a way to dub down some of the spirits of Rajshahi Kings