After a one-day break, the Chattogram phase of BPL 2019 starts from today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. All the 10 matches of this phase will be held at the same venue.
Rajshahi Kings vs Sylhet Sixers
Rajhahi Kings will meet struggling Sylhet Sixers in the first match of the day. Rajshahi bounced back in the last few matches after a slow start in the competition. So far they played 8 matches and won 4 of them which put them in the fifth spot on the points table. English recruit Laurie Evans’s fantastic form will give the Miraz’s team a confidence boost who scored the first and only century this year just one match ago. A win against Sylhet will further strengthen Rajshahi’s place in the race for playoffs.
Sylhet Sixers on the other hand suffering some bad times both on and off the field. Their regular captain David Warner had to leave the team after the Sylhet phase due to an injury. On his absence, Sohail Tanvir named as the new captain. So far Sylhet played 8 matches and won just two of them. Currently at the bottom of the points table, Sylhet can still secure a playoff spot. For that, they will need to win today’s match including the next three matches and improve their net run-rate.
Match will start from 2 pm.
Chittagong Vikings vs Rangpur Riders
Now playing in their home ground, Chittagong Vikings are the team to beat in the competition so far. Led by Mushfiqur Rahim’s captaincy, Chittagong are currently at the top of the points table with 12 points from 7 matches including three back-to-back wins in the last three matches. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim leading from the from by scoring the highest runs for his side so far. All-rounder Robbie Frylinck added further fireworks for the team who contributed couple of match winning performances. Chittagong will look forward to keep the winning streak in front of the home crowds.
After a disappointing start, defending champion Rangpur Riders slowly getting themselves back in as the tournament progressed. Two wins in the last two matches put them in fourth spot of the table following the joining of explosive batsman AB de Villiers. Rilee Rossouw is the standout performer in this team who is currently the top run scorer in the tournament. Chirs Gayle too in good touch who scored his first fifty in the last match. With the ball, Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shafiul Islam is doing well to protect their heavyweight batting lineups. Rangpur will try to stop the spirited Chiitagong Vikings’s party to go further in the points table.
Match will start from 7 pm.