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|Shakib Al Hasan||25||12||4||0||208.33|
|AB de Villiers||100||50||8||6||200.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4.0||0||41||0||10.25|
|K Shahadat Hossain||2.0||0||16||0||8.00|
We still have ten more games to go in Bangladesh Premier League and apparently, the top-four of the tournament are more or less going to stay the same. The only possible change could Rajshahi Kings displacing Comilla Victorians if the latter fails to win both their encounters and that too by a considerable margin. Despite the top-four almost set, we are a long way away from games being dead-rubbers. With top-two finishers having an advantage of one game, there is still a lot of competition left in the round-robin stage. In a bid to stay in the top two, the Dynamites are set to take on Rangpur Riders on 28th January at Chattogram. With not too much time left for the playoffs, we expect both the sides to come out hard and gather whatever momentum they can before the next round.
At one stage, the Dynamites appeared to be a side that could not be beaten. Such was their form, their balance, and consistent contribution from their top guns. However, momentum plays a key role that one bad win has triggered the domino effect for them and they now have three losses to their name.
Their most recent defeat was against Chittagong Vikings which also happens to be the last match they played. Although Comilla Victorians ended up winning the match by just seven runs, a small margin by all standards, Dhaka Dynamites never really looked like winning the match. Chasing a modest total of 154, the Dynamites got off to a sedate start and never really had wickets in hand. Although the partnership between Russell and Shakib Al Hasan appeared to be thriving, the latter never really looked in control and Russell perished in trying to force the net run rate.
As has been the case in their last few matches, their bowling did reasonably well with Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, and Rubel Hossain all contributing in one way or the other. However, the lack of runs at the top of the order is hurting the Dynamites and we might see Hazratullah Zazai sitting out if it continues to happen. If their batsmen at the top do not start to deliver soon, Dhaka might well prove to be the victims of peaking too early.
Hazratullah Zazai, SP Narine, R Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, K Shahadat Hossain, Qazi Onik.
Exactly in contrast to what Dynamites' campaign has been like, the Rangpur Riders appear to be peaking just at the right time. The arrival of AB de Villiers has suddenly changed the complexion of their performances which is evident by three back to back wins.
The last of their three wins was against Chittagong Vikings where Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw put on a batting masterclass. Both of them scored a century each and helped their team get to a total which was way out of reach of Vikings. Plenty of records were broken as the duo smashed Vikings' bowlers at will for fours and sixes.
At the half-time, the chances of Chittagong Vikings pulling off the chase were negligible which were were reduced when Nazmul Islam removed Mushfiqur Rahim in the seventh over of the second innings. It was just the matter of completing the formalities thereafter. Chittagong Vikings eventually finished at 167 as Rangpur Riders won the match by 72 runs. Mashrafe Mortaza and Farhad Reza returned with three and two wickets respectively. They were ably assisted by Nazmul Islam and Shahidul Islam who both picked one wicket each.
All in all, saying that Rangpur Rides batting is fearsome could very well turn out to be an understatement - such is the potency of their batting lineup. They have batsmen who can win them the match from any situation and with relatively inexperienced bowling unit, their batting is something they'll be relying heavily upon.
Chris Gayle, AD Hales, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun, Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam.
Both the sides have had contrasting campaigns in the tournament so far. The Dhaka Dynamites looked almost invincible during the first half of the tournament whereas Rangpur Riders have played brilliant Cricket since the arrival of AB de Villiers, that is, in the last few games. Dhaka's graph has gone down as the tournament has progressed and considering the recent form the two sides have been in, the Riders are better placed to win the upcoming encounter.