About the Match
The Dynamites continued on their winning spree as they defeated Vikings by 19 runs in the last game; they now have 8 points after 5 matches, and will take on 4th place holders Titans, who have 6 points, on 19th November at Chittagong. Batting first, Dynamites set 149 runs target for Vikings and the bowlers went on to defend it successfully; on the other hand, Titans defeated Victorians over the weekend by 13 runs after defending 144 runs. Both teams have a versatile bowling attack that can outwit the opposition; it needs to be seen which side can strategize well against the other and pull off a win here.
Mohammad Shahid won the player of the match award for taking 3-23 against Vikings, helping the team defend 144 runs easily; other fast-bowlers Coles, Bravo and Nasir Hossain also took a wicket each to stifle the opponents to 129 and win the match by 19 runs. In the batting line-up, Mehedi Maruf, Mosaddek Hossain, Sangakkara and Nasir Hossain contributed with steady runs to get the scoreboard ticking; they are an experienced lot and can come out with all their firepower here.
The middle-order has hard-hitters like Shakib-Al-Hasan and DJ Bravo, who also bring their bowling skills to the table; Mehedi Maruf, who scored 60 off 39 against Victorians, is in good form and can help build a strong foundation with help from Sangakkara and Nasir Hossain, who posted a well-made 43 against Victorians recently. They had posted a massive 194 runs in that match, which the bowlers led by speedster Mohammad Shahid and spinner Seekugge Prasanna, defended without a sweat.
Overall, they have several match-winners in the team, who can excel with bat and ball; they can strategize well against Titans to maintain their lead in the table.
The Titans have done well to win two matches in a row, thanks to a superb display of bowling skills from players like Shafiul Islam, Mahmudullah, Junaid Khan and Kevon Cooper, who continue to provide regular breakthroughs. In the match against Victorians, fast-bowlers Shafiul Islam and Junaid Khan took 2 wickets each to help defend 144 runs; spinners Mosharraf Hossain and Shuvagata Hom and Cooper provided one wicket each to stifle the opposition. They are a well-balanced team with in-form bowlers, who can try to dominate the Dynamites batsmen in the upcoming match.
Against Vikings, Shafiul Islam demolished the opponents by claiming 4 wickets at an economy of 7 per over; Mahmudullah has been in terrifc form with the ball, and he yet again took 3-24 to help the team win the match by a close 4 runs. Medium pacer Kevon Cooper bowled economically and took 2 wickets while Junaid Khan and Mosharraf Hossain supported the team well in restricting the Vikings.
The Titans have won close encounters, defending low totals and also chasing targets confidently; they have proved to be a tough nut to crack under pressure, and could pose a stiff challenge here.
The Dynamites are leading the table with their superior batting power, and an in-form bowling attack; they can repeat their match-winning performance here but Titans, who are no less than mavericks on the field, are looking solid as well. However, we think that it would be difficult for Khulna Titans as well to stop the Dhaka Dynamites who are in a rampaging mood at the moment.