Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders 4th Match Prediction

Khulna Titans Cricket Logo
Khulna Titans
161/5 in 20.0
8.05
Rangpur Riders Cricket Logo
Rangpur Riders
169/3 in 20.0
8.45
Jan 06, 201911:20
Shere Bangla National Stadium - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Finished
Rangpur Riders won by 8 runs

Our Match Prediction

Rangpur Riders To Win the Match, 1.67
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  • Having already played a game, Rangpur Riders will be better acquainted to play on slow Dhaka surface as compared to Khulna Titans
  • Khulna Titans lack experienced local middle-order batsmen and thriving against quality spin might be a concern for them
  • Despite posting a remarkably low score, the bowling effort exhibited by Riders' bowlers was commendable
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KTS
0.0%
RRS
100.0%
  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2019
  • Date: Jan 06, 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Time: 11:20
  • Weather: Partly cloudy, 46% Humidity, 23.7℃

KTS vs RRS Live Score

  • Toss: Khulna Titans (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: RR Rossouw

Khulna Titans

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
M Junaid Siddique 33 30 3 1 110.00
Nazmul Hossain 1 2 0 0 50.00
Paul Stirling 61 46 8 1 132.61
Mahmudullah 24 17 4 0 141.18
Jahurul Islam 12 8 1 0 150.00
Carlos Brathwaite 6 4 1 0 150.00
Ariful Haque 12 13 0 0 92.31
BowlerOMRWECO
Mashrafe Mortaza 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
S Gazi 3.0 0 21 0 7.00
Nazmul Islam 2.0 0 12 0 6.00
Shafiul Islam 4.0 0 44 2 11.00
Benny Howell 3.0 0 19 1 6.33
Farhad Reza 4.0 0 28 1 7.00

Rangpur Riders

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Alex Hales 15 9 1 1 166.67
RR Rossouw 76 52 8 2 146.15
RS Bopara 40 29 3 1 137.93
Mohammad Mithun 19 17 3 0 111.76
Mehedi Maruf 5 13 1 0 38.46
BowlerOMRWECO
Zahir Khan 4.0 0 30 1 7.50
Taijul Islam 3.0 0 18 0 6.00
Ali Khan 4.0 1 35 1 8.75
Mahmudullah 1.0 0 6 0 6.00
Carlos Brathwaite 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Shariful Islam 4.0 0 30 0 7.50

About the Match

Bangladesh Premier League started off on an interesting note with Chittagong Vikings upsetting the defending champions, Rangpur Riders, in a low-scoring close encounter. Considering the budget and the make-up of the Vikings, this win is being seen as surprising. Rangpur Riders are now placed third in the points table but will slide in the bottom half pretty quickly with another game coming up tomorrow. The Riders will be looking to set things straight when they meet Khulna Titans in the second of the two games on 6th January at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. This will be the opening game for the Titans and having watched Riders go down the way they did in the opening match will certainly give a lot of confidence to Khulna Titans.

Match Preview

Khulna Titans

Although it hasn't been a lot of time since the Titans have debuted in Bangladesh Premier League, they've been one of the most consistent sides. They finished fourth last year under the leadership of Mahmudullah Riyad and made their way to the playoffs in the prior edition as well.

Understandably, the Titans have retained skipper Mahmudullah and alongside him, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, and Nazmul Hossain Shanto have also been retained. Following some impressive performances in test cricket for Bangladesh, Taijul Islam was picked in the draft.

Lasith Malinga was their most expensive pick in the player's draft and with him being not available, Ali Khan and David Wiese will share the load of quick bowling. The Titans have one of the best spin attacks in the tournament with the likes of Zahir Khan, Taijul Islam, Yasir Shah, and the skipper himself. Their battery of spinners could be extremely useful on Dhaka's slow surface.

Khulna Titans lack local experienced batting options at the top of the order with only Mahmudullah available in there. However, if the likes of Dawid Malan, Brendan Taylor, and Paul Stirling can acclimatize quickly and join the party as they've done in their respective domestic T20 competitions, the Titans will be a hard team to beat.

Khulna Titans Starting Lineup

PR Stirling, Jahurul Islam, M Junaid Siddique, Nazmul Hossain, Mahmudullah, Carlos Brathwaite, Ariful Haque, Taijul Islam, Ali Khan, Shariful Islam, Zahir Khan.


Rangpur Riders

It was a sorry story for Rangpur Riders on the opening day of Bangladesh Premier League where they were ruthlessly thrashed by Chittagong Vikings. It wasn't an easy surface to bat on, but Rangpur Riders' batsmen lacked application as they were dismissed for just 98.

It was BPL debutant Robbie Frylinck who wreaked havoc on Riders' top-order as he dismissed Alex Hales, Mohammad Mithun, and Mehedi Maruf inside the first four overs. Riders further slid to 35 for 7 and were staring at an embarrassing sub-50 total before Ravi Bopara bailed them out with his 44-run knock.

The 98-run total provided them some cushion for their bowlers and their bowlers did not disappoint. Defending such a low total was in all probability next to impossible, but their bowlers bowled hard to deny an easy win to Chittagong Vikings. It was only in the last over the Vikings overhauled the minuscule total with just three wickets in hand.

Rangpur Riders Starting Lineup

Mehedi Maruf, AD Hales, Mohammad Mithun, Rilee Rossouw, RS Bopara, Benny Howell, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, S Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam.

Match Prediction

Rangpur Riders were taken aback by the surface offered and an excellent spell by Robbie Frylinck in their opening match of BPL. It will be difficult to bounce back, but the experience of playing at the sluggish surface at Dhaka should come in handy for them. Their bowlers were brilliant and with the kind of experience they have in their batting order, things are only going to improve for them. It will be the first match for the Titans and they, too, might find it difficult to thrive on slow Dhaka surface due to the lack of locally experienced batsmen. We expect Rangpur Riders to bounce back and register an important win in their second match, against Khulna Titans.

Betting Tips

Rangpur Riders To Win the Match, 1.67

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Which team will win?

Khulna Titans 52.8% (132)
Rangpur Riders 47.2% (118)
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Comments

Palash Sarker
Rangpur Riders Win The Match
2019-01-06 10:34:05
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ygfaegrf
khulna titans will win the match inshaallah
2019-01-06 11:16:23
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Anonymous
Khulna win the match
2019-01-06 12:13:46

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