RIR vs STH Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 13, 2019
The Rajshahi Royals have begun their BPL 2019-20 campaign in style with a resounding nine-wicket victory over Sylhet Thunder. It was a brilliant performance that is immediately going to mark them out as one of the teams to watch out for. Their next game is going to be less than 24 hours after their first, against Sylhet Thunder.
Sylhet Thunder lost its opening match to the Chattogram Challengers and will be hoping for an improved performance in this match. Each team is scheduled to play 12 matches o there is plenty of time for Sylhet Thunder to get its act together, although, it would not like to leave things too late.
Rajshahi Royals vs Sylhet thunder is going to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on the 13th of December 2019.
RIR vs STH Team Previews
The Rajshahi Royals were absolutely brilliant in their opening match against Dhaka Platoon. Andre Russell captained pretty well and used his resources very efficiently. He himself bowled three overs for just eight runs and set the tone for the other bowlers.
If Andre Russell can continue to remain fit and contribute to both aspects of the game, then it will make a huge difference to the Rajshahi Royals.
The other bowlers also did pretty well as they choked the life out of Dhaka Platoon. Alok Kapali gave away just 18 runs in his four overs, Ravi Bopara was very good, and Abu Jayed picked two wickets as well.
A total of seven bowlers bowled in the previous match showcasing the wealth of options available for the Rajshahi Royals.
Hazratullah Zazai and Liton Das set a solid platform of 62 before Shoaib malik came in and ensured there would no more hiccups. Shoaib Malik is a very good T20 player and often bats a bit too low in the batting order. To see him come in at number three was refreshing and shows the kind of aggressive tactics that the Royals will employ in BPL 2019-20.
Rajshahi Royals Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Liton Das, Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Afif Hossain, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Andre Russell, RS Bopara, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam.
Sylhet Thunder struggled in the first match. Its batsmen did not play well and it was only the brilliance of Mohammad Mithun that allowed them to get to 162. Mithun scored 84 off just 48 balls but did not find too much support from the other end.
Johnson Charles and Mosaddek Hossain got starts but did not convert them into something substantial.
With Rony Talukdar and Jeevan Mendis in the top-4, we can see the Sylhet Thunder continue to struggle with the bat in BPL 2019-20. Perhaps a couple of changes in the side or to the batting order could help them out in this upcoming match.
The bowlers managed to take the game till the 19th over but could not hold on for a win. Krishmar Santokie and Nazmul Islam were the pick of the bowlers for Sylhet Thunder. We find the bowling attack lacking in quality. It does not have any A-grade international talent and even the Bangladeshi players are not those that find a place in the national side regularly.
A lot of things will have to go right for Sylhet Thunder to be able to be competitive in BPL 2019-20.
Sylhet Thunder Playing 11
R Talukdar, J Charles, Mohammad Mithun, BMAJ Mendis, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Nayeem Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Krishmar Santokie, Naveen-ul-Haq.
RIR vs STH Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
An absolutely clear day with not a cloud in sight has been forecast for match day. We have been lucky with the weather so far and that will hopefully continue for the duration of the tournament. The pitch at the Shere Bangla Stadium has been typical of what we have seen here in the past.
Getting the big hits can be a bit difficult on the slower wickets and the new ball is probably the best time to attack. The par scores will rise a bit as the batsmen start to get used to the surface.
RIR vs STH Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 Team and Dream11 Prediction for Rajshahi Royals vs Sylhet Sixers BPL 2019-20. The Rajshahi Royals have impressed us in the first match and we are favoring them in this match as well. The Dream11 team for this match is going to have more of the Rajshahi players, although we have resisted the temptation to pick Andre Russell as the captain. The Sylhet Sixers have some excellent players waiting in the squad and an improved selection could force some changes in our lineup so be sure to check out the final playing eleven before the match starts.
RIR vs STH Playing 11
- M Mithun
- L Das (vc)
- S Malik (c)
- J Charles
- A Kapali
- A Russell
- T Islam
- M Islam
- F Reza
- A Jayed
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
RIR vs STH Betting Tips
We love the energy and aggressiveness with which the Rajshahi Royals played their opening match. They have a better bowling attack and more power in their batting lineup. Importantly, Andre Russel looks fit and motivated to make a mark in BPL 2019-20.
Bet on the Rajshahi Royals to win.
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