BNT vs TCB Match Preview

The Bangla Tigers started their campaign on a winning note against the New York Strikers, but lost the latest match, played against Morrisville SAMP Army. Hazratullah Zazai who was the top-scorer for the team last season has had an underwhelming start. Evin Lewis played a blazing knock of 58 runs in the opening match to help his team set a winning total.

Bangla Tigers will miss the all-round services of James Faulkner, as well as the experience of Faf du Plessis. Matheesha Pathirana and Benny Howell have both picked up 3 wickets so far.

The Chennai Braves’ disappointing run in the T10 League continues. After finishing last on the points table in the previous season, the Braves have lost their opening match this season too.

Chasing a modest target of 100 against the newcomers New York Strikers, the Braves could manage to score just 72 runs in their quota of 10 overs, losing the match by 27 runs. The big names at the top order, including Dawid Malan and Sikandar Raza, failed to have any impact.

James Fuller was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 wickets for 15 runs. 

Weather Report

The skies are expected to remain mostly clear. Since this is a night game, we might see some dew due to the high humidity. 

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi is a batter’s paradise due to its predictable and even bounce. The average first innings score here is around110.

Notable stats

Benny Howell's Consistent Bowling

Benny Howell has been taking wickets at regular intervals for the Tigers. In the last 9 matches, he has taken 9 wickets at a strike rate of less than 11.

Hazartullah Zazai’s Superb Batting

Hazratullah Zazai has proved to be a great asset for the Bangla Tigers. In the last 10 matches, he has scored 329 runs at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 187.

Team News

Both teams are likely to field the same playing eleven that featured in the respective previous matches. 


BNT vs TCB Probable 11

BNT Playing 11

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Evin Lewis
  • Shakib Al Hasan (C)
  • Ben Cutting
  • Joe Clarke (Wk)
  • Colin Munro
  • Benny Howell
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Umair Ali
  • Rohan Mustafa
  • Jake Ball

TCB Playing 11

  • Dawid Malan
  • Michael Pepper
  • Ross Whiteley
  • Sikandar Raza (C)
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Adam Rossington (Wk)
  • Vriitya Aravind
  • Sabir Rao
  • Patrick Dooley
  • James Fuller
  • Henry Brookes
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Bangla Tigers are likely to win this match. The Chennai Braves have seen a lot of new players coming into the squad who are yet to gel and perform as a unit. The bowling for the Bangla Tigers to looks much better balanced compared to that of the Braves. 


Top Picks

Shakib Al Hasan: Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in the latest ICC T20 rankings. He has helped Bangladesh secure many memorable wins thanks to his superb performances, making him an indispensable part of the Tigers. This year, he has scored 349 runs and picked up 11 wickets in 15 games.

Sikandar Raza: Another all-rounder, but this time from the Chennai Braves, Sikandar had an excellent outing in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. He scored 219 runs and picked up 10 wickets from 8 matches.

James Fuller: The veteran English all-rounder is playing for the Chennai Braves this season. Fuller has scored 1382 runs and picked up 129 runs in his T20 career so far. 


BNT vs TCB Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: V Aravind

Batters: E Lewis (C), D Malan, H Zazai

All-rounders: S Al Hasan, C Brathwaite, S Raza, J Fuller (VC)

Bowlers: B Howell, J Ball, M Pathirana

BNT vs TCB Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction