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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 - Chattogram Challengers v Sylhet Thunder

West Indies' Johnson Charles playing for Sylhet Thunders in this year's BPL
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The opening match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 will be played between Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

Chittagong Vikings have been rebranded as Chattogram Challengers from this season. The Challengers finished at the third spot after the league stage of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 with 7 wins and 5 losses. They were beaten by Dhaka Dynamites by six wickets in the Eliminator and had to bow out of the tournament.

Sylhet Thunder have also tweaked their name slightly from being Sylhet Sixers in the last season. They were one of the bottom two teams with 5 wins and 7 losses from 12 games last season and could not advance further.

Mushfiqur Rahim was one of the highest run-getters for the Chattogram Challengers in the last season. Rubel Hossain was the team's highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets in his kitty.

Nicholas Pooran aced the tournament for Sylhet Thunder last season and was one of the few shining lights for the team. Pooran smashed 379 runs in the tournament to make headlines. Thunder's Taskin Ahmed was the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 22 scalps.

Sheldon Cottrell is the leading bowler for the Thunder but will miss the first half of the tournament. Likewise, Kesrick Williams, Lendl Simmons and Chris Gayle will also miss the first few matches for the Challengers.

 

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:

Sylhet Thunders - Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Sherfane Rutherford, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Rony Talukdar, Nayeem Hasan, Delwar Hossain, Monir Hossain, Naveen-ul Haq, Johnson Charles, Ruyel Miah, Jeevan Mendis, Ebadat Hossain, Sheldon Cottrell

Chattogram Challengers - Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Kesrick Williams, Nurul Hasan, Enamul Haque Jr, Muktar Ali, Pinak Ghosh, Avishka Fernando, Rayad Emrit, Nasum Ahmed, Junaid Siddique, Ryan Burl, Imad Wasim, Lendl Simmons, Jubair Hossain, Chris Gayle (available for the second half of the tournament)

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Chattogram Challengers

Who will win? – Sylhet Thunders

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Johnson Charles (Sylhet Thunders), Avishka Fernando (Chattogram Challengers)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeevan Mendis (Sylhet Thunders), Rubel Hossain (Chattogram Challengers)

Most Sixes – Johnson Charles (Sylhet Thunders), Imad Wasim (Chattogram Challengers)

Player of the Match –  Johnson Charles

Team Scores Batting first – Sylhet Thunders 170+, Chattogram Challengers 155+

Match Handicap Sylhet Thunders

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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