Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 - Dhaka Platoon v Rajshahi Royals
The 3rd match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 will be played between Dhaka Platoon and Rajshahi Royals at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Previously known as Dhaka Dynamites, the Dhaka Platoon have won the most laurels in the history of Bangladesh Premier League with 3 title victories to their name. The team has also finished as the runner-up twice.
However, initially, things were not that easy for them in the last season as they made it to the playoffs by the skin of their teeth which 6 wins and 6 losses from 12 league matches.
They stepped it up in the playoffs with wins over Chittagong Vikings and Rangpur Riders in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2. Comilla Victorians then proved to good for them as the team lost in the finals.
Rony Talukdar scored the most runs for the Platoon with 317 runs in the last season while Shakib Al Hasan picked the most wickets with 23 scalps.
Rajshahi Royals', formerly known as Rajshahi Kings, biggest achievement in the Bangladesh Premier League till now is that they ended as the runner-ups in 2016. The team made it to the playoffs in 2012 and 2013.
Since then, they have not been able to repeat their feat in the last two seasons. The team finished fifth the last time around, with Dhaka Dynamites piping them to the post.
Laurie Evans was the highest run-getter for the franchise last year with 339 runs while Arafat Sunny starred with the ball with 16 wickets.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Rajshahi Royals - Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Abu Jayed, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Hazratullah Zazai, Taijul Islam, Alok Kapali, Kamrul Islam, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Nahidul Islam, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell
Dhaka Platoon - Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Haque, Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Thisara Perera, Laurie Evans, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Mortaza, Wahab Riaz, Asif Ali, Raqibul Hasan, Jaker Ali, Luis Reece, Shahid Afridi
Who will win the toss? - Rajshahi Royals
Who will win? – Dhaka Platoon
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Liton Das (Rajshahi Royals), Tamim Iqbal (Dhaka Platoon)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Andre Russell (Rajshahi Royals), Wahab Riaz (Dhaka Platoon)
Most Sixes – Andre Russell (Rajshahi Royals), Tamim Iqbal (Dhaka Platoon)
Player of the Match – Tamim Iqbal
Team Scores Batting first – Rajshahi Royals 160+, Dhaka Platoon 180+
Match Handicap Dhaka Platoon
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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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