Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 Qualifier 1 - Khulna Tigers v Rajshahi Royals
The Qualifier 1 of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 will be played between Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Both teams will have a chance of having another shot at the title, even if they lose this one, via Qualifier 2. The one who wins this game will make it directly to the finals.
After the group stage, Khulna Tigers finished at the top of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 points table with 8 wins and 4 losses. They have 16 points and a net run rate of + 0.917.
The Tigers will take on Rajshahi Royals who are placed just below them. The Royals also have 8 wins and 4 losses from 12 games. The Royals have 16 points and a net run rate of + 0.416.
Rilee Rossouw has been the top run-scorer for Khulna Tigers with 458 runs from 12 innings. He has struck at 160 and has the best of unbeaten 71. Seasoned batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament, is just behind him with 449 runs from 12 matches.
Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam and Mohammad Amir have shared the wickets for the Tigers.
Liton Das has been on fire for Rajshahi Royals and has scored 422 runs from 12 innings. He has struck at 140 and has the best of 75. Shoaib Malik also played some good hands to aggregate 352 runs from 12 innings.
Andre Russell and Ravi Bopara have some found some success for the Royals but their bowling attack has been largely ineffective.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Khulna Tigers - Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Robbie Frylinck, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shahidul Islam
Rajshahi Royals - Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell (c), Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Abu Jayed
Who will win the toss? - Rajshahi Royals
Who will win? – Khulna Tigers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mushfiqur Rahim (Khulna Tigers), Andre Russell (Rajshahi Royals)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Amir (Khulna Tigers), Andre Russell (Rajshahi Royals)
Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Khulna Tigers), Andre Russell (Rajshahi Royals)
Player of the Match – Mushfiqur Rahim
Team Scores Batting first – Khulna Tigers 170+, Rajshahi Royals 155+
Match Handicap Khulna Tigers
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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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