Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BPL- Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings

Laurie Evans could be in the runs for Rajshahi Kings
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Khulna Titans have had a terrible start to their Bangladesh Premier League campaign as the team has lost all of its first four matches and is languishing at the bottom of the points table.

The Titans clashed against Rajshahi Kings earlier in the tournament where the latter emerged victorious by seven wickets. The Titans would be boosted by the return of incumbent Sri Lankan limited-overs skipper Lasith Malinga who is back from the tour of New Zealand. Malinga had eight wickets from eight matches in the last season.

Ariful Haque has struggled a bit and is expected to make way for Jahurul Islam. The Titans also brought in Junaid Khan in place of Ali Khan. Junaid was tight in the last match.

Among the batsmen, Junaid Siddique is one of the highest scorers of the tournament with 107 runs from four matches. He would open the batting alongside Paul Stirling who has showcased great all-round skills. He blasted a half-century against Rangpur Riders. The two will be followed by Dawid Malan and Mahmudullah with Carlos Brathwaite to follow.

In the bowling department, all-rounders Paul Stirling and Carlos Brathwaite would be assisted by Junaid Khan to get the job done for the team.

Rajshahi Kings replaced all-rounder Fazle Mahmud and leg-spinner Qais Ahmad with Ryan ten Doeschate and Kamrul Islam respectively in the last game and are expected to go with the winning combination. Captain Mehidy Hasan has promoted himself to the top of the batting order and has been doing decently well.

Hasan will open the batting along with Mominul Haque while Soumya Sarkar will follow at number three. English batsman Laurie Evans has been pushed down the order after failing to come up with the goods in the recent matches. As far as a bowling is concerned, Mustafizur Rahman and Arafat Sunny form the core along with Sri Lanka's Isuru Udana.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

Khulna Titans- Paul Stirling, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah (c), Dawid Malan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahurul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Taijul Islam, Shariful Islam, Junaid Khan

Rajshahi Kings- Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Hafeez, Zakir Hasan (wk), Laurie Evans, Ryan ten Doeschate, Isuru Udana, Arafat Sunny, Kamrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Rajshahi Kings

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans), Mehidy Hasan (Rajshahi Kings)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shariful Islam (Khulna Titans), Mustafizur Rahman (Rajshahi Kings)

Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans), Laurie Evans (Rajshahi Kings)

Team Scores Batting First – Khulna Titans 125+, Rajshahi Kings 140+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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