Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BPL- Khulna Titans v Rangpur Riders
Defending champions Rangpur Riders got off to an unpleasant start as they were bundled out for just 98 against Chittagong Vikings.
The biggest reason for their lacklustre performance seemed to the unavailability of star players Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. Ravi Bopara top scored for the side which looked weak in the absence of the aforementioned batters.
Khulna Titans made it to the playoffs last year but were beaten by the Rangpur Riders. Despite losing the first match, the Riders are expected to outdo the Titans in the upcoming clash.
The Titans have retained Mamudullah, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque and Carlos Brathwaite. They have also added Lasith Malinga but he is unavailable at the moment as he is leading the Sri Lankan ODI team which is currently touring New Zealand.
The side would be led by Mahmudullah who has not been in the best of forms of late. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite will provide balance to the side. Spinner Zakir Khan is expected to be the pick of the bowlers along with Jahurul Islam.
Rangpur Riders are expected to qualify for the knockout stage and their first losss may prove to be the game that jolts them up. Alex Hales will start the proceedings for the team. Nazmul Islam and Mashrafe Mortaza will bear the responsibility of the bowling attack.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Khulna Titans- Paul Stirling, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Dawid Malan, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahurul Islam, Ali Khan, Subashis Roy, Zahir Khan
Rangpur Riders- Mehedi Maruf, Alex Hales, Mohammad Mithun, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Rangpur Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Rangpur Riders), Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nazmul Islam (Rangpur Riders), Zahir Khan (Khulna Titans)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Rangpur Riders), Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans)
Team Scores Batting First – Rangpur Riders 150+, Khulna Titans 135+
*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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