Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BPL- Rangpur Riders v Rajshahi Kings
This will essentially be a clash between the batting lineup of Rangpur Riders and the bowling of Rajshahi Kings.
Rajshahi Kings will be under a lot of pressure in this match as a loss against Rangpur Riders could mean an end to their hopes of qualifying for the knockouts.
However, overall Rajshahi Kings have a great head to head record against Rangpur Riders and have beaten them five times in seven matches. They also beat the Riders in the reverse fixture.
The Riders brought in off-spinner Sohag Gazi in place of pacer Shahidul Islam in the last match and Ghazi is expected to continue in the final XI. The Riders have possibly the best top four among all BPL franchises. Chris Gayle and Alex Hales come out to open and are followed by Rilee Rousseau who is the highest run-scorer of the tournament. AB de Villiers, one of the most dynamic batsmen of the modern era, is slotted at number four.
In the bowling department, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been a star for them and has been assisted well by Shafiul Islam and Fahad Reza.
Rajshahi Kings have been struggling with their batting a bit and no batsman has been able to score runs consistently for them. However, it will give the team some hope that wicketkeeper batsman Johnson Charles smasheded a half-century in the first match that he played. Laurie Evans has also started to come good and has accumulated 228 runs, which include a 100 and a 50. Ryan ten Doeschate has also shown his batting skills in a couple of matches.
The bowling is led by Mustafizur Rahman. He has been complemented by Arafat Sunny who has picked up 14 wickets from 10 matches. The spin department is taken care of by captain Mehidy Hasan.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Rangpur Riders- Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Shahidul Islam
Rajshahi Kings- Johnson Charles (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Ryan ten Doeschate, Christiaan Jonker, Fazle Mahmud, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan (c), Arafat Sunny, Kamrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Rangpur Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Laurie Evans (Rajshahi Kings), Rilee Rossouw (Rangpur Riders)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Rajshahi Kings), Mashrafe Mortaza (Rangpur Riders)
Most Sixes – Laurie Evans (Rajshahi Kings), Rilee Rossouw (Rangpur Riders)
Team Scores Batting First – Rajshahi Kings 150+, Rangpur Riders 165+
*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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