Sylhet Sixers have been very inconsistent and have either come up with terrible performances or have surprised the opposition with a gritty display. The two teams have already met once before in the tournament when the Dynamites came out victorious.
Sylhet Sixers have made a lot of changes in their playing XI, some of which have been forced. After Steve Smith underwent an elbow surgery, David Warner also injured his elbow and has flown back to Australia. Andre Fletcher is expected to replace Warner.
Liton Das finally found form at the top of the order with a 43-ball 70. He got support from Shabbir Rahman who scored 20. David Warner also looked good for his unbeaten 61 and it is unfortunate that just as he was starting to get into his work, he got injured.
Sandeep Lamichhane was back to his best in the last match with economical figures of 1-18. Sohail Tanvir has also been good in the three matches that he has played. Taskin Ahmed remains the team's highest wicket-taker.
Hazratullah Zazai and Rony Talukdar have been exceptional for Dhaka dynamites at the top of the order. The team also gets balance from all-rounders Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Kieron Pollard.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Sylhet Sixers- Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Andre Fletcher, Nicolas Pooran, Afif Hossain, Jaker Ali, Alok Kapali, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Sohail Tanvir
Dhaka Dynamites- Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Al Islam
Who will win? – Dhaka Dynamites
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Hazratullah Zazai (Dhaka Dynamites), Nicolas Pooran (Sylhet Sixers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shakib Al Hasan (Dhaka Dynamites), Sandeep Lamichhane (Sylhet Sixers)
Most Sixes – Hazratullah Zazai (Dhaka Dynamites), Andre Fletcher (Sylhet Sixers)
Team Scores Batting First – Dhaka Dynamites 150+, Sylhet Sixers 130+
*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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