The second of the doubleheader on the first day of the fifth leg of Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 will have the table-toppers fight against each other. Both, Rajshahi Royals and Chattogram Challengers have 14 points in 10 games. Eighth win in the league would guarantee either of the two teams a place in the top-2 and an extra chance to qualify for the finals.
The second-placed Challengers will be looking forward to regaining their top spot by winning the clash against Rajshahi Royals. Their batting line-up specially Imrul Kayes is in red hot form and is performing consistently with the bat. Also, as per the reports, Chris Gayle has also joined Challengers that will give a much-needed strength to their side. In bowling, Mehedi Hasan Rana has given some impressive performances with the ball and is currently the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing tournament. Challengers will certainly bank on their leading bowler in the next game.
Rajshahi Royals are the table leaders and they have won back to back games and will look to continue with their winning streak in BPL 2019-20. In the presence of Liton Das, Afif Hossain, and Shoaib Malik, they boast of a strong batting line-up but sometimes they have suffered due to a sudden collapse in their batting. Royals will not want their inform batsmen to fail in the next game that might force them to suffer a defeat against the heavyweight’s Challengers. But rolling over the Challengers won’t be a walk in the park. A win will help them strengthen their grip on the top spot.
Chattogram Challengers: Lendl Simmons, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes(c), Asela Gunaratne, Chadwick Walton, Nurul Hasan(w), Ziaur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Enamul Haque Jnr, Muktar Ali, Pinak Ghosh, Chris Gayle
Rajshahi Royals: Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik(c), Irfan Sukkur(w), Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nawaz, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Taijul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Nahidul Islam, Andre Russell
Where: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Match Timings: 06:00 PM IST (12:30 PM GMT) (06:30 PM Local)
This match can be streamed live on Fancode in India.