After the first three days of high-octane clashes, the tournament continues to deliver thrilling contests as Chattogram Challengers and Rangpur Rangers lock horns in the seventh match of the league.
Chattogram Challengers registered a flying start to their campaign by thrashing Sylhet Thunder by five-wickets in their inaugural match. However, they lost their second match against Khulna Tigers. Challengers will be hoping for a much better season this year as they have finished only once in the top-four in the past six seasons.
Lendl Simmons, who scored 26 runs off 23 balls emerged as their top-performer in their previous match. He was assisted by Muktar Ali, who smashed 29 runs off just 14 balls along with picking up a wicket. Challengers also have the likes of Imrul Kayes and Avishka Fernando in their arsenal.
Rangpur Rangers, who suffered a massive 105-run defeat in their opening match of the tournament, will be looking forward to registering their first victory in the league. Chasing a target of 174, Rangers’ batting attack was dismantled by the brilliance of Cumilla Warriors. Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Naim were the top-performers, scoring 13 and 17 runs respectively. The Mohammad Nabi-led side will be eager to bounce back on the stage after suffering a humiliating defeat against Warriors.
Chattogram Challengers Squad: Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Muktar Ali, Rayad Emrit(c), Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Enamul Haque Jnr, Kesrick Williams, Muhammad Musa, Pinak Ghosh, Avishka Fernando, Imad Wasim, Jubair Hossain, Ryan Burl, Mahmudullah, Junaid Siddique
Rangpur Rangers Squad: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Mohammad Naim, Jahurul Islam, Fazle Mahmud, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi(c), Sanjit Saha, Junaid Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Tom Abell, Rishad Hossain, Cameron Delport, Arafat Sunny, Nadif Chowdhury
Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (7:30 AM GMT) (1:00 PM IST). This match can be streamed live on Fancode in India.