The 18th match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20 will be played between Khulna Tigers and Rajshahi Royals at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium in Chattogram.
Khulna Tigers have kicked off their BPL 2019-20 campaign in style by winning three of their opening four matches. The Mushfiqur Rahim-led side are currently sitting second in the points table. In their previous match against Sylhet Thunder, Tigers registered their first defeat of the tournament. Chasing a massive total of 232 runs, Khulna Tigers succumbed to the pressure and gathered only 152 runs on the board. Rilee Rossouw, who smashed 52 runs off 32 deliveries emerged as the top-performer for Tigers.
Rajshahi Royals have also suffered a solitary defeat in their BPL 2019-20 campaign and are currently sitting third- a place behind Khulna Tigers- in the point table. In their previous game against Tigers, Royals suffered a five-wicket defeat after posting 189 runs on the board. The Royals’ bowling force could not restrict Khulna Tigers’ batsmen, who chased down the target with two balls remaining. Royals’ Shoaib Malik stole the limelight by smashing 87 runs off 50 balls. In the previous five encounters between both the sides, Khulna Tigers have clinched the win on four occasions.
Khulna Tigers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Saif Hassan, Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Shamsur Rahman, Robbie Frylinck, Mehidy Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Amir, Robiul Haque, Shafiul Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Aminul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Aliss Islam
Rajshahi Royals Squad: Liton Das(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell(c), Ravi Bopara, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Irfan Sukkur, Nahidul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi
Where: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Match Timings: 6:00 PM (IST) 12:30 PM (GMT) 6:30 PM (LOCAL)
This match can be streamed live on Fancode in India.