This will be the twenty sixth match of the tournament. The Rajshahi Royals look like a strong contender for the trophy this time along with the Chattogram Challengers. They have Andre Russell, Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik in their ranks and will be boasting their chances to win this game. A win will take the royals to the top spot comfortably and they are placed second at the moment. The Platoon on the other side have a strong squad with Mahedi Hasan providing them the x-factor with the bat and ball. Wahab Riaz’s new avatar as a finisher will help the Platoon a lot. They have been over dependent on Tamim so far . The veteran Pakistani Shahid Afridi hasn’t made any significant contribution so far and he will be looking to provide a match winning performance. The Platoon are no match to the Royals and the odds of them winning this game is very less.
26th match: Dhaka Platoon vs Rajshahi Royals
Monday, December 30
Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
The pitches have been on the slower side throughout the tournament and have helped spinners . The average score batting first is 148 and team’s batting first have won 74 times in 155 games played here. Royals have won only 2 times at this venue against the Platoon out of 6 games played here.
The weather is expected to be clear with temperature around 19 degree Celsius. No rain is predicted.
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T Iqbal, A Haque(wk), M Hasan, M Haque, J Ali, S Afridi, S Khan, T Perera, M Mortaza(c), W Riaz, H Mahmud
L Das(wk), A Hossain, S Malik, R Bopara, A Russell(c), A Kapali, A Jayed, N Islam, F Reza, M Irfan, T Islam
Mahedi Hasan bowls his full quota of right arm off spin and also bats at the fall of one wicket. He will also be an ideal captaincy pick
Tamim Iqbal the southpaw has been a very important player in the Bangladesh team . He has made 204 runs at an average of 51 in 5 games
Shoaib Malik has scored 217 runs in 6 games at an average of 54. He bats at the fall of a wicket and can bowl part time spin which makes him a good option.
Andre Russell is a must pick in any team. He can provide explosive finish to an innings and also picks wickets with the ball. He has scored 98 runs in 4 innings at 98 average and picked 10 wickets in six games at an average of 18.
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Mahedi Hasan
3. Andre Russell
4. Liton Das
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
A Haque, Grade B, Points:20-30
L Das, Grade A, Points:70-80
A Hossain, Grade A, Points:90-100
S Malik, Grade A, Points:60-70
T Iqbal, Grade A, Points:40-50,
A Russell, Grade A, Points:50-55
R Bopara, Grade A, Points:50-60
M Hasan, Grade A+, Points:90-100
H Mahmud, Grade A, Points:40-50
W Riaz, Grade B, Points:20-30
K Islam Rabbi, Grade A, Points:50-60
The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.