This is the 24th match between the Khulna Tigers (KHT) and Sylhet Thunder (SYT). The Tigers are placed fourth and have won 3 of their 5 games. The Thunder team is placed at the sixth spot and have won only 1 of their 6 games. Both the teams have lost their previous game. The Thunders have played fearless and exciting brand of cricket but have never been a threat so far even after having big names in their lineup.
Mossadek Hossain, Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles will be looking to get their team these two points else their chances of making to the playoffs will become tough. The Tigers on the other hand have Rilee Rossouw, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahmanullah Gurbaz known for his explosive batting, and Mohammed Amir in their ranks, and will back themselves to win this game . Both the teams have won a match playing against each other at this venue.
24th match: Khulna Tigers vs Sylhet Thunder (KHT vs SYT)
Saturday, December 28
Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
The pitches have been on the slower side throughout the tournament and have been highly unpredictable, helping spinners and bowlers who vary their pace. Teams winning the toss will look to bowl first with the dew factor in mind. Out of the 153 games played at this venue, the team batting first has won 73 games and scored 148 runs (average).
The weather is expected to be cool and breezy with temperature around 17 degree Celsius. Rain is not predicted at the time of the match.
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R Gurbaz, R Rossouw, S Rahman, N Shanto, M Rahim (c&wk), R Frylinck, M Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, M Amir, T Islam
A Fletcher, A Mazid, J Charles, M Mithun (wk), M Hossain (c) , S Rutherford, M Gazi, N Hossain, K Santokie, E Hossain, N Islam
Mushfiqur Rahim has made 154 runs in 5 games @ an average of 51. He is an experienced player and has complete control over the middle overs and is also an excellent player of spin.
Shahidul Islam the talented young right-arm pacer has took 6 wickets in 5 games @ an average of 29 runs
Johnson Charles bats at 4 for the Thunder and he has played quick fire knocks and has made 239 runs in 6 games @ an average of 40
Krishmar Santokie has taken 7 wickets @ an average of 21 in 6 games played. He bowls with the new ball and in the middle overs.
Captaincy Picks for KHT vs SYT:
1. Mushfiqur Rahim
2. Andre Fletcher
3. Johnson Charles
4. Rilee Rossouw
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
M Mithun, Grade B, Points:20-30
M Rahim, Grade A, Points:70-80
A Fletcher, Grade A, Points:90-100
J Charles, Grade A, Points:60-70
R Rossouw, Grade A, Points:40-50,
S Rahman, Grade A, Points:50-55
R Frylinck, Grade A, Points:50-60
M Hossain, Grade A+, Points:90-100
K Santokie, Grade A, Points:40-50
Shahidul Islam, Grade B, Points:20-30
E Hossain, 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.