Chattogram Challengers Vs Khulna Tigers is the sixth match in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Both sides are on two points but have played a different number of games. Chattogram played two and won one while Khulna played just one and finished with a victory. Chattogram has been a touch inconsistent with their batting, falling to 125 in their second game, while Khulna looked strong in their chase of 183 a few days ago. A win will allow either side to go up and give a gap between the middle of the table.
Match: Chattogram Challengers Vs Khulna Tigers
Date: January 24, 2022
Time: 18:00 PM IST.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
The Mirpur stadium has good weather conditions with some nice sun in the forecast. The temperature is likely to touch 30 degrees, giving us a full view of the Chattogram Challengers Vs Khulna Tigers fixture. With the game extending into the evening, dew could play a role as the temperature are slowly rising in Bangladesh
The Mirpur pitch is slow as usual, leaving both sides dependent on spin. However, with the Chattogram Challengers Vs Khulna Tigers game played in the evening, their may not be as much dryness, allowing the conditions to remain similar through the game.
Chattogram Challengers: Kennar Lewis( wk ), Will Jacks, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraj (c), Benny Howell, Shamin Hossain, Naeem Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mukidul Islam, Shoriful Islam
Khulna Tigers: Tanzid Hasan, Andre Fletcher, Rony Talukdar, Mushfiqur Rahim (c,wk), Yasir Ali, Thisara Perera, Mahedi Hasan, Farhad Reza, Shorawordi Shuvo, Kamrul Islam, Naveen-Ul-Haq
Sabbir Rahman has grown into a handy middle-order batter, and is a pretty decent finisher. He got a start in the previous match but couldn’t see the innings through. With a loss behind them, Sabbir Rahman can make an impact and help the side get back from defeat as they look to move up the table.
Thisara Perera is a handy all-rounder and strong in both aspects of the game. His style gives the side an opportunity to make an impact in both innings, as he can change the game in a spell or span of few overs. With the tournament just beginning, a quick impact role from Perera can help the side move away from the rest of the group on the points table.
Dwayne Bravo took only one wicket in the first game, and was expensive with the ball. He has retired recently, but with the IPL Auctions coming up Bravo will be hoping to put up a show that keeps him on franchises mind.
Both sides may remain unchanged unless Chattogram decide to strengthen their batting while leaving out one of their bowlers. They have a deep bowling line-up, and can afford to play an extra batter. Khulna on the other hand seem balanced and can continue with the same team.
Both sides are on two points, but Khulna has the momentum after a win in the previous game. With some strong impact players, a quick and powerful performance from the likes of Fletcher, Rahim or Perera will leave Khulna ahead of the game, however, quick dismissals could turn it around for Khulna despite having the momentum.