A few games into the tournament, we will be seeing another Khulna Tigers Vs Fortune Barishal match-up. Both sides are showing decent for early in the tournament with wins, and losses. Fortune Barishal is a touch behind, having lost two games, and they are struggling to get their batting right. The batting hasn’t struck strong with three low scores for Barishal, but Khulna has been solid with the bat. They struggled a touch with the ball, but are managing to put decent runs on the board with the bat.
Match: Khulna Tigers Vs Fortune Barishal
Date: January 29th, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM, IST
The weather tomorrow is expected to be cold and in the low 20s. There is decent sunlight and minimal cloud cover which will make things easier for batters. The ball won’t swing as much due to the lack of clouds, and the Khulna Tigers Vs Fortune Barishal match is unlikely to have any weather interruptions.
The Chattogram surface is relatively fresh but going by the first game on the ground, there is a touch of slowness. By the looks of it, run-scoring may be tough and there could be some assistance for the spinners.
Fortune Barishal: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Chris Gayle, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Irfan Sukkur(wk), Dwayne Bravo, Salman Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Alzarri Joseph, Jake Lintott, Nayeem Hasan
Khulna Tigers: Tanzid Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Soumya Sarkar / Nabil Samad, Mahedi Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Thisara Perera, Farhad Reza, Sohrawordi Shuvo, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamrul Islam Rabbi
Shakib Al Hasan
With the surface looking slow, Shakib Al Hasan may have a role to play along with the likes of Dwayne Bravo, who has a strong slower ball. His experience and ability to spin at high speeds will be vital as Shakib Al Hasan looks to get the better of a close friend and teammate of him in Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim is a key member of the Khulna Tigers, and his experience will be important if Khulna is to tackle a spinning surface. With dangerous bowlers like Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the side’s top batter will have some work to do.
Both sides may think about playing an extra spinner as the surface looks dry and tough to score on.
With the first look of the surface, the slowness may help Barishal given their spin bowling quality. With players like Shakib Al Hasan, the advantage is on their side, and they will be the side likely to win unless Mushfiqur Rahim can make a statement.