Khulna Tigers Vs Minister Group Dhaka is the 25th match in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Minister Group Dhaka are currently fifth on the table, and they are hanging on to the tournament bleakly. They need to gather some momentum if they are to qualify. They are fresh off a close defeat, and Minister Group Dhaka will have to show a lot of character if they are to fight back from a devastating defeat.
Khulna Tigers are better placed in third, but have only one point more than Minister Group Dhaka. They are in decent form, but a defeat for Khulna could spice the tournament up.
Match: Khulna Tigers Vs Minister Group Dhaka
Date: 9th February 2022
Time: 12:00 IST
The Sylhet weather is going to be moderate for the Khulna Tigers Vs Minister Group Dhaka game. There will be clear skies and temperatures in the mid-20s range, making it a comfortable weather for the players.
The games played in Sylhet so far has seen teams batting first dominate. The results indicate the pitch is slowing down later in the innings, and the dryness could assist spin, allowing teams batting first to come in with a slight advantage.
Andre Fletcher, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Thisara Perera, Sikandar Raza, Jaker Ali, Khaled Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nabil Samad
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Imran Uzzaman, Mahmudullah (c), Shuvagata Hom, Naim Sheikh, Mashrafe Mortaza, Qais Ahmad, Ebadot Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Fazalhaq Farooqi
In the last few games Soumya Sarkar has looked good. He is among the runs and has also chipped in with a few wickets. With the Sylhet pitch best early in the game, as an opener Sarkar will have a role to play, and he has done a decent job building a plat form so far.
Tamim Iqbal didn’t do too much wrong against the Challengers and will be heartbroken for not taking his side across the line. He batted with a lot of patience and calculated aggression as he got to 73, but his efforts weren’t enough. Spending time in the crease may have helped though and Iqbal could be a dangerous factor in the upcoming game.
Both sides are likely to be unchanged.
Both teams are closely placed on the table, and there is very little to separate both sides. There are some strong players on each team as well, making it tougher to decide who could come out on top. Going by his recent heartbreak, Tamim Iqbal will look to come out all guns blazing, and due to his form Minister Group Dhaka has a slight edge in this game.
Match Prediction: Minister Group Dhaka will win.