Khulna Tigers Vs Sylhet Sunrisers is the 17th match in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Khulna is into their sixth game and is in a crucial junction this season. They only won two out of their five, and are on a two-match streak. With the tournament approaching its business end soon Khulna will need to step up and find a win here to keep their season alive.
The Sunrisers are in a poor position as well. They are last on the table with just one win in four games. They are also coming off a two-match losing streak and will be eager to break the rut.
Match: Khulna Tigers Vs Sylhet Sunrisers
Date: 3rd February
Time: 12:00 PM, IST
The weather report in Mirpur is fair for the Khulna Tigers Vs Sylhet Sunrisers fixture. The temperature is in the high 20s to low 30s range, and there is no rainfall in the forecast.
The Mirpur surface got a break with the tournament shifting to Chattogram for a few games. With a small gap given, the surface may be a little helpful to the batters while still assisting spinners going by its nature. There will be some dryness and rough spots for spinners to utilize.
Khulna Tigers: Soumya Sarkar, Andre Fletcher, Mahedi Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk&c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Kamrul Islam, Farhad Reza, Khaled Ahmed
Sylhet Sunrisers: Anamul Haque (wk), Lendl Simmons, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Ravi Bopara, Alauddin Babu, Sohag Gazi, Sunzamul Islam, Muktar Ali, Taskin Ahmed
With Khulna Tigers in a tough situation, the captain will have to step up and drag them out of the rut. Mushfiqur Rahim has been in countless situations where he rescued his team, and his experience will be very valuable here. He hasn’t done too much this season, and a good performance here is what Khulna could do to turn their tournament around.
After struggling through the T20 World Cup, Lendl Simmons finally came up with an impactful performance earlier this season. The knock was an important one, and with Sylhet struggling at the bottom of the table another similar knock could help them.
Both sides are struggling but they have no injuries and are unlikely to play the same eleven.
Both sides are struggling to gather momentum and have lost their last two games. Despite the situation, Khulna is in the upper hand as they have a set of strong players who can live up to the situation and help give their side a win.