Big match for Rangpur against the Host
jamuna sports desk: There will be two important matches in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), today. In the first match the host Dhaka Dynamites will take on Rangpur Riders.
Dhaka Dynamites are in the top of the points table with Six wins in Nine matches. On the other hand this will be the tenth match of the Rangpur Riders as well. They have 10 points with Five wins in their nine matches in this season so far. The match will start at 1 PM in Mirpur Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
This match will be very important for Rangpur Riders. They will be looking to make a turn around after successive defeats. Especially in this business end of the tournament, a loss can held them back for the next round.
They will also have live behind all the controversies from their last match. They faced the Rajshahi Kings in their last match. Not only they lost very badly, but got involved in a controversy after their wicket-keeper batsmen Shahzad hurt Sabbir Rahman from opponent team, after pushing him once before in the same match.
As a result Shahzad was suspended for one match, later on which was increased to two matches. This came as big blow for them as Shahzad was a key player for them. He was one of the very few batsman who have performed for them consistently, along with Mithun.
Other side Dhaka Dynamites will come in to this match with much relax. They have won recent matches, are in a comfortable position in the points table, batsmen-bowlers all performing well. In short everything is going right for them. So a win today will almost seal their place for the next round, the qualifiers.
More good news for their fans is that West Indian all-rounder Andre Russel has recovered from injury, and will be seen in the upcoming matches. And also another West Indian have joined them recently. Evin Lewis the opener have joined Dhaka Dynamites after his national duty in Zimbabwe. Evin Lewis scored a hundred last year in BPL, and he will be a big boost for them in this stage.
So it will be a mountain to climb for Rangpur Riders today if they have to defeat Shakib Al Hasan’s Dhaka Dynamites. It will interesting to can they do it or not.
Evin Lewis, Sangakkara, Mehedi, Mosaddek, Shakib, Nasir, Prasanna, Bravo, Sanjamul, and Abu Jayed.
Soumya Sarker, Mithun, Dawson, Shahid Afridi, Naeem Islam, Mukhter, Ziaur, Sohag Gazi, Sunny, Rubel and Senanayke.