November 4, 2017
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Rajshahi Kings Vs Rangpur Riders-Fantasy Cricket Match Preview

By Avtar Singh

Bangladesh Premier League 2017 – Match 2

The second battle of BPL 2017 will take place between Rajshahi Kings Vs Rangpur Riders. Rangpur Riders are expected to be lead by Mashrafe Mortaza while the last year’s runner-up, Rajshahi Kings will play under the captaincy of Mushfiqur Rahman.

When and Where:

Series- Bangladesh Premier League 2017

Venue- Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Date and Time- Nov 04, 07:00 PM LOCAL

Pitch Conditions:

This seems a slow batting pitch. It can help spinners a bit. An interesting cricket battle can be seen. Dew in the evening may affect the game.

Venue Stats:

Total matches                                                                              06

Matches won (bowling first)                                                     06

Average Score (1st innings)                                                       147

Average Score (2nd innings)                                                      146

Highest total                                                                                193/4 (13.5 Ov) by NED Vs IRE

Lowest total recorded                                                                151/10 (19.5 Ov) by UAE Vs NED

Team News:

Rajshahi Kings-

  • Rajshahi Kings will have to play their first match without their star fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman. He has yet not recovered from his ankle injury.
  • Kings batting side looks great with the addition of  Luke Wright and Lendl Simmons.

Rangpur Riders-

  • Bangladesh’s iconic pacer Mashrafe Mortaza is expected to lead the Riders in their first game.
  • The team looks balanced with overseas players like Chris Gayle, Ravi Bopara and David Willey.
  • Riders have retained Rubel Hossain, Sohag Gazi and Mohammad Mithun due to their worth-praising performance in the last season.
  • Brendon McCullum will be unavailable for first few matches.
  • Chris Gayle is also unavailable for this match.


Rajshahi Kings-

Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Usama Mir, Nihaduzzaman, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Sami, Luke Wright, Malcom Waller, Samit Patel, Darren Sammy, Raza Ali Dar,  Naeem Islam jnr, Hossain Ali, Zakir Hasan, Farhad Reza, KaziAnik, Rony Talukdar, James Franklin, Kesrick Williams, Mominul Haque,

Rangpur Riders-

Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Chris Gayle, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Thisara Perera, David Willey, Nazmul Islam, Ebadat Hossain,  Abdur Razzak, Ravi Bopara, Brendon McCullum, Zahir Khan, Samuel Badree, Shahriar Nafees, Sam Hain, Fazle Mahmud, Kusal Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sohag Gazi, Nahidul Islam, Adam Lyth, Ziaur Rahman,  Elias Sunny, Johnson Charles, Samiullah Shenwari

Playing 11 (expected)

As this is the first match of both the teams for the fifth season of BPL, it is a bit difficult to decide the playing 11. However, the expected team is-

Rajshahi Kings Probable Playing 11:

Mushfiqur Rahim, Lendl Simmons/James Franklin, Luke Wright, Samit Patel, Ranu Talukdar, Mehedy Hasan Miraz, Darren Sammy, Mominul Haque, Kesrick Williams, Farhad Reza, Delwar Hossain/ Hossain Ali.

Rangpur Riders Probable Playing 11:

Kusal Perera [Wk], Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza, Adam Lyth/S Hain/David Willey, Ravi Bopara, Shahriar Nafees, Thisara Perera, Ziaur Rahman, Samuel Badree, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain,

Below are the key players to look for in today’s match and choices for captain and vice-captain

Key Players:

Mashrafe Mortaza

Ledl Simmons

Thisara Perera

Mushfiqur Rahim

Rubel Hossain

Rajshahi Kings Vs Rangpur Riders 2nd T20 Dream11 Cricket Team Prediction:

Avtar Singh

SEO Expert, Avtar loves cricket and everything about it. He is a fitness freak and enjoys poker with his friends in free time.

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