The reigning champions Rangpur Riders would look to get back on winning ways when they meet Sylhet Sixers at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. The Riders have lost track of late and come here on the back two defeats on the bounce. Their last fixture (against Rajshahi Kings on Jan. 13) was a close affair, where they fell short by 5 runs.
Sylhet Sixers, on the other hand, have slipped to the bottom of the BPL points table after they faced the third defeat in four outings in the tournament. They started the BPL 2019 campaign against Comilla Victorians with a loss but bounced back with a win over Chittagong Vikings in the second game. However, they could not keep the momentum going and lost the next two as well.
Form Guide (recent first)
Sylhet Sixers – L L W L
Rangpur Riders – L L W W L
Head-to-head (last two fixtures)
Sylhet Sixers – 0, Rangpur Riders – 2
Where – Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
When – 06:00 PM IST, January 16
AB de Villiers is not yet available to play for Rangpur Riders.
SYS Playing 11: Liton Das, David Warner, Sabbir Rahman, Alok Kapali, Nicholas Pooran, Afif Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Sohail Tanvir
Doubt: Sandeep Lamichhane, Andre Fletcher
Sylhet Sixers Squad: David Warner (c), Andre Fletcher, Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Nicholas Pooran, Sabbir Rahman, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir, Taskin Ahmed, Nabil Samad, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Irfan, Fabian Allen, Towhid Hridoy, Nasir Hossain, Patrick Brown, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Gulbadin Naib, Jaker Ali and Ebadat Hossain.
RNR Playing 11: Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Nazmul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Mohammad Mithun, Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw
Rangpur Riders Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Sohag Gazi, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Mehedi Maruf, Chris Gayle, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Sheldon Cottrell, Fardeen Hasan, Sean Williams, AB de Villiers and Alex Hales.
Wicket-keeper – There is not much to separate the two keepers – Liton Das and Mohammad Mithun. You can choose either of the two.
Batsmen – Rilee Rossouw and Nicholas Pooran have demonstrated their T20 prowess so far in the tournament, while Chris Gayle and David Warner can explode as well.
All-rounders – Farhad Reza has been one of the shinning lights in the recent games for Rangpur Riders while Benny Howell and Ravi Bopara have done well too.
Bowlers – Taskin Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Shaiful Islam and Mashrafe Mortaza are the four options you can choose from.
Make SYS vs RNR Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.