Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders are set to renew their rivalry as they face off in the opening game of their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) campaign in Dhaka. While Barishal emerged victorious in their league encounters last season, Riders had the last laugh in the crucial Eliminator. This encounter promises high-intensity action as both teams undergo significant personnel changes.
|Bangladesh Premier League, 2024
|Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
|Date & Time
|20 January 2024, 13:00
Table of content
- 1 Team Previews:
- 1.1 Fortune Barishal:
- 1.2 Rangpur Riders:
- 1.3 Weather Conditions:
- 1.4 Venue Details:
- 1.5 Toss: To Bowl:
- 1.6 What is the RGR vs BRSAL 3rd T20 Bangladesh Premier League 2024 Score Prediction?
- 1.7 Winning Chances Of Rangpur Riders and Fortune Barishal?
- 1.8 BRSAL vs RGR: Winning Prediction:
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Barishal has bolstered its batting lineup with experienced T20 players from around the globe. The departure of key players is compensated by the inclusion of power hitters like Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, and Fakhar Zaman. The batting order showcases a blend of youth and experience, with Ibrahim Zadran providing stability at number 3. In the middle order, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shoaib Malik will be key figures. The team boasts a strong bowling attack led by Mohammad Amir, supported by pace and spin options.
Predicted Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Fakhar Zaman, Ibrahim Zadran, Soumya Sarkar (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmadullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Amir, Kamrul Islam, Yannic Cariah
Riders have made notable signings, including former Barishal skipper Shakib Al Hasan and the explosive Babar Azam (unavailable for the opener). The team retains Nicholas Pooran and Nurul Hasan among the wicketkeeper-batters, ensuring firepower in the batting lineup. Matheesha Pathirana, an IPL-experienced bowler, and the versatile Wanindu Hasaranga add strength to the bowling department. Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round abilities will be crucial for Riders.
Predicted Playing XI: Brandon King, Rony Talukdar, Mahedi Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nurul Hasan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hasan Mahmud, Matheesha Pathirana, Ishanullah
The Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is set to host the 3rd BPL match between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders. The pitch is known for its balanced nature, offering assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. Spinners are expected to play a crucial role on this surface, and both teams boast plenty of options in the spin department. The weather forecast for the match day is mostly sunny, with a high of 21 degrees Celsius in Dhaka.
Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders will lock horns at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Despite the average 1st innings score suggesting otherwise, it is considered a high-scoring venue. On a fresh wicket, the team batting first should comfortably cross the 180-run mark.
Toss: To Bowl:
Teams bowling first have often succeeded in chasing down competitive totals at this ground. Given the deep batting lineups of both teams, the side winning the toss is likely to opt for bowling first.
What is the RGR vs BRSAL 3rd T20 Bangladesh Premier League 2024 Score Prediction?
If Rangpur Riders Bat First: 140+
If Fortune Barishal Bat First: 119+
Winning Chances Of Rangpur Riders and Fortune Barishal?
Rangpur Riders winning chances are 58% in this match
Fortune Barishal winning chances are 42% in this match
BRSAL vs RGR: Winning Prediction:
Both Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders have undergone several changes in their squad for this edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. While both teams seem to have a well-balanced squad and appear strong on paper, the key will be getting the playing XI right. Currently, there is very little to choose between these two teams based on their squad strengths.
Prediction: Rangpur Riders to win.
They are evenly matched and promising in every department. However, Rangpur Riders hold a slight edge in the bowling department, making them the favorites in our match prediction.