Bangladesh Premier League 2023: Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers – 2nd Qualifier Preview and Updates

In the second qualifier for the Bangladesh Premier League 2023, the Rangpur Riders will face the Sylhet Strikers. The Riders won the Eliminator game against Fortune Barishal, while the Strikers lost to the Victorians in the first qualifier. The two teams will compete to advance to the final and face the Comilla Victorians.

The Rangpur Riders defeated the Strikers twice in the league stage, giving the team confidence. They are on a roll in the tournament, having won seven of their last eight games. The Strikers’ form has dipped, making this a difficult challenge for them. Both camps will be under pressure, and it will be a close race.

The 2nd Qualifier between Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers will take place on February 13th, 2023 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Match Details to Note

Match: Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers, 2nd Qualifier, Bangladesh Premier League 2023

Date: February 13, 2023 (Tuesday)                                             

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers

Rangpur Riders (Match Odds – 1.95):


Nurul Hasan’s team defeated Fortune Barishal by four wickets in their most recent game. Their batsmen put in an outstanding performance, chasing a large total clinically. They had won both games against the Strikers, and the Riders’ captain hoped to take inspiration from that victory.

Mohammad Naim and Rony Talukdar are a strong opening pair who will look to establish a strong partnership at the top. Shamim Hossain hit a match-winning knock in the previous game and will be confident. Hasan and Nicholas Pooran in the middle order are also expected to deliver. Dasun Shanaka and Dwayne Bravo bolster the batting order.

Their bowlers struggled in their last outing and will need strong spells from Rakibul Hasan and Mujeeb ur Rahman. Mahedi Hasan and Hasan Mahmud gave up runs in the previous game and must perform well in this one. Bravo and Shanaka are experienced bowlers who must perform admirably in the supporting role.

Full Squad:

Aaron Jones, Alauddin Babu, Azmatullah Omarzai, Haris Rauf, Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Nawaz, Ripon Mondol, Pathum Nissanka, Nurul Hasan (c), Parvez Hossain Emon, Rakibul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Jeffrey Vandersay, Robiul Haque, Hasan Murad, Saim Ayub, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Dasun Shanaka

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Possible Playing XI:

Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Nicholas Pooran, Shamim Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Rakibul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Dwayne Bravo, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Sylhet Strikers (Match Odds – 1.85):


Mashrafe Mortaza would be disappointed with his batsmen’s performance in the first qualifier against the Comilla Victorians. They batted first and scored only 125 runs, losing by four wickets. The Strikers captain would like to see better efforts from his batsmen as they compete for a spot in the next round.

In this game, the team will need a strong partnership from Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shafiqullah Ghafari. They would need runs from Towhid Hridoy and Zakir Hasan in the middle order, who were unavailable in the previous game. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Ryan Burl, and George Linde add firepower to the batting order, which will be crucial in this game.

Rubel Hossain and Isuru Udana will be needed for good spells with the new ball, as they leaked runs at the top in the previous game. In the middle overs, Tanzim Hasan Sakib and George Linde must bowl tight spells. In the supporting role, the team would like to see Shafiqullah Ghafari and Mortaza bowl tight lines.

Full Squad:

Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Sharifullah, Imad Wasim, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Irfan, George Linde, Isuru Udana

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Possible Playing XI:

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, George Linde, Isuru Udana, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rubel Hossain

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Head to Head

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played RR Won SS Won Tie NR
Overall 8 6 7 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss should choose to bowl first. It’s a night game, so there should be dew in the second inning. Because both teams have a large number of spinners, they will not want to bowl with a wet ball. A dry track in the early evening should help the side bowling first.

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Pitch Report

It’s an ideal T20 venue where batsmen love to hit the ball, and we’ve seen several high-scoring games there so far. The ball strikes the bat well, and with shorter boundaries around the square, most batsmen are optimistic about their chances. Spinners have a difficult time bowling in the second innings of evening games, despite getting good returns out of the pitch early in the evening.

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The forecast for Wednesday, February 14 is bright and sunny, which should make for an enjoyable game of cricket. While the Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch is known to be a belter and has seen high-scoring games, it is winter and the pitch appears to be damp. With a little seam movement, it should help the side that bowls first in the first few overs.

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Prediction

Sylhet Strikers have a slight advantage over Rangpur Riders because their players have looked sharp. Strikers’ batting will be bolstered by Rejaur Rahman Raja, Towhid Hridoy, and Najmul Hossain Shanto. Sylhet Strikers are expected to win the second Qualifier, according to our predictions. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Sylhet Strikers is the favourite to beat Rangpur Riders at the odds of 1.95.

Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Strikers Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Rubel Hossain is predicted to be the top bowler for Sylhet Strikers against Rangpur Riders.

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