The hometown favourites Sylhet Sixers will square off against the defending champions Rangpur Riders in the 18th match of the competition. The reigning champions haven’t done well this season as they have lost 3 out of their 5 matches and are placed at the 5th position on the points table.
Meanwhile, Sylhet Sixers are even worse on the points table, they are languishing at the bottom of the pile with only a solitary win against their name from 4 outings which came against Chittagong Vikings in their second match of the competition
Match Details: January 16 Wednesday at 06:00 PM IST, Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
SYS Playing 11: Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Alok Kapali, Nicholas Pooran, David Warner, Afif Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain, Sohail Tanvir, Taskin Ahmed.
Sylhet Sixers squad: Patrick Brown, Sohail Tanvir, Nicholas Pooran, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Sandeep Lamichhane, Andre Fletcher, Liton Das, Jaker Ali, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Irfan, David Warner, Towhid Hridoy, Gulbadin Naib, Nasir Hossain, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Nabil Samad, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Fabian Allen, Ebadat Hossain.
RNR Playing 11: Mohammad Mithun, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Nazmul Islam, Chris Gayle, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza.
Rangpur Riders squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cottrell, Sean Williams, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nadif Chowdhury, Ravi Bopara, Rilee Rossouw, Shafiul Islam, AB de Villiers, Benny Howell, Fardeen Hasan, Alex Hales, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Islam, Abul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Nahidul Islam.
Team 1: Predict the winner
Both sides have shown disappointment throughout the competition and predicting a winner, in this case, looks a bit uncanny. Going with the wins, Rangpur Riders have the upper hand and therefore we will give you a team favouring more of Rangpur players.
Team 2 and 3: High-Risk players
Team 4: Testing some bench strength
After not winning enough games, both teams might look to test their local players and give them a chance to feature.
**This is a very-high-risk team, we have tinkered a lot here