Beximco Dhaka made a disastrous start to the tournament, losing their first three games and languishing. Yet Mushfiqur Rahim and Co staged a brilliant revival with four wins from there. They went down to Fortune Barishal by two runs in the last game.
They’d be up against the same adversary in the first of Monday’s doubleheader. But once, they defeated Barishal by seven wickets. On the other hand, Barishal managed to go through to the playoffs somehow.
A must-win affair was their final match against Dhaka. Minister Group Rajshahi, who began the tournament with two wins in a row. But to their dismay, after Barishal’s victory over Dhaka, they went on a six-match losing streak and were knocked out.
The temperature will be about the 25 degrees Celsius mark during match time. Nor will the cloud cover be high, meaning minimum rain chances. The humidity will be in the 50s.
With scores under 100 being registered, the pitch in Dhaka began to be bowler-friendly. However, with the average first innings score going up by a large degree, it has become useful for batting.
Mushfiqur Rahim (c&wk), Mohammad Naim, Robiul Islam Robi, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Akbar Ali, Shafiqul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Muktar Ali
Tamim Iqbal (c), Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Saif Hassan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sumon Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Suhrawadi Shuvo
Beximco Dhaka and Fortune Barishal Dream 11:
Saif Hassan (c), Akbar Ali (wk), Naim Shaikh, Sabbir Rahman, Parvez Hossain Emon, Towhid Hridoy, Muktar Ali, Afif Hossain, Shafiqul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain
Beximco Dhaka has done well in the tournament, but they have lost both their league matches to Fortune Barishal. Their bowling attack has been inconsistent, and in this big match they need to do well, and Sabbir Rahman must lead in batting Rahim. After back-to-back losses to Fortune Barishal, they’re looking to come back in this game with a win. Let’s back Beximco Dhaka to win at BAJI now.