Beximco Dhaka was utterly disappointed, losing to the Minister Rajshahi after reducing them to 65 for five in the 10th over. In their last over the Mushfiqur Rahim-led team struggled to score nine, thus losing by two runs. To off-break bowler Mahedi Hasan, they conceded four dot balls, three on the trot in the 20th overs of their run-chase.
Dhaka will be looking to turn the tables in their next match against Gazi Group Chattogram. On the other hand, Mohammad Mithun led Chattogram is looking for a winning start. In Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar, they have two of the most prolific white-ball Bangladeshi batsmen. In Mustafizur Rahman, Chattogram, arguably, has the national team’s craftiest fast bowlers.
The temperature is hovering around 24 Celsius, and it will be evenly cold. The humidity is going to be in the high 60s. Also, dew is expected to be there, especially during the second half of the encounter.
With this game at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium being the second of the day the pitch may be on the slower side, putting into action the spinners. With the new ball, there should also be a considerable swing to hold the batsmen on their toes.
Before going high, the batters would need to bide their time in the centre, and this ploy could be used in the tournament very frequently. Ideally, both teams would want to bat first with 150-160 at this venue being par.
Gazi Group Chattogram
Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Shamsur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Nahidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ziaur-ur-Rahman, Shoriful Islam/Sanjit Saha
Mushfiqur Rahim (c&wk), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mohammad Naim,Akbar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Muktar Ali, Sabbir Rahman
Gazi Group Chattogram vs Beximco Dhaka Dream 11:
Mustafizur Rahman (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mominul Haque, Muktar Ali, Soumya Sarkar, Ziaur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Taijul Islam
Given the comprehensive depth in the batting unit, Gazi Group Chattogram would fancy their chances of a win against Dhaka. Yet, especially with the possibilities of Mohd Naim and Sabbir Rahman itching to get off the point as far as the points table is concerned, one can not write off Beximco Dhaka.