Without a shred of a doubt, Gazi Group Chattogram were the table-toppers in the league stage of the tournament, winning seven out of eight matches. Mohammad Mithun and Co were clinical, barring their seven-run loss to Beximco Dhaka.
Chattogram defeated them by nine wickets and three wickets respectively, as far as Gemcon Khulna, their opponent in Qualifier 1, is concerned. The fact that they had a net run rate of 1.157 indicates the degree of superiority they have displayed.
On the other side, Khulna got through with four wins out of eight matches. Mahmudullah’s men may not be high on confidence especially after losing their last two league matches. The Khulna must pull a rabbit over the in-form Chattogram team from the hat switch.
With the humidity in the high-60s, the temperature during match-time will be about 24 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover, so the odds of a downpour are as good as zero.
The pitch was a balanced one in the Bangabandhu T20 tournament. They are racking up high scores when batting first, however, has not been easy, and neither has been chasing too.
Off the pitch, both pacers and spinners have found something. However, given that both sides have decent batting units, the team winning the toss can first opt to bowl.
In the last ten Bangabandhu T20 games, the average score on this pitch has been 137 runs, but both teams will consider 150 runs as a par score.
Gazi Group Chattogram
Mohammad Mithun (c), Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Shamsur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Nahidul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Rakibul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy
Mahmudullah (c), Zakir Hasan (wk), Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Ariful Haque, Shamim Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Shahidul Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Al-Amin Hossain
Gazi Group Chattogram vs Gemcon Khulna Dream 11:
Shuvagata Hom (c), Zakir Hasan (wk), Liton Das (wk), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
The match favourites Chattogram have already beaten Khulna in two matches by nine and three wickets respectively. They’re going to continue their domination in the qualifier. Let’s support your favourite cricket team at BAJI now to enjoy the excitement of cricket!