Fortune Barishal and Minister Group Dhaka will lock horns in the fifth match of the Bangabandhu BPL 2022 on Monday, January 24, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Dhaka, captained by Mahmudullah Riyad, were deemed one of the title contenders before the start of the tournament. However, after losing two matches thus far, Dhaka are at the bottom of the points table with a poor net run rate of -1.047.
They are coming off a 30-run loss against Chattogram Challengers. After restricting the Challengers to 161-8, Dhaka were bowled out for 131 despite Tamim Iqbal’s 45-ball 52 with six fours and two sixes.
Meanwhile, Barishal, led by Shakib Al Hasan, started their campaign on a resounding note with a four-wicket win over Challengers on Friday. After opting to field first, they restricted the Challengers to a modest score of 125-8 in their allotted twenty overs.
Alzarri Joseph was the pick of their bowlers with three wickets, while Nayeem Hasan accounted for two scalps. Barishal had trouble in their run chase, with Mehidy Hasan making things tough for them. However, they romped home in 18.4 overs.
Fortune Barishal are placed at the 2nd spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with a win from their first match of the league. The team has 2 points.
Shykat Ali is the top run-scorer for Fortune Barishal with 39 runs at a strike rate of 111. He has struck one four and 2 sixes. Ziaur Rahman has also made 19 runs at a strike rate of 158. AS Joseph has been the best bowler for Fortune Barishal and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 10 and an economy rate of 8.00.Minister Group Dhaka are placed at the 6th spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with losses from their first 2 matches of the league.
Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for Minister Group Dhaka with 102 runs at a strike rate of 117. He has struck 13 fours and 2 sixes. Mohammad Shahzad has also made 51 runs at a strike rate of 130.Rubel Hossain has been the best bowler for Minister Group Dhaka and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 9.71.
FORTUNE BARISHAL VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Fortune Barishal vs Minister Group Dhaka, Match 5, BPL 2022.
Date & Time: 24 January 2022; 12:00 PM IST.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
The pitch in Dhaka is slow. The spinners have got a fair amount of assistance from the surface. A score of 120 could be tough to chase down. However, batting second should be the preferred option for the team winning the toss.
There is a chance of rain in the morning, but it should stay clear during the day. The temperature should be around the 23-degree Celsius mark, with the humidity mostly around the 70s and a bit of cloud cover.
TOP PICKS – FORTUNE BARISHAL
Shakib Al Hasan always gives his best in home conditions. He bowled well against Chattogram Challengers and gave away only 9 runs in his 4 overs and picked up a wicket, whereas with the bat, he managed to score 13 runs from 16 balls.
Alzarri Joseph is a wicket-taking bowler, and he delivered well against Chattogram Challengers by picking up 3 important wickets. He is fierce and a good pick for your fantasy teams.
Top Picks – Minister Group Dhaka
Tamim Iqbal made a brilliant start in this tournament with consecutive half-centuries. In 2 matches he has scored 102 runs at an average of 51 with a strike rate of 117.24.
Mahmudullah is an inspiring leader. He has scored 44 runs in the last 2 matches at a strike rate of 176 and has also scalped a wicket.
Dhaka haven’t made the greatest of starts to their campaign, as they are yet to open their account. However, they have no dearth of firepower in their lineup, and are expected to win on Monday.