The Khulna Tigers will face Fortune Barishal in the 11th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2022. Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram will host this contest.
The Khulna Tigers have played three games so far and won two of those fixtures. They faced Chattogram Challengers in their last game and defeated them convincingly to grab two points.
Bowling first, the Khulna bowlers did a fine job of restricting the Challengers to 143. They picked up eight wickets in the process. The batters then stepped up and contributed as they chased down the total with seven balls to spare. They will look to repeat their performance in their upcoming clash.
Fortune Barishal got off to a winning start but have lost their way after suffering two defeats on the trot. They crashed to a heavy loss against the Comilla Victorians in their previous fixture.
After electing to bowl first, the bowlers bowled well as the Victorians only managed to score 158 in their 20 overs. What followed was a disappointing show from the batters as they were bundled out on 95, losing the game by 63 runs. They have to be on their toes to turn the tables around.
KHULNA TIGERS VS FORTUNE BARISHAL MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Khulna Tigers vs Fortune Barishal, Match 11, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
Date and Time: January 29th 2022, Saturday, 12:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
KHULNA TIGERS VS FORTUNE BARISHAL PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury is on the slower side. The spinners will continue to play a major role while bowling on this surface as the ball tends to hold a bit on the surface.
KHULNA TIGERS VS FORTUNE BARISHAL WEATHER FORECAST
Clear skies will greet both sides on Saturday. The temperature in Chattogram is expected to range between 13 and 22 degrees Celsius.
KHULNA TIGERS VS FORTUNE BARISHAL PROBABLE XIS
Thisara Perera picked up three wickets and the other bowlers also chipped in with one wicket each as they restricted the Challengers to 143. Contributions from Andre Fletcher (58) and Mushfiqur Rahim (44*) helped them chase down the total.
Dwayne Bravo picked up three wickets which helped them restrict the Victorians to 158. Najmul Hossain Shanto top-scored with 36 but the other batters failed to contribute as they were cleaned up on 95, losing the game by 63 runs.
TOP PICKS – KHULNA TIGERS
Andre Fletcher is in scintillating form at the moment. He has smashed 119 runs in 3 matches in this tournament at an average of 59.5 with the highest score of 58.
Mushfiqur Rahim played a match-winning knock against Chattogram Challengers. His knock of 44* runs helped Tigers register their second win in this tournament.
TOP PICKS – FORTUNE BARISHAL
Shakib Al Hasan is doing a great job with the ball, but big runs are yet to come from his willow in this tournament. In 3 matches, he has scalped 4 wickets at an economy of 4.78 and has also scored 37 runs with the bat.
Dwayne Bravo is a clever bowler in this format of the game. He has picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in this tournament and has also scored 45 runs with the bat.
KHULNA TIGERS VS FORTUNE BARISHAL MATCH PREDICTION
Khulna Tigers are coming off a win in their previous fixture whereas the Fortune Barishal have lost two on the trot. They have to bring out their A-game to challenge the Tigers in the upcoming fixture on Saturday.
The Khulna Tigers have the winning momentum behind them and expect them to carry it forward by beating the Fortune Barishal on Saturday.
PREDICTION: KHULNA TIGERS TO WIN THIS ENCOUNTER.