Fortune Barishal and Minister Group Dhaka will lock horns in the 28th match of the Bangabandhu BPL 2022 on Friday, February 11, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Barishal, led by Shakib Al Hasan, are sitting pretty atop the points table with 13 points from 19 games and a decent net run rate of 0.061. Having already made their way through to the semis, they might look to chop and change in their last league game.
They are on a five-match winning streak, and will go into this game off a 12-run win against Sylhet Sunrisers. Munim Shahriar and Chris Gayle’s half-centuries helped Barishal score 199. Thereafter, Shakib, Dwayne Bravo and Najmul Hossain Shanto bagged two wickets apiece.
Meanwhile, Dhaka, led by Mahmudullah, are in a bit of strife going into their last league game. A victory would keep them in a secure spot in terms of qualifying for the semis. They are coming off a five-wicket win over Khulna Tigers on Wednesday.
After being put into the field first, Dhaka restricted the Tigers to 129-8. Arafat Sunny and Azmatullah Omarzai bagged two wickets apiece. Dhaka chased down the target in 19.2 overs. Captain Mahmudullah top-scored for his team with a 36-ball 34.Fortune Barishal are placed at the top spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with 6 wins and 2 losses from their 9 matches of the league. The team has 13 points.Shakib Al Hasan is the top run-scorer for Fortune Barishal with 225 runs at a strike rate of 141. He has struck 17 fours and 13 sixes. Chris Gayle has also made 179 runs at a strike rate of 116.
Shakib Al Hasan has been the best bowler for Fortune Barishal and has picked up 14 wickets while bowling at an average of 11 and an economy rate of 4.92.Minister Group Dhaka are placed at the 3rd spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with 4 wins and 4 losses from their 9 matches of the league. The team has 9 points.Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for Minister Group Dhaka with 341 runs at a strike rate of 132. He has struck 39 fours and 12 sixes. Mahmudullah has also made 252 runs at a strike rate of 123.
Andre Russell has been the best bowler for Minister Group Dhaka and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 9.42.
FORTUNE BARISHAL VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Fortune Barishal vs Minister Group Dhaka, Match 28 BPL 2022.
Date & Time: 11 February 2022; 6:00 PM IST.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
The pitch in Dhaka has mostly helped spinners to a large extent. Playing shots freely may not be easy for batters. Batting second should be the way forward, as dew might play a significant role in the second innings.
It is expected to be hazy on matchday, but there is no chance of rain. The temperature could hover around the 23-degree Celsius mark, with the humidity in the mid-50s.
TOP PICKS – FORTUNE BARISHAL
Shakib Al Hasan is having a great run in this tournament. With the bat, he has made 225 runs in eight matches at an average of 28.12 and a strike rate of 141.50. Shakib has scored two half-centuries in the tournament. Shakib has picked 14 wickets at an average of 11.07, an economy of 4.92, and a strike rate of 13.5.
Dwayne Bravo has taken 14 wickets in seven games at an average of 16.50, an economy of 8.66, and a strike rate of 11.4. He has made 102 runs at an average of 25.50 and a strike rate of 147.82.
TOP PICKS – MINISTER GROUP DHAKA
Rubel Hossain has picked six wickets in seven matches at an average of 24.66, an economy of 6.72, and a strike rate of 22.
Tamim Iqbal is the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has made 341 runs in eight matches at an average of 56.83 and a strike rate of 132.68. Tamim has scored one century and three half-centuries.
As Barishal have already made their way through to the playoffs, they may play some of their bench players. Dhaka will be more desperate to win this game, and are the favorites to win.