We are into the last leg of league games in the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. The Khulna Tigers would be taking on the Minister Group Dhaka in the 25th game of the tournament. The Tigers are in good form and come here with a win against Sylhet Sunrisers while Dhaka went down against Chattogram Challengers in a close game.
Minister Group Dhaka has been inconsistent and their lower middle order has struggled in the tournament so far. They had lost the previous game they had played against Khulna Tigers. They must win this game to move up on the points table and it remains to be seen if the side does fare well in this important game.
KHULNA TIGERS PREVIEW
It has been two wins in a row for Mushfiqur Rahim’s side. They defeated the Sylhet Sunrisers by 15 runs in the last game to improve their position on the points table. They had defeated Minister Group Dhaka earlier in the season and Rahim would like his players to draw confidence from that win.
The side would like to see a good start from Andre Fletcher and Soumya Sarkar in this game as both players have looked in good form. Mushfiqur Rahim is an experienced campaigner and he would look to add runs in the middle order with Yasir Ali and Mahedi Hasan. In Thisara Perera and Sikandar Raza, they have powerful hitters of the ball down the order.
Khaled Ahmed and Nabil Samad bowled well in the last game and the side would expect to see a good start from them in this game. Kamrul Islam and Mahedi Hasan were hit around in the last game and the side would like to see tighter lines from them. In Raza, Perara, and Sarkar the side has good variety in its bowling attack.
MINSTER GROUP DHAKA PREVIEW
Mahmudullah would be extremely upset with his players. They failed to chase a 149-run target in the last game against the Chattogram Challengers going down by 3 runs. The side has been inconsistent and the skipper would want his players to come up with a more determined effort in this game against the Tigers.
Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Shahzad make a powerful opening combination and the side would look for a strong start here. Imran Uzzaman, Shuvagata Hom, and Mahmudullah will have to build partnerships for the side in this game. Qais Ahmed, Mashrafe Mortaza, and Mohammad Naim will have to come up with contributions down the order.
Mashrafe Mortaza and Fazal Haque bowled good lines in the last game and the same would be expected from them here. Arafat Sunny and Qais Ahmed shall look to make good use of slowness on the surface. Mahmudullah and Ebadot Hossain would be expected to do well in the supporting roles.
KHULNA TIGERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Khulna Tigers vs Minister Group Dhaka, Match 25 BPL 2022
Date & Time: February 9, 2022, 12:00 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
KHULNA TIGERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA PITCH REPORT
The pitch in Sylhet has been a fairly sporting one. In the first two games, the track helped both batters and bowlers.
In both games the team batting first came up trumps. Hence, teams may avoid chasing.
KHULNA TIGERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA WEATHER REPORT
The playing conditions will stay clear throughout the duration of the game. There is no chance of rain as of now. The temperature will be around the 26-degree Celsius mark.
KHULNA TIGERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH PREDICTION
Although they lost their previous game, Dhaka looked clinical in their approach. The Tigers must also be high on confidence after winning back-to-back games against the Sunrisers.
But beating Dhaka may not be easy. Dhaka will go into the next game as favorites.
Match Prediction: Dhaka to win.