Match four of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2022 will have Chattogram Challengers square off against Minister Group Dhaka at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Chattogram lost to Fortune Barishal in their tournament opener. After being asked to bat first, the Challengers managed only 125-8 in their allotted twenty overs. They picked up six wickets in response, but failed to prevent Fortune Barishal from chasing down the total with eight deliveries to spare.
Meanwhile, Minister Group Dhaka suffered a loss against Khulna Titans in their first game. In a close-fought contest, Dhaka posted 183-7, batting first. However, they failed to defend their total as they remain winless in the competition.
Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for Minister Group Dhaka with 286 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 103.Mahmudullah has also made 93 runs from his last 2 matches.Mashrafe Mortoza has been the best bowler for Minister Group Dhaka and has picked up 5 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 7.70 and a strike rate of 39.
Arafat Sunny has also picked up 2 wickets from his last 2 matches.Chadwick Walton is the top run-scorer for Chattogram Challengers with 190 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 146.Afif Hossain has also made 43 runs from his last 3 matches.Rayad Emrit has been the best bowler for Chattogram Challengers and has picked up 5 wickets from his last 3 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 7.64 and a strike rate of 13.Nasum Ahmed has also picked up 4 wickets from his last 10 matches.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Chattogram Challengers vs Minister Group Dhaka, Match 4, Bangladesh Premier League 2022.
Date and Time: January 22nd 2022, Saturday; 05:00 PM IST.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh.
The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium is a bit on the slower side. Batters can play their strokes freely as the new ball comes nicely onto the bat. Spinners are expected to play a key role, as the pitch could get slower as the game progresses.
The temperature in Mirpur on matchday is expected to range between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius. A full game can be expected, as there is no rain predicted.
PROBABLE XIS CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS
Benny Howell was brilliant in his cameo of 41 off just 20 deliveries in his last game. Captain Mehidy Hasan picked up four wickets, but the other bowlers failed to pick up wickets, and they were unsuccessful in defending their total.
MINISTER GROUP DHAKA
Contributions from Mohammad Shahzad (42) and Tamim Iqbal (50) at the top of the order helped them put up a formidable total in their last game. Andre Russell and Ebadot Hossain picked up two wickets apiece, but that was not enough on the day.
Both teams are coming off losses in their previous games. However, Minister Group Dhaka have good balance in their ranks, so expect them to come out on top on Saturday.
Prediction: Minister Group Dhaka to win this game.