RRR vs FBA Match Preview
With Shoaib Malik being unavailable for this match, the Riders will depend on Rony Talukdar to play a big inning here. Talukdar has scored 330 runs so far and has been quite impressive at the top and has put up some good opening stands with Mohammad Naim.
The middle-order however does seem to be a bit lacking. Nurul Hasan hasn’t been able to get going, while Kohler-Cadmore and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have played just 2 matches so far this season and appear a bit rusty. Shamim Hossain who is included in the team as an all-rounder to has lacked consistency.
The seamers, Azmatullah Omarzai and Hasan Mahmud have bowled well, picking up 15 wickets each, while Rakibul Hasan too has done a good job with his left-arm orthodox spin.
Fortune Barishal will sorely miss the services of their in-form batsman Iftikhar Ahmed, who has departed to participate in the PSL. However, Dwaine Pretorius, who was brought in as a replacement, was quite impressive in his debut match this season, scoring 48 runs in just 29 deliveries.
Fortune Barishal will be depending on Anamul Haque and Mahmudullah to give them a good start, while Shakib Al-Hasan and Ibrahim Zadran will add strength to the middle order. In addition to Shakib, the team also has Karim Janat and Chaturanga de Silva as all-rounders, with the former being in excellent form and the leading wicket-taker for the team.
The bowling however appears to be a weak link for Barishal
Since this is a day match, dew will not play much of a role and we think it will be better for a team to build a good score upfront and put the opposition batting under pressure. The weather is expected to be warm and sunny with no chance of rain.
The pitch at Sher E Bangla Stadium is well-balanced as it provides good pace and bounce and the batsmen will find it easy to play their shots. The average first-inning score here is around 160. However, the spinners will be able to turn the ball once the pitch becomes rough, and it can get a bit tricky for the batsmen, especially in the second innings.
Azmatullah Omarzai’s Consistent Bowling
Azmatullah has been one of the most consistent performers with the ball for the Rangpur Riders this season. He has picked up 15 wickets in 11 matches at an impressive strike rate of 15.30.
There are no updates regarding injuries from either squad.
RRR vs FBA Probable 11
RRR Playing 11
- Mohammad Naim
- Rony Talukdar
- Nurul Hasan (C)
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Shamim Hossain
- Rakibul Hasan
- Ripon Mondol
- Azmatullah Omarzai
- Hasan Mahmud
- Naveen ul-Haq
FBA Playing 11
- Anamul Haque (Wk)
- Shakib Al-Hasan
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C)
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Salman Hossain
- Ibrahim Zadran
- Chaturanga de Silva
- Karim Janat
- Khaled Ahmed
- Ebadot Hossain
We are backing Fortune Barishal to win this match. They have a strong batting line-up and most of their top and middle-order batsmen are in good form. On the other hand, the Rangpur Riders have just the opening pair of Talukdar and Mohammad Naim to rely on. The Fortune Barishal also has some excellent all-rounders in the team, which the Rangpur Riders are lacking.
Shakib Al-Hasan: Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in the T20s according to the latest ICC rankings. He is the top-scorer for Barishal this season and is also quite effective with the ball.
Karim Janat: Karim Janat has bowled well to pick up 10 wickets and has also been a handy batter lower down the order, scoring at an impressive strike rate of 175.00.
Rony Talukdar: Rony Talukdar has played consistently well for the Rangpur Riders this season and is the top run-getter for them with 330 runs.
RRR vs FBA Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: A Haque, Nurul Hasan
Batters: Mahmudullah, R Talukdar, I Zadran
All-rounders: S Al Hasan (C), K Janat (VC), M Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: R Hasan, E Hossain, H Mahmud