RRR vs SSR Match Preview

Shamim Hossain, who was seen struggling to score runs at the start of the season seems to have hit some good form for the Riders as he scored a brilliant 71 of just 51 deliveries. Rony Talukdar, who has by far been the most consistent batsman in the side too played a handy knock as both batsmen put up a 61-run partnership as the Riders chased down a target of 171 with 4 wickets in hand.

In addition to Talukdar and Shamim, the Riders will bank on Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan, and all-rounder Mahedi Hasan to score runs here. Azmatullah Omarzai was the joint-leading wicket-taker for the Riders but had to depart for the upcoming PSL. He was replaced by Dasun Shanaka, who was quite impressive as he took 2 wickets in his first match of the season.

The Sylhet Strikers will once again depend on Shanto to give them a good start in this game. Towhid Hridoy too has been quite dependable and more will be expected from him. The middle order however looks a bit out of form as Mushfiqur Rahim, and Zakir Hasan have lacked consistency.

With Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir departing for the PSL, the bowling too appears a bit lacking for the Strikers, as Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain have been quite expensive this season. Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Idana has made his way into the team and will need to perform right from the word go in his knockout fixture. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be clear with pleasant temperatures. We might see some dew during the second innings, making things difficult for the spinners. 

Pitch Report

The surface at Mirpur is excellent to bat on and has hosted quite a few high-scoring encounters this season. The average first-inning score here is around 160-170. However, with plenty of matches being played here in the last few weeks, there will be some rough spots that will aid the spinners.

Notable stats

Rakibul Hasan’s Economical Bowling

Rakibul Hasan has been quite effective with his left-arm spin this season and has picked up 11 wickets so far. He has been very economical too, giving away just 6.29 runs an over.

Team News

There is no news regarding injuries from either squad. 


RRR vs SSR Probable 11

RRR Playing 11

  • Nurul Hasan (C)
  • Mohammad Naim
  • Rony Talukdar
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Shamim Hossain
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Rakibul Hasan
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

SSR Playing 11

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Zakir Hasan
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Ryan Burl
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (C)
  • George Linde
  • Shafiqullah Ghafari
  • Isuru Udana
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Rangpur Riders to win this one. They are peaking in form just at the right time and many of its players are in good form. The inclusion of players like Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, and Dasun Shanaka has further bolstered its strength. On the other hand, the Strikers are struggling a bit at the moment and have lost some of their key players at the worst possible stage. 


Top Picks

Nicholas Pooran: While Pooran has just played one match in the BPL this season, he was in excellent touch in the recently concluded ILT20 in Dubai, scoring 355 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 142.57.

Mahedi Hasan: Mahedi Hasan has been a decent all-rounder for the Rangpur Riders this season. He has scored 165 runs so far and has also picked up 6 wickets.

Towhid Hridoy: Towhid Hridoy has been a reliable batsman for the Strikers at the top of the order. He has scored 5 half-centuries in 10 innings and has an excellent strike rate of 145.38. 


RRR vs SSR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rahim, N Pooran

Batters: N Hossain-Shanto (C), R Talukdar, T Hridoy

All-rounders: D Bravo, D Shanaka (VC), M Hasan

Bowlers: R Hossain, M Mortaza, H Mahmud

RRR vs SSR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction