When is Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders taking place? Sunday, 6th January - 11:20 (UK)
Where is Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders taking place? Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
What is the expected weather for Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders? 24-26c with sunshine forecast all day
What channel is Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders on? This match will be televised live on Star GOLD HD (Sky 729)
Where can I stream Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders? This match cannot be streamed in the UK
Where can I get tickets for Khulna Titans vs Rangpur Riders? http://www.tigercricket.com.bd/bpl-2016/buy-tickets/
All-time meetings: Khulna Titans W1, Rangpur Riders W4
Last meeting: Rangpur Riders beat Khulna Titans by 8 wickets
THE TEAM NEWS
Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
- The Khulna Titans have yet to reach a final in the Bangladesh Premier League but they continue to form a strong squad of players that should be capable of progressing well to the knockout phase.
- They will not have star overseas’ players Lasith Malinga and Yasir Shah available for the first week at least but they possess plenty of foreign talent in Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Brendan Taylor and Zahir Khan to compete in their absence.
- All-rounder and skipper Mahmudullah will be key with bat and ball, while he will be ably supported by fellow locals Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque and Taijul Islam, and the Bangladeshi players offer good quality.
Coach: Tom Moody
Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza
- Rangpur Riders were stunned in the opening match of this edition of the BPL as they lost in the final over to Chittagong Vikings by three wickets as they could only manage 98 all out which was chased down with just five balls to spare.
- There is a chance that the Universe Boss Chris Gayle will be available for this match and he will likely come into the side for Rilee Rossouw who could only manage seven runs in the opening defeat but Hales, Bopara and Howell should keep their places as their overseas players.
- The bowling unit played well overall and there is a remote chance they will make any changes there but along with the possible inclusion of Gayle, they will be asking their batsmen to play the conditions rather than just playing rash shots right from the start which was their downfall against the Vikings.
Rangpur Riders were horrific in the opening match on Saturday against Chittagong Vikings and they have major improvements to make ahead of this game. Their batting was abysmal in the opening match but they should learn quickly after that disastrous display along with the possible inclusion of Chris Gayle. The Titans have quality local players that should be accustomed to these conditions and there is every chance that they will make this a difficult game for the Riders, as there is little to choose between these two teams in this one.