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15 Jan 2019 by Rob Esteva

2019 Bangladesh Premier League – Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers taking place? Wednesday, 16th January - 11:20 (UK)

Where is Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers taking place? Sylhet International Cricket Stadium

What is the expected weather for Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers? 26-28c and sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers on? This match will be televised live on Star GOLD HD (Sky 729)

Where can I stream Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers? This match cannot be streamed in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Rangpur Riders vs Sylhet Sixers? Tickets will be sold at the stadium only

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Rangpur Riders W4, Sylhet Sixers W0
Last meeting: Rangpur Riders beat Sylhet Sixers by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

RANGPUR RIDERS

Coach: Tom Moody

Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza

  • It has not been the best of starts for the Rangpur Riders and they have lost their last two matches against Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings so they are under pressure to get back to winning ways against the Sixers here.

  • AB de Villiers will join the team in this Sylhet phase of the tournament but is it understood to be the next game that he will join up with the squad barring any surprises so they will likely go with the same set of players here once again.

  • Rilee Rossouw has continued his superb form with the bat along with Mithun but they are still waiting on West Indian superstar Chris Gayle to really fire at the top of the innings, though he is looking more and more dangerous with every match.

SYLHET SIXERS

Coach: Waqar Younis

Captain: David Warner

  • Sylhet Sixers were massively disappointing in their first match on home turf in Sylhet on Tuesday as they were skittled for just 68 runs against the Comilla Victorians so they will be desperate to bounce back here.

  • They found themselves seven wickets down with just 22 on the board as Warner and Pooran were both out for ducks as all of the top six batsmen failed to reach double figures so they will simply have to improve against the Riders.

  • They left out the likes of Lamichhane and Mohammad Irfan in that match but the bowlers had little to work with so it seems unlikely they will make any changes there as it is clearly the batting side of the team that needs to raise their performance levels.

THE PREDICTION

Neither team is coming into this match in good form so both are under pressure to get back to winning ways in this match. Sylhet’s effort with the bat on Tuesday was particularly demoralising for them and it seems unfathomable that they can turn it around so quickly after an abysmal display. The Riders have to bounce back themselves and have the star power and quality to do so here which should prove too much for the Sixers.

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