The Titans have shown an improvement in the last two matches to suggest they will be much more competitive for the remainder of the tournament now.
Both of these teams are under pressure to get a victory here as they sit level on four points in the Bangladesh Premier League table. The Riders especially have the pressure of having so many big names in their ranks and the expectation on them, while the Sixers will be keen to get a win at home in Sylhet.
Khulna Titans are coming off their first win in the BPL which should give them confidence but it was still a far from convincing performance. They are bolstered by the inclusion of Yasir Shah which will help but they will have to be at their best against the Victorians.
Dhaka Dynamites are coming off their first defeat of the Bangladesh Premier League and that will likely see them fired up to bounce back immediately here. The Sixers on the other hand are coming off an excellent win, and their confidence will be strong.
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.
Rajshahi Kings have won two of their four matches so far but they have all been tight, low scoring affairs. The Dynamites have overpowered all their opponents so far including their previous encounter with the Kings which they won by 83 runs.
Two teams in need of victory to get their campaigns back on track and Comilla will be hoping for a repeat of their victory in a tight low-scoring game between these sides in Dhaka earlier this month.
The impact Malinga can make on his arrival will be crucial for a Titans side reeling from four successive defeats, while Rajshahi go into the game on a high following their win against Rangpur.
Despite both of these teams having won two of their three matches in the BPL so far, their performances have been far from convincing. The quality of opposition that the teams have beaten gives the edge to the Vikings who have a win against the Rangpur Riders,
While the Riders sit just two points ahead of the Kings in the standings, the quality of their play so far has been much greater. The Rangpur outfit are playing some good cricket and they still have margin for improvement with both bat and ball.
Based on the opening rounds of matches, the Dhaka Dynamites have comfortably been the best team in the tournament so far and it will take a monumental effort or complacency on their part to see them defeated.
These are two of weaker teams in the tournament and both will be desperate to get a win here but the impetus really is on the Titans. They are lacking in quality overall but they have some match winners like Stirling, Wiese and Junaid Siddique that can take them to victory.
Contrasting performances by both teams in their opening two matches which makes this game tough to predict. The Kings’ local players made the difference in the last match....
These two sides are among the favourites to win the tournament once again and they have both once their last two matches. The Dynamites have been in stunning form so far and have so many options with bat or ball.