2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League – Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon taking place? Wednesday 18th December, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon taking place? Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

What is the expected weather for Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon? 26c with sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon on? Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon? Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon will be streamed live in the UK on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Chattogram Challengers vs Dhaka Platoon? Tickets for this match can be purchased directly from the stadium

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Dhaka Platoon beat Chittagong Challengers by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS

  • Chattogram Challengers play the second of their back-to-back matches as they come off a four-wicket win over Sylhet Thunder who tested them at times but a late flourish saw the Challengers pick up their third win from four games.
  • That successful run chase sees the Challengers top the BPL ladder as they come up against Dhaka Platoon but they will know they have plenty of room for improvement especially with their batting and running between the wicket.
  • Four of their top five batsmen failed to reach double figures on Tuesday and all four of those are key players in the side so the likes of Avishka Fernando, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah and Chadwick Walton will be desperate to raise their game and support their bowlers better in what should be an unchanged team.

DHAKA PLATOON

  • After losing their opening match at the hands of Rajshahi Royals, Dhaka Platoon have bounced back in style by winning their last two matches and that has been built around their impressive batting which has seen them hit 180/7 and 182/4 when batting first.
  • Unlike many other teams, it has been the Dhaka’s side local players that have produced the goods with the bat as Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque have scored fifties in the last two matches to lay the foundations for victory and that is proving key to their success.
  • The form of their top order along with their star all-rounders like Thisara Perera, Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan is giving them real depth and they will likely name the same team that edged out Sylhet Thunder last time out.

THE PREDICTION

Chattogram Challengers picked up yet another win on Tuesday but they laboured to victory against a relatively poor Sylhet Thunder team. They face a major step up in quality of opponent here in Dhaka Platoon who have won their last two and look formidable with bat and ball. They have arguably the best balanced team in the tournament and whether this is a shootout or a low-scoring affair based on pitch conditions, they have to be favoured to get the win here.

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