2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League – Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals taking place? Saturday 11th January, 2020 – 07:20 (UK)

Where is Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals taking place? Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka

What is the expected weather for Chattogram Challengers vs Rajshahi Royals? 21c in clear, sunny skies

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Chattogram Challengers beat Rajshahi Royals by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS

  • Chattogram Challengers proved to be too good for Rajshahi Royals as they prepared for a potential clash in the play-offs with a comfortable victory and they will hope for a repeat performance as they face the same side again for the second time in quick succession.
  • In the Challengers’ second victory in a row, they had some impressive individual efforts to thank with Rubel Hossain and Ziaur Rahman standing out with the ball as they took three wickets apiece to help restrict the Royals to 166/8.
  • Chattogram possess some real talent in their side and it was one of their key players who played a huge role in their victory as Imrul Kayes notched an unbeaten 67 to help his side surpass their target with nine balls remaining.

RAJSHAHI ROYALS

  • Rajshahi Royals will have to greatly improve if they are to be competitive in the play-offs after they suffered a seven-wicket loss to one of the teams they could meet in the final four in Chattogram Challengers.
  • The Royals had won their previous two games before meeting their match against the Challengers and they must attempt to bounce back from the heavy defeat after an underwhelming performance.
  • Rajshahi once again threw the ball to various players and used eight different bowlers with limited success and that is one big area they will need to improve on if they are to be competitive in the play-offs.

THE PREDICTION

A place in the top two is up for grabs in this shootout between Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals. There is a scenario that could see both teams end the group stage as the first and second placed teams but it is unlikely which places more emphasis on the result of this contest. The winner will be guaranteed a top two berth and after such a convincing win in their recent clash, preference has to be for the Challengers to produce a repeat performance and outcome.

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