2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League – Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers taking place? Saturday 21st December, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers taking place? Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

What is the expected weather for Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers? 24c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers on? Chattogram Challengers vs Rangpur Rangers will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Chattogram Challengers beat Rangpur Rangers by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS

  • Chattogram Challengers’ formidable run of form continued on Friday as they smashed 238/4 against Cumilla Warriors and beat them by 16 runs as they remain at the top of the BPL ladder with five wins from their six matches.
  • Mahmudullah missed the match on Friday due to a muscular strain suffered in the previous match and his fitness remains in some doubt but the rest of their batsmen stepped up in his absence with Walton and Imrul Kayes both smashing excellent fifties.
  • The Challengers have announced the signing of England bowler Liam Plunkett and after conceding 427 runs in their last two matches, they may contemplate bringing him in to try help boost their economy rates and Kesrick Williams may be the one to make way.

RANGPUR RANGERS

  • It has been a hugely disappointing campaign for Rangpur Rangers so far having lost all four matches and the defeat to Khulna Tigers on Friday was one of their most disappointing so far as they were beaten by eight wickets with 45 balls remaining.
  • They welcomed Cameron Delport to the team after he arrived from South Africa but he could only manage four runs, so they desperately need their batsmen to step up as it is only Mohammad Naim who has scored more than 92 total runs in the four matches played so far.
  • The coaching staff may consider changes for this game to try find a winning formula but the team have moved to sign Australian star Shane Watson who will arrive in Dhaka on December 26th and be available for their remaining six matches.

THE PREDICTION

Rangpur Rangers are in disarray right now and it is difficult to make a case for them to beat any team nevermind the leaders of the BPL. Chattogram Challengers have been one of the two best teams in the tournament so far and their batting has been sensational in the last couple of matches. They are capable of taking apart this poor Rangers bowling unit and the Rangpur batsmen will struggle to come close to matching the Challengers. While Rangpur have clearly invested and are still aiming to make a late run for the play-offs with the impending signing of Shane Watson, their current team will likely be comfortably beaten here.

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