2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League – Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers Preview & Prediction
When is Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers taking place? Wednesday 15th January, 2020 – 12:30 (UK)
Where is Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers taking place? Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
What is the expected weather for Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers? 19c in clear skies in what will be very humid conditions
What channel is Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers on? Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 1
Where can I stream Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers? Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers will be streamed live in the UK on the BT Sport app
Where can I get tickets for Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers? Tickets for this match can be purchased directly from the stadium
What was the outcome in the last meeting? Rajshahi Royals beat Chattogram Challengers by 8 wickets
THE TEAM NEWS
- Rajshahi Royals were outplayed by Khulna Tigers in their qualifying match as they failed to handle the brilliance of Mohammad Amir but they get a second chance to progress to the final as they face Chattogram Challengers.
- The Royals held the Tigers to 158/3 and although that target was achievable, a batting collapse at the start of the innings saw them fall short as they were bowled out for 131 with Amir taking six wickets as he ripped through the Rajshahi line-up.
- Shoaib Malik was the mainstay of the Royals’ innings and he will be the key man for his side once again with the pressure also on Andre Russell to potentially play a match-winning role after he failed to have an impact against the Tigers.
- Chattogram Challengers produced a good display as they overcame Dhaka Platoon to progress to the second qualifying contest and now stand one win away from making the final of the Bangladesh Premier League.
- The Challengers had Platoon in all sorts of trouble at 60/7 in the 13th over but their opponents rallied to post a defendable total of 144/8 in what was a disappointing end with the ball for Chattogram.
- Chris Gayle led the response as he opened with 38 but it was skipper Mahmudullah who produced the match-winning knock as he scored 34* off just 14 balls to guide his side to a seven-wicket win.
Chattogram Challengers have the momentum coming into this second qualifying contest and will be confident of progressing to the Bangladesh Premier League final. They overcame Dhaka Platoon to keep their hopes alive and having produced an impressive display in that game, they can build on that to come out on top in this. Rajshahi Royals suffered a major batting collapse in their loss to Khulna Tigers and with the Challengers possessing some real threats with the ball as well as having big-hitting capability, it is Chattogram who should be able to progress to the final.