2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League – Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors taking place? Tuesday 7th January, 2020 – 07:20 (UK)

Where is Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors taking place? Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka

What is the expected weather for Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors? 21c with clear skies and bright sunshines

What channel is Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors on? Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors? Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors will be streamed live in the UK on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Sylhet Thunder vs Cumilla Warriors? Tickets for this match can be purchased directly from the stadium

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Cumilla Warriors tied with Sylhet Thunder (Cumilla Warriors won the Super Over)

THE TEAM NEWS

SYLHET THUNDER

  • Sylhet Thunder will end their Bangladesh Premier League campaign in the hope of claiming just their second win of the competition after they lost yet again in a heavy defeat against Rajshahi Royals.
  • It is now 10 defeats from 11 matches for Thunder after the six-wicket loss against the Royals who were able to restrict Sylhet to 143/6 with only Mohammad Mithun achieving anything significant with the bat and only totalling 47.
  • Delwar Hossain took two wickets for 11 runs as he put in a valiant effort to help his side but it was in vain as the Royals chased down their total with ease, with them reaching their target with 29 balls remaining.

CUMILLA WARRIORS

  • Cumilla Warriors tied their most recent game with their opponents in this contest but did what was required in the Super Over to claim a very important victory in their quest to make the BPL finals.
  • Having scored 140/9, the Warriors started their 20 overs with the ball in superb fashion and looked to be racing away with the win having reduced Thunder to 33/5 but they failed to kick-on and allowed their opponents to tie the contest with the final ball of the innings.
  • Despite the impressive fightback by Thunder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman proved too good with the ball and having taken 4-12 in his four allotted overs, he was handed the ball in the Super Over with him conceding just seven runs and the Warriors took that out with a ball to spare.

THE PREDICTION

Cumilla Warriors almost threw the victory away in their last meeting with Sylhet Thunder and are likely to be more focused ahead of this crucial encounter. The race for the finals is very tight and the Warriors cannot afford to slip-up against a team with just one win to their name. Sylhet’s campaign cannot end soon enough and will be put out of their misery after this game but not before one final defeat with the Warriors set to be too strong for them in this contest.

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