Sylhet Sunrisers and Minister Group Dhaka are set to lock horns in the seventh match of the Bangabandhu BPL 2022 on Tuesday, January 25, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.The Sunrisers, led by Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, didn’t make the best of starts to their BPL campaign, as they lost to Comilla Victorians by two wickets on Saturday. After being sent in to bat first, the Sunrisers folded for 96, with Colin Ingram’s 20 being the top score.
The Victorians chased down the target in 18.4 overs. Left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam was the pick of the Sunrisers bowlers with three wickets, with Sohag Gazi and Saikat getting two wickets apiece.
Dhaka, led by Mahmudullah Riyad, lost consecutive games against Khulna Tigers and Chattogram Challengers. However, on Monday, they defeated Fortune Barishal by four wickets to register their maiden win.
They restricted Barishal to 129-8, with Andre Russell and Isuru Udana picking up two wickets apiece. Dhaka were reduced to 10-4 in their run chase, but Mahmudullah’s run-a-ball 47 and Russell’s 15-ball 31 took them across the finish line.
Minister Group Dhaka are placed at the 6th spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with losses from their first 2 matches of the league.Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for Minister Group Dhaka with 102 runs at a strike rate of 117. He has struck 13 fours and 2 sixes. Mohammad Shahzad has also made 51 runs at a strike rate of 130.Rubel Hossain has been the best bowler for Minister Group Dhaka and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 9.71.
Sylhet Sunrisers are placed at the 5th spot in the Bangladesh Premier League, 2022 points table with a loss from their first match of the league.Colin Ingram is the top run-scorer for Sylhet Sunrisers with 20 runs at a strike rate of 95. He has struck 3 fours and one six. Ravi Bopara has also made 17 runs at a strike rate of 89.
SYLHET SUNRISERS VS MINISTER GROUP DHAKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sylhet Sunrisers vs Minister Group Dhaka, Match 07 BPL 2022.
Date & Time: 25th January 2022; 12:00 PM IST.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
The pitch in Dhaka has been a tad on the slower side. A low-scoring game could be on the cards in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Spinners are likely to play a massive role in the clash.
It should be cloudy during the game, but there is no chance of rain. The temperature on matchday should be around the 24-degree Celsius mark.
TOP PICKS – SYLHET SUNRISERS
Colin Ingram got the perfect start he wanted against Comilla Victorians but failed to convert into a big one. He scored 20 runs from 21 balls, which included 3 fours and a six.
Mohammad Nazmul Islam bowled exceptionally well in the second half of the match against Comilla Victorians. He scalped 3 wickets in his 4 overs at an economy of 4.25.
TOP PICKS – MINISTER GROUP DHAKA
Tamim Iqbal had a bad day at the office against Fortune Barishal where he got out for a no score on Monday. However, in 3 matches in this tournament, he has scored 102 runs which include 2 half-centuries.
Mahmudullah batted really well under tough circumstances in the run-chase against Fortune Barishal and scored a run-a-ball 47 runs. Overall in 3 matches in this competition, he has accumulated 91 runs and picked up 2 wickets.
On paper, Dhaka have a much stronger lineup than Sunrisers. Although Dhaka have struggled a bit in the tournament, they are the firm favourites in this game. Sunrisers will need to be at their very best to get the better of Dhaka.