The Bangladesh Premier League 2021-22 season has come to its final few matches and we now have the really important matches to look forward to. First up in the BPL 2021-22 Playoffs is the Eliminator. It will be played between the Chattogram Challengers and the Khulna Tigers.
Both teams ended the group stage with five wins and five losses from their ten matches. They also played each other twice during the group stage and ended up with one win apiece.
The cricket betting sites have given the tag of favorites to the Khulna Tigers in this match but not by match. The odds are quite similar for both teams to win the match.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Chattogram Challengers vs Khulna Tigers BPL 2021-22. The match is going to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on the 14th of February 2022.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS KHULNA TIGERS TEAM PREVIEWS
The Chattogram Challengers won their previous match against the Sylhet Sunrisers in a pretty emphatic fashion. Will Jacks scored 92 and was at his destructive best as he helped the Challengers chase down 186. His form is very important for the Chattogram Challengers and he is going to set the pace for the team at the top.
If we take a look at the batting order after him, there does seem to be a lack of quality and depth in comparison to the Khulna Tigers. Afif Hossain and Chadwick Walton are perhaps the only real other batsmen of note in this lineup with the all-rounders filling up the rest of the places.
There is also a definite lack of power in the middle order. If Jacks get out cheaply, we think the Chattogram Challengers could find it difficult to get to a defendable total.
Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan, and Benny Howell are the core of the bowling attack. We rate all three of them quite highly and it appears as if they have to do well for the Chattogram Challengers to have a chance in this contest.
Betting on one of Shoriful Islam or Benny Howell to be the top wicket-taker for the Chattogram Challengers in this match is not a bad idea.
The Khulna Tigers had to win their previous match against the Comilla Victorians to qualify for the BPL 2021-22 playoffs and that is exactly what they did. Andre Fletcher has had a superb series and he smashed 101 in the previous game as well. He and Mahedi Hasan had an opening partnership of 182 so it is safe to say that they will open the batting once more.
Soumya Sarkar, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Thisara Perera form a much stronger batting lineup in comparison to the Chattogram Challengers. From a betting perspective, you should look to bet on the Khulna Tigers in most of the batting markets (Most Fours, Most Sixes, and Team with Top Run Getter).
While the clear advantage lies with the Khulna Tigers in the batting department, the same cannot be said for the same with regard to their bowling. Mahedi Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, and Thisara Perera have been the most successful bowlers for the Khulna Tigers so far but neither of them is particularly impressive.
They did add Naveen ul Haq to their lineup and that makes it a bit better balanced in our opinion.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS KHULNA TIGERS MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Chattogram Challengers vs Khulna Tigers, Eliminator BPL 2022.
Date & Time: 14 February 2022; 12:00 PM IST.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
The pitch in Dhaka has been an excellent one for batting recently. Bowlers need to be disciplined with their lines and lengths. Winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward for the team winning the toss.
It should be sunny with no chance of rain. The temperature could be around the 26-degree Celsius mark, with the humidity in the 30s.
Both the Challengers and Tigers have done well while chasing down targets. On a good pitch to bat on, it won’t be a surprise if the team batting first wins the Eliminator on Monday.