With just one match each to go for all teams, we are at the final frontier in the group stage of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. Still, we have two spots up for grabs for three teams in contention. Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians are already into the next round and the remaining sides will be looking to give it their all in their matches to go.
The upcoming match is to be played between Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Sunrisers. While nothing less than a win would do for the Chattogram Challengers, even a big win won’t be enough for the Sunrisers to get to the next round. The match between the two sides is to be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on 12th February 2022.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS SYLHET SUNRISERS TEAM PREVIEWS
Chattogram Challengers have had a topsy-turvy tournament and they should consider themselves fortunate that despite being so inconsistent, they are still in the hunt to finish in the top four. However, with Khulna Tigers breathing right down their neck, even a win might not be enough for the Challengers to get into the next round.
As it currently stands on the points table, Chattogram Challengers are placed at the fourth spot with four wins from nine matches and five losses. They have a net run rate of -0.172, which they would really want to get that better as Khulna Titans will be playing the last group game and will know the exact scenario needed to fulfill to get into the next round.
With two consecutive losses not so long ago, Chattogram Challengers were looking down and out, but with a recent win over Dhaka Minister Group brought them back into the contention. Batting first on a decent surface, the familiar top-order problems were on display once again for the Challengers as they managed to put just 148 runs on the board. Their bowlers, however, were fantastic throughout the second innings as they not only kept things tight but also kept picking up wickets at regular intervals.
On paper, the Challengers have a decent side but they haven’t really managed to utilize the firepower they have. With a win imperative for qualification in this upcoming match, they will need to bring out their A-game against Sylhet Sunrisers. If they can play to their potential, they will be a very difficult side to beat.
Sylhet Sunrisers have undoubtedly been the worst-performing side in the competition so far and the fact that they are the only side that no longer have a stand to qualify for the next round speaks volumes about how poorly they have played. They have been so poor that even a win here will keep them stuck at the bottom of the ladder.
In the tournament up until now, the Sunrisers have won just one match from a total of nine played. Apart from that, they have a terrible net run rate of -0.713, which is the worst among all sides in the competition. They would want to end their tournament on a high here and nothing less than a win would do.
It’s been seven matches since the Sunrisers won their last match and their campaign has actually gone from bad to worse as the tournament has progressed. They are coming off a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Comilla Victorians on a surface that had something for everyone.
Most of the defeats that the Sunrisers have faced have been close defeats and they will be disappointed with their execution. On paper, the Sunrisers have a decent unit but executing well in high-pressure situations is where they have lacked. They would want to do that in the upcoming match and earn a compensation win. If they are able to play to their potential, they will certainly be in business.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS SYLHET SUNRISERS MATCH DETAILS
Match: Chattogram Challengers vs Sylhet Sunrisers, Match 29 BPL 2022
Date & Time: 12th February 2022, 12:00 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS SYLHET SUNRISERS PITCH REPORT
The pitch in Dhaka has been fairly sporting of late. The spinners will keep playing a part and run-making may not be all that easy. Winning the toss and batting second should be the way forward for teams.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS SYLHET SUNRISERS WEATHER REPORT
The playing conditions will be a tad hazy, but rain interruptions are unlikely. The temperature will be around the 23-degree Celsius mark. The humidity won’t be on the higher side.
CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS SYLHET SUNRISERS MATCH PREDICTION
The Naeem Islam-led Challengers are out-and-out favorites to win the next game. Sunrisers haven’t got much to write home and it would be tough to defeat the Challengers.