Sylhet Strikers Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Match 30 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will see the clash between Khulna Tigers (KHT) and Sylhet Strikers (SYL) at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday, January 30.
The home side has been sitting atop the points table with 14 points under their belt and are favourites to cementing a spot in the last four. Meanwhile, Khulna are placed on the opposite end of the spectrum as they stand fifth in the points table with just two wins.
In any case, Khulna will be on the lookout to bounce back from their recent failures and obtain a result in their favour. Sylhet, who are riding high on the back of a win in their previous game, will look to keep their momentum and cement their spot in the first place in the standings.
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date & Time: January 30, 06:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode
Batters could make maximum use of the small boundaries at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, however, taking into consideration the scores in the previous games, it could get tricky to score the big runs as the pitch is on the slower side. Skipper winning the toss may elect to field.
Probable Playing XIs for SYL vs KHT
Sylhet Strikers (SYL)
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Amir
Khulna Tigers (KHT)
Tamim Iqbal, Shai Hope, Andrew Balbirnie, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Azam Khan (wk), Yasir Ali (c), Mohammad Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Nahid Rana
Probable Best Performers from SYL vs KHT
Probable best batter: Najmul Hossain Shanto
The seasoned batter has got 350 runs to his name in nine innings and is the highest run getter in the league. His sensational form has helped his side get ahead in numerous games and will be aiming to maintain his form in the clash against Khulna.
Probable best bowler: Wahab Riaz
The veteran Pakistan pacer has the potential to deck the rival batting line-up and hand his side the major breakthroughs. Leading the wicket-takers list with 13 wickets in seven games, Wahab will aim to scalp a few more before the season concludes.