CUW vs RAR Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 23rd T20, BPL 2019-20
CUW vs RAR Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI of the 23rd match of Bangladesh Premier League 2019-20. Cumilla Warriors will take on Rajshahi Royals at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Cumilla Warriors are fifth on the points table with two wins and four losses. They have lost their last three matches on the trot and will need to put a disciplined effort in the remaining games.
On the other hand, Rajshahi Royals are second on the points table with four wins in five matches and are performing well as a team. They are the clear favorites going ahead in the season due to the all-round skills of players.
Both teams faced each other in their last encounter, where Royals defeated Warriors comprehensively by seven wickets. Batting first, Cumilla scored 170 runs with the help of an unbeaten century from Dawid Malan. The pace trio of Russell-Irfan-Jayed starred for Royals taking two scalps each.
Chasing the target, Afif Hossain was brilliant at the top-scoring crucial knock of 76 runs. Ravi Bopara and Russell did the rest scoring 40* and 21* runs respectively to chase the target comfortably. Al-Amin and Mujeeb took three scalps among them but was not enough to restrict mighty Rajshahi Royals.
CUW vs RAR, 23rd Match, Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
01:00 PM, 28th December 2019
Average 1st innings score: 152
Average 2nd innings score: 130
A neutral track awaits both teams with good support to batsmen and bowlers. Spinners and Pacers with variation can trouble batsmen by taking advantage of slowness of the track. The chasing team will have the edge over the team batting first.
Stiaan van Zyl, Dawid Malan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Dasun Shanaka (c), Abu Hider Rony, Yasir Ali, Sunzamul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Fardeen Hasan, Sumon Khan, Ifran Hossain, Robiul Islam.
Shoaib Malik, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Irfan, Andre Russell (c), Kamrul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Nawaz, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Irfan Sukkur, Nahidul Islam, Afif Hossain, Hazratullah Zazai, Minhajul Abedin Afridi.
CUW vs RAR Dream11 Team News
- Abu Hider Rony can get a chance in the playing XI in place of Robiul Islam or Sumon Khan.
- They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination. However, Taijul Islam can get a chance in the place of Kamrul Islam.
CUW vs RAR Probable Playing XI
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dawid Malan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Dasun Shanaka(c), Yasir Ali, Mahidul Islam Ankon(wk), Robiul Islam, Sumon Khan/Abu Hider Rony, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain.
Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell(c), Alok Kapali, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Irfan, Kamrul Islam/Taijul Islam.
Top picks for CUW vs RAR Dream11 Prediction
England T20I opener Malan is in impressive form recently and scored 54-ball century in the last match.
He will bat in the middle order and also bowl a few overs of medium-pace. He has taken eight scalps in six matches.
Sri Lankan batsmen Rajapaksa is a talented player and can play a good inning. He has scored 188 runs in six matches at an average of 37.66.
Skipper Shanaka can play attacking cameos along with a part-time medium pace. He has scored 135 runs till now at a strike rate over 185.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman:
Afghan spin master Mujeeb has taken eight scalps in six matches and is looking in good form.
Pace bowler Al-Amin is a consistent performer with the ball and has taken seven scalps till now. He can be a good pick in RAR vs CUW Dream11 team.
World’s best all-rounder Russell is leading the team from the front scoring quick runs with the bat and taking crucial scalps. He has made nine scalps till now and is second on the list of top wicket-takers.
Veteran Bopara is in perfect form recently and is making essential contributions with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 93 runs in three innings along with seven scalps.
He is an attacking opener and has scored 187 runs in five innings at an average of 46.75. He will be the default pick in the wicket-keeping category.
Malik was in excellent touch during CPL’19 and continued his form in Bangladesh Premier League, scoring 156 runs at an average over fifty.
Talented youngster Afif got the opportunity to open in the last match and ended up scoring 76 runs. He is also a genuine wicket-taking option with the ball.
Pakistan pacer Irfan struck twice in the last match and can be a good pick in your fantasy team.
Spin all-rounder Kapali has got four scalps till now and can also perform with the bat if needed.
CUW vs RAR Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- You can pick Shoaib Malik in the place of David Malan.
- Sabbir Rahman is also good to pick in batsmen.
- Mohammad Irfan and Abu Hider are also good bowlers.
Captain and Vice-captain
Andre Russell, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Dawid Malan, Liton Das, Ravi Bopara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
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