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Dhaka VS Rangpur: Do or die battle for final

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Published on : 06 February 2019, 04:00 PM
Dhaka VS Rangpur: Do or die battle for final

In the second qualifier of the BPL 2019, Dhaka Dynamites will take on Rangpur Riders today at 6.30 PM. The match will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The winners of today’s match will play the final against Commilla Victorians on Friday. Rangpur Riders are having the second chance today to reach the final as they got defeated in the first qualifier against Commilla Victorians by eight wickets.

Rangpur’s star batsman Chris Gayle, who made an unforgettable 146-run knock in the last final to defeat Dhaka Dynamites, is not in the form as he managed to score only 188 runs from 11 matches. But what hurts the Rangpur the most is the absence of AD de Villiers who left the tournament after playing the group matches. Moreover, English batsman Alex Hales, who was on top form, has been forced to return home following an injury. The captain of Rangpur Riders, Mashrafee bin Mortaza is their biggest strength.

On the other hand, Dhaka Dynamites, one of the strongest teams of the competition, lost the momentum losing five matches in a row after the four-match winning streak at the start of the tournament. The presence of the top quality all-rounder like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard is the biggest strength of Dhaka Dynamites.

After all, both sides are very strong and well balanced. Therefore, we need to wait for the result of the game to see the finalists.

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