The Rangpur Riders (RAN) are ready to be at odds with Sylhet Strikers (SYL) in the 7th match of Bangladesh Premier League at the beautiful Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Sylhet Strikers were the runners up of Bangladesh Premier League 2023, but had a very poor 2024 season start as they lost their last match against Chattogram Challengers by 7 wickets.
Rangpur Riders, on the other hand, lost their last match of the tournament against Fortune Barisal by 5 wickets.
RAN vs SYL Match Details
- Match – RAN vs SYL, 7th Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
- Date & Time – January 23, 2024 & 1:00 PM
RAN vs SYL Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur is often considered well-balanced with opportunities for both batters and bowlers. A score of around 150 is considered competitive on this pitch. The weather is expected to be cloudy with almost no chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 13° Celsius.
RAN vs SYL Head-to-Head Records
Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Strikers have faced each other 9 times, out of which Rangpur Riders have won only 2 matches. Sylhet Strikers, on the other hand, have won 7 matches.
RAN vs SYL Toss Prediction
Rangpur Riders are expected to win the toss in RAN vs SYL’s 7th match.
RAN vs SYL Predicted Playing XI
Rangpur Riders: Brandon King, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Shamim Hossain, Mohammad Nabi, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Murad, Hasan Mahmud, Salman Irshad
Sylhet Strikers: M Mithun (wk), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, H Tector, Yasir Ali, Benny Howell, Ben Cutting, M Mortaza (c), Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Nazmul Islam, R Ngarava
RAN vs SYL Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Harry Tector (SYL)
Harry Tector is one of the best T20 players for Ireland. He has smashed 1171 runs in 67 T20I matches at a striker rate of around 121.
His ability to play aggressively in the top order makes him the best batter pick for today’s RAN vs SYL match.
He played a knock of 26 runs in the last match but as he gets used to the pitch, fans can expect a big knock from him.
Top Bowler: Hasan Murad (RAN)
Hasan Murad impressed everyone with his bowling abilities in the last match. Since the same pitch is being used again and again, spinners play a crucial role. They are getting a lot of turns making it difficult for batters to read the ball.
He took 2 wickets in the last match against Fortune Barisal giving away only 17 runs in his 4 overs.
Richard Ngarava is another good bowler for today’s nail-biting RAN vs SYL match.
Top All-Rounder: Shakib Al Hasan (RAN)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Shakib Al Hasan is no doubt the best option.
He is the key player in the Rangpur Riders squad and his performance is necessary for the team to win this year’s trophy.
He took 2 crucial wickets in the last match and is also batting in top order, which makes him the top all-rounder option.
RAN vs SYL Best Betting Odds Comparison
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RAN vs SYL Who will win?
Rangpur Riders are expected to win the 7th match since they have a better squad. Though the head-to-head numbers and past record favors Sylhet Strikers, Rangpur Riders have very good all-rounders who can be effective on this used pitch.