BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans 42nd Match Prediction. Dhaka Dynamites need to beat bottom-of-the-league Khulna Titans to snatch the final play-off place when the Bangladesh Premier League’s league phase concludes at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for February 2 and the live action begins at 18:30 local time.
- Dhaka Dynamites need to win this game to earn a play-off spot but, having led the table early on, they have lost their last five consecutive matches – the latest by just one run against Rangpur Riders.
- Khulna Titans have won just two of their 11 games, however, and sit bottom of the points table – they will not finish higher, regardless of this result.
- Shakib Al Hasan has been key for the Dynamites, and goes into this game with 19 wickets and 274 runs to his name – leading his side’s bowling and batting charts.
Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
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Dhaka Dynamites fell just short chasing against Rangpur Riders last time out and may prefer to bat first – where they had most of their success early on.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Upal Tharanga opened the batting last time out, replacing Andrew Birch as Dhaka changed the balance of their line-up, but he scored a six-ball duck and could not help the Dynamites end their poor run of form. Shahadat Hossain returned in place of Mahmudul Hasan but bowled just one over. Birch and Heino Kuhn are options to bring in this time, as is Darwish Rasooli. Qazi Onik and Mohor Sheikh could also come into the bowling attack.
DD Key Players
Captain Shakib Al Hasan has led from the front for the Dhaka Dynamites and took two more wickets, for 23 runs, last time out to move to 19 for the tournament. He has also scored 274 runs and therefore leads both the Dynamites’ bowling and batting charts.
Andre Russell nearly pulled off a late comeback against the Comilla Victorians but left himself too much to do as he finished unbeaten on 30. He has contributed with bat and ball too – taking a hat-trick and then hitting 39 from 23 balls in the defeat against Chittagong Vikings.
Also contributing with both has been Sunil Narine, with 199 runs and 13 wickets for the West Indian. Rubel Hossain was their top wicket-taker last time out though, claiming 4-30 against the Victorians.
DD Team Form
Dhaka Dynamites have lost their last five matches in a row. The poor run started with a narrow defeat defending 139/9 against Chittagong Vikings. Shakib al Hasan took 4-16 from four overs, but the Vikings hit three sixes in the final over to snatch victory.
Shakib then took 3-24 against Comilla Victorians but Andre Russell’s 24-ball 46 was not enough in reply – Dhaka scoring 146/9 in reply to 153/8.
They then failed to defend 186/6 against in-form Rangpur Riders, and finished 11 runs short in pursuit of Chittagong Vikings’ 174/5 despite a hat-trick from Andre Russell and a half-century for Shakib.
Last time out, they bowled Comilla out for just 127 – Rubel Hossain claiming 4-30 – but got tied down in the middle overs. Ten off the last two balls for Andre Russell was not quite enough – they finished on 126/9.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mizanur Rahman,Kieron Pollard, Shuvaguta Hom, Nurul Hasan, Andrew Birch, Rubel Hossain, Mohor Sheikh
Khulna Titans Team News & Playing 11
KT Team News
Khulna Titans had neither Junaid Khan nor Lasith Malinga in their team last time out, though they may have regretted that after they were hit for 237 by Comilla Victorians. One or both are likely to return in place of all-rounders Carlos Brathwaite and David Wiese, neither of whom were able to make a big impact on the game. Brathwaite did take two wickets and hit two sixes in his brief innings, however.
KT Key Players
Brendan Taylor’s half-century continued his good form in this year’s BPL. He has played five times and scored 28, 32, 48, 34 and 50 in his five innings. He has been the Titans’ top scorer in each of the last three matches.
Junaid Siddique remains their top scorer, however, with 296 runs from 11 innings, while Mahmudullah has also passed the 200 mark in the middle order – both men also hitting a half-century each so far.
With the ball, Junaid Khan has taken 11 wickets in six games, while Lasith Malinga was in good form for Sri Lanka before flying out to join the Titans.
Taijul Islam is their top wicket-taker, however. He has 12 from ten innings but did not bowl last time out. He took three wickets apiece in the previous two matches.
KT Team Form
Khulna Titans’ win against Sylhet Sixers was just their second of the tournament so far, but they have lost both games since. They posted 170/9 in that win, led by Brendan Taylor’s 48, and Taijul Islam took 3-32 to restrict the Sixers to 149/7 in reply.
The two teams met again next up, with Taijul claiming three more wickets, but the Sixers’ 195/4 proved far too much for the Titans – they were bowled out for just 137 in reply.
It was a similar story in their most recent game too. The bowlers took some punishment as they were set 238 to beat Comilla Victorians and, despite Brendan Taylor’s half-century, they collapsed to 157 all out in 18.5 overs.
Khulna Titans Predicted Playing 11
- Junaid Siddique, Brendan Taylor, Dawid Malan, Al-Amin, Mahmudullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Jahurul Islam, Lasith Malinga, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Junaid Khan
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : L L L L L
KT : L L W L L
DD vs KT Head to Head
Dhaka Dynamites have won four of their six previous games against Khulna Titans, including a big win when they last met in this year’s competition.
On that occasion, Hazratullah Zazai scored 57 from 36 balls in a total of 192/6 and the Titans were dismissed for just 87 from 13 overs in reply – Shakib Al Hasan taking 3-18 from three overs.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans Betting Odds
They may be out of form, but Dhaka Dynamites are 1.44 to beat Khulna Titans, who are as high as 2.75 to win with Bet365.
Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance could be key. He is 1.83 to score over 42.5 performance points with Bet365.
Andre Russell has also showed form with bat and ball, and he is 1.83 to score over 39.5 performance points.
Similarly, Shakib is 9.00 with Bet365 to be named man of the match. He has led from the front so far, and can lead the Dynamites out of their losing streak and into the play-offs.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites need to beat Khulna Titans to reach the play-offs but, despite their bad form, they can do exactly that against the team bottom of the points table.