BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans 5th Match Prediction. The fifth match of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League sees Dhaka Dynamites look to back up their opening win when they take on Khulna Titans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for January 8 and the live action begins at 12:30 local time.
DD vs KT, BPL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Geo TV, Gazi TV, Maasranga Television, SportsMax, FreeSports
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Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
Dhaka Dynamites often batted first at Dhaka in last year’s competition and – while they lost the toss – they won batting first in their most recent game too.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine made an explosive start to the new Bangladesh Premier League season with a 116-run opening partnership from 10.4 overs. They will kick off the innings against Khulna Titans too, while Shuvagata Hom could be promoted up the order after his 38 from 14 balls in the final few overs. Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell were the other overseas players selected for the opening game.
DD Key Players
By his standards, Shakib Al Hasan – who took eight wickets in two games at Dhaka for Bangladesh against West Indies before Christmas – had a quiet opening game. He took a tidy 1-11 from his two overs but remains a big threat with the ball and the bat.
Hazratullah Zazai stole the show instead – backing up the form he showed in the Afghanistan Premier League by scoring 78 from 41 balls at the top of the order. Sunil Narine weighed in with 38 from 28 balls in an opening stand of 116 from 10.4 overs which set the tone for a big win.
West Indian all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell were the other overseas players selected – both chipping in with a wicket apiece – but it was experienced local Shuvagata Hom who looked particularly impressive. He smashed an unbeaten 38 from 14 balls before taking 1-16 from 3.2 overs. Rubel Hossain was the stand-out bowler, however – he claimed 3-7 from his three overs, including opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez and captain Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Mohor Sheikh
Khulna Titans Team News & Playing 11
KT Team News
With Lasith Malinga currently away with Sri Lanka, Paul Stirling, Carlos Brathwaite, Ali Khan and Zahir Khan formed the Titans’ overseas contingent for their opening game against Rangpur Riders. Runs in the middle order were the issue – both in terms of those conceded with the bat and those scored with the ball – and the Titans may tweak the line-up to combat that.
KT Key Players
Khulna Titans’ opening batsmen impressed despite the defeat to Rangpur Riders. Paul Stirling, fresh from some big scores in the T10 League, top-scored with 61 at the top of the order as the Irishman continues to find success in franchise cricket. Junaid Siddique, who has been in goodform in the first class game, provided a useful foil for the Irishman in a partnership of 90 from 11.1 overs.
The issue for the Titans was in the middle order, where they failed to continue that momentum. Captain Mahmudullah hit 24 from 17 balls to continue the all-round form he showed against West Indies, however – though Carlos Brathwaite arrived too late to make a telling impact at the crease and was unusually expensive with the ball.
Ali Khan had earlier got them off to a great start, taking a wicket maiden, but the Riders hit back and the American opener eventually finished with 1-35 from four overs.
Khulna Titans Predicted Playing 11
- Paul Stirling, Junaid Siddique, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Dawid Malan, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahurul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ali Khan, Taijul Islam
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : W L W W W
KT : L L W L W
DD vs KT Head to Head
There have been five previous matches between these two teams and, while Khulna Titans won the first two, Dhaka Dynamites have claimed victories in the last three in a row. That run includes both matches last season – the first of which saw the Dynamites’ then overseas duo of Evin Lewis and Cameron Delport both score 60s in a total of 202/7, before they bowled Khulna Titans out for 137.
In the second match, Carlos Brathwaite hit an unbeaten 64 from just 29 balls to power the Titans to 156/5, and the Dynamites were 24/4 after 5.1 overs in reply, but Kieron Pollard’s 55 from 24 balls and Jahurul Islam’s unbeaten 45 saw them recover to win by four wickets with one ball to spare.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans Betting Odds
Dhaka Dynamites are 1.57 with Betfair and 1.53 with Bet365 and Betway to back up their opening-game win and beat Khulna Titans, while the Titans are as high as 2.65 to win.
After top-scoring in their opening game, Dhaka Dynamites’ Hazratullah Zazai is 4.50 with Betfair to be the top batsman in the game this time out too
Opening the batting with Sunil Narine, the duo set the tone for the Dynamites in the opening game and are 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership again. Paul Stirling and Junaid Siddique did also impress for the Titans, however.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites started the Bangladesh Premier League season with a win and, with Hazratullah Zazai in form still, have the firepower to make it two from two.