BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Rajshahi Kings 2nd Match Prediction. The second match of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League sees Dhaka Dynamites faces Rajshahi Kings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for January 5 and the live action begins at 17:20 local time.
- Last year’s runners-up, Dhaka Dynamites, start the new BPL season against Rajshahi Kings – who finished sixth last time.
- Shakib Al Hasan captains the Dhaka Dynamites and was last season’s leading wicket taker with 22 wickets in his 13 BPL matches.
- The Dynamites have bolstered their squad this year with explosive Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai – the batsman excelled in the Afghanistan Premier League, hitting six sixes in an over during one of his eye-catching innings.
Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
DD vs RK, BPL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Geo TV, Gazi TV, Maasranga Television, SportsMax, FreeSports
Live streaming: Rabbitholebd Sports
Dhaka Dynamites had a tendency to bat first when they won the toss in matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in last season’s competition.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Dhaka Dynamites retained captain and last year’s leading bowler Shakib Al Hasan for the 2019 BPL
DD Key Players
Shakib Al Hasan loves bowling at Dhaka, and last year’s leading BPL wicket-taker will be hoping to replicate last season’s success as he captains the team again. He took 5-20 and 3-37 in his two matches at Dhaka for Bangladesh against West Indies before Christmas.
Hazratullah Zazai is one of the most exciting emerging T20 prospects in world cricket, meanwhile. His eye-catching performances in the Afghanistan Premier League included one knock of 124 from 55 balls, while he also hit six sixes in an over on his way to setting the joint-fastest T20 half-century.He is one of the Dynamites’ replacement overseas players and the other, Andre Russell, was also in good form with bat and ball in 2018. After missing most of the Afghanistan Premier League due to injury, fit-again Russell will hope to replicate his Caribbean Premier League form – which included taking a hat-trick and smashing an unbeaten 121 from 49 balls in one game.
Countryman Rovman Powell joins up after scoring a half-century in West Indies’ T20 series win in Bangladesh before Christmas, while he was in devastating batting form as he helped Northern Warriors win the T10 League. Powell scored 80 from 35 balls in the qualifier final and 61 from 25 in the final. Sunil Narine also showed good form in that tournament, with bat and ball, ahead of linking up with Dhaka Dynamites.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan, Shuvugata Hom, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain
Rajshahi Kings Team News & Playing 11
RK Team News
Rajshahi Kings opted to retain their Bangladeshi core for this year’s tournament and overhaul their overseas options instead. Among those kept were Mehedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman and the former will take over as captain for this season. Qais Ahmad, Isuru Udana, Ryan ten Doeschate, Laurie Evans and Soumya Sarkar are among the new faces in the squad.
RK Key Players
Though expensive, Mustafizur Rahman took five wickets in the recent Bangladesh vs West Indies series – all at Dhaka – and now has 98 wickets in his 76 previous T20 matches. He will lead a bowling attack that also boasts Isuru Udana – the leading wicket taker in the Afghanistan Premier League – and Qais Ahmad, the teenager who finished just two wickets behind Udana and boasted a great economy rate in that tournament. Ahmad’s figures included 5-18 as Balkh Legends won the final.
One of Ahmad’s victims, Laurie Evans, will now be his team-mate. The top run scorer in the T20 Blast in the English summer, he also scored three half-centuries on his way to 305 runs in the APL. Ryan ten Doeschate was another in form during that tournament and the Dutch all-rounder has proved he remains a danger with the bat despite now being 38.
Rajshahi Kings Predicted Playing 11
- Mominul Haque, Laurie Evans, Soumya Sarkar, Ryan ten Doeschate, Zakir Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Sami, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : L W W W L
RK : L L W L W
DD vs RK Head to Head
Dhaka Dynamites have won three of the five matches between these two sides, while the Rajshahi Kings have won two. Most recenty, Sunil Narine smashed 69 from 34 balls in a total of 205/5, before Shakib Al Hasan claimed a stunning 4-8 from four overs in a 99-run Dhaka Dynamites win at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
It was the second time Dhaka Dynamites had posted 200 against the Kings in last season’s BPL – they also scored 201/7 in the first match, with Evin Lewis scoring 64 of them, before bowling Rajshahi out for 133.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Rajshahi Kings Betting Odds
Dhaka Dynamites are 1.57 with Bet365 and Betfair to beat the Rajshahi Kings in both sides’ first match of the new BPL season, whereas the Kings are 2.38 to win with both.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan will be a big part of that, and after being leading wicket-taker in last year’s tournament he is now 4.00 with Bet365 to be the top Dhaka bowler in this game. Very generous considering his form at Dhaka for Bangladesh before Christmas.
Dhaka also boast explosive opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai and the Dynamites are 1.91 with Betfair to post the highest opening partnership too.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Rajshahi Kings Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites are favourites to beat Rajshahi Kings thanks to their dominant form in last season’s competition. The personnel has changed a lot, but the key Dhaka players remain – Shakib Al Hasan included – and they can kick off the new tournament with another win.