BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders 9th Match Prediction. The ninth game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League sees in-form Dhaka Dynamites take on defending champions Rangpur Riders at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for January 6 and the live action begins at 17:20 local time.
- Dhaka Dynamites have started the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League with two big wins – beating Rajshahi Kings by 83 runs and Khulna Titans by 105 runs.
- Big-hitting Afghani opener Hazratullah Zazai has been a big part of that success, scoring 78 from 41 balls in their first game and 57 from 36 last time out.
- Rangpur Riders, the defending champions, lost their opening game but have won two from two since – welcoming Chris Gayle, the hero of last year’s final, back for their most recent match.
Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
DD vs RGR, BPL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
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Dhaka Dynamites have been asked to bat first twice so far but, given the success they have enjoyed, they may choose to repeat the tactic if they win the toss for the first time.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Dhaka Dynamites could stick with the same starting XI after two big wins from two games so far in BPL 2019. That includes Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine opening the batting after partnerships of 116 and 67 so far, while West Indian all-rounders join the duo in making up the Dynamites’ overseas contingent.
DD Key Players
Hazratullah Zazai continues to make a name for himself in T20 cricket, hitting two half-centuries in the two opening games so far – on the back of his stunning Afghanistan Premier League knocks at the end of last year. In Bangladesh, he hit 78 from 41 balls in the first game and 57 from 36 in the second.
He is backed by opening partner Sunil Narine, with the duo posting partnerships of 116 from 10.1 overs and 67 from 5.1 overs so far. The West Indian also took 2-20 from three overs with the ball last time.
On the bowling side, there is no question Shakib Al Hasan was the main man last time, however, removing both openers within the power play and finishing with figures of 3-18. His record at Dhaka is unparalleled.West Indian all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have proved their worth so far, meanwhile, chipping in with a wicket each in the first game and contributing scores of 27 and 25 respectively last time out. Shuvagata Hom has taken a wicket in each game, meanwhile, as well as scoring an unbeaten 38 from 14 balls in the first game.
DD Team Form
Dhaka Dynamites have played two games so far and won both comprehensively. Asked to bat first on both occasions, Hazratullah Zazai’s 78 from 41 balls helped them post 189/5 against Rajshahi Kings before Rubel Hossain claimed 3-7 to help bowl their opponents out for 106 in reply.
Another Hazratullah half-century followed – 57 from 36 balls this time, in a total of 192/6 – before Shakib Al Hasan led the bowling with 3-18 as Khulna Titans were dismissed for just 87 in 13 overs.
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
Rangpur Riders Team News & Playing 11
RGR Team News
After a delay in receiving his NOC from the West Indies Cricket Board, Chris Gayle made his return for the Rangpur Riders against Comilla Victorians last time out. Big-hitting England batsman Alex Hales made way for the West Indian T20 legend, with Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara and Benny Howell retaining their places as overseas selections.
RGR Key Players
Captain Mashrafe Mortaza was the star of the show last time out, against Comilla Victorians, dismissing each of the top four and bowling a maiden to finish with figures of 4-11 from his four overs – taking him to seven wickets so far in the tournament.
Nazmul Islam took 3-20 to move to four for the tournament, and maintain his good economy rate, while Shafiul Islam has now taken five wickets after posting figures of 2-8. Benny Howell went wicketless but his three overs only cost six runs.
With the bat, Rilee Rossouw hit 76 from 52 balls and played for his average in the win against Comilla Victorians last time out – scoring an unbeaten, patient 20. Mehedi Maruf top-scored with an unbeaten 36, again in no hurry given their low target.
Chris Gayle returned last time out, meanwhile. Though he was dismissed cheaply, he showed his best form towards the end of the last tournament – scoring 146 not out from 69 balls as Rangpur Riders won the final. He hit 485 from 11 innings in total.
RGR Team Form
Defending champions Rangpur Riders posted just 98 on the opening night, of which Ravi Bopara scored 44 of them. They lost by just three wickets in the final over to Chittagong Vikings, however.
They improved vastly in their second game, however – Rilee Rossouw hitting an unbeaten 76 from 52 balls in a total of 169/3, which proved eight runs too many for Khulna Titans in reply. And, last time out, they bowled Comilla Victorians out for just 63 – captain Mashrafe Mortaza setting the one with 4-11 from four overs opening the bowling. They reached the target for the loss of just one wicket, with eight overs to spare.
Rangpur Riders Predicted Playing 11
- Rilee Rossouw, Chris Gayle, Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Mithun, Ravi Bopara, Nazmul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Benny Howell, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : W W L W W
RGR : W W L W W
DD vs RGR Head to Head
Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders last met in the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League final – where the Riders claimed their fourth win in seven previous meetings with the Dynamites. Dhaka have lost more games to Rangpur, as a result, than to any other BPL team. Chris Gayle was the star of their last meeting, smashing five fours and an incredible 18 sixes in a 69-ball 146 not out. Gayle’s unbroken second-wicket partnership of 201 with Brendon McCullum lifted the Riders to 206/1. In reply, wickets fell regularly and Jahurul Islam’s 38-ball 50 was one of few highlights as the Dynamites struggled to 149/9 and a 57-run defeat.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders Betting Odds
After an explosive start to the tournament, Dhaka Dynamites are a best price of 1.66 with Bet365 to beat Rangpur Riders; Betfair are offering 1.50 on the Dynamites and 2.62 on the Riders.
Surprisingly, considering he has top scored in both matches so far, Hazratullah Zazai is 6.50 to finish as the match’s top run scorer, though the presence of his idol – and the hero of the last match between these two – Chris Gayle in the opposition could be the reason for that. Gayle is 6.00 with Betfair.
Nevertheless, Hazratullah and Sunil Narine have been in brilliant form at the top of the order, and Dhaka Dynamites are 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.83 with Betfair to post the highest opening partnership again.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites, led by Hazratullah Zazai’s superb batting, have been the form team in the Bangladesh Premier League so far and they can gain a little revenge on Rangpur Riders for last season’s final defeat.