BPL 2018-19 Sylhet Sixers vs Dhaka Dynamites 19th Match Prediction. Table-topping Dhaka Dynamites will look to get back to winning ways when they face Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for January 18 and the live action begins at 14:00 local time.
- Dhaka Dynamites started the tournament with four straight wins but suffered a rare batting failure as they lost their most recent game to Rajshahi Kings.
- Sylhet Sixers have been inconsistent so far, as best summed up by their two matches in Sylhet – they were all out for 68 in the first and posted 187/5 on their way to winning the second.
- When the two teams met in Dhaka, Rony Talukdar scored a 34-ball 58 for the Dynamites in a total of 173/7; Nicolas Pooran hammered 72 from 47 balls for the Sixers but – having been 29/4 when he came to the crease – they finished on 141/9.
Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
ABOUT THE MATCH
Wednesday was a day of a couple of epic upsets as far as Bangladesh Premier League is concerned. First Dhaka Dynamites were handed their first defeat of the season by Rajshahi Kings who were languishing in the bottom half of the table prior to this win. In the second game of the day, David Warner and Liton Das played extraordinary innings to take Sylhet Sixers to an epic win over Rangpur Riders which also lifted the Sixers off the bottom place in the points table. The rejuvenated Sylhet Sixers are set to take on Dhaka Dynamites in the upcoming fixture which will be played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet on 18th January 2018.
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Dhaka have excelled batting first in matches so far and lost chasing last time out. If the Dynamites win the toss, they will surely want to bat first.
Sylhet Sixers Team News & Playing 11
SYS Team News
David Warner suffered an elbow injury in the win against Rangpur Riders and has had to return home. Andre Fletcher is likely to return in Warner’s place.
Jaker Ali made his T20 debut in the win against Rangpur Riders as Sylhet Sixers rang the changes after their heavy defeat to Comilla Victorians. Andre Fletcher, Al-Amin Hossain and Nabil Samad all made way, with Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane and Mehedi Hasan Rana in. Sabbir Rahman was promoted to open the batting and the changes paid off in a 27-run victory.
SYS Key Players
Liton Das finally found his best form against the Rangpur Riders, opening the batting with 70 from 43 balls, and sharing partnerships of 73 with Sabbir Rahman (20) and 56 with David Warner (61*). Captain Warner’s 36-ball knock was his second half-century of the tournament and takes him to 141 runs in total, and the injured Australian will be sorely missed.
That is still 50 runs short of team-mate and star man Nicolas Pooran, however, who moved to 191 for the tournament with a breezy 26 from 16 balls. He previously hit 41, 52* and 72 in the three matches in Dhaka – the latter in the Sixers’ most recent match-up with the Dynamites.
After missing the defeat to Comilla Victorians, meanwhile, Sandeep Lamichhane was back to his best against Rangpur Riders. He took 1-18 from his four overs, while Sohail Tanvir’s 1-22 takes him to three wickets in three matches and an economy rate of just 4.81 runs per over.
Taskin Ahmed is their leading wicket-taker, meanwhile. He took 4-28 against Chittagong Vikings and 3-38 when these teams last met. He took 2-34 in the win against Rangpur Riders last time out.
SYS Team Form
Sylhet Sixers won one of their three matches in Dhaka, but got off to the worst start in Sylhet when Comilla Victorians bowled them out for just 68. The Victorians – who also beat the Sixers in Dhaka – took just 11.1 overs to claim an eight-wicket win.
Liton Das (70) and David Warner (61*) led a resurgent batting performance against Rangpur Riders, however, as they posted 187/5 on their way to a 27-run victory.
Sylhet Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Andre Fletcher, Nicolas Pooran, Afif Hossain, Jaker Ali, Alok Kapali, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Sohail Tanvir
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Shuvagata Hom was replaced by Asif Hasan in the only change last time out and may return to face the Sixers. The batting failure was a rarity and it would be a surprise if the Dynamites made any knee-jerk reactions.
DD Key Players
Hazratullah Zazai will want to get back to his best batting form, having scored 78 in the win against Rajshahi Kings first time around and then 57 as the Dynamites beat Khulna Titans in their second game. The big-hitting Afghanistani opener has already excelled in the Afghanistan Premier League in recent months.
Rony Talukdar was top scorer when the teams last met in Dhaka, scoring 58 in the Dynamites’ comfortable win. He and Kieron Pollard – who smashed 62 from 26 balls against Rangpur Riders – are the other Dhaka batsman to hit half-centuries, while Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have made useful contributions too.
Narine has also weighed in with eight wickets, and an economy rate of 6.62 runs per over, including 3-19 from his four overs last time out. Al Islam, who took a hat-trick on his T20 debut against the Riders, has six wickets and an economy rate of 5.75 from his three matches so far.
Shakib Al Hasan has eight wickets too, meanwhile, and the Dhaka Dynamites’ captain remains one of the most dangerous all-rounders in the tournament on his day.
DD Team Form
After four wins in four in the first phase of fixtures in Dhaka, the Dynamites lost for the first time in their first fixture in Sylhet. In Dhaka, they posted 189/5 in an 83-run win against Rajshahi Kings and 192/6 as they thrashed Khulna Titans by 105 runs.
They just held on defending 183/9 against Rangpur Riders, after Al Islam’s debut hat-trick and figures of 4-26 swung the match their way – the Riders finishing on 181/9. Victory against Sylhet Sixers then followed, after Rony Talukdar’s half-century in a total of 173/7 – the Sixers finishing 32 runs short.
Dhaka’s second set of fixtures started with defeat, however, despite Sunil Narine’s 3-19 helping them restrict Rajshahi Kings to 136/6. They were never able to get up with the required rate in reply and finished on 116/9 from their 20 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, Al Islam
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SYL : W L L W L
DD : L W W W W
SYL vs DD Head to Head
Each team won one of the two fixtures between them last season, before Dhaka Dynamites win in the first phase of fixtures in Dhaka this season. Last season, both sides earned dominant victories: the Dynamites chasing 102 to win in just 7.5 overs; the Sixers – on the opening day – had reached their target of 140 in just 12.5 overs for the loss of one wicket.
Last time out, Rony Talukdar hit 58 from 34 balls as Dhaka posted 173/7, despite 3-38 for Taskin Ahmed. In reply, Sylhet Sixers were reduced to 29/4 and 75/7 as Shakib Al Hasan (2-34), Shuvagata Hom (2-28), Sunil Narine (1-13) and Rubel Hossain (3-22) all excelled. Nicolas Pooran blasted 72 from 47 balls, but the Sixers finished well short on 141/9.
Sylhet Sixers vs Dhaka Dynamites Betting Odds
Dhaka Dynamites are still big favourites for this match despite losing for the first time this season last time out. The Dynamites are 1.57 to win with all three of Bet365, Betfair and Betway. Sylhet Sixers are 2.38 with Betfair by contrast.
Liton Das (4.50 to be the Sixers’ top batsman) was in good form for Sylhet Sixers in their most recent match, however, and if he fires again this could be a high-scoring game.
Hazratullah Zazai will need to get back in the runs if that is the case, and the explosive opener is 3.50 to be Dhaka’s top batsman with Bet365.
Sandeep Lamichhane will be the man out to halt the Dynamites’ progress, and the Nepalese spinner is 3.50 to be the Sixers’ top bowler. Top wicket-taker Taskin Ahmed ins a generous 5.00 with Bet365.
Sylhet Sixers vs Dhaka Dynamites Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites are favourites to beat Sylhet Sixers thanks to their brilliant start to the Bangladesh Premier League and they can live up to that billing and bounce back from their first defeat.