The Sylhet Sunrisers are struggling in the 19th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. They arrive here after a crushing defeat to the Khulna Tigers, in which their bowlers once again failed to deliver. Fortune Barishal come in with a win over the Chattogram Challengers, which boosts their confidence.
Fortune Barishal has won the last three games, which boosts their confidence. Their bowlers have been brilliant and have made good use of the conditions, and they are expected to do the same here. The Sunrisers are in poor form, and the majority of their players have yet to get going. It will be interesting to see if they are able to turn things around here.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 4th, 2022 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal, 19th Match, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
Date: February 4, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Team Previews
The last game against the Khulna Tigers was Mosaddek Hossain’s team’s fourth loss in five games. Their bowling attack allowed their opponents to run away with the low-scoring game, which they lost by 9 wickets. One more defeat could put an end to their chances of progressing to the next round. Hossain expects his players to put on a spirited performance in this must-win game.
Lendl Simmons and Anamul Haque have been quiet in recent games, and the team would benefit from a strong performance from them. Colin Ingram and Mohammad Mithun are experienced players who will need to make quick runs in the middle overs. The team will also be hoping for a strong performance from Hossain, Muktar Ali, and Nadif Chowdhury near the end of the innings.
Their bowling attack is toothless, and the team expects Shiraj Ahmed and Sohag Gazi to take early wickets because Barishal has good hitters of the ball in this size. The ball from Nazmul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, and Jubair Hossain was terrible in the last game, and they need to improve their line and lengths.
Sylhet Sunrisers Squad
Lendl Simmons, Anamul Haque (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Colin Ingram, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Muktar Ali, Nadif Chowdhury, Sohag Gazi, Jubair Hossain, Shiraz Ahmed, Nazmul Islam, Alauddin Babu, Ravi Bopara, Sunzamul Islam, Shafiul Hayet, Alok Kapali, Devon Thomas, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mizanur Rahman
Predicted XI: Mosaddek Hossain (c), Lendl Simmons, Anamul Haque (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Mithun, Nadif Chowdhury, Muktar Ali, Sohag Gazi, Jubair Hossain, Shiraz Ahmed, Nazmul Islam
Shakib Al Hasan’s team has won three games in a row and moved to second place on the points table. Their bowlers did well to defend a low total against the Challogram Challengers in the previous game, which they won by 14 runs. Shakib would like his team to capitalise on the momentum and move one step closer to the playoffs with a win here.
Chris Gayle adds strength to the top of the order, and he’ll look to make quick runs with Munim Shahriar in this game. The side has quality players in the middle order in Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, and Shakib, and they come with runs from the previous game. The team also anticipates a strong performance from Dwayne Bravo and Irfan Sukkur in this game.
Mujeeb ur Rahman has looked sharp with the ball and will look to take early wickets alongside Shafiqul Islam. Shakib and Bravo bring a wealth of experience to the table, so good spells are to be expected. This attack is spiced up by Mehedi Hasan Rana, Gayle, and Hridoy.
Fortune Barishal Squad
Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Irfan Sukkur, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam, Shykat Ali, Taijul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Salman Hossain , Jake Lintott, Fazle Mahmud, Nayeem Hasan
Predicted XI: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Chris Gayle, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Irfan Sukkur, Dwayne Bravo, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Toss Prediction
The team chasing the score has won seven of the ten games played here. It has been a good venue to chase because the knowledge of the victory target benefits the side batting second. As a result, the team that wins the toss here will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The flat pitch at Shere Bangla National Stadium, combined with a fast outfield, allows batsmen to score runs quickly. Fast bowlers haven’t had the best of records here, but the overcast conditions help them. It’s been a good venue for the spinners because the track has been very supportive.
On February 4, there will be clouds over Dhaka, and there may be rain interruptions during the game. The weather conditions would benefit the bowlers, who have struggled on the flat surface thus far in the tournament. When batting first, the team would be content with 160 runs on the board on this wicket.
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Match Prediction
Sylhet Sunrisers are struggling, and their bowlers have caused problems for the team in the majority of their games. To meet Barishal’s challenge, they will need to make significant improvements in this area. Fortune Barishal comes in with three straight victories, which boosts their confidence and makes them favourites to win here.
Fortune Barishal is the favourite to beat Sylhet Sunrisers at the odds of 1.40.
- Fortune Shakib Al Hasan and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman of Barishal have bowled at excellent economy rates.
- Sylhet Sunrisers have only won one of their five games, and there will be pressure on the team.
- Fortune Barishal have won their last three games, and their momentum is working in their favour.