The Bangladesh Premier League 2022 has moved to Sylhet for the next round of matches, but the Sylhet Sunrisers do not appear to have changed much. They suffered their fifth defeat of the season in seven games (including a no-result) and remain rooted to the bottom of the BPL 2022 standings.
Their next match is against Fortune Barishal, who are currently atop the table with five wins from eight games (including one no-result). This match may appear to be a foregone conclusion, but T20 cricket has a habit of catching you off guard when you least expect it.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 8th, 2022 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal, 24th Match, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
Date: February 8, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Team Previews
The Sylhet Sunrisers had a slightly better batting performance in their previous match against the Khulna Tigers, but they still lost. Good knocks from Anamul Haque, Colin Ingram, and Mossadek Hossain were not enough to get the team over the line. So far, the Sylhet Sunrisers have struggled with this. They simply haven’t been able to get all of their players to perform at the same time. They’ve also decided to change the team’s leadership in the middle of the tournament, which will only add to the chaos.
The Sylhet Sunrisers’ bowling attack is one of the weakest we’ve seen in BPL 2022. This season, no team has taken fewer wickets than the Sunrisers, and they almost always seem to give away too many runs.
Things aren’t looking good for the Sylhet Sunrisers, and their chances of making the playoffs appear to be dwindling.
Sylhet Sunrisers Squad
Lendl Simmons, Anamul Haque (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Mithun, Ravi Bopara (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Alok Kapali, Alauddin Babu, Sohag Gazi, Aks Swadhin, Nazmul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Devon Thomas, Muktar Ali, Al-Amin Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Shafiul Hayet, Kesrick Williams, Mizanur Rahman
Predicted XI: Ravi Bopara (c), Lendl Simmons, Anamul Haque (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Colin Ingram, Mosaddek Hossain, Alok Kapali, Sohag Gazi, Alauddin Babu, Aks Swadhin, Nazmul Islam
Shakib Al Hasan’s team defeated Comilla Victorians by 32 runs in their previous game. With this victory, the team has moved to the top of the points table, and they will look to further solidify their position in this game. They are playing against a team that is lacking in confidence, and Shakib would like to get a big win here.
On the batting front, they have a strong opening pair in Chris Gayle and Munim Shahriar, and they should score a lot of runs. Shakib performed admirably in the previous game, and he will look to add runs with Towhid Hridoy and Najmul Hossain Shanto in this one. Dwayne Bravo and Nurul Hasan bolster the side’s batting strength at the bottom of the order.
They have bowled well since the start of the season, and early wickets from Mujeeb ur Rahman and Shakib are expected. Bravo has been among the leading wicket-takers this season, and he joins Shanto and Nayeem Hasan in bolstering the attack. Gayle provides a strong bowling option to this attack.
Fortune Barishal Squad
Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Nurul Hasan (wk), Ziaur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Taijul Islam, Salman Hossain , Irfan Sukkur, Shykat Ali, Obed McCoy, Fazle Mahmud, Jake Lintott, Shafiqul Islam
Predicted XI: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Ziaur Rahman, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Toss Prediction
The wicket is difficult to bat on, and we’ve seen batsmen struggle to time the ball in previous games played here. Under these conditions, the team that bowls first would have an advantage. As a result, the team that wins the toss will choose to bowl first in the game.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The bowlers have done well at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in the past. Fast bowlers perform well with the new ball, and spinners also enjoy and have achieved success. To succeed in this game, batsmen must stick to the wicket and rotate strikes.
On February 8, Sylhet will have clear skies, and we anticipate difficult batting conditions in this game. Because the wicket is slow, batsmen must play to the merits of the ball. Dew would be a factor in the second innings, and the team batting first would need to score at least 170 runs.
Sylhet Sunrisers vs Fortune Barishal Match Prediction
Sylhet Sunrisers have had a dreadful season so far. Their bowling attack has struggled to execute its plans, and the team will need strong efforts from its bowlers to come close to winning this game. Fortune Barishal are in excellent form and would be considered favourites to win this game.
Fortune Barishal is the favourite to beat Sylhet Sunrisers at the odds of 1.45.
- The Fortune Barishal has won five of their seven games and currently leads the points table.
- Sylhet Sunrisers have only won one of their seven games, and the team is in poor form.
- Fortune Shakib al Hasan and Dwayne Bravo of Barishal have each taken 12 wickets in the tournament.