Match date · 11 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Cumilla Warrios vs Rangpur match prediction

Chattogram Challengers will face-off against Sylhet Thunders in the inaugural match of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Finally, it’s time for the much-awaited Bangladesh Premier League to kick-start. While Bangladesh’s top ranked players and their exciting domestic talents will make a tournament worth a watch, overseas players like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Jason Roy will add glamour. One thing is pretty clear for the neutral, we are in for a treat with non-stop cricket more than 30 days. Now, what’s more on offer? Yes, you guessed it right. An opportunity to make some real money by placing bets on the top odds from each game. Just look below, the platter is already set for you:

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Hossain undervalued wicket taker

Rubel Hossain to be Chattogram Challenger’s top bowler @ 4.0

The cricketer has invited much controversy and criticism for his acts on the field, but has still managed to keep up his consistency in the long run. Especially in the T20 format, his wrath the white ball is quite remarkable and when it comes to the Bangladesh Premier League, Rubel is a potential match winner. In the last season of the Bangladesh Premier League, he was the third highest wicket taker in the tournament with 22 scalps to his name in 15 matches. Shifting his loyalties to Chattogram Challengers, he would be itching to repeat the feat this time too and even better it.

For the record, in the last five Bangladesh Premier League matches Rubel played in, he has taken a total of 12 wickets, out of which he was the pick of the bowlers on three occasions. Interestingly, all these matches were played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, the same venue as the upcoming match on Wednesday. Even though the roster of each franchise have changed a great deal, we cannot deny the fact that Rubel loves to play against Sylhet. In the last match he played against the foes, he churned out figures of 3/22. With no real competitor for Rubel to outclass him, be sure to receive some easy money on your way from this bet.

More sixes today

Total match sixes to be over 9.5 @ 2.0

Pitches in Bangladesh have always been a batman’s paradise, even when the Bangabandhu Stadium was in use and to the present day Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Big scores and heavy hitting are a characteristic feature in limited overs cricket in this part of the world and Mirpur is a prime example. In the last 5 BPL matches at the venue, a total of 70 sixes have been hit at an average of 14 per match. A total of 24 maximums have been registered in the last match played at the venue between the men from Cumilla and Dhaka. Now, that is giving us an indication what’s coming our way in the curtain raiser this week.

While, the Bangladesh Premier League may be a one-month affair, so it’s quite essential to take the records of International matches for the review. In the past five T20Is at the venue, 66 sixes have been hit at an average of 13.2 per match. Meanwhile, in each of these matches, there have been a minimum of 10 sixes hit, so we are ahead of the target for this bet. On top of that, the ground dimensions are not the biggest in the world and with the boundaries up, we can expect many shots to fly over the rope. With big hitters like Johnson Charles and Imrul Kayes featuring, this is a bet you cannot afford to miss.

Fernando to underperform

Avishka Fernando to hit under 0.5 sixes @ 1.90

When Avishka Fernando stormed into International cricket, his style reminded of retired Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya. After a few inspiring innings, his spark faded away a bit, especially in the T20 format. In the 10 T20Is he has played, he managed to get to the double digit figure just 6 times, while his highest score is 37. Now, coming to the point. In these 10 innings, he has hit only 3 sixes overall, which is way below average. Not only that, in the past five matches, he has never managed to strike the ball over the ropes. You would even wonder why was he picked by the franchise.

Even if we check his ODI statistics, Avishka just has 10 sixes to his name in his brief 15-match career. With bowlers like Sohar Gazi and Mohammad Sami at their disposal, the Lankan is unlikely to produce big shots in the inaugural match of the Bangladesh Premier League. To his utter dismay, the Sri Lankan has just hit 1 six in his T20I career in Asia, which is very odd for a player from the sub-continental region. As you can see, all the fingers point towards only one way. Just go ahead and place this bet. Don’t think twice.