Match date · 13 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Dhaka Platoon vs Cumilla Warriors match prediction

Dhaka Platoon will lock horns with Cumilla Warriors in the fifth match of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

The Bangladesh Premier League is in full swing and we can’t keep calm. Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, it’s a cricket fest like never before. To make sure you get a slice of the pie, I have cooked a sumptuous platter which is going to make your wallet healthy by the start of the weekend.

Total match sixes to be over 10.5 @ 2.0

Entertainment is the first word that pops up when we hear about T20 cricket and its biggest source are the sixes hit in the match. Shere Bangla Stadium has built up a reputation of being one of the venues where six hitting has been a staple. 56 (17, 16, 12, 11) maximums in the last three matches does prove my point to a favourable extent. Let’s roll our clocks back one year, the last five matches of the previous season saw 70 sixes (24, 15, 16, 5, 10), so you can feel what’s coming your way on Friday evening. Out of the 9 matches mentioned above, 7 times the six count was over 10, which gives us a go ahead with the bet.

Now, looking at the quality of batsmen and their hitting abilities, the picture becomes clearer altogether. Cumilla’s Dhanusa Shanaka hit a total of 9 himself in the previous match, while Tamim Iqbal is a master in the art having hit 11 sixes in the final last season in Dhaka even though he failed in the first match this season. Boom Boom Afridi, who’s forte is big hitting will also add a few to the tally. Meanwhile, Dhaka Platoon hit 5 sixes while Cumilla struck 10 over boundaries in the previous match, which points to the obvious, placing the bet without hesitation.

Al-Amin Hossain to be Cumilla’s top bowler @ 4.33

Once the main strike bowler in the Bangladesh national team, he has been living with the ups and downs of International cricket. But, that doesn’t take away the fact that he still has a lot left in him. With figures of 3 for 14, he guided Cumilla to a convincing victory over Rangpur Rangers in their season opener. Even though he played a T20I series after a gap of three years, his stats are still enviable having taken 40 wickets in 28 matches. Now, let me give you some more details to actually make you more comfortable before placing the bet.

Al-Amin always saves his best for home matches, which is evident from the fact that that he has 31 wickets to his name in 17 matches. His affinition for the Shere Bangla Stadium (venue for the upcoming match) is a different story altogether, having picked up 11 wickets in the last five matches. It includes three 3-wicket hauls in which he was the pick of the bowlers each time. Overall, Amin has bagged 25 wickets in 13 T20Is at the venue including his career best of 3 for 20. By now, you have already placed the bet, have you?

Dawid Malan to hit over 0.5 sixes @ 1.72

Even though the player has not been in the reckoning for long, yet he has got the exact blend to make it big in this format of the game. His Yorkshire days in the Vitality Blast is an example of how he’s taken charge against the bowlers, having hit 16 maximums in the campaign with a rate of more than one six per innings. Even in the recently concluded Abu Dhabi T10 League, he has managed to hit a few. But what made me fancy him for this bet is the recent form he is in. In the last five T20Is, he’s hit 14 sixes (6, 1, 2, 0, 5), at a rate of almost 5 per innings.

His T20I stats is also remarkable which includes 20 maximums in just 9 matches. In domestic matches, his tally is 142 which also substantiates our point to a certain extent. Even though he failed to connect even one in the last match in the Bangladesh Premier League, it's the only time he gets his touch back. The Brit would draw inspiration from the 103-run knock against New Zealand in his last T20I, where he struck 6 sixes. I am fully convinced that Malan is going to hit at least 1 six, you also go ahead with the bet, because there’s a lot of money to be won.

Bonus Tip

Wagering $100 for each bet would fetch you $805 ($200 + $433 + $172). But parlaying these three to make odds of 14.89 would boost your earnings to $1489, so make your decision wisely, there’s a lot to be won.