Match date · 14 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Dhaka Platoons vs Sylhet Thunder match prediction

Dhaka Platoons will face-off against Sylhet Thunder in the 8th match of the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Two star-studded teams will lock horns in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League fixture at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka this Saturday evening. While there’s everything to play for, you have everything to pay for in the three top winning bets I’ve assembled for you.

Bangladeshi International can be trusted

Tamim Iqbal to score over 25.5 @ 1.83

With a tally of 467 runs in the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League, the stylish batsman has always delivered when it mattered the most. Scoring a match-winning 141-run innings in the finals last season to guide his former side Comilla Victorians to a championship win was one such instance. In the last 5 BPL matches, the southpaw has racked up 329 runs at an average of 47 runs per innings. Even in the last match against Cumilla Warriors, a 74-run blistering innings was enough to set the tone.

Tamim Iqbal has crossed the 23-run mark 4 times in the last 7 matches, so the benefit of this bet is with the Bangladeshi International. Meanwhile, his average of 30.30 in T20 league matches is remarkable and also fulfils the criteria for this bet. On top of that, we are talking about the best opener Bangladesh has ever produced in limited-overs cricket, this is bet worth investing in.

Small ground will lead to a lot of sixes

Total match sixes to be over 9.5 @ 1.83

A T20 match without sixes is an incomplete story and what better place for striking mighty blows than the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. A total of 70 sixes (24, 15, 16, 5, 10) hit in the last five matches of the previous season gave us a prelude to the current edition. And guess what, it has lived up to the hype. A total of 72 maximums have already been registered in the first six matches of the tournament and 5 times we’ve had more than 10 sixes in a match.

Big hitters like Mohammad Mithun and Tamim Iqbal have already shown their big-hitting skills with 5 and 4 sixes by their name respectively. The latter has hit a total of 15 sixes in the last three matches at the venue. Players like Thisara Perera and Johnson Charles also possess enormous hard-hitting skills which add to the cause. The ground dimensions being relatively small, clearing the ropes isn’t going to be a daunting task. So, there’s a lot to be won.

3 boundaries expected by Tanim

Tamim to hit over 2.5 fours @ 1.57

One of the cleanest hitters of the ball to feature in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League, Tamim Iqbal has built a reputation of his own in the T20 arena. What makes him stand out from other Bangladeshi’s is the fact that he is a great stroke player. Can you imagine he has sent the ball to the ropes a total of 174 times in just 75 T20Is, which is more than 2 per innings? If we check his T20 statistics overall, he has piled up 545 boundaries in just 193 ties, which is almost 3 boundaries per innings. In the last 7 matches, Tamim’s count was 26, which is a bit shy of 4 per innings.

In this season too, Tamim hit 7 boundaries in two matches and there's a lot more to be scored. Iqbal will be up against his former franchise. Do you remember the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League final and Tamim played in that match in the same venue? He scored a staggering 141-run innings which included 10 fours. Only his shirt has changed since then and nothing else. It would be foolish not to go for this bet.