Match date · 28 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Khulna Tiger vs Sylhet Thunders match prediction

Khulna Tigers will lock horns with Sylhet Thunder in the 24th match of the Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka this Saturday evening.

Two teams in contrasting positions in the league table will take on each other with a lot at stake. While a win for Khulna Tigers will see them cement their spot for the knock-out stage, a win for Sylhet Thunders will keep them alive in the championship race. While the battle for survival is on, you, as a neutral, can take full advantage of the situation and earn some real money by placing money on the three bets I have assorted for you after analysing each and every aspect.

Khulna Tiger vs Sylhet Thunders

Rillee Rossouw’s overall average in T20s is 29.72

Rillee Rossouw to score over 24.5 @ 1.83

Rilee Rossouw is already a household name in Bangladesh with the cricketer’s  heroic effort in the previous edition of the BPL still vivid in the memories. Back again, the South African has started with a bang with his new team Khulna Tigers. In the ongoing season, Rossouw has managed to score a total of 259 runs at an average of 64.75 including 3 half-centuries and a top score of 66 not out.

While that might look great, you might be wondering why it will help you with the bet. Yes, it’s going to. Apart from the previous fixture against Rangpur Rangers, the Protean has scored north of 25 runs in each of his matches which speaks about his consistency. In the 15 T20I matches he played for the Proteas, he’s maintained an average of 29.72, which implies that he is not a customer who will give in too easily, and hence the bowlers will have their task cut out to dismantle him below 25 runs. I have already placed the bet and you should also do the same.

Charles is the second highest six hitter this season

Johnson Charles to hit more than 0.5 sixes @ 1.66

Even when West Indies cricket is going through a turmoil, they have never failed to produce big hitters. We have seen players like Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer smashing the ball out of the park quite often, and Johnson Charles is just following that very brigade. In the last 5 matches for Sylhet Thunders, Charles has hit a total of 15 sixes with an average of 3 per match. Most importantly, he has hit at least 1 six in four of those matches.

To add, he is the second highest six-hitter of the season with 15 sixes and is shy of a single hit to compatriot Chadwick Walton. If we look into his overall T20 statistics, Charles has maintained a rate of 1 six per match having struck 167 maximums in just 161 fixtures. Venue shift won’t dent Charles’ fortune as the West Indian has already played in Dhaka and has also hit 1 six per match in the last two at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. A multiplication of more than 1.5 times is on the cards, make sure you don’t miss it.

Khulna Tigers have always hit 6 or more sixes at the venue

Khulna Tigers to hit over 5.5 sixes @ 1.72

Not the best big hitting unit in the league, but the Khulna batsmen have done the job just enough, at least in the context of this bet. The Tigers have hit 6 or more sixes in 4 out of the last 5 matches which works out perfectly for us. Moreover, in the last two matches played at the venue, the Tigers have hit 7 and 6 sixes respectively.

If we delve deeper into the ground conditions, Dhaka is a belter of a wicket and historically, it aids the batsmen. In the last 5 matches, 6 out of the 10 innings recorded a count of more than 5.5 sixes. Johnson Charles, the second highest six hitter of the ongoing tournament, also plays for the Tigers. Overall, they have never been shy of going big which is evident from the fact that the team has had seven different six hitters this season. It won’t be too daunting a task for Khulna to hit over 5.5 sixes in the upcoming match and neither would it be hard for you to make some extra money on this bet.