Match date · 31 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Rajshahi Royals vs Rangpur Rangers match prediction

While Rajshahi Royals are in a more comfortable position, there’s no denying the fact that Rangpur Rangers can change the complexion with a win on New Year’s Eve. There’s a lot at stake when the outfits lock horns at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Now, wouldn’t it be great if you had a few extra bucks just before the first day of the year? Now, follow the steps below and grab your reward

Once again a lot of sixes will be scored

Total sixes in the match to be over 11.5 @ 2.10

While both teams have nothing to boast about the quality of power hitters in their respective squad, I have enough stats to substantiate my claim. Both the teams have hit a total of 31 sixes in the last five matches, which is equal to 6.2 per match. But, the fact which sways the case heavily in favour of us is that both the teams have given away a lot of maximums.  Rangpur Rangers have conceded 34 sixes in the last five matches, while Royals have shipped in 35 in the same time frame.

To our advantage, the Rangers have hit 6 or more sixes in four of their last 5 matches while the Royals have struck the same in 3 of their last five matches. Moreover, players like Andre Russell and Mohammad Naim will take the field, so there’s every possibility of raining sixes in Dhaka. Moreover, in the eight matches both the teams played in the venue combined, 6 matches have had more than 11 sixes. There’s no other option but to invest on this bet.

Second highest wicket taker in action

Mustafizur Rahman to be Rangpur Rangers top bowler @ 3.25

While everyone thought Mustafizur Rahman might have lost his midas touch after a spectacular start to his International career – he came up with a stellar show in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. He is already the second highest wicket taker of the season with 12 scalps to his name in just 7 matches. More importantly, he has picked up 11 wickets in the last five matches.

His figures (last 5 matches) – 3/10, 3/28, 2/23, 1/18, 1/35

Out of the above five, he was the top bowler for his side on 4 occasions. Fizz’s (as he is popularly known as) performance at home has also been pretty impressive, having taken 23 wickets in 19 T20Is, going along with the tally of 126 wickets which he amassed in overall T20s. Mind you, in the last two matches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the left-arm pacer has taken 6 wickets. I do not have any reason not to go for this bet and triple my investment within a few hours.

Good value on the West Indian batsman

Andre Russell to hit more than 1.5 sixes @ 2.25

This might look as a reward any time of the year, but the big West Indian hasn’t had the rub of the green in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. In spite of that, he’s hit a total of 7 sixes in the 7 matches he played. Now, there’s a catch, in the 7 matches he’s played, only 5 times did he get a chance to bat. On top of that, he was not out on four occasions, which proves he is devoid of opportunities to showcase his skills till now.

In the last four matches at this venue, Russell has hit 4 sixes in two innings, which is equal to 2 sixes per match. As a matter of fact, the big man has been playing some explosive knocks prior to the BPL, convinces me to back him up. In the recently concluded Abu Dhabi T10 League, he cleared the ropes 12 times in just six matches. During the 2019 Caribbean Premier League, he’s hit 9 maximums in 5 matches. With the match being played in Dhaka, it’s not hard to believe that Russell is going to hit at least two sixes.

Bonus Tip

Well, if you go down the normal road and invest $100 in the above three bets individually, you are going to get back a total of $760 if all are winning bets. But, my point is, why not take a risk, the last day of the year calls for something big. Doesn’t it?

So, I would advise you to parlay the three bets with odds of 15.35.

If you invest just $100, then the return will be $1535

If you invest the entire $300, the return will be $4605

Stats corner:

*** Mustafizur Rahman was the top team bowler in the last four matches.

*** Andre Russell hit 12 sixes in six matches in Abu Dhabi T10 League recently.

*** In the 10 combined matches played by Rangers and Royals, on eight occasions the number of sixes have gone beyond 11 or more.;

My Picks

Total sixes in the match to be over 11.5 @ 2.10

Mustafizur Rahman to be Rangpur Rangers top bowler @ 3.25

Andre Russell to hit more than 1.5 sixes @ 2.25