KNT vs DDS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 24, 2023
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League, 2023.
Date: January 24, 2023.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Khulna Tigers team will take on Dhaka Dominators in one of the Bangladesh Premier League matches for 2023 later today. Khulna Tigers are currently lying in 5th position in the points table with 4 points and they have a net run rate of -0.006. Tigers have now won 2 matches in a row and they will be keen to climb up in the points table into 4th position with a victory against Dhaka Dominators. The Khulna Tigers team lost the 1st game of the season to Dhaka Dominators and these are perfect settings for revenge. The Dhaka Dominators have not dominated at all this season on the other hand. They are currently lying at the bottom of the points table with just a couple of points and they have a net run rate of -1.357.
KNT vs DDS Team Previews
After having lost their first 3 games, Khulna Tigers got back on the right track by defeating Dhaka Dominators and Chattogram Challengers in back-to-back matches. In their last encounter, the Khulna Tigers chased down a target of 158 runs against Chattogram in a game played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. They won the match with 7 wickets and 4 balls to spare. The top run-getter for them in this match was Mahmudul Hasan who hit a super 59 from 44 balls. Tamim Iqbal scored 44 runs from 37 balls to provide valuable support.
In their last game, the Khulna skipper Yasir Ali recorded his best score of the season with 36 not out from 17 balls. The most important batsman for Khulna Tigers though is Azam Khan. He has already hit a hundred during this season. The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 176 runs from 4 innings with an average of 88 and he is scoring these runs with a strike rate of 161.46. He is one of the significant players in the Khulna batting line-up. The bowling charge for Khulna Tigers has been led by Pakistani speedster Wahab Riaz.
Wahab Riaz has picked up 11 wickets from 5 matches at an economy rate of 6.51. Riaz bowled well in the last game and returned with figures of 4 for 36 against Chattogram. Wahab Riaz normally comes to bowl in middle overs and has so far been successful in picking up wickets. Another bowler that has done a great job is Mohammad Saifuddin. He has picked up 6 wickets from 5 games at an economy rate of 7.65. The off-spinner for Khulna Tigers is Nahidul Islam and he has picked up 4 wickets from 3 games with an economy rate of 6.63.
Khulna Tigers Playing 11
Yasir Ali , Tamim Iqbal, Shai Hope, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Azam Khan, Amad Butt, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Wahab Riaz, Nasum Ahmed, Nahid Rana.
The Dhaka Dominators team has had an entirely forgettable tournament having taken 6 losses in a row. They will need a miracle to stage a comeback from here. Their last match in the league was against the Comilla Victorians which they ended up losing by a big margin of 60 runs. The Shere Bangla National Stadium wicket is a two-paced one. The Dhaka Dominators struggled on the track to manage a score of 104 from 9 while chasing a target of 165 runs from their quota of 20 overs.
The Dhaka Dominators have been badly let down this season by their batting line-up. Apart from their skipper Nasir Hossain, who is leading the batting charts none of the other batters have contributed much. Nasir Hossain has scored 286 runs from 7 games at a strike rate of 130. The Dhaka opener Soumya Sarkar failed to get runs again scoring just 3 runs in the team's last encounter. Mohammad Mithun has managed 160 runs from 7 innings with an average of 22.85 and Usman Ghani has put together 152 runs from 6 innings at an average of 25.33. All these batters have done a good job inconsistently and it has not been sufficient.
The Dhaka Dominators' bowling attack relies heavily on their captain Nasir Hossain who has picked up 9 scalps with his off-spin bowling at an economy rate of 7.17. Al-Amin Hossain has also picked up 8 wickets from 5 matches at an economy rate of 10.17 but he has at least picked up victims with the new ball in hand. Taskin Ahmed is a reliable bowler who has also picked up 6 wickets from 7 matches at an average of 6.61. Arafat Sunny has 6 wickets from 6 matches at an economy rate of 5.90 and has also succeeded in maintaining things relatively tight.
Dhaka Dominators Playing 11
Nasir Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Ariful Haque, Usman Ghani, Amir Hamza, Alex Blake, Taskin Ahmed, Salman Irshad.
KNT vs DDS Toss Prediction
If you consider the last 10 games played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka during the last year, you will find that 6 games have been won by the team chasing a target. In this game as well the side that wins the toss will opt to field first in all probability.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The average total posted at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is 159 runs during this season. The highest score that was put together at the venue was 201 for 8 by the team Sylhet Strikers against Dhaka Dominators. You will find that scores in the excess of 170 runs were achieved more than 50 times at the ground in more than 200 games played at the venue. However, we need to keep in mind that the dew factor is likely to come into the picture for this match again and the team batting 1st needs to set a target of between 170 to 180 runs.
The Shere Bangla National Stadium wicket in Dhaka is normally extremely conducive for batsmen. There is some help on offer for the seamers and spinners alike. The surface this year at the ground has been a bit two-paced thereby allowing for spin bowlers to dominate the proceedings as the new ball grips the surface. Seam bowlers are likely to get some early movement from the track. The weather for this match is likely to be cool and pleasant and you can enjoy a good game of cricket today.
KNT vs DDS Betting Tips
The Dhaka Dominators team will be desperately looking for a victory to remain in the competition. But they have provided a horrible batting performance that does not inspire too much confidence from anyone. It will take a mammoth effort from the Dhaka team to beat Khulna Tigers in this game and stage a comeback in the competition. Khulna Tigers have gained some winning momentum and will be looking to build on that going forward. Considering the batting and bowling form shown by the Khulna team in comparison with the Dominators, they start as clear favorites to win this game and move up in the points table.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Tamim Iqbal has scored consistently for his team so far in this competition. He was among the runs in their last game as well. You can bet on him to score big runs again in this match.
Usman Ghani has been scoring runs in the recent games for Dhaka. You can expect him to get more runs in this game and become the top run-getter for his team.
Wahab Riaz has picked up wickets consistently for Khulna Tigers in their last few games. You can bet on him to become the leading wicket-taker again in this game.