KNT vs SSR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 30, 2023

KNT vs SSR Match Prediction - Jan 30, 2023

The Khulna Tigers will be looking to get back to winning ways as they travel to Sylhet to take on the hosts Sylhet Strikers in match number 30 of the Bangladesh Premier League.

Thanks to their under-par performance so far, the Tigers start this match as the underdogs, and most cricket betting sites are offering pretty long odds for their win. Nevertheless, they will be hoping to prove the odds wrong and come up with a winning performance in this game. 


KNT vs SSR Team Previews

Khulna Tigers

Despite having a good squad, the Khulna Tigers have been rather inconsistent with their performance this season. With just 2 wins to show from 7 matches, they are 6th on the points table. They trail the 4th placed Rangpur Riders by 4 points and with just 5 matches to go, they will try and collect maximum points from each of them to improve their chances of qualifying to the qualifiers.

Their latest match played against defending champions Comilla Victorians was an extremely close affair. Chasing a target of 166, the Khulna Tigers fell short by just 4 runs despite a superb cameo of 30 runs by captain Yasir Ali. Earlier, the bowlers were unable to trouble the Victorians’ batsmen as they were unable to pick up wickets at regular intervals in the first innings. Even their leading wicket-taker, Wahab Riaz, could manage just 1 wicket in his 4 overs.

All the bowlers, except Nasum Ahmed, were pretty expensive. With this loss, the Tigers have now lost 2 consecutive matches and will be hoping for a turnaround in this fixture. Much will depend on the performance of their leading run-scorers, Tamim Iqbal and Azam Khan. Andrew Balbirnie and Shai Hope played well in the last game but more will be expected of them.

As mentioned earlier, Wahab Riaz has bowled well but has received little support from the bowlers around him and that has been one of the key reasons for the Tigers’ poor performance so far. 


Khulna Tigers Playing 11

Yasir Ali , Tamim Iqbal, Andy Balbirne, Shai Hope, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Azam Khan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Nahid Rana, Mark Deyal.

Sylhet Strikers

The Strikers reclaimed the top spot in the points table by convincingly defeating the Chattogram Challengers in their previous match. Scoring 14 points off 9 matches, the Strikers are close to becoming the first team to qualify for the knockout stage.

Chasing a stiff target of 175 in their previous game, the Strikers made small work of their chase thanks to another excellent inning by Nazmul Hossain Shanto at the top of the order. Shanto scored his 3rd half-century of the season to give his team a solid start, while Mushfiqur Rahim and Ryan Burl scored 41 runs each to hand their team an easy win. Towhid Hridoy and Thisara Perera too are in good touch, making the Strikers one of the most consistent batting line-ups in the tournament.

The seam duo of Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Amir have picked up 23 wickets between them and will once again play a key role in this game. Imad Wasim has been pretty economical with his left-arm orthodox spin and has also picked up 9 wickets. Overall, the Sylhet Strikers have one of the most balanced squads among all teams. 


Sylhet Strikers Playing 11

Mashrafe Mortaza, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Ryan Burl.

KNT vs SSR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Sylhet International Stadium has hosted quite a few high-scoring matches this season and we are likely to have another such encounter with this game. The average first innings score here is around 160, which is a par score. As this is a night game, the bowlers will likely struggle to grip the ball in the second innings due to the dew.

The skies are expected to remain clear with temperatures ranging from 19-23 degrees Celsius. 


KNT vs SSR Betting Tips

While the odds for a home win are a bit shorter than what we would have liked, we will recommend betting on the Sylhet Strikers to win this game. The Strikers are in red-hot form at the moment and are likely to trump the average bowling lineup of the Khulna Tigers. The punters can always look towards placing side-bets to make the most out of such games.

Bet on the Sylhet Strikers to win this game. 

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Top Bowler for Khulna Tigers

    Wahab Riaz (3.50)


Wahab Riaz has picked up 13 wickets so far this season and is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He has taken 2 4-wicket hauls so far and is likely to be quite effective on the seamer-friendly wicket at Sylhet.

Today Match Prediction

Sylhet Strikers To Win the Match, 1.61

Bet Tip Here

Who will win KNT vs SSR

Khulna Tigers 62.38% (131)
Sylhet Strikers 37.62% (79)
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