DDS vs KNT Match Preview

The Durdanto Dhaka team faced defeat in their last game in the competition played at the Zahur Ahmed Choudhary Stadium in Chattogram by a margin of 27 runs. They were chasing a big target of 187 runs in this contest. However, the Dhaka outfit is struggling with their batting in the competition. Only one of their batters is displaying promise. The Dhaka team started their season with a bang, winning their first encounter against the strong opposition of the Comilla Victorians.

However, the Dhaka performance has been on a downturn since then, as they have lost nine games in a row now and are languishing at the bottom of the points tally. The main problem for them is their batting. They crossed a score of 170 runs just once in their last five games. Since then, Alex Ross has been looking good and scoring runs consistently. Mohammad Naim and Saif Hassan must deliver the goods in this contest with the bat. Fortunately, their bowling department has some good alternatives, such as Shoriful Islam, Chaturanga de Silva, and Taskin Ahmed.

The Khulna Tigers have done a much better job in the competition than compared to Dhaka. They are still in contention for a birth in the final four. But they have also struggled in their last five games, not winning any of them. In their first game at this venue, they conceded 219 runs and were bowled out for a score of 141 runs. In one of the earlier games, they failed to defend a reasonable score of 164 runs. Tigers could not capitalize on early wickets, and the opposition middle order succeeded in outplaying them.

The Khulna middle order will have to fire if they harbor thoughts of a win here. Joy and Lewis were involved in a good partnership for the fourth wicket, but they could not convert this partnership into a big one. These batters got out at precisely the wrong moment during the death overs. In this game, the critical bowlers for the Khulna Tigers are Luke Wood, Nahid Rana, and Wayne Parnell. The Khulna management will look at these bowlers to get them vital breakthroughs in the contest.

Weather Report

The weather for this game is likely to be sunny and cool. You can expect a temperature in the region of 30 degrees during this game. 

Pitch Report

This game will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. It appears to be a high-scoring ground, but scoring big runs on this track will not be easy. Any score in the region of 180 runs can be a match-winning score here.

Notable stats

In recent games, Even Lewis has a top strike rate with the bat for Khulna.

Evin Lewis is scoring runs with a strike rate of 162.80 in his last eight games.

Shoriful Islam has a terrific strike rate with the ball in his last eight outings for Dhaka.

Shoriful Islam has picked up 18 wickets from his last ten games with a strike rate 12.44.

Team News

There are no injury updates currently for either of the teams. You can expect both these teams to field their entire team for this game.

DDS vs KNT Probable 11

DDS Playing 11

  • Chaturanga de Silva
  • Mohammad Naim
  • Saif Hassan
  • Alex Ross
  • Sabbir Hossain
  • SM Meherob
  • Tahjibul Islam (Wk)
  • Taskin Ahmed (C)
  • Lahiru Samarakoon
  • Arafat Sunny
  • Shoriful Islam

KNT Playing 11

  • Evin Lewis
  • Alex Hales
  • Anamul Haque (C)
  • Afif Hossain
  • Mahmudul Hasan Joy
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Luke Wood
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Nasum Ahmed
  • Mukidul Islam
  • Nahid Rana
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both these teams are having a wretched time in the competition of late. But the Khulna Tigers have a better overall record. However, Durdanto Dhaka has a decent bowling attack, which can get them the elusive win. But all in all, we will bet with the Khulna Tigers to win this contest.

Top Picks

Evin Lewis: Lewis has scored 197 runs in his last eight contests with a strike rate of 162.8 and an average of 28.14.

Anamul Haque: This Khulna batter has scored 279 runs in his last ten games with an average of 39.86.

Shoriful Islam: Islam has picked up 18 wickets from his last ten matches with a strike rate 12.44.

Faheem Ashraf: Ashraf has bowled well in his recent games, picking up eight wickets for four runs with a strike rate of 12.

DDS vs KNT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Haque

Batters: A Hales (C), E Lewis, A Ross, N Sheikh

All-rounders: W Parnell, A Babu, A Hossain

Bowlers: T Ahmed, N Ahmed, S Islam (VC)

DDS vs KNT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction