FBA vs RRR Match Preview

Rangpur Riders are going into this game losing their last couple of games in the competition. However, both these games were played against the tournament's top team, Comilla Victorians. Despite this slightly dismal performance, they did well in the competition's group stages and shared the head-to-head 1-1 against the Fortune Barishal. They have top batters and bowlers who can take the fight to the opposition and play a match-winning inning if necessary. The excellent news for Rangpur is that Mohammad Nabi is back in the side for the first time after a month.

Rangpur will also have Nicholas Pooran's services available to them after January. Both of them are key figures for the Riders in this contest. James Neesham was in great form for Rangpur in their last encounter, hitting seven sixes and eight fours on Monday. Nicholas Pooran's addition will only benefit the Rangpur Riders as he scores his runs quickly. He will be given the role of finishing the innings. The experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's presence will only benefit the team. The return of Afghanistan bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi augurs well for Rangpur.

The Fortune Barishal team ended the league stages of the competition in good form. They knocked the Chattogram Challengers team out of the reckoning for a birth in the final. However, the Rangpur Riders are a more formidable opposition as they ended the competition's group stages in the top position. It will not be easy to eliminate them. We have reached a stage in the competition where one false move may end a team's prospects. Barishal has also bolstered their squad with some last-minute additions to their teams.

Fortune Barishal will have the services of James Fuller and David Miller available to them once again for this contest. The Barishal skipper and top-order batter Tamim Iqbal is in good form and has hit two fifties in the last two games. He is scoring runs consistently for Barishal. The Caribbean international Kyle Mayers is another significant player for Barishal. He scored 169 runs from his last four innings after joining the franchise and picked up seven wickets. Mohammad Saifuddin and Obed McCoy will handle Barishal's bowling duties.

Weather Report

We are expecting clear and sunny conditions for this contest. You can expect temperatures close to 28 degrees for this contest. The relative humidity for this contest will be on the lower side, and you can expect dry weather for this game. There is no possibility of getting showers during this contest.

Pitch Report

All in all, the Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch is a flat one. It is likely to support the batters all the way through. But it might help the spinners in the later stages of the match. Things can get tricky for the batters as the ball might stop and not come onto the bat well.

Notable stats

Shakib Al Hasan has an excellent record with the bat and ball for the Rangpur Riders.

Shakib Al Hasan scored 250 runs from his last ten appearances for Rangpur and picked up fifteen wickets in this period.

Mohammad Saifuddin has an excellent strike rate in his recent games for Barishal.

Mohammad Saifuddin has picked up 12 wickets from his last seven games with a strike rate of 13.25.

Team News

There are no injury updates for either Fortune Barishal or Rangpur Riders.

FBA vs RRR Probable 11

FBA Playing 11

  • Tamim Iqbal (C)
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Kyle Mayers
  • David Miller
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mohammad Saifuddin
  • James Fuller
  • Obed McCoy
  • Taijul Islam

RRR Playing 11

  • Shamim Hossain
  • Rony Talukdar
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • James Neesham
  • Nurul Hasan (C)
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Abu Hider
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
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 have done well to get this far in the competition. But the Rangpur Riders have played slightly better cricket throughout the competition. We will bet with Rangpur Riders to win this contest. There's not much in it, though, as both teams are playing well.

Top Picks

Shakib Al Hasan: Shakib Al Hasan has scored 250 runs with an average of 31.25 and a strike rate of 166.66, and he has also picked up 15 victims with a strike rate of 15.33.

Tamim Iqbal: Iqbal has scored 349 runs in his last ten matches with an average of 38.78.

Mohammad Saifuddin: Saifuddin has picked up twelve wickets from his last seven games with a strike rate of 13.25.

Nurul Hasan: Nurul Hasan has scored 205 runs in his last ten appearances with a strike rate of 142.36 and an average of 34.11.

FBA vs RRR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rahim

Batters: T Iqbal, D Miller, N Pooran

All-rounders: S Al Hasan (C), J Neesham (VC), K Mayers, M Hasan, H Hasan Miraz

Bowlers: M Saifuddin, T Islam

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