The Bangladesh Premier League 2016 has been a treat to watch, and we are midway into the group stages, and all teams have picked a win, at least. The BPL 2016 has basically witnessed two matches per day, but only one match will be played on Sunday as Barisal Bulls take on Khulna Titans in what is expected to be a great encounter in Chittagong.
With top four teams progressing from the group stages of BPL 2016, this match is quite interesting as Titans lie on third and Bulls fourth.
The Titans will come into this tie with their heads held high after their impressive win over Dhaka Dynamites. They will need to come up with another brilliant all-round play to beat Kings. The Titans will be pleased with skipper Mahmuddulah back scoring runs, but they also needed Andre Fletcher to give them a good start.
But, good batting alone might not be easy against the Bulls, the Titans' bowlers also have to deliver to pick up important points. Junaid Khan is their star bowler, who needs to be assisted by Mosharraf Hossian and Shafiul Islam. The Bangladesh bowlers know the conditions well, which they need to exploit.
The Bulls, despite their loss to Rangpur Riders, in the last encounter, are a strong and confident unit. With Jeevan Mendis being an aggressive opener, the Bulls will want another great start from the Sri Lankan. However, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who has been brilliant with the bat, will need to perform once again. The captain will always be their trump card in the batting line-up, but they will also look upto the services of all-rounder Thisara Perera on Sunday.
Taijul Islam has been good with the ball, not giving away easy balls and pressuring the batsmen. As a result, other Bulls' bowlers takes wickets in the other end. Al Amin Hossain will also try to use the new bowl in the right areas to put the Bulls in the front foot.
Overall the match is expected to be a tight encounter, and team, which plays consistent cricket will have a great chance of emerging victorious.
Where to watch live
Barisal Bulls vs Khulna Titans match is scheduled for 5.45 pm local time (5.15 pm IST). TV and live streaming options can be found below for the matches.
India: TV: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
Bangladesh: TV: Channel Nine BD
Pakistan: TV: Geo Super