Khulna Titans have been brilliant in the competition, with their batsmen and bowlers contributing in each and every match to help them emerge one of the favourites for the Bangladesh Premier League 2016 title. The Titans will hope to continue their impressive record against Rangpur Riders when the two teams meet in Chittagong on Tuesday.
The Titans will view this match as a chance to take revenge as their only loss in BPL 2016 has came against the Riders. It was one of those matches, which they would want to erase from their memories. They were all out for 44 runs.
However, the Titans have been a strong team ever since, winning all their matches. They also emerged victorious against Barisal Bulls, which will give them confidence to take on the Riders. It goes without saying that the big names in Titans, including Andre Fletcher, Mahmudullah, Kevon Cooper, Shafiul Islam and Junaid Khan, have to lead from the front.
For the Riders, this match is equally important as they can secure their fifth win of the season, and climb up the charts. If things go according to plan, they will have a great chance to top the table with a good victory. The Riders will come into this match fresh as they last played on Friday.
The Riders have a solid batting line-up, which includes the likes of Mohammad Shahzad, Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Mithun, and with bowers such as Shahid Afridi, Arafat Sunny and Anwar Ali, they are going to be a difficult team to beat, which makes the battle interesting.
The second match of the day between the Bulls and Vikings is also expected to be a close affair. The Bulls do not come into this match confident, after losing two back-to-back matches, but there is a serious need for them to register a victory and move up the table. They have been too dependent on Mushfiqur Rahim, but all others have to contribute against Vikings.
The Vikings showed that they are a dangerous unit when their batsmen flourish as they defeated Victorians with a good batting effort. They scored 186 runs to emerge victorious. They have to come up with such performances on a consistent note to shine further. With experienced players like Shoaib Malik, Abdur Razzaq and Taskin Ahmed on the bowling front, the Viking will hope that they restrict the Bulls to a low score to give them a huge chance to win.
Where to watch live
Rangpur Riders vs Khulna Titans match is scheduled for 1 pm local time (12:30 pm IST) start, and Barisal Bulls vs Chittagong Vikings clash will take shape from 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