Rangpur Riders are ready to face Rajshahi Kings in the game 13 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Dhaka on Sunday. The game is a significant one for the Kings as a win would take them closer to the top-half of the table. In their previous match, the Mehidy Hasan Miraz-led unit suffered a five-wicket defeat against Comilla Victorians at the same venue on Friday. In the previous five encounters between both teams, Riders have a better record as they managed to win on three occasions, whereas Kings emerged victorious in two matches.
In the batting department, Kings will be relying on captain Hasan Miraz and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to score bulk of the runs, whereas in in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Isuru Udana and Arafat Sunny to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Riders will enter the contest relatively high on confidence after suffering a narrow two-run defeat in their previous match against Dhaka Dynamites on Friday. In the batting department, the team will be relying on in-form Rilee Rossouw and Ravi Bopara to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza and Shafiul Islam to provide timely breakthroughs.
Rilee Rossouw – 9 Cr
First in the list of key players features Rangpur Riders' Rilee Rossouw. The left-hander is a proven talent in the shortest format of the game and has the experience