Rajshahi Kings will face the Barisal Bulls in their third match of the BPL 2016 season. Currently both teams hold same points as they won 1 and lost 1. But due to the huge victory over the Dhaka Dynamites, the Kings have a two step lead over the Bulls on net run rate difference.
The Kings are reinvigorated after their huge victory over the title favorites of this season, Dhaka Dynamites. A combination of a skillful display of bowling and great show of batting talents combined with the heart and mind of the Kings strategic think tanks, Rajshahi Kings completely outplayed and outsmarted the Dynamites in their last encounter. The opening pair of Rony and Mominul seems to be in rhythm facing some big names in bowling although they lost their wickets to two unfortunate incidents. Our Icon Sabbir displayed incredible mental strength and intelligence staying on the crease calm and steady and seeing through the innings until the end almost. Akmal and especially Samit Patel looks to be in great batting form as they totally disregarded the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, DJ Bravo at their last field performance.
At the bowling we have less worries even, as all of our bowlers performed up to the mark at both of the matches they played. Miraz struck gold at the very first over in both matches and we will expect him to repeat this against the Bulls. Farhad Reza did really good against top order batsmen being economical. Mohammad Sami with his pace and Abul Hasan with his deviously slower deliveries pose imminent danger for any batting lineups as they did for both of the matches played.
Bulls were beaten badly in their opening match against Dynamites but came back strong against defending champions Comilla Victorians, winning the match by 6 wickets. Last BPL seasons second best wicket taker Abu Hider is back for the Bulls and he seems to be in form. Abu Hider and Al Amin Hossain are two bowlers Kings will have to watch out for. At Batting, Bulls captain Mushfiqur Rahim as always poses a great deal of danger at the middle order. There is Thisara Perera too who seems to be in good shape, a deserving Man of the Match against Victorians.
To sum up, the Bulls will be desperate for a win but the Kings won’t have to be desperate. They just have to be calm and be themselves. We know we got a balanced team, we know what we can do. We will win this match to climb over the top of the table as was promised to the Kings fans. Their support is what keeps the players going!