The Kings and Titans, both are the newest additions to this year’s BPL and the expectations among the supporters are immense. Rajshahi Kings will face Khulna Titans in their opening match at 2 pm today. Kings will definitely look forward to claiming their first victory today at SBNCS and kick-start their journey with a positive node.
The World Champion Captain Darren Sammy will lead the side with all his enthusiasm and experience. National superstar Sabbir Rahman will be his chief commander in the batting department. Along with that, composure of Mominul and Firepower of Umar Akmal are the factors Kings will be counting on. Ace wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan is likely to keep the wicket and he is expected to boost the batting line-up with the likes of Milinda Siriwardene and Rakibul Hassan. Wonder boy Miraz and veteran performer Forhad Reza are likely to fill up the allrounders’ slots with the skipper Darren Sammy.
The bowling department might feel a little taken aback with the absence of injured speedster Ebadat, but experienced Mohammad Sami, Abul Hasan Raju, and Calypso rookie Kesrick Williams will fight to pick up the slots for the pace spearheads. Nazmul Islam Apu and Samit Patel build up the spin department and a lot will depend on them, too.
The team combination will majorly depend on two factors; choosing the best 4 foreign players for tomorrow and picking up the most suitable opening pair. Nonetheless, the spirit is high and the players are ready to deliver.
On the other hand, Kings’ opponents Khulna Titans led by a transformed Mahmudullah, local performers Mosharraf Rubel, Abdul Mazid and Alak Kapali, proven foreign collections like Lendl Simmons, Kevon Cooper and Zunaid Khan will surely pose a serious threat to the Kings’ pursuit of glory.
As this is a day match, toss might not prove to be a deciding factor with no rain in the forecast. In the abandoned match, Sammy opted to field first but it’s a different opposition and a different day. Last but not the least, every Kings fan will be looking forward to a rocking performance from the team and they will surely be over the moon with a victory to start off their campaign.