On 24th November, 2020 (Tuesday), Fortune Barisal will clash against Gemcon Khulna in the 2nd match of Bangabandhu T20 Cup. The venue of the match is at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur and will be streamed live 6:00 pm IST onwards.
A match which features two of the strongest team of this competition also marks the return of Shakib al Hasan to competitive cricket. He is a part of the Gemcon Khulna Squad which is led by Mahmudullah Riyad. Along with Shakib, the team also a strong batting unit supported by an equally strong bowling unit comprising players like Nazmul Islam and Al Amin Hossain.
Led by Tamim Iqbal, Fortune Barishal is also a competent team and would attempt to start with a winning streak against Gemcon Khulna. The captain himself has recently shown glimpses of his ability in PSL Playoffs. With the support of players like Afif Hossain and Mehedi Miraz, their team though being underdogs will be a tough one to beat.
FBA vs GKH Squads to choose from
Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Irfan Sukkur, Abu Jayed, Mehidy Hasan MIraz, Tanvir Islam, Towhid Hridoy, Saif Hassan, Sumon Khan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Aminul Islam Biplob, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Abu Sayem.
Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Hasan Mahmud, Al Amin Hossain, Shamim Patwary, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Haque, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Rishad Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Shahidul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu, Jahirul Islam, Salman Hossain.
Probable Playing XIs
Tamim Iqbal (C), Saif Hassan, Afif Hossain, Irfan Sukkur (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahidul Islam, Mehedi Miraz, Sohrawadi Shuvo, Tanvir Islam, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Jayed.
Anamul Haque(WK), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Ariful Haque,Shuvagata Hom, Shamim Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Hasan Mahmud and Al Amin Hossain.
The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium has a decent batting track and the pitch mustn’t change much as the game progresses. In the second innings, dew might play a role. The batsmen should feel at ease in the middle though there should be some swing and turn off the surface. Its expected that both the teams will look to chase on winning the toss with a competitive total at this venue being 160-170 runs.