BPL 2023: Match 1, CCH vs SYL Match Preview and Dream11 Prediction | Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Strikers
The first match of the Bangladesh Premier League will take place on January 6 between the Chattogram Challengers and the Sylhet Strikers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Both teams will be looking to get off to a strong start in the season opener and set the tone for the rest of the tournament.
In the previous edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, the Chattogram Challengers experienced a lot of drama and controversy surrounding the captaincy of the team. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was initially given the captaincy, but was removed from the role mid-way through the season and replaced with Naeem Islam. This led to criticism and controversy, and the team will be looking to avoid similar issues this season. Shuvagata Hom will be leading the side in the upcoming edition, and will be hoping to improve on the team’s performance in the previous season
The Sylhet Strikers will be led by veteran player Mashrafe Mortaza as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season in the previous edition, in which they finished at the bottom of the table. In their head-to-head matchups over the past five contests, the Chattogram Challengers have had the upper hand, winning four consecutive games. The Challengers will be hoping to continue their winning streak in the upcoming match.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Date & Time: January 6, 2023, 02:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode, Sony Sports Network
The pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tends to provide more assistance to spinners than pacers. As a result, it is not expected to be a high-scoring match, as the pitch is slower and may not be conducive to big totals. It is likely that whichever team wins the toss will opt to bowl first and set a target to chase
Probable Playing XIs for CCH vs SYL:
Max O’Dowd, Unmukt Chand, Afif Hossain, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Curtis Campher, Ziaur Rahman, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom (c), Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed Rahi, Taijul Islam
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mohammad Haris, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl, Akbar Ali, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Amir, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam Apu
Player to Watch
Probable best batter: Najmul Hossain Shanto
Najmul Hossain Shanto is a promising young batsman who has had some success at the international level, particularly in T20Is where he has scored 384 runs in 17 outings at a strike rate of 108.16. He will be a key player for the Sylhet Strikers and will be expected to provide a solid foundation for the team’s innings.
Probable best bowler: Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir is a seasoned pacer who has played in domestic leagues around the world and understands the game well. He will be a key player for the Chattogram Challengers and will be expected to provide regular breakthroughs and keep the opposition batsmen in check. He will be a key player to watch in this match
Dream11 Prediction CCH vs SYL
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Haris, Usman Khan
- Batters: Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ryan Burl, Afif Hossain
- All-Rounders: Shuvagata Hom, Imad Wasim, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Amir, Shahnawaz Dahani
- Captain: Imad Wasim
- Vice-Captain: Curtis Campher