Chattogram Challengers vs Sylhet Strikers, BPL Match 1, Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

Former Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been signed to captain the Sylhet Strikers this year. He has previously led three different teams to the trophy.

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The 9th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League starts on Friday and runs until February 16th. A total of 42 league games will be played, followed by the playoffs. The Chattogram Challengers meet Sylhet Strikers in the tournament's opening game.

In Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023, Chattogram Challengers will play Sylhet Sunrisers on Friday (6 January) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Bangladesh Premier League 2023, the country's franchise T20 league, begins on January 6th. On day one, Chattogram Challengers will play Sylhet Strikers and Comilla Victorians will play Rangpur Riders. A total of 46 matches will be played in Bangladesh Premier League 2023. The final will take place on February 16th.
Bangladesh Premier League 2023 will feature 7 teams. They are Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Dhaka Dominators, Sylhet Striker, Rangpur Riders and Chattogram Challengers. Each team in the league stage will play a total of 12 games. During the competition, each team plays two games against other teams. The top four teams in the points table at the end of the league stage advance to the playoffs.

Match Preview

Chattogram Challengers take on Sylhet Strikers in the opening match of Bangladesh Premier League 2023 on Friday (6 January) at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The Challengers finished last season in third place. They won the elimination game against the Khulna Tigers but failed to surpass the Comilla Victorians in the second qualifier. They have captained Shuvagata Hom for this season and added some renowned international players to the roster. The team looks balanced on paper and has both experienced and young Bangladeshi players.
The Sylhet Strikers won a single game in ten last season and finished last in the points table. As a result, the squad has been redesigned and former Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been signed to lead the team this year. Mortaza is the most experienced and successful captain in the league, having won the league three times as captain with three different teams. Dutch international Colin Ackermann, Zimbabwean all-rounder Ryan Burl and former Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir are all part of Strikers this season.

Pitch Report

Shere Bangla National Stadium will host the first eight games of this season before the caravan moves to Chattogram and Sylhet before returning to Dhaka again. During the early stages of the tournament, the pitch is expected to remain level and batsmen are able to dominate most games. In the later phase, spinners will likely play a key role and dictate the outcome of the game.

Toss Prediction

With 51% of teams winning T20 matches after fielding first at this venue, we assume that if they win the pre-match draw, both captains will want to bat second and choose to do so.

Weather Report

It will be sunny in Mirpur during this game with no risk of rain interrupting the game. We expect a maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

Betting Tips

Neither of the two teams competing in this match is particularly strong. However, it looks like the Sylhet Strikers have a slight advantage over the Chattogram Challengers in most areas. That's why we're betting on the favorites in this game.
Bet on the Sylhet Strikers to win

PROBABLE PLAYING XI

Chattogram Challengers

Afif Hossain, MP O'Dowd, Khawaja Nafay, Shuvagata Hom(C), Curtis Campher, Ziaur Rahman, Irfan Sukkur, Farhad Reza, Abu Jayed, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Taijul Islam

Sylhet Strikers

Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Colin Ackermann, RP Burl, Akbar Ali, TJ Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, M Mortaza(C), Mohammad Amir, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain.

Top Picks Dream 11 Prediction

Chattogram Challengers Top Players

Max O'Dowd The opener from the Netherlands had a short stint in the Super Smash in New Zealand and will be an attacking option for the Chattogram Challengers.
Curtis Campher The Irish all-rounder has scored two half centuries and won 40 wickets in T20 cricket. He's had a strong couple of years in the IT20s for his country.
Khawaja Nafay The young Karachi-born created a bull on social media after the Chattogram Challengers selected him in the draft. The youngster has yet to play in Pakistan's domestic tournament but has enough experience of playing in local tournaments.

Sylhet Strikers Top Players

Mushfiqur Rahim The highly experienced right-hander represented the Khulna Tigers last year and averaged 35.85 with a high score of 62, which didn't fail.
Tom Moores The England goalkeeper-batsman has plenty of experience in white ball cricket, having played for Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Warriors in the LPL. He's an attacking player at the top of the order.
Mohammad Amir The fast, left-armed bowler has specialized in short format cricket in recent years. Still bowling with pace, he can pose a threat on any pitch with his precise, inward-swinging Yorkers.