Mashrafe-Gayle to debut in 8th BPL Today!
CRICDOT DESK : When Chris Gayle arrived in Dhaka, he said in his usual manner, ‘Universe Boss’ has arrived. Although his recent batting performance is not like that of Universe Boss, he has not lost his popularity at all. Even at the age of 42, his cheerful demeanor thrilled cricket fans. If all goes well, he can be seen on the BPL field today. ‘Universe Boss’ can float in invisible support even from zero gallery. And if his bat burns, the face of Fortune Barisal will be bright.
On the day Gayle joined Fortune Barisal, popular Bangladeshi cricket star Mashrafe bin Mortaza snatched the media focus in Dhaka. The pacer of Minister Group Dhaka may have bowled at the center wicket of the academy yesterday to play the match against Barisal. Although he was not borrowed in the bowling of Narail Express, his interest in seeing him on the field did not diminish.
If these two stars of the two divisions of cricket are found on the field, it is natural that the insanity of the match will increase. Bangabandhu BPL’s pomp will also increase. Minister Group Dhaka will face Gayle’s Fortune Barisal at 12:30 pm today at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Barisal will try to win the match to keep the rhythm of victory.
Coach Khaled Mahmood Sujon believes that his team will leave the field with a win if they play good cricket. In terms of names, ours is better. Shakib has the best all-rounders in the world, Gayle and Bravo. We want to win the match by playing good cricket. In the eyes of the Barisal coach, the wicket was good for the run, but his team could not perform the desired performance in the first match. According to him, ‘Our wicket in the first match I don’t think was so bad. I think we should have batted better. 125, I think there were 150 to 160 wickets. But there is no complaint, now it is the same for both the teams. You have to adapt to it. But in short, the wicket is not what I hope it will be. ‘
The match is more important for Dhaka than Barisal. After losing two matches in a row, they will go in search of victory. Dhaka, made up of mostly senior cricketers, played matches for two consecutive days and nights. Khulna could not win against the Tigers with a huge score. They lost to Chittagong on Saturday because they did not bat. If they lose to Barisal, they will go backfoot. Tamim Iqbal is the only Dhaka performer led by Mahmudullah Riyadh. He has scored half a century in two consecutive matches. However, his fifty-touch innings did not help the team.
Barisal bowling lineup is much stronger than Dhaka. Spinners like Shakib, Naeem Hasan, Jack Linot are playing. In the pace section, Andre Russell, Aljari Joseph have good rhythm. Shakib can upset the batsmen of Dhaka if they get the benefit of the condition. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan will return to Barisal’s XI. From there, both teams will try to end the match by winning by playing good cricket.