Dhaka Platoon will take on Rajshahi Royals in the third match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 on Thursday, December 12 at Dhaka. The match will commence at 1:00 PM (IST). This is the first match for both the teams in this season.
Bangladesh's star opener Tamim Iqbal will be in action for Dhaka while Liton Das will be the player to watch out for from the Royals. When it comes to overseas stars, Shahid Afridi will don the Dhaka Platoon jersey as he will look to make full use of his experience. On the other hand, West Indies' all-rounder Andre Russell will captain the Rajshahi Royals. Both the teams will want to secure a win in this opening fixture to gain the momentum.
Dhaka Platoon Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Thisara Perera, Laurie Evans, Ariful Haque, Mominul Haque, Shuvagata Hom, Wahab Riaz, Asif Ali, Raqibul Hasan, Jaker Ali, Luis Reece, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan
Rajshahi Royals: Andre Russell (Captain), Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Abu Jayed, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara, Hazratullah Zazai, Taijul Islam, Alok Kapali, Kamrul Islam, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Nahidul Islam, Shoaib Malik
Wicket-keeper: Liton Das
Batsmen: Alok Kapali, Hazratullah Zazai, Laurie Evans, Tamim Iqbal (Captain)
Bowlers: Abu Jayed, Shadab Khan, Taijul Islam
All-rounders: Andre Russell (Vice-captain), Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera
Dhaka Platoon start as favourites to win the game.
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