Rajshahi Kings are ready to face Rangpur Riders in the match 36 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Chittagong on Tuesday. The game will be an interesting one for both teams as a win can take Kings closer to the top-half of the table, whereas a heavy defeat can push Riders to as low as sixth on the table from the top of the charts. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was the Kings who came out on top with two-wicket margin.
In the previous match, Kings registered an impressive seven-run win against Chittagong Vikings at the same venue where Tuesday's match will be played. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of Johnson Charles, Laurie Evans and Ryan ten Doeschate to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of captain Mehidy Hasan Miraz, left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Riders will also come in the match full of confidence after winning their previous match against Dhaka Dynamites by eight-wicket margin. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of Alex Hales, AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of captain Mashrafe Mortaza and Shafiul Islam to provide timely breakthroughs.
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