Khulna Titans are ready to face Sylhet Sixers in the match 28 of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Dhaka on Wednesday. Both teams are more or less out of the tournament but it is Sixers who still have an outside chance, therefore the game will be of greater significance for them as compared to Titans. This will be the first time when both teams are meeting each other in the competition this year, whereas the return fixture will be played on Saturday.
In the previous matches, Sixers registered a four-wicket defeat against Rangpur Riders in Sylhet on Saturday. For the match on Wednesday, the team will go in with new captain Sohail Tanvir, who will replace injured David Warner, who has now back in Australia for surgery on his elbow. In the batting department, Sixers will be relying on in-form Nicholas Pooran and Sabbir Rahman to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of in-form Taskin Ahmed and captain Tanvir.
On the other hand, Titans will come into the match knowing they will have to put a much better performance than they did in their previous match against Rangpur Riders. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form Junaid Siddique and captain Mahmudullah to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of in-form pacer Junaid Khan and Lasith Malinga to provide timely breakthroughs.