Both Rangpur and Dhaka have 10 points apiece in the BPL thus far, but are coming off contrasting runs of form. While the Dhaka side began the tournament on a high, winning four games on the trot, they have slipped since then and have managed to clinch just one victory in four games since.
The Riders on the other hand, have been buoyed by the arrival of AB de Villiers, managing to win all three games since his entry into this year's edition of the BPL. Hence, while the Riders will be high on confidence, Dhaka cannot be ruled out either, and in all likelihood one can expect a high-scoring exciting clash.
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Mithun (8.5 credits)
Though Mithun has scored his runs at a strike-rate of just over 115, he is still more consistent that Dhaka's Nurul Hasan, and hence he gets a look-in. The Bangladeshi international from Riders has scored 177 runs in 8 knocks, with a high score of 49 and he will be expected to contribute if the opportunity arises once more.
Batsman: Rilee Rossouw (10 credits)
Rossouw has been leading the run-scoring charts in the BPL this season, having already amassed more than 450 runs thus far. His 459 runs have come at a stunning average of 114.75 and his strike-rate of 155 shows how intimidating he can be on his day. Though Dhaka have some quality bowlers in their attack, the confidence that Rossouw will carry into the game makes him a