The Dhaka Premier League is set to resume after the three day break for Pahela Baishakh festivities.
Abahani would play Partex Sporting Club with Mahmudullah leading them; Brothers Union would face off with Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, while Legends of Rupganj would play Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi with Mushfiqur Rahim and Abdur Razzak going head to head. The second round of the league promises excitement.
Partex Sporting were disappointing in their last game and Abahani would be hoping to ride on their good run to get a victory. They defeated Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samiti though it was a keen contested one. Abahani had lost three wickets only for Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain to jointly help them recover. Hossain’s century, which is now regular, sealed victory for them.
Partex Sporting, who are playing in the DPL for the first time, are still struggling with the demands of playing at the top level. Against Abahani, they would rely on first class games’ star and new addition Yashpal Singh. The foreigner scored a half century in the last match but he would face tougher opposition.
In the other game between Rupganj and Sheikh Jamal, both teams won their last clash and would want to keep going. Legends of Rupganj had to rely on Mushfiqur’s brilliance towards the end of the match to avoid a defeat in the hands of Brothers Union but they would have to contend with a well-balanced Sheikh Jamal side. The veteran Razzak scalped four wickets in the last game aside scoring 80. He would also be looking at maintaining his spot in the team.
In the last game, Brothers Union would be expecting Alok Kapali to do better when they play Doleshwar. They were barely in the game baring the highlight of Myshukur Rahman’s half century. Doleshwar would be going hard to get another victory after their last courtesy of Arafat Sunny’s five wickets.