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DPL 2016

All to play for as Super League beckons

With just one more round to go for the Super League after today, the remaining three matches of the 10th round today are expected to be highly competitive. All six teams will need to win today in order to achieve their respective targets.

At the BKSP, Soumya Sarkar's Legends of Rupganj will take on Mahmudullah Riyad's Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Both these teams are in the running for a place in the top six, or in other words a spot in the Super League, which makes today's game all the more exciting.

Currently, Rupganj are placed fifth with eleven points in nine games while Sheikh Jamal are currently in eighth position with 10 points. A win for Rupganj can take them at least to the fourth spot. On the other hand, Sheikh Jamal will be looking to enter the top six.

The key players for Rupganj have been Asif Ahmed and Abu Hider. Unfortunately for them, their star player Soumya Sarkar is yet to fire. They will hope Soumya can hit form at the right time. An additional worry is that they will be without their skipper Mosharraf Hossain and batsman Mohammad Mithun, both of who have been banned for one game due to misconduct on the field.

 At the other end, Sheikh Jamal have been riding on their skipper Mahmudullah Riyad. With 17 wickets and 435 runs, Riyad is both their highest wicket-taker and run-getter.

Fatullah is expected to host an intense encounter with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's Kalabagan Krira Chakra taking on Mushfiqur Rahim's Mohammedan. Kalabagan are currently placed eighth with eight points, whereas Mohammedan are second with 12 points.

A win will send Mohammedan to the top of the league. A win for Kalabagan is also crucial since it can take them out of the relegation league. The bottom three teams of the league play in the relegation league to battle it out to stay in the competition. A win for Mashrafe's side can help them avoid that phase.

Naeem Islam Jnr has been Mohammedan's go-to bowler in the league so far. With 18 wickets at an average of 18.44 he has done extremely well. Mashrafe has been in a sense the lone hero of Kalabagan. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker of the competition with 20 wickets, which is an amazing feat considering that tournaments in Bangladesh rarely see pacers attaining so much success.

Finally, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur, Mominul Haque's Victoria Sporting Club will take on Tushar Imran's Brothers Union. Sri Lanka's Chaturanga De Silva, who plays for Victoria, is the highest wicket-taker of the competition so far and Victoria will hope that their foreign recruit can fire again. Skipper Tushar may be old, but he has been Brothers' most consistent performer in the competition so far. Both teams need a win in order to find a place in the Super Six.

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