The bottom placed Chittagong Vikings are in desperate need of a win. Chittagong Vikings are facing Dhaka Dynamites in this 29th game and Vikings are hosting this game. Chittagong are struggling to find their form this season and are under lot of pressure. Dhaka Dynamites, after losing two consecutive games fell down to third position of points table. After losing two games definitely they will be desperate to bounce back into the tournament. Dhaka has not lost a single match against Chittagong Vikings in their previous 4 encounters.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium – Chittagong
Pitch is likely to assist the spinners more. Toss winning team might bowl first. 150 – 170 is very good on this surface. It’s like an examination for batsmen to get more number of runs on these kind of tracks.
Team News : Chittagong Vikings
As far as batting is concerned, Chittagong are highly depending upon the New Zealand star hitter, Ronchi. Ronchi has shown some good form in this season so far. Once again he will be the key for Chittagong in this match also. Sarkar did not play to his expectations in this season and managed to score only limited number of runs. The addition of South African all rounder Van Zyl has certainly strengthened the team’s middle order. In bowling, Taskin Ahmed is doing his job and getting wickets whenever possible for him. He is bowling some good overs and he needs to get wickets early against Dhaka. Sunzamul Islam is having a crucial role to play on this spin surface.
Team News : Dhaka Dynamites
Dhaka Dynamites are always a powerful team in BPL. They have a very powerful batting line up with players like Lewis, Pollard, Afridi. Even 9th numbered batsman can also hit big shots. This is how Dhaka is looking but unfortunately they lost two consecutie matches. They will bounce back definitely against Chittagong. They have not lost a single match played so far against Chittagong. Lewis is currently the leading run scorer of the tournament. Pollard is very good and dangerous at death. In middle overs their middle order is maintaining good run rate with good rotation. Shakib, Narine and Afridi are always dangerous with the ball. The arrival of Pakistani pacer Amir, increased the team’s bowling strength.
Chittagong Vikings Probable XI
Luke Ronchi (c), Stiaan van Zyl, Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque (wk), Najibullah Zadran/Dilshan Munaweera, Al-Amin, Taskin Ahmed, Luis Reece/Chris Jordon, Sikandar Raza, Sunzamul Islam, Tanbir Hayder
Dhaka Dynamite Probable XI
Narine, Lewis, Mehedi Maruf, Pollard, Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Jahurul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Nadif Chowdhury/Noor Hossain, Mohammad Amir, Abu Hider
Prediction : Dhaka are very powerful team and they have not lost a single match against Chittagong till date. Keeping this in mind and also looking both teams performances Dhaka are hot favourites of this match.