This is the 27th match in the on going season and today Comilla Victorians will face Rajshahi Kings. Comilla played 6 matches won 5 matches and lost a match. With 5 wins they are standing at 2nd position in points table and a win against the red hot Dhaka Dynamites has put Comilla into pole position in the tournament. While Rajshahi Kings are looking down and out with just two wins so far in their seven league matches. Rajshahi Kings will be wary of the fact that they have never beaten Comilla Victorians in the BPL. This will be a very big challenge for Kings to beat Comilla in today’s match.
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.
Team News : Comilla Victorians
Winning their past five BPL matches in a row Comilla is having momentum on their side. With the addition of Pakistani players Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik and and their captain Tamim Iqbal returning, Comilla are packing a punch heading into the remainder of the tournament. After winning over Dhaka Dynamites in their last match, Comilla are unstoppable now. Imrul Kayes has been outstanding at no 3 position in the tournament so far. Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes and Jos Buttler form the core of the team’s batting. Even their bowling line up is very strong with bowlers like Rashid Khan and after the arrival of Hasan Ali, more spiciness has come to the bowling line up. Big news coming out from Comilla’s camp Rashid left for Afghanistan on national duty purpose and Mujeeb Zadran who recently performed well in U – 19 came to Comilla as replacement. But we don’t know about his playing chances.
Team News : Rajshahi Kings
Rajshahi Kings will be wary of the fact that they have never beaten Comilla Victorians in the BPL. Their top order batting will depend mainly on the opening pair Dwayne Smith and Haque. Smith played only a single and after making valuable 62 runs for his team now his selection is compulsory for Kings. Bangladeshi star bowler Mustafizur Rahman has a huge possibility chance to play against Comilla. Mushfiqur Rahim also played an important knock in his previous and got his maiden fifty in this tournament. So he should continue his form again in today’s game also.
Comilla Victorians Probable XI
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das ( wk) , Kayes , Darren Bravo , Butler/ Samuels , Shoaib Malik , Saifuddin , Mehadi Hasan , Hasan Ali, Arafat Sunny, Al amin Hossain
Rajshahi Kings Probable XI
Dwayne Smith , Haque, Drummond / Wright , Zakir Hasan, Rahim (wk), Franklin, Sammy (c), Mehidy Hasan, Sami/ Mustafizur, Naeem Islam, Hossain Ali
Prediction : Rajshahi failed to beat Comilla in all seasons. Expecting the same in today’s match also so Comilla Victorians are favourites