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BPL 2017, Match 14: Comilla Victorians v Chittagong Vikings – Result Predictions

Tuesday's match will present both teams with a valuable opportunity to improve their rankings on the leader-board by notching up 2 precious points.

Jos Buttler
Comilla Victorians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The fourteenth match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will have Comilla Victorians (CV) and Chittagong Vikings (CGV) facing off against each other. The Sher-e-Bangla national Stadium, Dhaka will once again, be serving as the venue for the high-octane game. This’ll mark the second encounter between the two franchises in the ongoing edition of the tournament.

Here’s what CricTracker predicts for the game:

Scenario 1: CV wins the toss

Toss Prediction: CV will choose to bowl first

First innings score prediction: 120-130

Result prediction: CV will win the match by 7 wickets

 

Scenario 2: CGV wins the toss

Toss Prediction: CGV will choose to bowl first

First innings score prediction: 170-180

Result prediction: CV will win the match by 30-40 runs

Head to head record

Total matches played – 5, Comilla Victorians won – 3, Chittagong Vikings won – 2, No Result/ Tied – 0.

Barring the single defeat in their first match, Comilla Victorians have won 2 matches on a trot and sport a neat figure of 2 victories and 1 loss out of the 3 matches they’ve played. Vikings, on the other hand, bear an exactly opposite figure with a lone victory and 2 defeats in the 3 matches they’ve featured in. Tuesday’s match will present both teams with a valuable opportunity to improve their rankings on the leader-board by notching up 2 precious points.

Comilla Victorians

Having won their previous match with utter conviction, Comilla Victorians are unlikely to alter their playing XI. Liton Das and Jos Buttler can open the innings for their side, followed by the prolific batsmanship of Imrul Kayes. The batting can be provided with more backbone for the middle-order in the form of Marlon Samuels, Alok Kapali, Dwayne Bravo and captain, Mohammad Nabi. Spinners, Arafat Sunny and Rashid Khan along with pacers, Al-Amin Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin can provide teeth to the bowling attack.

Predicted XI: Liton Das (wk), Imrul Kayes, Marlon Samuels, Jos Buttler, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Nabi (C), Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rashid Khan, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain.

Chittagong Vikings

Misbah-ul-Haq has not had the greatest luck as captain in the current season of the BPL and he’d be hoping for a win desperately. In terms of the opening pair, the left hand-right hand combination of Luke Ronchi and Soumya Sarkar will have to fire from the beginning and must be supported by the middle order batsmen in the form of Jermaine Blackwood, Anamul Haque, Tanbir Hayder and the skipper, himself. All-rounder, Liam Dawson can be given a game in order to work in tandem with spin all-rounders, Sikandar Raza and Sunzamul Islam. The pace department can be constituted by Taskin Ahmed and Subasish Roy.

Predicted XI: Luke Ronchi (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Jermaine Blackwood, Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Liam Dawson, Anamul Haque, Sikandar Raza, Tanbir Hayder, Sunzamul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy.

The prediction is for Comilla Victorians to stand true to their name and emerge victorious.

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