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BPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders – Result Predictions

The clash will be intense as both teams will be fighting to claim the remaining coveted spot in the final of the tournament.

Chris Gayle Rangpur Riders
Chris Gayle of Rangpur Riders. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The penultimate game of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will find the Comilla Victorians (CV) faceoff against the Rangpur Riders (RR). The clash will be intense as both teams will be fighting to claim the remaining coveted spot in the final of the tournament. The match venue will be the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Here’s what CricTracker predicts for the game:

Scenario 1: CV win the toss

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Toss Prediction: CV will opt to bowl first

First Innings Score Prediction: 160-170

Result Prediction: CV will win by 5 wickets

 

Scenario 2: RR win the toss

Toss Prediction: RR will opt to bowl first

First Innings Score Prediction: 190-200

Result Prediction: CV will win by 20-30 runs

Head to Head Record

Total matches won – 7, Comilla Victorians won – 5, Rangpur Riders won – 2, No Result/Tied – 0.

Rangpur Riders fought off the Khulna Titans to make it to the second qualifier and will look to give it their all to pass the final hurdle. On the other hand, Comilla Victorians would’ve been momentarily jolted by the crushing defeat they faced at the hands of Dhaka Dynamites in their previous game and will have to obliterate that from their memory to go all guns blazing at the opposition.

Comilla Victorians

Comilla Victorians will look to shrug off their abysmal loss against the Dhaka side in the previous game and enter the finals with a clinical performance. The opening pair can be made up by Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das, followed by Jos Buttler, Imrul Kayes, Marlon Samuels and Shoaib Malik. DJ Bravo can fulfil the all-rounding role. The bowling department can be held together by pacers, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Ali and Al-Amin Hossain and spinner, Mahedi Hasan.

Predicted XI: Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Tamim Iqbal (C), Imrul Kayes, Jos Buttler, Al-Amin Hossain, Litton Das (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Ali, Mahedi Hasan

Rangpur Riders

The Rangpur Riders can have the opening pair of Chris Gayle and the unprecedented candidate, Sohag Gazi. They can be followed by Brendon McCullum, wicketkeeper Mohammad Mithun, Johnson Charles, Ravi Bopara in the middle-order and all-rounders, Nahidul Islam and Mashrafe Mortaza. The front-line pace attack can be constituted by Rubel Hossain and Lasith Malinga while spinner Nazmul Islam can round off the team.

Predicted XI:  Lasith Malinga, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Ravi Bopara, Rubel Hossain, Johnson Charles, Sohag Gazi, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nazmul Islam, Nahidul Islam

The prediction is for Comilla Victorians to win the match and go through to the finals.

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