BPL 2019, Final, Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
In the previous editions, Dhaka lost only one out of their four finals.
Published - Feb 7, 2019 4:59 pm | Updated - Feb 7, 2019 5:01 pm
Dhaka Dynamites started this edition’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with four thumping victories. Now, the team, captained by Shakib Al Hasan, has to end in the same way in order to be crowned as the champions. After decimating Rajshahi Kings, Chittagong Vikings and Rangpur Riders, the Dynamites’ final hurdle will be Comilla Victorians against whom they lost on both instances in the round-robin stage.
The atmosphere at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is expected to be no less than electric and a cracking contest can be expected. The Dynamites are the three-time champions and have the experience of playing in such scenarios. The Victorians, led by the left-handed Imrul Kayes after Steve Smith left, turned over the Riders in the Qualifier 1 and would be aiming for their second BPL championship.
Pitch and Conditions
It goes without saying that batting second would be the safer option as all the matches in the playoffs were won by the team, batting second. The pitch is expected to be good for batting. The captains are most likely to choose fielding after winning the toss.
Tamim Iqbal and Evin Lewis are the openers with wicketkeeper Anamul Haque at number three. Shamsur Rahman will come at four followed by skipper Kayes. The onus would be on Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera to deliver with both bat and ball. The spin duo of Mahedi Hasan and Sanjit Saha need to replicate their performance. Mohammad Saifuddin and Wahab Riaz are the specialist fast bowlers.
Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes (C), Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sanjit Saha, Wahab Riaz
The left-handed duo of Upul Tharanga and Sunil Narine will open the batting with Rony Talukdar at number three. Shakib Al Hasan has to deliver the goods. Nurul Hasan will be fairly high on confidence. Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are the genuine power-hitters. Russell would also partner Rubel Hossain and Qazi Onik in the fast bowling department. Narine, Hom and Shakib are the spinners
Upul Tharanga, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan (wk), Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Qazi Onik
Probable Top Performers
Shahid Afridi – Comilla Victorians | Kieron Pollard – Dhaka Dynamites
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Youtube
Match Timings – 18:30 IST; 19:00 local
The prediction is for the team batting second to win the last match of this edition’s BPL.