BPL 2019, Match 10, Comilla Victorians vs Rajshahi Kings, Match Prediction: Who will win the Match?
The two teams will head into this game having met with opposite fortunes in the last encounter that they played.
Published - Jan 10, 2019 5:54 pm | Updated - Jan 10, 2019 6:29 pm
The tenth match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will witness a duel between Comilla Victorians and the Rajshahi Kings. Both these teams have struggled in the initial parts of the tournament and suffered a massive loss in one out of the two games they played. They will head into this game having met with opposite fortunes in the last game that they played.
The Victorians were scrouged by the Rangpur Riders who bowled them out for just 63 runs. Conversely, the Kings registered their first win of the tournament which was a hard-fought one. Therefore, this battle brings in great interest along with it as these team would want a win under their belt desperately to advance forward on the points table.
Pitch and Conditions
Batting in the first innings of the second game seemed to be difficult on the last two instances. However, there were cases of some pathetic shot selection from the batsmen as well. On this track, it is important to play the first 10-15 deliveries cautiously and then build on from there. The spinners are also enjoying a great bit of success bowling on the Dhaka surface. The humidity is predicted to go quite high during the night.
It was a collective failure of the batsmen in the last game and the blame cannot be diverted towards a single player. Though, it is important for the senior players like Tamim Iqbal, Steve Smith and Shoaib Malik to step up and take control of the situation. The Victorians are likely to go ahead with the same squad.
Predicted XI: Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Imrul Kayes, Steve Smith (C), Shoaib Malik, Anamul Haque (wk), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Shahid.
It was a wise move by the Rajshahi Kings to play both Qais Ahmed and Isuru Udana in their last game. This helped add the much-needed weight to the bowling attack. Given the kind of form Udana is in, it was somewhat unfair to ask him to warm the bench. Also, the management would be exploring the option of playing Ryan ten Doeschate instead of Mohammad Hafeez. However, the Pakistani cricketer is expected to get another go before the final call is taken.
Predicted XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Zakir Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan (c), Alauddin Babu, Qais Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman.
Probable Top Performance
Shoaib Malik – Rajshahi Kings | Mehidy Hasan – Rajshahi Kings
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Youtube
Match Timings – 16:50 IST; 17:20 local
The prediction is that the Comilla Victorians will win.