BPL 2019, Match 14: Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Chittagong Vikings are expected to get better of the Comilla Victorians and bag their 3rd win of the season.

Robbie Frylinck
Robbie Frylinck. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Chittagong Vikings and Comilla Victorians will face off in the last game of the first-leg matches in Dhaka as the tournament will be played in Sylhet during the next week. Both Vikings and Victorians had a similar start to the season as they won their first match, lost the second and won their third fixture. Chittagong defeated Rangpur in their first match before losing to Sylhet Sixers by five runs and involved in a Tie against Khulna.

Robbie Frylinck, the main man from Vikings, has performed in all three matches with both bat and ball thus far. The Victorians sneaked a thriller against the Sixers before getting rolled over by Rangpur to just 63 runs. They bounced back with a comfortable five-wicket win against Rajshahi. Liam Dawson’s inclusion has strengthened already strong bowling. Imrul Kayes might continue leading them as Steve Smith is expected to undergo a surgery on his elbow that could put him out of action for about six weeks.


Match Details:

The 14th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Chittagong Vikings and Comilla Victorians at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The organizers talked about the slow tracks during the first four matches and expect a change on Friday where a sold out crowd is expected. The night matches in Dhaka have always been high-scoring over the last one year except for those in the ongoing BPL edition.


Chittagong Vikings:

Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Sunzamul Islam, Mohammad Shahzad, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Robiul Haque, Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman, Shadman Islam, Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Robbie Frylinck, Cameron Delport, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran.

Comilla Victorians:

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson, Abu Hider Rony, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mosharraf Hossain, Steve Smith, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salamkheil, Aamer Yamin.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

Thisara Perera and Asela Gunaratne of Comilla Victorians and Dasun Shanaka of Chittagong Vikings were part of Sri Lanka’s squad on the New Zealand tour. They are expected to join the squad very soon.

Steve Smith of Comilla is expected to out of action for six weeks. Shoaib Malik of Comilla might/might not play this game before joining the Pakistan ODI squad.

Power Picks:

The young off-spinner Nayeem Hasan recently became the youngest player to bag a five-wicket haul on Test debut. Opening the bowling in the BPL, the 18-year-old has quickly adjusted to the format. He has picked four wickets from three matches by keeping things tight.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

There is no one in this tournament who have come close to Robbie Frylinck in terms of performance and consistency thus far. The all-rounder has contributed to the Vikings in both the departments. He has to be picked up as captain or at least as vice-captain. The likes of Shahid Afridi and Cameron Delport can also be trusted for multiplier roles.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad

Batters – Laurie Evans, Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Cameron Delport

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza, Shahid Afridi (VC), Liam Dawson

Bowlers – Robbie Frylinck (C), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Hider

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Anamul Haque

Batters – Mohammad Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Cameron Delport (C)

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza, Shahid Afridi, Mosaddek Hossain

Bowlers – Robbie Frylinck (VC), Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam

Expert Advice:

As at the time of writing this report, there was no update on whether the Sri Lankan players will be returning and joining their respective BPL sides. As many as three players from both the sides were part of Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand. Picking them will be a huge risk but could pay off if they reach by morning and decide to play the game at night despite being jet lagged.

Probable Winners:

The Chittagong Vikings are expected to get better of the Comilla Victorians and bag their 3rd win of the season.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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