BPL 2019, Match 16, Sylhet Sixers vs Comilla Victorians, Match Prediction: Who will win the match?
Both teams lost their respective last games against the Vikings and the Dynamites.
Published - Jan 14, 2019 5:29 pm | Updated - Jan 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Sylhet Sixers and Comilla Victorians are set to cross swords in the second match of tomorrow’s doubleheader in Sylhet. The Sixers lost their previous encounter against the Victorians in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and would want to turn around their fortunes. Moreover, the side, captained by David Warner, can also draw confidence from the fact that it would be playing at home.
Moreover, with only one win in three contests, they have plenty of work to do. The Victorians lost Steve Smith and Shoaib Malik, but Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera made an impact right away against Chittagong Vikings. Nevertheless, the rest of the players couldn’t quite lend him support. The Imrul Kayes-captained team is hanging midway in the points table with two victories and as many defeats.
Pitch and Conditions
Being a night match, dew is expected to play a significant part. But teams chasing in the tournament have been found wanting on quite a few instances. Therefore, both may end up batting first, put runs on the board and then exert pressure on the opposition. The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has been a witness to quite a few exciting encounters and another one can be expected on Tuesday night.
David Warner and Liton Das form the power-packed opening pair with youngster Afif Hossain to follow. Towhid Hridoy may replace Nasir Hossain, who has looked out of sorts thus far. Sabbir Rahman would bat at number four. Nicholas Pooran remains to be a vital cog in their batting. The pace bowling department has Al-Amin, Taskin and Tanvir while Lamichhane and Afif are the spin bowlers.
David Warner (C), Liton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Nasir Hossain/Towhid Hridoy, Sabbir Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Sohail Tanvir, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain
Tamim Iqbal and Evin Lewis are the opening batsmen with wicketkeeper Anamul Haque Bijoy to bat at number three. Imrul Kayes and Liam Dawson bat at three and four respectively. Dawson would also need to step up with the ball. The team would also look up to the likes of Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera to deliver with both bat and ball. The onus would also be on Abu Hider Rony and Saifuddin.
Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque (wk), Imrul Kayes (C), Liam Dawson, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Thisara Perera, Mahedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony
Probable Top Performers
David Warner – Sylhet Sixers | Thisara Perera – Comilla Victorians
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Youtube
Match Timings – 18:00 IST; 18:30 local
The prediction is for Sylhet Sixers to win the match.