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BPL 2019, Match 20: Khulna Titans vs Comilla Victorians: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Comilla Victorians are expected to bag their 4th win of the season handing the Khulna Titans yet another loss.

Mahedi Hasan of Comilla Victorians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Everything finally went right for the Khulna Titans as they managed to open their winning count with a 25-run win against the Rajshahi Kings. The Mahmudullah-led side lost each of their first four matches out of which two were close games including a Tie. The Titans’ spinners played a key role in powering the team to their first win of the tournament defending a mere total of 128/9 on Tuesday.

They will be now up against the Comilla Victorians, who are placed at No.2 in the points table, in their 6th game. The Imrul Kayes-led team has won alternatives matches they played. With three wins from five games, Victorians are positioned behind the Dhaka Dynamites. Both Khulna and Comilla have been injury-marred and will now miss some of their key players due to International commitments.

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Match Details:

The 20th match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (1:00 PM GMT) (6:30 PM IST). This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The night games as Sylhet were expected to be high scoring one but on Tuesday, the hosts were bundled out for just 68. The very next day, the Sylhet Sixers made a 180 plus total on what was a better pitch.

Average first innings score: 165.8 (Night T20 matches since 2017)

Chasing teams’ record: Won – 4, Loss – 3 (Night T20 matches since 2017)

Squads:

Khulna Titans:

Mahmudullah (C), Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor, Paul Stirling, Junaid Khan.

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:

Lasith Malinga joined the Khulna Titans having completed his tour of New Zealand however, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Hafeez are part of Pakistan’s tour of South Africa.

Steve Smith of Comilla has been ruled out of the tournament. Shoaib Malik of Comilla has joined Pakistan’s ODI squad. Evin Lewis was forced to retire hurt during an earlier match.

Power Picks:

Thisara Perera has slowly developed himself as a consistent all-rounder lately. The Sri Lankan has ensured that he spent more time at the crease than in the past and also started picking wickets regularly. Perera has tried his best in bowling yorkers at the death but the attribute has produced him mixed results.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

All-rounders have to be considered as there are not many trustable batsmen from this game. Thisara Perera has to be the first preferred name while Mahmudullah can be trusted for another multiplier role. The likes of Mohammad Saifuddin and Taijul Islam can be considered as vice-captain.


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

Keeper – Anamul Haque

Batters – Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Paul Stirling

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera (C), Mahmudullah (VC), Shahid Afridi

Bowlers – Taijul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Junaid Khan

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jahrul Islam

Batters – Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Tamim Iqbal

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera (VC), Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan (C)

Bowlers – Taijul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shariful Islam

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Expert Advice:

In a game which is expected to be a high scoring one, no one except Junaid Siddique is a trustable batsman. Paul Stirling can be a handy pick but was interestingly dropped in the last game.

Probable Winners:

Comilla Victorians are expected to bag their 4th win of the season handing the Khulna Titans yet another loss.

*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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