BPL 2019, Match 33: Khulna Titans vs Comilla Victorians: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Both matches thus far in Chattogram were won by the team batting first.
Published - Jan 27, 2019 4:52 pm | Updated - Jan 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Having lost eight out of 10 matches, Khulna Titans are out of this edition’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). However, Mahmudullah’s team can turn out to be spoilers for the other teams as the round-robin stage nears its end. They are next scheduled to play the Imrul Kayes-captained Comilla Victorians in their upcoming encounter at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The Victorians have won five out of their eight matches, but are precariously placed in the fourth spot on the points table. They would be returning after a gap of six days following their seven-run victory over Dhaka Dynamites in Dhaka. The table is congested in the middle and as many as four teams are locked on 10 points with Comilla playing the least number of matches among them.
The 33rd match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (7:30 AM GMT) (1:00 PM IST).
This game will be telecasted live on D Sport in India.
Two matches were played in the BPL thus far at the venue and the teams batting first won on both the instances. And on both occasions, the winning margin turned out to be a significant one- 76 and 58 runs respectively. Hence, it won’t spring a surprise if the teams opt to bat first after winning the toss and then put the opposition batting under pressure.
Average first innings score: 176.4 (Last seven day T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Loss – 5 (Last seven day T20 matches)
Brendan Taylor (wk), Junaid Siddique, Al-Amin, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah (C), Ariful Haque, David Wiese, Yasir Shah, Taijul Islam, Junaid Khan, Subashis Roy.
Bench: Jahurul Islam, Zahir Khan, Dawid Malan, Carlos Brathwaite, Shariful Islam.
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Imrul Kayes (C), Shamsur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Liam Dawson, Thisara Perera, Wahab Riaz, Ziaur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan.
Bench: Abu Hider Rony, Aamer Yamin, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.
Injury and Availability Updates:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Tamim Iqbal didn’t have the best of starts to this season’s BPL as he could only score 60 runs in his first five matches with as many as two ducks. Nevertheless, the experienced campaigner has struck form in the last three matches with scores of 73, 25 and 34 respectively. The Victorians would need another substantial knock from their premier opening batsman.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Brendan Taylor and Thisara Perera are the ideal choices for the captain’s roles. Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique won’t be bad choices for the vice captain’s roles. Shahid Afridi, Mahmudullah and David Wiese can also be selected as one of the multipliers’ bearing in mind their all-round abilities.
Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Brendan Taylor (C)
Batters – Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shamshur Rahman, Junaid Siddique
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera (VC), Mahmudullah, David Wiese
Bowlers – Mohammad Saifuddin, Junaid Khan, Taijul Islam
Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Anamul Haque
Batters – Tamim Iqbal (C), Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Md Al Amin
All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, David Wiese (VC)
Bowlers – Mahedi Hasan, Junaid Khan, Taijul Islam
There would be three quality all-rounders- Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese and Mahmudullah- playing the upcoming match. However, only three can be picked from those. Thisara, Afridi and Wiese are the three best options and hence, Mahmudullah has to be left out.
Comilla Victorians are most likely to win the match.
*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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