BPL 2019, Match 35, Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The pitch in Chattogram has turned out to be a batting paradise.
Updated - Jan 28, 2019 6:09 pm
The Chittagong Vikings haven’t had the best of campaigns at home in this edition’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). They lost both their matches in Chattogram against Rangpur Riders and Rajshahi Kings. Nevertheless, Mushfiqur Rahim’s men are at the second spot on the points table with six victories from nine matches. They are next scheduled to be up against the Comilla Victorians at the same venue.
The Vikings would be keen to end their two-match losing streak and find their feet back in the T20 tournament. The Victorians, on the other hand, must be high in confidence as they thumped cellar dwellers Khulna Titans by a significant 80 runs and therefore moved to the top of the points table. The Vikings came out trumps in their previous meeting and a cracker of an encounter is in the offing.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Chattogram has turned out to be a belter and batsmen have been able to make hay. It goes without saying that the bowlers have been taken to the cleaners. However, the deck assisted the teams batting first in all three matches as chasing teams had to strain. Therefore, it won’t spring a surprise if the teams opt to bat first after winning the toss on the batting paradise.
Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport are the openers with the in-form Yasir Ali at number three. The onus will be on skipper Mushfiqur and Mosaddek Hossain in the middle order. Sikandar Raza and Najibullah Zadran need to come good with the bat in hand. The pace-bowling trio of Ahmed, Jayed and Robiul are required to step up. Nayeem Hasan is the spin bowling option.
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Mosaddek Hossain, Sikandar Raza, Najibullah Zadran, Nayeem Hasan, Robiul Haque, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed
The left-handed duo of Tamim Iqbal and Evin Lewis will open the batting with wicketkeeper Anamul Haque at number three. Captain Imrul Kayes will have his role to play as well. The team has power-hitters in the likes of Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera, both of whom would also be needed with the ball in hand. Saifuddin, Wahab and Shahid are the pacers with Mahedi Hasan as the spinner.
Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque (wk), Imrul Kayes (C), Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Shahid
Probable Top Performers
Mushfiqur Rahim – Chittagong Vikings | Evin Lewis – Comilla Victorians
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Youtube
Match Timings – 13:00 IST; 13:30 local
The prediction is for the team batting first to win the match.