BPL 2019, Match 41: Comilla Victorians vs Rangpur Riders: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Both the teams are qualified to the playoffs.

AB de Villiers and Alex Hales of Rangpur Riders after a record partnership. (Photo Source: BCB)

The Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders are undoubtedly two of the best teams in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The Victorians are on a four-match streak and are high on confidence. In their last match, the Imrul Kayes-captained won a cliffhanger against the Dhaka Dynamites at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium that also showed that they can hold their nerve under pressure.

The Riders are also in decent form having won seven out of their 11 matches and are second in the points table. They had an indifferent start to the tournament and languished at the bottom of the table. To their fortune, they picked themesleves up in the knick of time. Both Victorians and the Riders are vying for the top two spots and eight victories in the league stage would most likely ensure that.


Match Details:

The 41st match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 will be played between Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

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.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch in Dhaka has behaved differently. Batsmen have been able to play the big shots consistently. The spinners have also got assistance and even the pacers have had their say. Yesterday’s afternnon match was a witness to a low-scoring thriller between Dhaka and Comilla.

Average first innings score: 160.25 (Last four day T20 matches in Dhaka)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Loss – 2

Probable XI:

Comilla Victorians:

Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque (wk), Imrul Kayes (C), Shamsur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Wahab Riaz, Ziaur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan.

Bench: Abu Hider Rony, Aamer Yamin, Liam Dawson, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.

Rangpur Riders:

Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Mithun (WK), Ravi Bopara/Benny Howell, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shahidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam.

Bench: Sean Williams, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mehedi Maruf, Alex Hales, Fardeen Hasan.

Injury and Availability Updates:

Alex Hales of Rangpur Riders is ruled out of the BPL.

Power Picks:

Shahid Afridi has been fantastic with the ball in last four matches with the respective figures: 1/27, 2/10, 3/27, 2/18.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Rilee Russouw, Tamim Iqbal and Shahid Afridi should be the first choice captains. The likes of Thisara Perera, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle can be the preferred choice as the vice captain. Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza and Evin Lewis are the alternatives for the role of multipliers.

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

Keeper – Mohammad Mithun

Batters – Tamim Iqbal, Shamshur Rahman, AB de Villiers, Rilee Rossouw (C)

All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi (VC), Thisara Perera, Nahidul Islam

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Anamul Haque

Batters – Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, AB de Viilliers, Rilee Rossouw (VC)

All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Nahidul Islam

Bowlers – Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam, Shoriful Islam


Expert Advice:

AB de Villiers and Rossouw is the best and compulsory while picking batmen. Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman are safe picks as well. Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle are risky owing to their inconsistency.

Probable Winners:

The Riders are most likely to win the match.

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