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Toss Winner - Comilla Victorians won the toss and chose to bowl first
Comilla Victorians beat Chattogram Challengers by 9 wickets
Tough battle for Challengers against confident Victorians
Comilla Victorians to win
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The Chattogram Challengers would face a huge challenge as they take on the Comilla Victorians in the 18th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. Chattogram Challengers went down against Fortune Barishal in their previous game. The Comilla Victorians also suffered their first loss of the season in the last game
The Comilla Victorians had won against the Chattogram Challengers by a big margin in the earlier game and this would add to the side’s confidence. The Challengers come here with two consecutive losses, and it won’t be easy for them in this game. It would be interesting to see if the Challengers can pull up a surprise here.
Back-to-back losses have derailed the campaign for Naeem Islam’s team. It was a poor show from the side with the bat in the last game as they failed to chase down a small total going down by 14 runs against Fortune Barishal. They have dropped down on the points table and must win this game to revive their fortunes.
Will Jacks has played well, and he would have to set up a good opening wicket stand with Afif Hossain. Chadwick Walton coming in has strengthened the middle order and he would have to build partnerships with Islam and Shamim Hossain. Benny Howell, Mehidy Hasan, and Akbar Ali must do the big-hitting towards the end for the side to win this game.
Their bowlers did a good job in the last game and a similar show would be expected from them here. Shoriful Islam and Hasan must strike early as Victorians have good strength at the top. Mrittunjoy Chowdhury has done well in the last two games and the side would like to see him do well in the middle overs with Howell, Jacks, and Afif Hossain.
Naeem Islam (c), Chadwick Walton, Will Jacks, Afif Hossain, Akbar Ali (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Benny Howell, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Akbar Ali, Benny Howell, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Chadwick Walton, Naeem Islam, Will Jacks, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
After three straight wins, Imrul Kayes’s side suffered its first loss of the season in the last game. Their batting line-up failed against Minister Group Dhaka and the side went down by 50 runs. They had registered a big win against the Chattogram Challengers in their previous game and they would like to draw inspiration from that win.
It was a rare failure from their batsmen in the last game. They would like to see a good start in this game from Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy who have made runs in the tournament. In the middle order, they have experienced players in Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, and Kayes. Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, and Karim Janat have good batting skills and add depth to their batting.
Nahidul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman are in good form with the new ball and the side would expect to see early strikes from them in this game. Shohidul Islam has been expensive in most games and the side would need tighter spells from him and Karim Janat in this game. With Tanvir Islam, Haque, and Delport in the side, they have good bowling options.
Imrul Kayes (c), Cameron Delport, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Faf du Plessis, Ariful Haque, Liton Das (wk), Karim Janat, Nahidul Islam, Shohidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Nahidul Islam, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Sumon Khan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Mahidul Islam Ankon
The skies over Dhaka would be clear on February 3 and we expect to see a high-scoring game. The wicket has been flat and there has been little on the track for the bowlers. Batsmen have played aggressive strokes and done well. The side batting first would aim to get 180 runs to defend it with a wet ball.
Shere Bangla National Stadium is known for being flat and we have seen big scores here from batsmen in the past. The fast outfield also acts as an advantage for the batsmen. The surface can be unforgiving for the fast bowlers, but we have seen spinners do well here in the past.
It is an evening game and both sides would take account of the dew factor. Bowling with a wet ball in the second innings would be a major challenge. Hence, the side winning the toss in this game shall look to bowl first and chase the score in friendly conditions.
Chattogram Challengers would be under pressure. They come here with two losses and another adverse result would put them in a tight spot for the rest of the tournament. Their batsmen must deliver in this game for the side to be in a position to win. The Comilla Victorians are enjoying good form with the bat as well as the bowl and this would make them favorites in this contest.
Comilla Victorians to win
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