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Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians, Bangladesh Premier League 2019, Today Match Prediction 29 Jan 2019

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

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Toss Winner - Chittagong Vikings won the toss and chose to bat first

Comilla Victorians beat Chittagong Vikings by 7 wickets

Chittagong Vikings to win

  • Chittagong Vikings had defeated Comilla Victorians earlier in the season and this would give them confidence for the next game. 
  • Chittagong Vikings have a stronger batting line-up in Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport  and Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Vikings bowler Abu Javed and Khaled Ahmed have been in good form most of the season. 

Our Prediction is for Chittagong Vikings to win this match!

Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2019 | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram | Toss: To Bat

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The 35th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 will be one to watch out for as the two best teams Chittagong Vikings and Comilla Victorians are going head-to-head.

Both the teams have made it to the play-offs and in that context the game is inconsequential. But it would surely be a game that none of the sides would want to lose and surrender their dominance this season. 

Chittagong Vikings had the better off Comilla Victorians in the earlier game this season and this would surely be playing in the minds of both the teams. It would be interesting to see if Vikings make it 2-0 in their small battle or Comilla Victorians end up avenging their earlier loss. 

Chittagong Vikings Preview

After the great start to the season Chittagong Vikings come into this game having lost their last two against Rangpur Riders and Rajshahi Kings. They would be looking forward to ending this losing run in the next game. 

They lost the thriller against Rajshahi Kings but not before they showed their batting prowess. Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport are in good for and so is Yasir Ali. Mushfiqur Rahim also stroked the ball well in the last innings and Sikandar Raza with his cameo in the last game just adds to the depth of their batting. It will be interesting to see how they put behind their two losses. 

Their bowlers had a tough time during the last game and Abu Javed was the only bowler who did check the scoring rate in the last game. Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed and Robiul Haque all went for runs in the last game and they would need to improve upon their performance for the next game.

Chittagong Vikings Predicted Playing XI:

Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain, Sikandar Raza, Cameron Delport, Yasir Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Robiul Haque.

Chittagong Vikings Actual Playing XI:

Nayeem Hasan, Shadman Islam, Sikandar Raza, Khaled Ahmed, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Cameron Delport, M Shahzad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Abu Jayed, N Zadran

Comilla Victorians Preview

The way they defeated the Khulna Titans in the last game would have given their side lot of confidence. It was a great performance from the side and they would like to carry forward the same momentum. 

The batting is looking strong for the side with Tamim Iqbal and Evin Lewis is great form and the latter made a well-deserved hundred in the last game. Imrul Kayes the skipper and Thisara Perera make a strong middle order and with someone like Shahid Afridi below they can knock off any opponent with their batting. It has been the strong point for the side all this season. 

The bowlers also did well in the last game especially Wahab Riz and Shahid Afridi who grabbed three wickets each in the game. But the bowlers at the top are going for runs especially Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan and Mohammad Shahid and they can't afford to do so against a strong batting line-up in the next game. 

Comilla Victorians Predicted Playing XI:

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

Comilla Victorians Actual Playing XI:

Thisara Perera, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Abu Hider, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, SMSK Afridi, Mahedi Hasan, Evin Lewis, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz

Weather Conditions

The weather would be partly cloudy in Chittagong on January 29. This might just offer that extra bit of help to the fast bowlers who have been hit all over the park at this venue so far. The pitch has been flat in all the games this season and shouldn’t be any different in the next game. 

Toss: To Bat

There have been three afternoon games so far in this venue and in all three occasions the team batting first has won the game. It is a good wicket to bat during the afternoon and it tends to get slower as the game progresses. The side winning the toss should definitely bat first and put up a good total on the board. 

It is going to be one of the most anticipated games of the season the best sides clash to prove their supremacy. There is little to choose between the two sides which have won the same number of games so far and are equally matched in terms of form and the talent they have in their squads. Chittagong Vikings had won the earlier game this season between the two sides and they would start nose ahead in the next game.  

Our Prediction is for Chittagong Vikings to win this match!

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Author: S. Bhatarjee