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Fight for the top spot on the points table between Dhaka and Comilla
Comilla Victorians to win
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To BowlBet Now
It will be a battle of supremacy as the Comilla Victorians take on Minister Group Dhaka in the 20th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. The Comilla Victorians come here with a massive victory against the Chattogram Challengers in this game. Minister Group Dhaka won against Victorians in the last game, and this would add to their confidence.
It is expected to be a tight contest with both sides having shown good form. The winner of this game would reach the top of the points table. Minister Group Dhaka shall look to repeat their performance from the last game and so would the Victorians who did well. With good players on both sides, we expect to see a close contest.
Imrul Kayes led from the front in the last game against the Chattogram Challengers as the side registered a 9-wicket win, their fourth in five games. With this win, the side has gone up to the top of the points table. However, their only loss in the season had come against the Minister Group Dhaka. Kayes would look to even it out with a win here.
Kayes promoted himself up the order and played splendidly in the last game and shall aim to set up a partnership with Liton Das. Faf du Plessis would look to add runs in the middle order with Moeen Ali and Mahmudul Hasan Joy. In Sunil Narine and Mahidul Islam Ankon, they have good hitters of the ball to follow in their batting.
Nahidul Islam and Tanvir Islam bowled well in the last game, and they would look to do the same with the new ball. The trio of Mustafizur Rahman, Narine, and Moeen Ali are vastly experienced and make this bowling attack powerful. Sumon Khan would have to do well in the supporting role in this game.
Imrul Kayes (c), Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Nahidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Sumon Khan
It has been back-to-back wins for Mahmudullah’s side, and they had defeated the Comilla Victorians by 50 runs in the last game. As they take on the side here Mahmudullah shall look for another win and move up to the top of the points table. It won’t be easy against the Victorians and their players shall have to be on their toes.
In Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Shahzad, they have a powerful opening combination and runs would be expected from them. Imran Uzzaman, Mahmudullah, and Suvahata Hom shall look to do well in the middle overs given the kind of bowling attack Victorians have. Andre Russell brings in his big-hitting capability and he would look to add quick runs with Mohammad Naim.
Mashrafe Mortaza was expensive in the last game, and he would look to make use of his experience and pick early wickets with Rubel Hossain. Ebadot Hossain and Qais Ahmed shall have to do well in the middle overs for the side. Mahmudullah and Russell are experienced bowlers, and the side would need good shows from them.
Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Naim, Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Imran Uzzaman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Qais Ahmad
The skies over Dhaka would be cloudy and we might see rain interruptions during the game on February 4. Fast bowlers would enjoy the conditions in this game. But the wicket is expected to be flat with lots of scoring opportunities. The side batting first would aim for a total of 160 runs here.
The track at Shere Bangla National Stadium is flat and it has a fast outfield. We have seen batsmen score quick runs at this venue. Fast bowlers who use the conditions well have troubled batsmen in the past but it is the spinners who have enjoyed a good record as the wicket assists them.
There are rains on the cards and we might see overs being curtailed. In such a scenario the side chasing the score always has an advantage in this format of the game. Hence, the side winning the toss in this game would have very little hesitation in opting to bowl first in this game.
Minister Group Dhaka would take confidence from their performance in the last game. It was a great show by the side. However, the lack of form in their lower middle order is troubling the side. The Comilla Victorians are on a roll and they have a very strong bowling attack. This would give them a slight edge going into this contest.
Comilla Victorians to win
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