PREVIEW

 

Comilla Victorians are ready to take on the defending champions, Rangpur Riders at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka for the first Qualifier in Bangladesh Premier League. Both the sides will be meeting again at the same venue where Rangpur Riders thrashed the Victorians by 9 wickets a few days back. Comilla Victorians would be hoping to bounce back from the defeat in which they were bundled out for just 76 runs in the first innings.

Rangpur Riders have won six games on the trot to secure the top spot in the league table. They would be eyeing to maintain their winning momentum and make it into the finals. Bowling department of the reigning champions have performed brilliantly so far in this campaign. They will be looking to restrict the Victorians under par score to chase it down comfortably.

Both the teams had a similar season with 16 league points in 12 outings but none of that matters now in the playoffs. Comilla Victorians would be hoping to make a comeback against the Riders to book their place in the finals. Even if they fail to emerge victorious in this match, Comilla Victorians will get another opportunity in the second qualifier to rebuild their hopes.

 

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Saturday, February 02, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

League: Bangladesh Premier League 2019

Live Telecast: DSPORT

Online Streaming: Rabbitholebd Sports YouTube Channel to live stream BPL matches in India

 

 

Ground Stats T20

 

Total Matches 39
Matches won batting first 19
Matches won bowling first 20
Average 1st Inns scores 150
Average 2nd Inns scores 129
Highest total recorded 211/4 (20 Ov) by BAN vs WI
Lowest total recorded 72/10 (17.1 Ov) by AFG vs BAN
Highest score chased 194/4 (16.4 Ov) by SL vs BAN
Lowest score defended 129/8 (20 Ov) by SL vs UAE

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Rangpur Riders

  • Alex Hales has been ruled out due to injury.
  • AB de Villiers will not be available for this match.
  • Benny Howell is set to replace him

 

Comilla Victorians:

  • Liam Dawson can retain his place if Evan Lewis is not fit enough to play
  • Imrul Kayes is set to feature in this crucial match after getting injured in the last game

 

 

SQUADS

 

Rangpur Riders:

Chris Gayle, Mehedi Maruf, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Mithun(w), Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shahidul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Nadif Chowdhury, Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Nazmul Islam

Comilla Victorians:

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque(w), Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes(c), Liam Dawson, Thisara Perera, Ziaur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Wahab Riaz, Sanjit Saha, Waqar Salamkheil, Mosharraf Hossain, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan

 

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

 

 

Rangpur Riders

  • Mashrafe Mortaza(c)
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Ravi Bopara

 

Comilla Victorians

 

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Anamul Haque(w)
  • Thisara Perera

 

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Rangpur Riders

  1. Chris Gayle
  2. M Mithun
  3. Rilee Russow
  4. Ravi Bopara
  5. Benny Howell
  6. M Maruf/Shahidul Islam
  7. M Mortaza
  8. Nahidul Islam
  9. F Raza
  10. Shahidul Islam/Nazmul Islam
  11. Shafiul Islam

 

Comilla Victorians

  1. Tamim Iqbal
  2. Evin Lewis/L Dawson
  3. Anamul Haque
  4. Imrul Kayes
  5. Shamsur Rahman
  6. Shahid Afridi
  7. Thisara Perera
  8. Mohammad Saifuddin
  9. Mahedi Hasan
  10. Wahab Riaz
  11. Abu Haider/Mosharraf Hossain

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

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