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28 Jan 2019 by Rob

2019 Bangladesh Premier League – Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians taking place? Tuesday, 29th January - 07:30 (UK)

Where is Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians taking place? Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

What is the expected weather for Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians? Cloudy at times but 24-26c and sunshine forecast on the whole

What channel is Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians on? This match will be televised live on Star GOLD HD (Sky 729)

Where can I stream Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians? This match cannot be streamed in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians? http://www.tigercricket.com.bd/bpl-2016/buy-tickets/

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Chittagong Vikings W3, Comilla Victorians W4
Last meeting: Chittagong Vikings beat Comilla Victorians by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CHITTAGONG VIKINGS

Coach: Nurul Abedin

Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim

  • Chittagong Vikings have lost their last two matches and been knocked off top spot, so they will be desperate to get back to winning ways and get a victory at home in Chattogram where they have lost those two matches.

  • The lack of real batting firepower has ultimately cost them of late as even though the likes of Mohammad Shahzad can score rapidly, he has failed to convert his starts into big scores and that has seen them fall short in recent games as the batting-friendly pitches have ironically not suited them at home.

  • They will be hoping veteran Robbie Frylinck can return for this match as he has been one of their key players with bat and ball so Najibullah Zadran could drop out of the side, but ultimately it has been their overseas players that have not been producing and that has to change at the business end of the season.

COMILLA VICTORIANS

Coach: Mohammad Salahuddin

Captain: Imrul Kayes

  • Comilla Victorians have risen to the top of the BPL ladder after winning four of their last five matches with their latest being a stunning 80-run victory over the struggling Khulna Titans who were never a match for them after the Victorians smashed an outstanding 237/5.

  • Evin Lewis came back into the side after dropping out for Liam Dawson in recent matches and he produced a swashbuckling 109 not out from just 49 balls to help set the platform for the impressive victory.

  • Dawson will find it difficult to get back into the side especially in Chattogram where the pitches suit the batsmen and scoring big is essential, so there is every chance that they will be unchanged here.

THE PREDICTION

This top-of-the-table clash promises to be a highly entertaining affair although all the momentum is with the Victorians coming into this one. The Vikings have stuttered of late and that has largely been down to their overseas players not being able to step up as has been the case at so many other teams in the BPL. That has happened at the Victorians with Lewis, Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Perera in superb form, and it is difficult to oppose them here too.

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