On the other hand, Comilla Victorians have been one of the better teams of the tournament and are placed at the second spot with three wins.
Surprisingly, the Titans dropped all-rounder Paul Stirling to make way for another all-rounder David Wiese from South Africa. He along with Dawid Malan, Carlos Brathwaite and Junaid Khan are the four overseas players of the Titans.
Runs have been hard to come by for the Khulna Titans as only one of their batsmen has crossed the 100-run mark. Junaid Siddique has scored 121 runs and is their best batsman till now. However, the team would be boosted by the addition of Dawid Malan who scored 45 in the game against Chittagong Vikings.
In the bowling department, Junaid Khan has picked up of four wickets from two matches and will get support from Taijul Islam and all-rounder Mahmudullah.
Comilla Victorians decided to make a few changes in their playing XI in the last match. The injured Evin Lewis had to sit out. The team drafted all three of Shamsur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman and Wahab Riaz in the playing XI. Thisara Perera has been a welcome addition for the team as he guided the Victorians to a win with an unbeaten 26-ball 74.
Shahid Afridi has also found his rhythm and has helped the team both with bat and ball. Mohammed Saifuddin is their leading wicket-taker while Mahedi Hasan starred with figures of 4-22 against Sylhet Sixers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Khulna Titans- Jahurul Islam, Junaid Siddique, Dawid Malan, Mahmudullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Junaid Khan
Comilla Victorians- Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Thisara Perera, Liam Dawson, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Ziaur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz
Who will win? – Comilla Victorians
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians), Dawid Malan (Khulna Titans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shahid Afridi (Comilla Victorians), Junaid Khan (Khulna Titans)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians), Dawid Malan (Khulna Titans)
Team Scores Batting First – Comilla Victorians 135+, Khulna Titans 125+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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