Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BPL- Rangpur Riders v Chittagong Vikings
Rangpur Riders ended as the champions of the last year's Bangladesh Premier League. They had finished at the fourth spot with six wins and as many losses from the 12 league matches.
On the other hand, Chittagong Vikings had a forgettable season as they managed to win just three and lost eight of the league matches. Rurangpur Riders have got the better of the Chittagong Vikings in head to head clashes as they have beaten them four times out of the six encounters between the two teams.
The Riders would be led by Mashrafe Mortaza who has been elected to the Bangladeshi Parliament recently. The team has also added pacer Sheldon Cottrell and all-rounders Sean Williams along with recently retired AB de Villiers.
AB de Villiers will join hands with Chris Gayle, at the top of the order, alongside Alex Hales and Mohammad Mithun. With Gayle, de Villiers and Hales, three Indian Premier League (IPL) heavyweights, the betting in India could well have the Riders favourites to win the BPL again.
As far as the bowling is concerned, though Mortaza has lost some pace but he is very skilful and his variations can come in handy in the shortest format of the game. He finished with 15 wickets in the last season and will get support from Shafiul Islam and Nazmul Islam.
Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will lead the Chittagong Vikings. Rahim has been in sensational form of late. The team has also roped in Luke Ronchi, Sikandar Raza and Mohammad Ashraful along with Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport.
Ronchi ended as their best batsman with 321 runs in the previous season. Their bowling will depend on Sunzamul Islam, Sikandar Raza and Abu Jayed. The betting sites in India will have some good odds on Chittagong Vikings to win; however, the odds will favour the Riders to win this encounter.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Rangpur Riders - Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, AB de Villiers, Rilee Rossou, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nahidul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Farhad Reza
Chittagong Vikings - Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (c)(wk), Sikandar Raza, Cameron Delport, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Nayeem Hasan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Rangpur Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Rangpur Riders), Mushfiqur Rahim (Chittagong Vikings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nazmul Islam (Rangpur Riders), Khaled Ahmed (Chittagong Vikings)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Rangpur Riders), Mohammad Shahzad (Chittagong Vikings)
Team Scores Batting First – Rangpur Riders 150+, Chittagong Vikings 135+
*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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