Chittagong Vikings would be high on confidence after steamrolling Rangpur Riders in the opening match of the tournament. The team has been going through a good run in the recent times as opposed to Sylhet Sixers who have suffered eight defeats in their last nine matches.
Sylhet Sixers are expected to be unchanged for this match. Captain David Warner will open the batting along with wicket keeper Liton Das while Sabbir Rahman and Nicholas Pooran would form the middle order. Pooran is fresh off a 26-ball 41.
Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain and Mohammad Irfan would be the key figures with the ball. Ahmed and Irfan would start the proceedings while Sandeep Lamichhane would provide them with the much-required control on a slow Dhaka pitch.
Mohammad Shahzad and Mushfiqur Rahim would open the batting for Comilla Victorians who scored 20s in the last match and looked quite convincing. All-rounder Sikandar Raza blasted a 45-ball 95 against Sylhet Sixers last season and would be a key player in the middle order.
South African pacer Robbie Frylinck claimed figures of 4-14 in the last match and would be expected to continue his good run. Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed picked up two wickets each in the last game and would round off the bowling attack.
Sylhet Sixers- David Warner (c), Liton Das (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Irfan
Chittagong Vikings- Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Chittagong Vikings
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Sylhet Sixers), Mushfiqur Rahim (Chittagong Vikings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sandeep Lamichhane (Sylhet Sixers), Robbie Frylinck (Chittagong Vikings)
Most Sixes – David Warner (Sylhet Sixers), Mohammad Shahzad (Chittagong Vikings)
Team Scores Batting First – Sylhet Sixers 130+, Chittagong Vikings 145+
*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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