They have won all of their last six matches in a row and ended as the table toppers. In both the games that Rangpur Riders played against Comilla Victorians, they came out victorious, dismissing them for paltry totals.
Ravi Bopara grabbed the opportunity with both hands after he was included in the playing XI in place of the injured Alex Hales. Bopara was the wrecker-in-chief with the ball and claimed three wickets after conceding just seven runs. Bopara also scored 40s is in the first two matches and he gives the team a lot of balance.
The Riders have the likes of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers who both remained not out to see the team through in the last game. They have Rilee Rossouw who is the highest run-getter of the tournament and has 514 runs from 11 innings. Among the bowlers, Mashrafe Mortaza is the leader of the pack and has 19 wickets while Farhad Reza has 17.
Evin Lewis is battling with hamstring injury and missed the last match. He is expected to return for this game, as are the likes of Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin and Wahab Riaz who were rested in the last game. Tamim Iqbal has found some good rhythm and has scored more than 300 runs. He would be the batting trump card for the Victorians.
Rangpur Riders- Rilee Rossouw, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Shahidul Islam
Comilla Victorians- Evin Lewis, Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Thisara Perera, Anamul Haque, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Rangpur Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rilee Rossouw (Rangpur Riders), Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mashrafe Mortaza (Rangpur Riders), Shahid Afridi (Comilla Victorians)
Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Rangpur Riders), Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians)
Team Scores Batting First – Rangpur Riders 160+, Comilla Victorians 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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