Sylhet Sixers are also coming off a defeat against Dhaka Dynamites. The two teams earlier clashed in what was the tournament's first match for both sides which was won by Comilla Victorians by four wickets.
Sylhet Sixers replaced pacer Mohammad Irfan with Sohail Tanvir in the last match. Tanvir bowled decently but Irfan can be brought back in the lineup. Taskin Ahmed has been good for the side and has picked up seven wickets in the last two matches. He bagged 4-28 against Chittagong Vikings and 3-38 against Dhaka Dynamites. Sandeep Lamichhane went wicketless in the last match but is expected to bounce back.
In the batting department, Nicholas Pooran has been sensational for the team. The West Indian clobbered nine sixes in his 47-ball 72. He would open the batting along with David Warner who came back to form with a 47-ball 59 against Chittagong Vikings.
Comilla Victorians included Thisara Perera straightway in their playing XI after the all-rounder returned from Sri Lanka. The left-hander clobbered 74 from just 26 balls which included eight towering sixes. After the injury to Steve Smith, Evin Lewin has also been ruled out with an hamstring injury and is likely to replaced by Shoaib Malik.
With the ball, Mohammad Saifuddin has been economical and also picked up a couple of wickets in the last match. The resurgence of Shahid Afridi has been manifested with both bat and ball.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Sylhet Sixers- David Warner, Liton Das, Nasir Hossain, Nicolas Pooran, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Alok Kapali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan
Comilla Victorians- Tamim Iqbal, Amanul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Thisara Perera, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Shahid, Abu Hider
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Sylhet Sixers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Sylhet Sixers), Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sandeep Lamichhane (Sylhet Sixers), Shahid Afridi (Comilla Victorians)
Most Sixes – David Warner (Sylhet Sixers), Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians)
Team Scores Batting First – Sylhet Sixers 140+, Comilla Victorians 130+
*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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