Rangpur Riders vs Comilla Victorians Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match
Dhaka, February 04, Monday at 06:00 PM IST
The reigning champions Rangpur Riders will take on Comilla Victorians tomorrow at Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka in the Qualifier 1 to seal a spot in the BPL 2019 final. Both the teams locked horns yesterday in a dead-rubber where Riders registered 9 wickets massive win after bowling out Victorians for mere 76 runs in the first innings.
Rangpur Riders, who are on a six-match winning streak, would be looking to carry their form and secure a place in the finals. The losing side will have to play another clash with the winner of Eliminator to reach out the finals.
Both the sides have secured eight wins each and have 16 points in the kitty but how they play their last two encounters will have the impact. While Riders will reload to defend their title, Victorians would be hoping for a strong come back this time.
Both the sides met yesterday at the same venue. Batting first after winning the toss, Comilla Victorians were bowled out for mere 76 runs in 16.3 overs. Ravi Bopara was the pick of bowlers for Riders, finishing with 3-7 in 3 overs. Skipper M Mortaza and Nahidul Islam returned with two scaps each.
Coming to chase, Riders chased down the target in 9.3 overs with 9 wickets in hand. C Gayle (35* of 30) and AB de Villiers (34* of 22) were the top scorers for the side.
Rangpur Riders- W, W, W, W, W
Comilla Victorians – L, W, W, W, W
The probable RNR vs COV playing 11is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Mohammad Mithun
Batsmen- Rilee Rossouw, Chris Gayle, Mehedi Maruf
All-rounder- Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Ravi Bopara
Bowlers- Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shahidul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi
Wicketkeeper- Anamul Haque
Batsmen- Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman, Imrul Kayes(c), Shamsur Rahman
All-rounder- Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi (Doubt: Liam Dawson)
Bowlers- Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz, M Saifuddin
Rangpur Riders – Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Nahidul Islam, Abul Hasan, AB de Villiers, Sean Williams, Nadif Chowdhury, Shafiul Islam, Benny Howell, Sohag Gazi, Chris Gayle, Fardeen Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Farhad Reza, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bopara, Mehedi Maruf, Nazmul Islam.
Comilla Victorians- Imrul Kayes(c), Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque, Aamer Yamin, Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Shahid, Liam Dawson, Steven Smith, Mahedi Hasan, Waqar Salamkheil, Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shahid Afridi, Sanjit Saha, Thisara Perera.
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Fantasy picks from Rangpur Riders –
Rilee Rossouw is the leading run-getter for the side with 514 runs in 11 innings
M Mithun and C Gayle will too share some load in the setting up the target.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has accounted for 19 dismissals so far and will be a key in the bowling attack.
Farhad Reza – 17 wickets and Shafiul Islam – 14 wickets are the other two key bowlers.
**AB de Villiers has left the squad and will not take part in the remaining of the tournament
Fantasy picks from Comilla Victorians-
With 309 runs in 12 innings, Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for the side.
Imrul Kayes, S Rahman and Evin Lewis are the other key batters in Victorians batting line up.
With 17 scalps, M Saifuddin is the leading wicket-taker for the side.
Shahid Afridi with 16 scalps and 141 runs is a key all-rounder. Mahedi Hasan and W Riaz have 12 wickets each
Fantasy tip: Evin Lewis is slightly risky.
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