CGV vs CVS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 13, 2019
Excitement continues to build up in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League as fans experience yet another game full of drama and emotions. The battle between Chittagong Vikings and Khulna Titans turned out to be a cliffhanger as BPL 2019 saw its first super-over which was ultimately won by Chittagong Vikings. With that loss, the Titans were pushed even deeper into the hole they dig for themselves. The Vikings will be taking on Comilla Victorians in their next encounter at Dhaka on the evening of 13th January. This game will be the last one of the first leg of BPL before we move to Sylhet and the winner will get to the top of the table, along with Dhaka Dynamites, albeit taking one extra match.
CGV vs CVS Team Previews
With the kind of nail-biting win the Vikings secured over the Titans, it is apparent that they've mastered the art of prevailing in taking their game down to the wire. Thrice in three games has it happened that they've taken a game right down to the wire and on two occasions they've tasted success.
Ever since winning the toss till they restricted Khulna Titans to a modest total of 151, everything appeared to be going Vikings' way before it all fell apart during the chase. Mohammad Shahzad didn't really trouble the Titans much as he became Junaid Khan's victim. Despite brief but useful cameos from Yasir Ali and Mushfiqur Rahim, the Vikings had an uphill task of scoring 19 off the final over with Robbie Frylink and Nayeem Hasan at the crease. The duo smashed three sixes in the final over to take the game to super over which they defended after scoring 11.
Earlier with the ball, it was just the kind of effort where almost every bowler contributed. Barring Sunzamul Islam and Abu Jayed, everyone bowled with an economy rate of eight or under. Nayeem Hasan, who bowled a miserly spell of 1 for 16 was the best of the lot, though Islam was the one to pick the most number of wickets - two.
Chittagong Vikings Playing 11
M Shahzad, C Delport, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, N Zadran, Mosaddek Hossain, Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed.
It took a perfect effort from the veteran, Shahid Afridi, for Comilla Victorians to notch their second win of the tournament. Shahid Afridi rolled back the time as he not only bamboozled the Kings' batsmen by his leg-spinners but also hit a huge six towards the end of the match.
Steven Smith's injury would have certainly affected the balance of the side, but the way Imrul Kayes - his replacement, took over the duties as a captain was commendable. With an excellent spell from Shahid Afridi, who took three for 10, their spinners reduced Kings to 63 for 7, before Isuru Udana took Kings to 125.
Responsible knocks from Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, and Evin Lewis at the top of the order ensured that Victorians cruise to the total. Although there were a couple of hiccups towards the end as they lost three wickets in quick succession, the damage done by their top-order was too much for Kings as they killed the chase with eight balls to spare.
Comilla Victorians Playing 11
Anamul Haque, Evin Lewis, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahedi Hasan, Thisara Perera, SMSK Afridi, Ziaur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, LA Dawson, Abu Hider.
CGV vs CVS Betting Tips
It's an important game for both the sides before we move to a new venue where every side in the competition will have to get acquainted with the conditions once again. Robbie Frylink has been a key figure for Vikings thus far and has built a lot of dependency on him. Thrice in three matches has he dragged his team close to the finish line and twice the Vikings have tasted success. Victorians, on the other hand, depend heavily on their top-order failure of which could trigger a huge collapse - as we saw in their match against Rangpur Riders. However, they learned from that collapse and produced a complete performance against Kings. They have an excellent battery of spin bowlers which will be tough to deal with on sluggish surface of Dhaka. With the kind of experience available throughout their lineup, we think that the Victorians are better placed to emerge victorious in the upcoming encounter.
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