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The Bangladesh Premier League is throwing up one side games one after another and although no team has really been able to get away from the others as yet. The entire group is pretty tightly packed at this stage and that is a good thing for the BPL.
This match will see the Comilla Victorians take on the Rajshahi Kings. Both teams have played two matches and won one up until now. Their performances in the two matches have veered quite wildly and it is clear that both he sides are still looking to find their ideal balance.
The Comilla Victorians were blown away by the Rangpur Riders in their last match. One would normally expect that Rangpur Riders batting to be the one that does the most damage but it was their bowling which the Comilla Victorians were unable to stand up against.
Mashrafe Mortaza turned back the clock, as he does so frequently, and picked up four wickets to leave the Comilla Victorians reeling.
A strong batting lineup with players like Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Imrul Kayes, Steve Smith, Shoaib Malik, Anamul Haque, and Shahid Afridi was reduced to dirt as the Comilla Victorians could manage only 63 runs in total.
There was never any coming back from that total and the result was just a formality.
The Comilla Victorians will have to work hard to get past that poor result in their previous match. We don’t think they have to make any drastic changes on the basis of just one poor result, though, and should stick to the same batting lineup.
The batting looks pretty strong on paper and we are sure they are going to learn from their mistakes. We are backing Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, and Steve Smith to make a mark in the upcoming games. The form of Shahid Afridi down the order must also be a huge positive for the Comilla Victorians.
The bowling did not get an opportunity to show what it can do but once again, Shahid Afridi is going to play a vital role here. His bowling has been very good in the BPL so far and he will lead a relatively inexperienced attack. The likes of Abu Hider, Mahedi Hasan, and Mohammad Shahid are talented players but definitely need a little guidance on how to go about things.
Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Imrul Kayes, Shoaib Malik, Anamul Haque, SMSK Afridi, LA Dawson, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Abu Hider, M Shahid.
The Rajshahi Kings were able to win their first match of the BPL in their previous game. The architect of their win was a superb bowling performance. The bowlers, led by Isuru Udana and Mustafizur Rahman, ensured that the Khulna Titans were never able to get any momentum in their inning.
The change of pace and use of cutters by both Udana and Mustafizur is a very encouraging sign for the Rajshahi Kings. The pitches this season have been pretty slow and are only expected to get slower. Bowlers with the tools to thrive on such pitches are going to be a huge asset moving forward.
The slower bowlers, Qais Ahmad, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, also bowled pretty well.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is leading the side and has not been shy of taking the responsibility of winning matches on his shoulders. He came in at number three in the last match and played a match-winning inning of 51.
That was a bold call to make with players like Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, and some talented all-rounders in the side as well.
The Rajshahi Kings appear to be a better bowling unit than the Comilla Victorians. Their batting, though, is definitely weaker.
Mohammad Hafeez has never been the force in T20 cricket that was in the longer forms of the game. He, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, and Laurie Evans make for a batting lineup that has potential but not one that is going to dominate the BPL.
The form of Mominul Haque and Soumya Sarkar is going to be the most important factor for the Rajshahi Kings moving forward. Without these two firing, the runs may be difficult to come.
Mohammad Hafeez, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Zakir Hasan, Fazle Mahmud, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, A Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman.
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The BPL 2019 match between the Comilla Victorians and the Rajshahi Kings is going to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The pitches at the venue have come into sharp focus because they have not allowed for exciting T20 cricket to be played.
The pitches have been slow to begin with and the flood of matches gives them no time to recover. A score of around 150 is going to be a very good total on this surface.
The match is going to be decided by the battle between the Comilla Victorians batting and the Rajshahi Kings bowling. We think that the Comilla Victorians should be able to emerge victorious thanks to having a lot more experience in their side.
Back the Comilla Victorians to win.