CVS vs RKS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 21, 2019

The mid-table battle is getting more and more intense with every passing match. A close win for Rangpur Riders on the final day of the second leg of the tournament has not only extended their stay in the tournament but has also made the things interesting as far as qualification scenarios are concerned. The third leg of the tournament begins on 21st of this month at Dhaka with Comilla Victorians taking on Rajshahi Kings. With a win in their last encounter, Comilla Victorians strengthened their position at the third spot in the points table and they'll take on Rajshahi Kings in their next assignment. Rajshahi Kings are at the fifth spot in the points table and will be looking to get on the top of the mid-table hotch-potch with the win against Victorians.

CVS vs RKS Team Previews

Comilla Victorians

Tamim Iqbal finally found some form in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League as Comilla Victorians came from behind to register their fourth win of the tournament. The Victorians were chasing the game in the first quarter, but their bowlers pulled Titans back nicely which was followed by outstanding knocks Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque.

Chasing a tall total of 182 against the Titans, Tamim Iqbal started off in his characteristic fashion and was involved in a brilliant 115-run first wicket partnership with Anamul Haque which laid the perfect foundation for the chase. Khulna Titans did well to take the game to the last over where Thisara Perera smashed a six and a four to Carlos Brathwaite to seal the game for the Victorians.

Rolling back the years for the second time in the competition, Shahid Afridi bowled beautifully after Titans got off to a flying start. He got rid of Al-Amin and Mahmudullah in quick succession. He returned to break a fifty-run stand for the fourth wicket by dismissing Dawid Malan which really halted the Titans' innings. Eventually, the Titans got to a 181-run total, which by no means was easy, but incredible batting by Tamim Iqbal made the target look easier than it actually was.

Comilla Victorians Playing 11

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, LA Dawson, Thisara Perera, SMSK Afridi, Mahedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Wahab Riaz.

Rajshahi Kings

Rajshahi Kings last played a match back on 16th January at Sylhet where they became the first team to defeat Dhaka Dynamites in the competition. However, the venue of there is different, that is, Dhaka - where they didn't have a particularly good time at the beginning of the tournament.

Coming into their last match, against Dhaka Dynamites, the Kings had already played a match at Sylhet and they utilized the advantage of knowing the conditions in an excellent manner. They successfully defended the total of 136 as their spinners spun a web around Dynamites' explosive batting lineup. Arafat Sunny was their pick of the bowlers and returned with the extraordinary figures of 8 for 3 in his four overs and was the prime reason for Kings' win in that game.

Rajshahi Kings have had problems with their struggling batting in their recent games and it wasn't any different against the Dynamites as well. Their middle-order failed to grab the game by the scruff of its neck and lost the initiative provided by Marshall Ayub and Nafees. Kings slowed down terribly at the death and scored only 27 runs off the final five overs which is pretty low regardless of the surface even in the ODIs. The Kings did register a win in their last match, but still exhibited plenty of vulnerabilities with the bat. They've had plenty of time to work on those and their batting should come out with more intent and consequently the performance on Monday.

Rajshahi Kings Playing 11

Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, A Sunny, Kamrul Islam, Marshall Ayub, Shahriar Nafees, Qais Ahmad, Christiaan Jonker, Laurie Evans, RN ten Doeschate.

CVS vs RKS Betting Tips

We're finally back to where we started from - Dhaka. Almost all teams are still in the contention for the playoff spot, but one poor performance from any side can turn-out to be fate changing. The Kings are already at the fifth place in the points table and are desperately seeking a win in their upcoming encounter. Comilla Victorians, on the other hand, have really bounced back into the competition after having an ordinary start in the tournament. They'll be pumped with Tamim's return to form and with Thisara Perera and Shahid Afridi contributing brilliantly in all departments, their squad=balance is second to none. Considering the performance of the two teams in the tournament so far and the teams on paper, the Victorians are firm favorites to finish ahead in the upcoming encounter.

Today Match Prediction

Comilla Victorians To Win the Match, 1.67

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Who will win CVS vs RKS

Comilla Victorians 71.6% (552)
Rajshahi Kings 28.4% (219)
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