About the Match
Dynamites registered an emphatic win against Riders by 42 runs to maintain their top position in the league with 14 points; they will go up against second place holders Vikings, who have 12 points, on 2nd December at Dhaka. The Vikings also come here at the back of a win against Titans by 5 wickets and will be eager to surpass Dynamites here; both sides are strong contenders for the title and we could see a fierce contest between the two on Friday. When they met previously, the Dynamites had emerged victorious by 19 runs; it needs to be seen if the Vikings manage to avenge the defeat here.
Evin Lewis posted a brilliant 75 off 34 helping the team post a gigantic 188 runs against Riders; Mehedi Maruf scored 40 runs while Shakib Al Hasan contributed well with 29. Fast bowler Abu Jayed then took 3-20 while Shakib dismissed 2 opponents at an economy of less than 3 per over to restrict the Riders to 146. Bravo and Prasanna were also successful with the wickets and they bring variety to the attack with pace and spin.
Against the Bulls, the bowlers put up a good show taking consistent wickets and restricting the opposition to 132; Sangakkara, Nasir Hossain, Shakib and Mosaddek Hossain then kept the scoreboard ticking and took the team across the finish line with ease. In the game against Vikings, the batting line-up had posted 148 runs, which the bowlers led by Mohammad Shahid’s 3-23 had defended successfully to win the match by 19 runs.
Overall, they are a tough unit to crack and can pose a stiff challenge to the Vikings again; the bowlers and batsmen are in good form, who can take the team to the title clash.
Speedsters Taskin Ahmed and Imran Khan took 2 wickets each to demolish the Titans in the last game; Subhashis Roy, Saqlain Sajib and Mohammad Nabi provided regular wickets and they contained the opponents to a lowly 131. Tamim Iqbal who has been in terrific form with the bat, came out all guns blazing to post an unbeaten 66 while Gayle, Jahurul Islam and Nabi kept the scoreboard ticking to help win the match by 5 wickets.
In the game against Riders, Chris Gayle made his season debut by posting a quick fire 40 from 26 deliveries and contributed alongside Captain Tamim Iqbal, who scored a superb 62, to drive to a big win by 9 wickets. They have a solid batting line-up with players like Iqbal, Gayle, Anamul Haque and Shoaib Malik, who can stabilise the top-order. All-rounders like Mohammad Nabi bring their competitive edge to the team and can help the team overcome challenges under crunch situations.
The Vikings have moved up the ladder at a steady pace and they are definitely the team to look out for this season.
Although Dynamites have been gunning down other opponents for long now, and have the psychological advantage of defeating Vikings earlier, we feel that the Vikings with their recent power-packed performances are better placed to pull off a win on Friday