FBL vs CAV Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 14, 2022
It has just been a little over twenty days since Bangladesh Premier League 2022 started and we already have our top-four teams. It was a fast-paced league stage that oozed excitement and the competition is only going to get tougher from here. Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers both pipped Minister Group Dhaka to get into the top-four and with the momentum they have, they both will be very dangerous sides to deal with.
Up next in the tournament, Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians are set to take on each other in the first qualifier of the tournament. Both these sides occupied the two top spots at the end of the league stage and will get two shots at the final spot. The qualifier between the two sides is to be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Monday, February 14th, 2022.
FBL vs CAV Team Previews
Fortune Barishal weren't really favorites to top the ladder when the tournament started, but they not only punched above their weight but also improved massively in the second half of the tournament. They are coming into this match on the back of some spectacular performances in their last few matches and will be brimming with confidence.
They eventually finished at the top of the ladder with 15 points to their name, thanks to seven wins they posted. Also, they had a pretty respectable net run rate of 0.244, which is pretty good given the way they were faring in the first half of the competition.
Remarkably, Fortune Barishal are unbeaten since the beginning of second half after spending most of their time at the bottom of the ladder. Their worst-result in their last seven matches was a no-result in a match that was abandoned due to rain against Sylhet Sunrisers. They have terrific momentum with them and facing them is going to be a steep climb, especially with the experience they have at their disposal.
On paper as well, Fortune Barishal appear to be a terrific side. Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and Munim Shahriar have all done an excellent job for them in recent times. On the bowling front too, they appear to be well-equipped with the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, and Mehedi Hasan Rana.
All in all, Fortune Barishal have a team loaded with match-winners, who all have contributed well at least once in the last few matches. With the momentum they have, they will be a dangerous side to deal with. If they are able to play to their potential, getting past them is going to be a very difficult task.
Barisal Bulls Playing 11
Nurul Hasan, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Munim Shahriar, Shakib Al Hasan, Dwayne Bravo, Ziaur Rahman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam.
Just like Fortune Barishal, Comilla Victorians didn't really get off to a start they would have wanted, but were quick to get back to the winning ways. Once they tasted success, they were difficult to dislodge and that is apparent by the wins they have posted recently.
They were once at the top of the ladder, but failure to finish the league stage with a flourish had them drop a place on the ladder. They eventually finished at the second spot with six wins from ten matches. However, they had the net run rate of 0.680 at the end and that indeed is the true measure of how dominating they were.
Comilla Victorians may be coming off a loss in their previous match, but by no means they have been poor in their recent outings. In fact, they have won two out of their last three matches and will want to get back to winning ways. They lost their recent outing against Fortune Barishal and will be keen to avenge that defeat in a match that involves higher stakes.
On paper, the Victorians look an immaculately balanced side that is loaded with experience as well. Besides, Faf du Plessis is coming off a fantastic century in the last match and will want to continue building on it. The presence of Moeen Ali and Sunil Narine really add depth to their side, which anyway looks well-balanced on all accounts. Given the form they have been in and the side they have on-paper, if they are able to play to their potential, they will be very difficult to play against.
Comilla Warriors Playing 11
Liton Das, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Faf du Plessis, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Moeen Ali, SP Narine, Nahidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam, Shohidul Islam.
FBL vs CAV Toss Prediction
Even though there will be dew to make things easier in the second innings, we don't expect batting to get a whole lot easier. This is a high-pressure game and runs on the board will matter. For that reason and based on what we have seen in the competition thus far, the captain winning the toss here is expected to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surfaces in Bangladesh have gotten slower and lower as the tournament has progressed. Even though a new pitch is expected to be used here for this match, we don't expect it to be a belter. Scoring runs will be difficult but batsmen once set can enjoy their time. Besides, this is an evening game and batting will get easier as the match progresses. We expect spinners to leave an impact here in this match. Considering that this is a high-pressure match, the team batting first should be happy with a total of anything over 165.
FBL vs CAV Dream11 Prediction
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League 1st Qualifier match that is to be played between Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team right after the toss.
FBL vs CAV Playing 11
- M Islam Ankon
- Faf du Plessis
- N Hossain Shanto
- Chris Gayle
- M Shahriar
- Shakib Al Hasan (C)
- Dwayne Bravo (VC)
- N Islam
- Mustafizur Rahman
- T Islam
- S Islam
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
FBL vs CAV Betting Tips
Although a loss here will not mean the end of the road for the team losing, a win here will be nothing less than gold. A spot in the finale will be the prize of a win here and both sides will be aiming hard to get that. The two sides are pretty evenly poised on-paper and are almost neck and neck. On the basis of form, however, Fortune Barishal appear to be slightly ahead and are, therefore, our pick as winners for this match. Back Fortune Barishal to emerge on top here.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Faf du Plessis has looked in incredible touch in the tournament and is coming off a splendid knock in the last match. Besides, he is a big match player and has plenty of experience playing on such surfaces. Considering that and how the other Victorians' players have done, a bet on Faf du Plessis to be the best batsmen from their camp seems to be a lucrative proposition.
Dwyane Bravo may not be on the right side of the age, but he certainly doesn't look like getting old, given the performances he is putting in. He has been one of the best bowlers for Fortune Barishal and should enjoy bowling on the surface that we are expected to get. Bet on Dwayne Bravo to be the best bowler of the day for Fortune Barishal in this match.