CMV vs FBA Match Preview
Batting has been the biggest strength for the Victorians this season, with most of their batsmen doing well. Mohammad Rizwan has been very consistent, scoring 4 half-centuries in 8 innings, and is the leading scorer for the Victorians this season. Litton Das, Johnson Charles, and Imrul Kayes have provided him with good support and as a result, the Victorians have managed to chase down even stiff targets.
Khushdil Shah has been at his explosive best lower down the order, scoring important runs towards the end of the innings, and is also excellent with his left-arm orthodox spin, picking up 8 wickets so far. However, he, along with pacer Naseem Shah, will not be available for the remainder of the tournament, and in their absence, much of the wicket-taking responsibilities will rest on Tanvir Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman. \
Powered by Iftikhar Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan, the batting has been one of the highlights for the Barishal team this season. Both have scored 347 runs so far and are two of the most consistent batsmen in this entire tournament. Anamul Haque to has done a decent job at the top of the order, helping the team with a couple of good starts. The other batsmen have chipped in, but not with the same level of consistency.
Karim Janat has emerged as a decent all-rounder, picking up 10 wickets and also scoring 139 runs at a rapid pace. More will be expected from the likes of Ibrahim Zadran, Mahmudullah, and Mehedi Hasan Miraz during the playoffs. The bowling however seems a bit weak at the moment as there has been no standout performer so far.
The weather is expected to be clear with no chance of rain and temperatures ranging from 22-27 degrees Celsius.
The Sher E Bangla Stadium has a flat surface and is excellent to bat on. While the quicker bowlers will find some movement at the start of the match, it will get easier to bat on as the game progresses. The average first-innings score here is around 165 which can be considered to be a par score.
Litton Das’ Consistent Batting
Litton Das has been pretty consistent for the Comilla Victorians at the top of the order. He has scored 234 runs in 9 innings at an average of 29.25 and a strike rate of 134.04.
There are no updates regarding injuries from either squad.
CMV vs FBA Probable 11
CMV Playing 11
- Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
- Mahidul Islam Ankon
- Imrul Kayes (C)
- Johnson Charles
- Mosaddek Hossain
- Jaker Ali
- Shykat Ali
- Tanvir Islam
- Hasan Ali
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Abrar Ahmed
FBA Playing 11
- Anamul Haque (Wk)
- Ibrahim Zadran
- Shakib Al Hasan (C)
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Fazle Mahmud
- Salman Hossain
- Karim Janat
- Mohammad Wasim Jr.
- Khaled Ahmed
- Ebadot Hossain
We are backing the Comilla Victorians to win this match. While there is little separating the two teams at this stage, the Victorians have a slight edge due to their stronger batting line-up. On the other hand, the Fortune Barishal is dependent on just a few players for their performance.
Karim Janat: Karim Janat is the leading wicket-taker for Fortune Barishal this season with 10 wickets and has also played a few important innings with the bat lower down the order.
Shakib Al Hasan: Shakib is the top all-rounder in the T20s as per the latest ICC rankings and has played an important part in getting Fortune Barishal this far in the tournament.
Tanvir Islam: With the departure of Khushdil Shah, Tanvir Islam will be the go-to bowler for the Victorians during the middle overs. He has picked up 11 wickets this season and is also quite economical at 6.03 runs per over.
CMV vs FBA Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: A Haque, M Rizwan
Batters: I Kayes, J Charles, I Ahmed
All-rounders: S Al Hasan (C), M Hossain, K Janat (VC)
Bowlers: H Ali, T Islam, M Wasim