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BPL 2019, Match 14, Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians, Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Both Vikings and the Victorians occupy the third and fourth place on the table respectively and in a bid to rise further, they have a huge challenge at hand.

Imrul Kayes
Imrul Kayes. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The mid-table often provides some interesting tussles and Sunday evening will play host to the game between Chittagong Vikings and Comilla Victorians. Both Vikings and the Victorians occupy the third and fourth place on the table respectively and in a bid to rise further, they have a huge challenge at hand.

The Victorians will be without their skipper Steve Smith for the remainder of the tournament as the Aussie cricketer has to undergo an elbow surgery. The responsibility now falls on the shoulders of Imrul Kayes, who is the stand-in skipper, who will require some assistance from senior cricketer Shahid Afridi.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s Vikings are off to a flying start with two wins in three games. They have one of the worst records in the tournament history and the signing of one of their country’s stalwarts has been a huge boost. They certainly have a decent enough squad to maintain this run for the remainder of the tournament.

Pitch

A hot and humid evening awaits both teams and since this game will be played on the same track as was the 13th match, this game might be a bit low-scoring. Since the playing surface might be on the slower side, the spinners will be on top.

Playing Combinations

Chittagong Vikings

Mohammad Shahzad will open alongside Proteas cricketer Cameron Delport, with the likes of Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim and Sikandar Raza coming in the middle order. They have decent bowling options beginning from mainstream bowlers like Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed and Sunzamul Islam. Teenage sensation Nayeem Hasan will once again grab a lot of attention.

Probable XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Yasir Ali, Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed

Comilla Victorians

Windies’ dashing opener Evin Lewis and Anamul Haque with Tamim Iqbal coming in at number 3. They have Imrul Kayes, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi in the middle order, who bring a plethora of experience to the side. Abu Hider Rony and Mahedi Hasan once again might share the new ball with Liam Dawson, Mohammad Saifuddin and Shahid Afridi being the other options.

Probable XI: Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes (c), Liam Dawson, Anamul Haque (wk), Abu Hider Rony, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Shahid, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan

Probable Top Performers

Sikandar Raza – Chittagong Vikings | Shahid Afridi – Comilla Victorians

Broadcast Details

TV – DSport

Live Streaming – Youtube

Match Timings – 18:00 IST; 18:30 local

The prediction is for Chittagong to emerge victorious in a low-scoring thriller.

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