BPL 2019: Match 40, Chittagong Vikings vs Sylhet Sixers – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

The Vikings play for a top-two spot but the Sixers will play to ruin their party.

Chittagong Vikings
Chittagong Vikings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chittagong Vikings and Sylhet Sixers come to match 40 of BPL 2019 with contrasting fortunes. While the Vikings are through to the knock-out stage with 14 points, the Sixers languish in the bottom tier with just 8 points. The Vikings were pushed to the brink by Dhaka Dynamites in their previous fixture but Abu Jyed and Dasun Shanaka ensured that the Vikings were headed onwards after all. While the Sixers play for pride, the Vikings will now have their eyes set of finishing in the top-two.

Likely Playing XI –

Chittagong Vikings

Shahzad (WK), Delport, Rahim (C), Shanaka, Yasir, Mosaddek, Raza, Nayeem, Abu Jayed, Millon and Khaled.

When Robbie Frylinck picked up an injury, it appeared as though the Vikings would struggle. But Abu Jayed has stepped up, led the attack and ensured that Frylinck’s absence was not felt one bit.

The Vikings’ most recent win against the Dynamites was a shot in the arm for their morale and therefore, they are unlikely to make any changes.

Sylhet Sixers

Roy, Afif, Sabbir, Pooran, Liton (WK), Nawaz, Tanvir, Kapali, Taskin Al-Amin and Samad.

With the race for the next stage virtually over now, the Sixers could hand some match-time to the reserves now. Al-Amin might get a game and if this were to happen, Ebadat Hossain might be the one missing out.

Taskin Ahmed and Nicolas Pooran lead the charts in the bowling and batting departments for the Sixers. With an aggregate of 379 runs, Pooran has delivered for the Sixers.

Likewise, with 21 wickets, Taskin has delivered the good but unfortunately, he has waged a lone battle. Had he received more support from his colleagues, Sylhet would perhaps have been better placed.

Hot Picks

Dasun Shanaka: the Sri Lankan has performed admirably and in the previous match, he displayed yet again just how good an all-rounder he is

Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed: these two have delivered with great consistency and are highly reliable

Jason Roy: the Englishman was off to the great start but has faded a bit of late. That said, everybody knows what the batsman is capable of and therefore, there’s always good reason to pick Jason Roy in a Fantasy XI

Sabbir Rahman: the Bangladeshi is a delightful top order batsman and is capable of scoring real quick with stunning improvisations

Cameron Delport: his all-round capabilities make him a valuable option for your Fantain Fantasy XI.

Fantain Fantasy XI

M Rahim ( C )                – Wk-Keeper     – 10

M Shahzad                    – Wk-Keeper     – 9

Taskin Ahmed               – Bowler           – 9

Md Nazwaz                   – Bowler           – 8

Abu Jayed                     – Bowler           – 9

Dasun Shanaka (VC)       – Batsman         – 8

Jason Roy                     – Batsman         – 9

S Rahman                     – Batsman         – 9

Alok Kapali                   – Batsman         – 8

C Delport                     – Batsman         – 9

Afif Hossain                  – All-Rounder    – 8

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