The Comilla Victorians are to take on the Barisal Bulls at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka in the eighth match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions can be found below.
Comilla Victorians have played in one contest so far this year and are slated to be in action against the Chittagong Vikings on Tuesday. Their first match this year ended in defeat with the Dhaka Dynamites beating them by six wickets.
Batting first on the day, the Comilla top order completely failed to cope with Abul Hasan and company. Their top five batsmen could not get on to double figures and had it not been for some sensible batting from the lower order, Comilla could have been in even more trouble.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza top-scored with 25 runs with Mahmudul Hasan and Krishmar Santokie also contributing over 20 runs each to help the side to 110 runs in the first period of play. However, it was not enough to keep the Dynamites at bay with Nasir Jamshed and Kumar Sangakkara pushing them to a well-deserved victory.
The Barisal Bulls were victorious in their first contest in the tournament against the Rangpur Riders despite the fact the Chris Gayle was missing in action. Despite their top order failure, skipper Mahmadullah played an important hand of 51 runs from 43 deliveries to help Barisal to 155 runs batting first.
Nadif Chowdhury and Kevon Cooper also made important contributions on the day with the bat. The Riders led a spirited chase led by Mohammad Mithun, who scored 55 off 32 deliveries. However, they kept losing wickets and were ultimately shot out for 142 runs. Cooper was the star of the show with five wickets to his name.
The Bulls are to be in action on Tuesday when they take on the Sylhet Super Stars.
Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls head to head:
These two sides have never met before and this will be their first ever meeting. Comilla were introduced as a new franchise at the start of the ongoing season.
Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions
Barisal Bulls to win
Mahmadullah to be Barisal’s best batsman
Match starts at 6:45 pm local time (12:45 pm GMT) on November 25.