The 11th fixture of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League will see the Comilla Victorians take on the Rangpur Riders at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The Victorians are in second position in the current league standings with four points from three matches. They have the best net-run-rate statistics compared to the rest of the two teams who also have four points at this stage of the season. The Riders are on top of the standings with six points from four matches.
Both the teams ended up on the winning side in their last league fixtures. While the Victorians beat the Barisal Bulls by eight wickets, the Rangpur Riders beat the Sylhet Super Stars by six runs in a close game.
Three wickets a piece for Ashar Zaidi and Nuwan Kulasekara did the trick for the Victorians, who bowled first against Barisal. Only three of the Bulls’ batsmen could reach double figures as they huffed and puffed to 89 runs in 18.3 overs.
Comilla were extremely keen not to lose wickets during the chase and they lost only a couple of wickets as they chased down the 90 runs with a couple of overs to spare. The batsmen refrained from taking any unnecessary risks and batted sensibly to get the win for Comilla.
Shakib Al Hasan was the man of the match for the Rangpur Riders as his 33 runs and three wickets guided the side to a win over Sylhet. Batting first, the Riders posted 109 runs in 20 overs as Mohammad Shahid notched up four wickets.
Rangpur bowled extremely well as a unit with each of their bowlers playing a key role. While Shakib led in terms of the number of wickets he picked up, every Rangpur bowler barring Saqlain Sajib got a wicket to show for their efforts the other day.
With the matches being played at the same venue and the pitch definitely wearing out, such low-scoring fixtures are bound to become the order of the day. In such matches, it usually helps to be chasing as long as the bowlers do not give away needless runs. With both sides winning their respective matches coming into this one, one could expect a keenly contested match on Friday.
Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders head to head
This will be the very first time that these sides line up against each other.
Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions
Rangpur Riders to win
Match starts at 2 pm local time (8 am GMT) on November 27.