The 25th fixture of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League will see the Chittagong Vikings clash against the Dhaka Dynamites at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. Chittagong Vikings v Dhaka Dynamites betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated home side for this upcoming fixture are currently at the bottom of the league standings with four points from eight matches. Their hopes of making the business end of the season are over. The visitors are in fourth spot with six points from seven matches. Although they are four points behind third placed Barisal, they can still make the playoffs.
Both sides are coming into this game on the backs of defeats in the league. While the Vikings had lost to the Comilla Victorians, the Dhaka Dynamites were beaten by the Rangpur Riders on Sunday.
The Vikings were able to post 136/5 batting first thanks to Umar Akmal’s fighting effort of 49 runs off 34 deliveries. Despite Tamim Iqbal and Tillakaratne Dilshan providing the Vikings with a slow but steady start, they could not really capitalize and were left to rue their mistakes as Comilla completed the chase with a couple of deliveries to spare. Imrul Kayes, Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik were the architects of the win for Comilla.
In the other match, the Dynamites were able to put up 135/7 with Nasir Hossain top-scoring with 30 off 28 deliveries. Shadman Islam, Shykat Ali, and Kumar Sangakkara had all got off to decent starts but failed to capitalize.
Jahurul Islam and Darren Sammy took the Riders across the line after Lendl Simmons and Soumya Sarkar gave them a decent start during the chase. Rangpur had completed the chase with 10 deliveries to spare.
With both sides tasting defeat on the way to this fixture, the morale in either side is not up there where it needs to be. The performances have been poor and the Vikings have more introspection to do compared to their opponents.
Chittagong have a weak bowling lineup which has been left exposed far too many times during the course of the tournament. In contrast, Dhaka’s fortunes lie in Sangakkara’s bat and there are not too many who can stick their neck out and fulfill the role which is played by the former Sri Lankan captain.
Chittagong Vikings v Dhaka Dynamites head to head
These two sides have met in six prior occasions with Dhaka winning four contests compared to two wins for Chittagong. The Dynamites were victorious against the Vikings in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
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Match starts at 2 pm local time (8 am GMT) on December 8.