The Comilla Victorians will be up against the Rangpur Riders in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday evening at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated home side are coming into this game on top of the league standings with 12 points from eight matches. With 12 points from nine matches, the Rangpur Riders are trailing Comilla on net-run-rate statistics in second spot.
Both sides were victorious in their respective fixtures coming into this game. Both games turned out to be low-scoring ones as Comilla beat Barisal Bulls and the Riders turned out to be the better team against Sylhet.
A rampant Riders bowling lineup headed by Arafat Sunny bowled out the Super Stars for a paltry 59 runs in the first innings. Sohail Tanvir top-scored with 20 runs as Sunny picked up four wickets and Mohammad Nabi notching three scalps. Shakib Al Hasan had also got into the act with a couple of wickets in his four over spell. The skipper then helped get his side across the line with the bat in less than 10 overs as they got home with eight wickets to spare.
In the other game, the Bulls could only muster 105 runs batting first while losing six wickets. The pitch was an issue for the batsmen and it was difficult to score but one would have expected better from Chris Gayle and Co. Despite losing both openers for ducks, the Victorians won the match thanks to a sterling effort from Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad. Shehzad hit 76 runs off 63 deliveries in a superb innings during the chase.
Over the course of the tournament, these two sides have shown that they have been right up there in terms of both performances and results. It will be very interesting to see how the two teams approach this game especially as both have virtually made it into the playoffs.
However, the kind of names that dominate the lineups suggest that both sides will want to win. Shakib has been the stand out performer for the Rangpur Riders this season while Shehzad’s return to form will be a major boost for the Victorians.
Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders head to head
The two sides have met just once before this season with Comilla being inducted into the competition this year with Comilla winning the fixture.
Comilla Victorians v Rangpur Riders betting tips & predictions
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Match starts at 6:30 pm local time (12:30 pm GMT) on December 8.