The 29th fixture of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League will be played between the Comilla Victorians and the Sylhet Super Stars at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday. Comilla Victorians v Sylhet Super Stars betting tips & predictions can be found below.
The designated hosts for this fixture are in second position in the current league standings with 12 points to show from nine matches this season. The visitors are second bottom with six points from nine matches and a win on Thursday is unlikely to take them into fourth spot as they have a very poor net-run-rate statistic for the competition.
While the Comilla Victorians are coming into this fixture on the backs of a defeat against the Rangpur Riders, the Super Stars were victorious against the Dhaka Dynamites in their last fixture.
Batting first, the Dhaka Dynamites were able to post 157/5 in the first 20 overs thanks to efforts from Kumar Sangakkara, Farhad Reza, and Nasir Hossain. The former Sri Lankan skipper top scored with 48 runs off 35 deliveries with Abdur Razzak the most successful bowler for Sylhet with a couple of wickets to his credit.
Junaid Siddique and Ravi Bopara took charge of the chase with a brilliant 86-run partnership for the second wicket. Both batsmen went on to register half-centuries before holding out. Although they laid the foundations for the chase, it was Sohair Tanvir and Shahid Afridi’s immense hitting towards the end that saw them across the line in the end with one ball to spare.
In the other game, Rangpur posted 153/6 batting first with Jahurul Islam anchoring the innings with 62 runs off 50 deliveries. Shakib Al Hasan and Darren Sammy also scored some important runs with Abu Haider the most successful bowler for the Victorians with a couple of wickets.
However, Comilla faltered in the chase and were shot out for 132 inside 19.5 overs with Imrul Kayes top-scoring with 38 runs off 24 deliveries at the top of the order. With three wickets to his name in 2.5 overs, Thisara Perera was by far the best bowler for the Riders on the night.
The Victorians need to win this upcoming fixture if they are to finish in the top 2 of the league. In such tournaments, it never hurts to have more than one chance of making the final and the side will know exactly what to expect. The Super Stars have nothing to lose as well and they will look to ensure that they finish the tournament on a high.
Comilla Victorians v Sylhet Super Stars head to head
The two sides met once before earlier this season with Sylhet going on to win the contest.
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Match starts at 2 pm local time (8 am GMT) on December 10.