The Comilla Victorians will be up against the Barisal Bulls at the final of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions can be found below.
While Comilla won the first qualifier to seal their place in the finals after finishing the league stage at the top as well, Barisal Bulls had to win two eliminators enroute to the final following a third placed finish in the league.
The Victorians beat the Rangpur Riders in the first qualifier on Saturday. Imrul Kayes and Ashar Zaidi played a couple of super innings’ to help the side to 163/7 in the first period of play. While Kayes hit 67 off 48 deliveries, Zaidi notched up 40 runs in just 15 balls.
Thereafter, Zaidi and Abu Haider turned it on with the ball with four wickets each. The duo were on fire as the Rangpur Riders were shot out for a paltry 91 runs with three overs remaining in the chase.
The Riders had given a decent account of themselves with the bat in the eliminator on Sunday. West Indian opening batsman Lendl Simmons posted 73 off 57 deliveries and with some help from Abdullah Al Mamun and Darren Sammy, they put up a challenging 160 runs on the board batting first.
However, a peach of an innings from Sabbir Rahman which featured a 124-run partnership for the third wicket with Shahriar Nafees meant that the result was never in doubt. While Rahman scored 79 runs from just 49 deliveries, Nafees played an intelligent innings of 44 runs off 40 deliveries.
Heading into the final, both teams are bound to be highly motivated. The sides have played some exciting cricket over the last few weeks and have shown that they have the mental strength to cope with the demands of the game at this level.
In terms of personnel as well, both groups have some exciting players in their ranks. Zaidi’s form has been a big positive for Comilla while the Barisal Bulls have had different players firing for them across the duration of the tournament.
Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls head to head
These two sides have met twice in the tournament this year already with Comilla winning both times.
Comilla Victorians v Barisal Bulls betting tips & predictions
Barisal Bulls to win with bet365
Imrul Kayes to be Comilla Victorians’ best batsman
Match starts at 6:30 pm local time (12:30 pm GMT) on December 15.