Rangpur vs. Comilla, BPL 2019?
Comilla Victorians, last year’s table toppers, face defending champion Rangpur Riders in the sixth game of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled on January 6 and the live action starts at local time of 17:20.
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So far, every captain who won the toss has opted for fielding – as did the comilla victorians in their first game. Rangpur Riders has lost toss twice, but probably will follow the suit.
COM Team News
New acquisitions can be an explosive partnership at the top of the order of the name of Avin Lewis and Salami partner Tamim Iqbal, if the run starts flowing for the pair. Packed with experience with middle order – Captain Steve Smith and veteran Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi – this is a side that is performing a lot of batting talent. And all this is related to the team later in all the tournaments prior to Thesara Pereira.
RGR Team News
Due to Chris Gayle’s delay in NOC – although it is due to be given by the West Indies Cricket Board – Rangpur Riders were unchanged from the initial defeat for their second game. If Gayle is approved to play, then he can be England’s Alex Hales, who can make way for Raleigh Rosawaw, Ravi Bopara and Beni Howell. Alternatively, Nadif Choudhury is a spin-bowling option to replace Howell, if Riders want to keep Hales at the top of the order. AB De Villiers will have to make further selections to join the team for the BPL tenure.
CRICKBELL MATCH TIPS
COM vs RGR Head to Head
Comilla Victorians have won five of their eight matches against Rangpur Riders, and have lost in three other matches. It also included a play-off of last year, despite being at the top of the table, Victorian failed to reach the final after losing 36 runs – Johnson Charles was unbeaten 105 in 63 balls, and Brendon McCullum’s 46- Ball 78 which is nine sixes – is making a difference.
In the league stage, Kamila won both the matches between the two teams – Mahadee Hasan claimed 4-22 to claim that in those matches recently, Rangpur was dismissed in 97 while Mohammed Saifuddin took 3-22. In the second match, Imrul Kayes scored a top score on the total score of 153/6 for Comilla, before Mahadev Hassan’s 2-15 helped Rival Bopara’s unbeaten 48 to win 14 runs.
Comilla Victorians vs Rangpur Riders Predictions
Rangpur Riders can welcome Chris Gayle in the beginning and even if the West Indies have suffered defeat, the last champion has proved that he has the power to bat for the win.