Riders vs Vikings, BPL 2019?
In the inaugural game of Bangladesh Premier League 2019, the champion Rangpur Riders will be seen taking them to the Chittagong Vikings. This match is to be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on January 5. Live telecast will start at 12:30 local time.
TV Channels: Geo TV, Geo Super, Sony Six, Sony Six HD,GTV, Sportsmax
Live streaming: Sony LIV, Rabbitholebd
Seven of the last nine T20 internationals played in Sher-E-Bangla were won by bowling first. Apart from this, because the pitch on this field is expected to remain unchanged after the first game, so the toss winning team in this match is more likely to bowl first.
RGR Team News
Rangpur Riders will be led by Musharraf Murtaza in the Bangladesh Premier League this year. Prior to the start of the tournament, the team has included West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams in their team. Riders has also signed South African batting superstar AB de Villiers, who will be included in the batting order with explosive batsman Chris Gayle.
CHV Team News
Mushfikur Rahim BPL is ready to lead the Chittagong Vikings in 2019 Sunjamul Islam, Luke Ronchi and Sikander Raza, who were part of the team in the last season, have been retained. Vikings have signed to the Afghan open batsman Mohammad Shahzad, who first played for Rangpur Riders. Apart from them, the team has also included Dasun Shanaka and Cameron Delport in their foreign team.
CRICKBELL MATCH TIPS
RGR vs. CHV Head to Head
Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Vikings have played six matches against each other in the Bangladesh Premier League, in which the former score was 4-2.
Rangpur Riders has won three of the last five matches, which they played against Chittagong Vikings.
Rangpur Riders won by three wickets for the last time, they faced Chittagong wings in the tournament – at the Zahoor Ahmad Chowdhary Stadium in Chittagong, in previous edition league games.
Matches played: 6; Rangpur Riders Wins: 4; Won the Chittagong Vikings: 2
Rangpur Riders versus Chittagong Vikings prediction
Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Vikings experienced the opposite fortunes in the previous edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. While the former went to win the tournament, the subsequent points could not remove themselves from under the table. Riders have a good record against the Vikings – they have won four of their six head-to-head bouts – and it will definitely give them upper hand. Riders have a brilliant top-order batting with Gayle, De Villiers and Hales and they all have the ability to take their day away from the game. Rangpur Riders looks more strong on paper and we expect them to start protecting their titles with a win.