Date: 16 January 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Live Scores: SportsTiger App
In the 14th match of BPL, Chattogram Challengers will take on defending champions Comilla Victorians who have had a rather bumpy start to the season. Comilla have lost all three games they have played so far. Meanwhile, Chattogram Challengers have managed a 50% success rate so far. They have won two out of the four games played. Now, with bottom-placed Victorians to face, the Challengers will fancy their chances.
The pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is not the best wicket for T20 cricket. It plays slow and batters struggle with their timing. Meanwhile, bowlers, especially spinners will dominate the proceedings.
Chattogram Challengers have followed a pattern so far in this edition of the BPL. They have won alternate games. While the Challengers lost their opening fixture to Sylher Strikers, they registered their first win against Khulna Tigers. Then lost to Fortune Barishal but won against Dhaka Dominators. While they have won by big margins, the defeats have been bigger too. Nevertheless, the Challengers will look to break the pattern and register second win in a row when they face Comilla Victorians on Monday.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Chattogram Challengers
Usman Khan (wk), Max ODowd, Darwish Rasooli, Afif Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Shuvagata Hom (c), Nihaduzzaman, Al-Amin, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
Defending champions Comilla Victorians have just not got going, having lost three consecutive games. They have been defeated by Rangpur Riders, Sylhet Strikers, and Fortune Barishal in their three matches. In their last game, the Victorians lost to Shakib Al Hasan-led Fortune Barishal as they could not chase 177. Their batters did put up a fight with Khushdil Shah (43 off 27) leading the charge. However, a few mistakes here and there cost them the game. Now, with Chattogram Challengers to face next, it will be a challenge for Comilla to bring up their first win.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Comilla Victorians
Mohammad Rizwan, Litton Das (wk), Imrul Kayes (c), Jaker Ali, Chadwick Walton, Mosaddek Hossain, Khushdil Shah, Hasan Ali, Tanvir Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
If Chattogram Challengers bat: Score- 155-160; Challengers Win
If Comilla Victorians bat: Score- 140-155; Challengers Win
Chattogram Challengers have the winning momentum. Meanwhile, Comilla Victorians have just not got going. So, the Challengers are expected to pile up on the defending champions’ misery.
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