Date: January 31, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Third-place Comilla Victorians will look to dominate their opponent when they will take on Khulna Tigers for the second time in two days. The Victorians registered a narrow win by 4 runs over Khulna Tigers when both teams met on January 28. Meanwhile, the Tigers don’t have a lot of chances in their hand as they have already lost five games in seven attempts. Few more defeats and they will be out of contention for knockouts.
Bowlers are enjoying a great outing at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, and we can expect the same in this game as well. 161 is the average first-inning score here.
After losing the first three games, Comilla Victorians have remained undefeated in the tournament and climbed the ladder impressively. They are currently on a five-match winning streak and will be favourites against Khulna Tigers. Their top-order batted brilliantly - Litton Das (50 off 42), Md. Rizwan (54 off 47) and Johnson Charles (39 off 22) - in the last game. Four of their six bowlers picked wickets in the game and will be hoping to continue to maintain their form.
Meanwhile, Khulna Tigers have lost momentum and remained inconsistent throughout the tournament. Despite steady performance from the middle-order, the Tigers failed to chase 165 against the Victorians. With such an in-form squad, Comilla Victorians are expected to be a dominating force in the next game.
Probable playing XI:
Litton Das (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Imrul Kayes (c), Johnson Charles, Mosaddek Hossain, Khushdil Shah, Jaker Ali, Tanvir Islam, Mukidul Islam, Naseem Shah, Mustafizur Rahman
Tamim Iqbal, Shai Hope, Andrew Balbirnie, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Azam Khan (wk), Yasir Ali (c), Mohammad Saifuddin, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Nahid Rana
Comilla Victorians will be clear favourites in the next game as they are coming into this game on the back of a comprehensive win over the Tigers in their last faceoff.
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