Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19): Comilla Victorians vs Rajshahi Kings, Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 11th, 2019
The 10th match of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League will be played between Comilla Victorians and Rajshahi Kings at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Rajshahi Kings are coming from a thumping victory over Khulna Titans and will be confident for a similar performance against Victorians. Skipper Mehidy Hasan is leading the team from the front and is getting full support of other players.
Comilla Victorians suffered a disappointing nine-wicket loss against Rangpur Riders in their last encounter. Their batsmen failed miserably and collapsed at 63 runs. A unison effort will be required from their players in the upcoming matches.
Squads to pick from
Steven Smith (c), Thisara Perera, Liam Dawson, Ziaur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Abu Hider Rony, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Shahid, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sanjit Saha, Waqar Salamkheil, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Mosharraf Hossain, Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman.
Mehedi Hasan (c), Alauddin Babu, Soumya Sarkar, Arafat Sunny, Mominul Haque, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Christiaan Jonker, Qais Ahmad, Fazle Mahmud, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshall Ayub, Ryan ten Doeschate, Seekkuge Prasanna, Shahriar Nafees and Mohammad Hafeez.
Playing XI updates
Comilla Victorians: Despite a dismal batting performance in their last match, Victorians will not want to tinker their batting line-up. While Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes have been match-winners for Bangladesh, the likes of Evin Lewis, Steve Smith and Shoaib Malik can change the course of the match single-handedly. Shahid Afridi is also playing his role with bat as well as ball perfectly.
The pace-trio of Saifuddin, Abu Hider Rony and Mohammad Shahid are also performing well for the Victorians. Talented all-rounder Liam Dawson is also available in the squad and can be a like-to-like replacement for Shoaib Malik. But he may have to wait for his opportunity.
Possible XI: Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Imrul Kayes, Steve Smith (c), Shoaib Malik, Anamul Haque (wk), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Abu Hider Rony and Mohammad Shahid
Rajshahi Kings: They have found an optimum combination of local and overseas players and will not want to disturb their team balance for tomorrow’s match. Young talent Monimul Haque along with experienced Hafeez at the top provides stability to the team while Skipper Mehidy Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans and Fazle Mahmud provide strength in the middle order.
Pacer Isuru Udana is a welcome addition in the XI and delivered a standout performance for the team along with Mustafizur Rahman. Mystery spinners Qais Ahmad and Arafat Sunny are keeping the run-rate in check and are also chipping with crucial wickets.
Possible XI: Mominul Haque, Mohammad Hafeez, Mehidy Hasan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans, Zakir Hasan (wk), Fazle Mahmud, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Arafat Sunny and Mustafizur Rahman
Fantasy Tips and Predictions
Wicket-keeper: Anamul Haque will be a better option as compared to Zakir because of his position in batting order.
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal is a must pick as he will open the innings and can adapt to the home conditions in a better manner. Steve Smith will also be eager to perform after a duck in last match. Soumya Sarkar, Monimul Haque and Shoaib Malik can be good picks as they can bowl few overs also. Evin Lewis and Laurie Evans can also fetch you a lot of points if they get going.
All-rounders: All-rounders are very crucial on Dhaka wicket as they can score a lot of points with bat as well as ball. Mehidy Hasan, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez are the best picks available in this category.
Bowlers: Among bowlers, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman are certain picks considering their form. Mohammad Saifuddin and Arafat Sunny can fetch some points with bat also along with their quality bowling. Abu Hider Rony, Qais Ahmad and Mohammad Shahid can also be viable picks.
Captain: Mehidy Hasan if again promotes himself to one down then can be the best option as captain. Pakistani duo of Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez can also be good choices for captain. Tamim Iqbal and Isuru Udana are other options available for selection.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Anamul Haque (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Steve Smith, Laurie Evans, Monimul Haque, Shahid Afridi, Mehidy Hasan, M Hafeez, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin. Captain: Shahid Afridi
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Anamul Haque (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shoaib Malik, Monimul Haque, Shahid Afridi, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Hafeez, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman and Abu Hider Rony. Captain: Mehidy Hasan