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BPL 2019, Final: Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites - Preview and Predicted Playing XI

  • With a mouth-watering clash in store, whose side are you on for the Final of the BPL 2019 edition?
Dwijesh Reddy
SENIOR ANALYST
Preview
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:25 IST

National team-mates to final contenders. Whose side are you on?
National team-mates to final contenders. Whose side are you on?

After 45 matches and over a month of action-packed matches, it has come down to the most well balanced sides in the final as Dhaka Dynamites take on Comilla Victorians in front of their home fans with the title of champions on the line.

Both teams have a fear inducing line-up filled with quality all-rounders and with a competitive wicket on offer in Dhaka, they are sure to play a major role in determining the winner. Whose side are you on for this match of epic proportions?


Comilla Victorians

Batting

Evin Lewis was belligerent in the Qualifier 1 against Rangpur as he guided Comilla to the final. He has had his fair share of troubles with his hamstring but has looked sublime otherwise. The likes of Tamim and Imrul Kayes have also contributed with the former being their highest run-scorer with 326 runs to his name.

The batting depth is exceptional with Mohammad Saifuddin who is billed as an all-rounder, batting at number eight for them. Thisara Perera and Shahid Afridi provide the balance for the side making them worthy finalists.

Bowling: 

Mohammad Saifuddin and Mehedi Hasan Rana have come off age and put in incredible performances throughout the tournament with 18 and 13 wickets respectively. Shahid Afridi has justified his selection too with 16 wickets and with Thisara Perera and Wahab Riaz's bowling prowess behind them, they are a fairly well balanced and diverse bowling attack. The onus will be on Sanjit Saha and Mehedi Hasan to fire quickly with three left handers in the top four of the Dhaka side.

Expected Playing XI:

Evin Lewis, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (WK), Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes (C), Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Wahab Riaz and Sanjit Saha.

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Dhaka Dynamites

Batting:

Sunil Narine and Upul Tharanga's whirlwind starts while chasing fairly low targets have been pivotal to the team's success in the last couple of matches. Their all-rounders are key to their fortunes with Shakib, Russell and Narine scoring 298, 295 and 279 runs respectively. Rony Talukdar has been the standout local batsmen for them with several cameos in the tournament but a big one is due from the diminutive batsmen.

Bowling:

Shakib Al Hasan has lived up to his reputation as he leads the bowling charts with 22 scalps to his name while Rubel Hossain isn't far behind with 21. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have also played their part to perfection with a number of big players accounted for by the duo and with the emergence of Qazi Onik, there is a sense of stability in the bowling department.

Expected Playing XI:

Upul Tharanga, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan (WK), Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudul Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Qazi Onik.

Published 07 Feb 2019, 13:32 IST
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