In the last match of the Sylhet leg of the Bangladesh Premier League 2018-19, the Chittagong Vikings are back in action as they take on table dwellers, Khulna Titans. The Vikings have been very impressive with three wins out of four while the same cannot be said of the Titans. While it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Titans to keep up with the fast-paced nature of the competition, this match should be full of surprises as far as the cricketing action is considered.
Squads to choose from
Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Dawid Malan, Jahurul Islam, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Brendan Taylor, Sherfane Rutherford, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Tanvir Islam, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah and Paul Stirling
Sunzamul Islam, Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Shahzad, Robbie Frylinck, Mosaddek Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Najibullah Zadran, Nayeem Hasan, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Ashraful, Robiul Haque, Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman, Shadman Islam
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected of the Vikings who won an epic encounter in their previous outing in the BPL over the Comilla Victorians. Mushfiqur Rahim was amongst the runs and should be key to the Chittagong Vikings again.
Possible XI: Shahzad(WK), Delport, Ali, Rahim(C), Najibullah, Mosaddek, Frylinck, Nayeem, Sunzamul, Khaled and Abu Jayed.
After a fairly decent outing against the Comilla Victorians and an improved performance from their batting unit, no changes are expected of the Titans, who are starting to find their feet in the tournament. Mahmadullah and Dawid Malan have been great and should perform in a key match for the Titans.
Possible XI: Jahurul(WK), Siddiqui, Mahmudullah(C), Malan, Al-Amin, Shanto, Brathwaithe, Ariful, Malinga, Junaid and Taijul.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad was brilliant in their win over the Comilla Victorians and it was his blistering innings that set the tone for the successful run-chase. He should be preferred over Jahurul Islam, who isn't a bad option as well.
Batsmen: Mushfiqur Rahim and Dawid Malan have been amongst the bright spots of their respective teams with the Bangladeshi guiding the team home in their previous match. Much is expected of him along with Junaid Siddiqui who had a fairly good outing yesterday and should be backed.
All-rounders: Much is expected of Mahmudullah Riyad from the Khulna fans but seldom has he disappointed them. He is a very dependable player and should be one of the first names on the fantasy team sheet. Mosaddek hasn't been of much use till now but his ability to strike the ball cleanly and bowl a few useful overs holds him in a good deed. Both of them useful options to go by.
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga was fairly good with the ball despite Khulna ending up losing. Either of him or Junaid Khan are great options along with the likes of Robert Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed. While the death bowling has come to the limelight in recent days, the pacers should be the ones to go after.
Captain: Mahmudullah Riyad is the one to settle down as captain of your respective fantasy teams. His bowling contributions are an added boost and bring in much-needed points. Delport is also a viable option along with Mushfiqur Rahim
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Jahurul Islam(WK), Cameron Delport, Dawid Malan, Junaid Siddiqui, Mahmudullah, Carlos Brathwaite, Mosaddek Hossain, Junaid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Abu Jayed and Robbie Frylinck. Captain: Mahmadullah Riyad
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Cameron Delport, Junaid Siddiqui, Dawid Malan, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Robbie Frylinck, Junaid Khan, Nayeem Hasan and Lasith Malinga. Captain: Cameron Delport.Published 19 Jan 2019, 08:00 IST