After a few days off, the Comilla Victorians are back in action as the resume their fight for a play-off spot as they take on last-placed, Khulna Titans in the first match taking place on Monday.
While the Victorians have done well in the absence of their regular skipper, Steve Smith, Khulna Titans have been disappointing with none of their players portraying consistency.
With two crucial points at stake, the Victorians will be hoping to get one over the Titans as they continue their march forward in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Squads to choose from
Mahmudullah (c), 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
Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson, Abu Hider Rony, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salamkheil, Aamer Yamin
Playing XI Updates
The Titans were not up to the mark in their previous match against the Sylhet Sixers but without enough able resources, they should field a similar side.
Yasir Shah didn't complete his full quota of overs and could make way for Zahir Khan, who did play initially for the Titans. Jahurul Islam could come back into the side for Al-Amin as a specialist batsman.
Possible XI: Islam, Siddique, Taylor(WK), Shanto, Mahmadullah (C), Ariful, Wiese, Brathwaithe/Yasir, Taijul, Junaid and Roy.
After their previous victory over the Dhaka Dynamites, Comilla is not expected to make any changes to a fairly settled. Thisara Perera, Liam Dawson and Shahid Afridi have provided the right balance to the side and have made them one of the most fearsome batting units in the competition.
Possible XI: Tamim, Anamul(WK), Shamsur, Imrul(C), Dawson, Afridi, Perera, Saifuddin, Riaz, Mahedi Hasan and Ziaur.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Brendan Taylor has been getting the Titans off to good starts although converting them has been in a problem for them. He should be the ideal candidate for this slot.
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddiqui and Nazmul Hossain are the ideal set of players to have in your fantasy sides.
Tamim and Imrul are experienced players and have the ability to turn the game on its head in the span of a few overs while Siddiqui has scored in excess of 200 runs standing out as the lone warrior for the Titans.
Mahmadullah has been one of few bright sparks in a dreadful campaign for the Khulna Titans. Along with Liam Dawson and Thisara Perera, he would be a very handy option to have.
Saifuddin's batting prowess adds to his impressive bowling this season, making him a valuable addition to any fantasy side. Along with him, Junaid Khan and Taijul Islam are viable options as well.
Mahmadullah and Tamim Iqbal are the ideal candidates for captaincy with their ability and experience. Other options include Liam Dawson and Imrul Kayes, who have been in fine form throughout the course of the season.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Brendan Taylor (WK), Junaid Siddiqui, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain, Mahmadullah Riyad, Thisara Perera, Liam Dawson, Junaid Khan, Taijul Islam and Mohammed Saifuddin. Captain: Tamim Iqbal.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Anamul Haque (WK), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddiqui, Mahmadullah Riyad, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Saifuddin, Taijul Islam and Junaid Khan. Captain: Mahmadullah Riyad.
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