Vikings are through to the next stage after a tight win over Dhaka Dynamites courtesy of Dasun Shanaka and Abu Jayed, while Sylhet Sixers were undone by Laurie Evans and Ryan Ten Doeschate as they are close to exiting the competition.
With a top two finish in sights for the Vikings and slim hopes of a play-off place for the Sixers, this match is sure to deliver in terms of entertainment.
Squads to choose from
Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir, Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Afif Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Andre Fletcher, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali(c), Jaker Ali, Gulbadin Naib, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Patrick Brown and Nicholas Pooran
Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Sunzamul Islam, Mohammad Shahzad, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Robiul Haque, Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman, Shadman Islam, Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Robbie Frylinck, Cameron Delport, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran.
Playing XI Updates
With only slim hopes left, Sylhet should make a few changes to the side that lost to the Rajshahi Kings. Ebadat Hossain could make way for Al-Amin while Nabil Samad could keep his place for one more match.
The batting looks fairly settled with Nicolas Pooran amongst the top run-scorers of the competition with 379 runs. Taskin Ahmed leads the wicket takers chart with 21 wickets and would be one to watch out for.
Possible XI: Afif, Liton (WK), Roy, Sabbir, Pooran, Kapali, Nawaz, Tanvir, Al-Amin, Taskin and Samad.
After a successful outing against Dhaka in their last home game, not many changes are expected of this team with Dasun Shanaka doing admirably with the ball in hand.
Abu Jayed has been the pick of the bowlers and has led the attack well in the absence of Robbie Frylinck. Cameron Delport's return to form bodes well for Chittagong.
Possible XI: Delport, Shahzad (WK), Yasir, Rahim(C), Shanaka, Raza, Mosaddek, Nayeem, Khaled, Abu Jayed and Millon.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Both Mohammad Shahzad and Liton Das have been good in patches and are due for a big score. With there ability to strike the ball cleanly, either of them would make a great selection.
Batsmen: Jason Roy has tailed off after a good debut in the BBL and is one to backed for this match along with Sabbir Rahman. Cameron Delport sprung back to form in the previous game and with his bowling ability adding to his value, he is one for the taking. Either of Yasir Ali or Mushfiqur Rahim would also suffice.
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka and Afif Hossain are the ideal candidates for your fantasy teams. Shanaka has been given extra responsibility with the ball and considering his finishing abilities, he is a valuable asset.
Bowlers: Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed are the most dependable bowlers in the Chittagong side and are must haves in the team. Two out of Mohammad Nawaz, Taskin Ahmed and Tanvir would be ideal to complete a balanced fantasy team.
Captain: Cameron Delport and Jason Roy are safe picks considering their recent form, while the likes of Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Shahzad are also decent options.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Sabbir Rahman, Jason Roy, Yasir Ali, Cameron Delport, Dasun Shanaka, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed. Captain: Jason Roy
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Liton Das(WK), Jason Roy, Nicolas Pooran, Mushfiqur Rahim, Cameron Delport, Afif Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed. Captain: Cameron Delport