Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2018-19), Rajshahi Kings vs Comilla Victorians: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - January 21st, 2019
While Rajshahi Kings can take pride from the fact that they inflicted Dhaka's only defeat of the season last time around, they would be wary of the threat that an in-form Tamim Iqbal would carry with the south-paw scoring a brisk fifty in the win over the Khulna Titans.
With the second Dhaka phase underway, this match promises to be a highly competitive one.
Squads to choose from:
Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan(C), Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmad, Christiaan Jonker, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman, Fazle Mahmud, Ryan ten Doeschate, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Islam, Seekkuge Prasanna, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Hafeez
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:
Rajshahi pulled off an upset in beating Dhaka even after dropping the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Laurie Evans and Mominul Haque.
While they would be pleased with their bowling unit's efforts, Rajshahi will hope for a better batting performance from their local talents. No changes are expected from them with possibly Nafees the only one in real threat of losing his position.
Possible XI: Mehidy(C), Nafees/Sarkar, Ayub, Ten Doeschate, Jonker, Zakir(WK), Seekkuge, Udana, Mustafizur, Sunny and Rabbi.
Similar to their opponents, Comilla would also be tempted to use the same eleven that has yielded them two victories on the trot. The team is fairly balanced with the presence of all-rounders such as Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi and Liam Dawson.
Possible XI: Tamim, Anamul(WK), Imrul(C), Shamsur, Dawson, Perera, Afridi, Ziaur, Saifuddin, Riaz and Mahedi.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Anamul Haque is the front-runner for the wicket-keeper spot. Zakir Hasan's recent form is also quite good but with Anamul's superior batting form and ability behind the wickets, he should be preferred over the youngster who has impressed one and all.
Batsmen: Marshall Ayub was brilliant against the Dynamites and was one of the prime reasons for the Kings' victory. Ayub alongside Tamim Iqbal are very good options to by.
Either Imrul Kayes or Shamsur Rahman would also do the trick as Kayes looked in good touch with telling contributions in the last few matches.
All-rounders: With a number of all-rounders up for grabs, it is critical to select the best all-rounders who would possibly provide the complete package with the bat, bowl, and in the field.
Thisara Perera and Mehidy Hasan fit the bill perfectly with Perera in possibly the best form of his life in regards to his batting. Liam Dawson has played his part to perfection and is also a viable option to go for.
Bowlers: Isuru Udana and Mustafizur Rahman's combination has been quite deadly for the Kings and both are among the best death bowlers in the competition.
Saifuddin has also slipped under the radar at times but has nine wickets to his name, the highest among the Comilla bowlers. Either Mahedi Hasan or Wahab Riaz should suffice in completing your fantasy line-up.
Captain: Tamim Iqbal sprung back to form and is the prime candidate to go along with all-rounders Thisara Perera and Mehidy Hasan, who are also good options to go by with the Dhaka pitch providing a bit of everything for their liking.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Anamul Haque (WK), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Marshall Ayub, Thisara Perera, Liam Dawson, Mehidy Hasan, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin and Mahedi Hasan. Captain: Tamim Iqbal.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Zakir Hasan(WK), Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Christian Jonker, Thisara Perera, Mehidy Hasan, Isuru Udana, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin and Wahab Riaz. Captain: Thisara Perera.Published 20 Jan 2019, 11:30 IST