BPL 2018-19 Chittagong Vikings vs Dhaka Dynamites 37th Match Prediction. Dhaka Dynamites will look to end their losing streak and get back on the winning track when they face-off against Chittagong Vikings in this 37th fixture of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019. The match is scheduled to be played on January 30 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Live action will commence at 1:30 PM local time.
- Chittagong Vikings defeated Dhaka Dynamites by three wickets when the two teams clashed earlier in the 24th match of the season.
- Dhaka Dynamites have won five out of the six matches they have played against Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League.
- Chittagong Vikings have more in-form players in their side as compared to Dhaka Dynamites who rely heavily on their skipper Shakib Al Hasan.
Our Pick: Chittagong Vikings
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The wicket at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium tends to become more bowler-friendly during the second period of play. And since the side batting first at this ground has won more often than the side bowling first in this year’s BPL, the team that wins the toss here will probably want to bat first.
Chittagong Vikings Team News & Playing 11
Chittagong Team News
Chittagong Vikings made just the one change in their side for the last match against Comilla Victorians, dropping off-spinner Robiul Haque to include batsman Shadman Islam. The latter could not open his account with the bat in that game, but the team could give him another opportunity considering almost their entire batting line-up had failed to perform up to the mark. We expect the Vikings to field the same side from last time.
Chittagong Key Players
Mohammad Shahzad, Yasir Ali and Mushfiqur Rahim have done the bulk of the scoring for Chittagong Vikings this BPL and it will be mainly up to these three to put their team into a strong position with the bat. Rahim is currently the tournament’s second-best batsman with 327 runs and has three half-centuries to his name. Mosaddek Hossain scored a 25-ball 43 in the last game against Comilla Victorians and he has chipped in with handy contributions down the order. Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed have been the most impressive of all the bowlers in the side and the Vikings will be expecting strong performances from them against Dhaka Dynamites. Jayed is amongst the tournament’s top five bowlers with 15 wickets while Khaled has 14 wickets in 10 matches. Cameron Delport took 3-25 in the reverse encounter and he is another bowler in this line-up who could trouble the Dynamites in this match.
Chittagong Recent Form
Chittagong Vikings find themselves third on the BPL 2019 points table with six wins and four losses from ten league matches. They are coming into this game on the back of three consecutive defeats. Prior to those defeats, however, they had won five games on the bounce. The Vikings had a rough day with the bat in their last outing against Comilla Victorians. The game was reduced to 19 overs per side due to rain and the Vikings could manage only 116/8 in their allotted overs.
Chittagong Vikings Predicted Playing 11
- Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Shadman Islam, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Najibullah Zadran, Cameron Delport, Sikandar Raza, Mosaddek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
Dhaka Team News
Dhaka Dynamites went in with a slightly bowling-heavy side in the last game against Rangpur Riders but it did not pay off. Kieron Pollard, Shahadat Hossain and Qazi Onik were brought into the team with Darwish Rasooli, Mohammad Naim and Mohor Sheikh making way for them. For this upcoming encounter against Chittagong Vikings, the Dynamites could bring in fast bowler Andrew Birch at the expense of Qazi Onik and Mizanur Rahman in place of opener Hazratullah Zazai who has not been performing too well of late.
Dhaka Key Players
Shakib Al Hasan is undoubtedly the linchpin for the Dhaka Dynamites. The allrounder has not only scored the most runs for them (214 runs) but he is also the tournament’s second-highest wicket taker with 17 wickets in nine matches. Shakib was the pick of the bowlers in his team’s last meeting against Chittagong Vikings with brilliant figures of 4-16 and the skipper will look to replicate that performance. Another key man with the bat for the Dynamites is Rony Talukdar who has hit a couple of half-centuries and is coming off an impressive knock of 52 runs against Rangpur Riders. Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are dangerous middle-order batsmen who can change the course of the game with their power-hitting. While Shakib is the team’s biggest hope with the ball, there will also be high expectations from Rubel Hossain who has taken 10 wickets in the season at a pretty decent economy of 7.
Dhaka Recent Form
Dhaka Dynamites have won five and lost four out of the nine matches they have played so far this BPL and are currently occupying the fourth position in the league standings with ten points. They made a perfect start to their campaign, winning their first four matches in a row, but fell off the radar thereafter. The Dynamites have now faced defeat in each of their last three matches and it was their bowling that let them down in the previous game against Rangpur Riders.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Hazratullah Zazai/Mizanur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan (wk), Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Qazi Onik/Andrew Birch
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
CHV : L L L W W
DD : L L L W L
CHV vs DD Head to Head
Chittagong Vikings and Dhaka Dynamites have played six matches against each other in the Bangladesh Premier League with the latter leading the scoreline 5-1.
Dhaka Dynamites have beaten Chittagong Vikings three times in their previous four completed encounters.
Chittagong Vikings, however, emerged victorious when the two teams faced each other in the last week’s reverse encounter at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Dhaka Dynamites posted 139/9 after winning the toss and opting to bat first. The Vikings, in reply, got off to a shaky start but managed to get over the line on the penultimate ball of their innings to seal a three-wicket win.
Matches Played: 6; Chittagong Vikings Won: 1; Dhaka Dynamites Won: 5
Chittagong Vikings vs Dhaka Dynamites Prediction
Both the teams are coming on the back of three consecutive defeats. So both will be playing under a lot of pressure and whoever absorbs this pressure better will emerge victorious in this crucial contest. Dhaka Dynamites have the upper hand in the fact that they have beaten Chittagong Vikings five times out of six in the history of the tournament. However, the latter will draw plenty of confidence from their win in the reverse fixture. The Vikings have most of their players in good form while the Dynamites seem to be heavily dependent on the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell to perform for them. Although the two teams have been neck-and-neck so far, we feel that Chittagong Vikings are slightly better placed to win this match.