BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Chittagong Vikings 24th Match Prediction. As the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League returns to Dhaka, the table-topping Dynamites face second-place Chittagong Vikings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled for January 21 and the live action begins at 18:30 local time.
- Dhaka Dynamites are top of the points table with five wins and one defeat from their six matches so far, having bounced back from their loss to Rajshahi Kings with a six-wicket win against Sylhet Sixers.
- Chittagong Vikings wrapped up the second phase of fixtures in Sylhet by posting the highest score of this year’s tournament so far, 214/4, on their way to a 26-run win against Khulna Titans.
- The Vikings consequently sit just two points behind Dhaka Dynamites having played a game less, but they have beaten the Dynamites.
Our Pick: Dhaka Dynamites
ABOUT THE MATCH
Chittagong Vikings went on to score the highest score of Bangladesh Premier League history to rise to the second spot in the points table, just behind Dhaka Dynamites. They’ll have an opportunity to get alongside Dhaka Dynamites, separated only by net run rate, in their next game where they face the Dynamites at Dhaka on 21st January. Dhaka Dynamites have done exceedingly well in the tournament with five wins in six matches and have maintained their supremacy at the ladder since the beginning of BBL 2019. The top of the table clashes are always exciting and this one promises to be nothing less.
Dhaka vs Chittagong: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Geo TV, Gazi TV, Maasranga Television, SportsMax, FreeSports
Live streaming: Rabbitholebd Sports
Dhaka Dynamites were successful batting first in the first phase of fixtures in Dhaka, and Shakib Al Hasan might opt to do the same again this time.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
Dhaka Team News
After their first defeat of the tournament, Dhaka opted to shift the balance of their team last time out. That meant paceman Andrew Birch replacing Hazratullah Zazai and Afghanistan’s Darwish Rasooli in for Kieron Pollard. Mohammad Naim returned in place of Asif Hasan, meanwhile, and Mizanur Rahman was promoted to open. Whether the Dynamites stick with that line-up, or return to the one that served them so well in Dhaka, remains to be seen.
Dhaka Key Players
Shakib Al Hasan starred with bat and ball in the win against Sylhet Sixers last time out. He took 2-34 with the ball, to move to ten wickets in the tournament so far, and then hit an unbeaten 61 to move to 135 runs in six games.
Andre Russell hammered four sixes in his 21-ball unbeaten 40, meanwhile. The West Indian – who also bowled a maiden and took 1-20 with the ball – has made useful contributions with bat and ball so far too, scoring 125 runs and taking four wickets in total.
And on the theme of in-form all-rounders, Sunil Narine followed up 1-32 with the ball – his ninth wicket of the tournament – with 20 from ten balls at the top of the order, which took him past 100 runs so far too.
Andrew Birch took three wickets on his first appearance last time out, meanwhile, but having been expensive it remains to be seen if he will keep his place with Kieron Pollard and Hazratullah Zazai two very big names to be keeping out of the team. Indeed, Hazratullah is their top run scorer so far, having scored 78 and 57 in his first two innings, while Pollard has also smashed a half-century so far.
Dhaka Team Form
After four wins in four in the first phase of fixtures in Dhaka, the Dynamites lost for the first time in their first fixture in Sylhet. In Dhaka, they posted 189/5 in an 83-run win against Rajshahi Kings and 192/6 as they thrashed Khulna Titans by 105 runs.
They just held on defending 183/9 against Rangpur Riders, after Al Islam’s debut hat-trick and figures of 4-26 swung the match their way – the Riders finishing on 181/9. Victory against Sylhet Sixers then followed, after Rony Talukdar’s half-century in a total of 173/7 – the Sixers finishing 32 runs short.
Dhaka’s second set of fixtures started with defeat, however, despite Sunil Narine’s 3-19 helping them restrict Rajshahi Kings to 136/6. They were never able to get up with the required rate in reply and finished on 116/9 from their 20 overs.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Rubel Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Andrew Birch, Al Islam
Chittagong Vikings Team News & Playing 11
Chittagong Team News
Having been their star man in the first phase of fixtures, Robbie Frylinck missed Chittagong’s only game in Sylhet, as Dasun Shanaka went straight into the team after playing in Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand. The Vikings have kept changes to a minimum so far, however – that was only the third they have made.
Chittagong Key Players
While he missed the most recent game, Robbie Frylinck was in superb form in the first phase of fixtures. The all-rounder started with 4-14 in the opening game, before taking 3-26 and scoring an unbeaten 44 in the second. In the third, he hit two sixes in the final over to force a tie with Khulna Titans and was entrusted to both bat and bowl in the super over, which the Vikings won.
Mohammad Shahzad hit 46 and 33 in his last two matches, meanwhile – the Afghani opener starting to rediscover the form that made him one of the star men in the Afghanistan Premier League.
Mushfiqur Rahim is in top form too, scoring 34, 75 and 52 in his last three games to move to 191 so far in the tournament. He is fifth in the batting charts, despite playing two games less than all those above him.
Cameron Delport has made some useful contributions alongside too, but it was his bowling that proved just as important last time as his medium-pace brought 2-25 in the win against Khulna Titans.
Yasir Ali top-scored against the Titans, meanwhile – his 54 following the 41 he hit when the two teams had previously met in Dhaka. Abu Jayed was top wicket taker, with 3-33, and he now has seven in five games.
Chittagong Team Form
Chittagong Vikings have lost just one of their five games so far in BPL 2019. They started with a three-wicket win against Rangpur Riders, with Robbie Frylinck claiming 4-14 as they bowled the defending champions out for 98 in the opening game. Frylinck’s 3-26 and 44* were not enough next up, as they lost by six runs to Sylhet Sixers, but they have not lost since.
They nearly did against Khulna Titans, but Frylinck hit two sixes in the final over in a thrilling tie – 151/8 replying to 151/6 – and the South African all-rounder then batted and bowled as the Vikings won the Super Over.
Mushfiqur Rahim then hammered 75 from 41 balls to lead a chase of 185 to beat Comilla Victorians – Frylinck hitting the match-winning six with just two balls to spare – as the Vikings claimed a four-wicket win.
Last time out, half-centuries for Rahim (52) and Yasir Ali (54) and Mohammad Shahzad’s 46 helped them to 214/4 against Khulna Titans – the highest score of the tournament so far – and they claimed a 26-run win to continue their fine start.
Chittagong Vikings Predicted Playing 11
- Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najbullah Zadran, Mosaddek Hossain, Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : W L W W W
CHV : W W W L W
DD vs CHV Head to Head
Dhaka Dynamites have won all five previous matches they have played against Chittagong Vikings – they are the only BPL team the Vikings are yet to beat. They last met in Chittagong in the 2017 tournament – after their first match had been abandoned – in a high-scoring game. Luke Ronchi (59) and Anamul Haque (73) helped the Vikings to 187/5, despite Sunil Narine’s four overs costing just 11 runs, but Evin Lewis bludgeoned 75 from 31 balls in reply as the Dynamites claimed a seven-wicket win.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Chittagong Vikings Betting Odds
Chittagong Vikings have never beaten Dhaka Dynamites and the Dynamites are favourites for this one too. They are a best price of 1.67 to win with Betfair, while Betway are offering 1.57 and Bet365 have priced the Dynamites at 1.53. You can get 2.50 on the Vikings to win with the latter.
Chittagong Vikings do look the team most likely to challenge the Dynamites on current form, however – particularly with their batsmen in such good form. After back-to-back half-centuries, Mushfiqur Rahim is 5.00 to be their top batsman. Mohammad Shahzad has also found form, and he is 4.00.
For the Dynamites, they have plenty of batsmen capable of runs. Shakib Al Hasan was the star last time out, and is 5.50 to top score for them, while Hazratullah Zazai should not be discounted if he returns to the top order – hence his low price of 3.50.
Shakib Al Hasan starred with bat and ball last time out, and you can get 1.83 from Bet365 on him scoring more than 40.5 performance points. His most recent performance suggests he could be much higher. For the Vikings, Robbie Frylinck has proved himself capable with bat and ball. If he returns to the team, he is 1.83 to score more than 27.5 performance points.
Dhaka Dynamites vs Chittagong Vikings Prediction
While Chittagong Vikings have looked good so far, they have never beaten Dhaka Dynamites – and the in-form Dynamites can maintain that record in this fixture.