BPL 2018-19 Dhaka Dynamites vs Comilla Victorians 26th Match Prediction. Dhaka Dynamites are set to be in action against Comilla Victorians in what will be the 26th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019. The match is scheduled to be played on January 22 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Live action will commence at 6:30 PM local time.
- Dhaka Dynamites enjoy playing at the Shere Bangla and have won all the four matches they have played here so far this BPL.
- Dhaka’s top-order batting looks fragile and there seems to be an over-reliance on skipper Shakib Al Hasan to score the runs.
- Comilla Victorians won two out of the three matches they played against Dhaka Dynamites in the previous BPL season.
Our Pick: Comilla Victorians
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The pitch at the Shere Bangla is expected to remain the same across the 40 overs. Moreover, this being a night game, there is a possibility of dew during the latter-half of the second period of play. Toss, therefore, is going to be a big factor here and whichever team wins it is likely to bowl first.
Dhaka Dynamites Team News & Playing 11
DD Team News
Dhaka Dynamites have replaced misfiring opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai by Darwish Rasooli and he will probably continue to feature in the side’s starting eleven. Mizanur Rahman has been promoted up the order and he is likely to open the batting once again with Sunil Narine. Off-spinner Aliss Islam had picked up an injury while bowling during the game against Sylhet Sixers. Should he miss out, the Dynamites will probably play all-rounder Shuvagata Hom in his place.
DD Key Players
Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Rony Talukdar hold the key to Dhaka’s batting at the top while Andre Russell is an integral part of their middle order. Shakib recently smashed an unbeaten 61 against the Sylhet Sixers and he will be expected to produce another quality knock this time against the Comilla Victorians. Russell is having a strike-rate of close to 144 and he could turn the game on its head with his big-hitting. Shakib and Narine are also the key men for Dhaka Dynamites when it comes to bowling. The former is amongst the season’s top five bowlers with ten wickets in six matches. Narine has nine wickets and his economy rate of 6.90 is superior to Shakib’s 7.66. Andrew Birch has also been pretty impressive. The fast bowler took a three-wicket haul against the Sixers and he could hurt the Victorians in the powerplay.
DD Recent Form
Dhaka Dynamites find themselves comfortably placed at the top of the BPL 2019 points table. Their campaign this season got off to a tremendous start as they secured wins in their first four league games. They, however, could not extend their winning streak to five as they lost to Rajshahi Kings by 20 runs at Sylhet. The Dynamites then bounced back with a six-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers.
Dhaka Dynamites Predicted Playing 11
- Mizanur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Darwish Rasooli, Andre Russell, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Andrew Birch, Rubel Hossain, Aliss Islam/Shuvagata Hom
Comilla Victorians Team News & Playing 11
COM Team News
Comilla Victorians do not have any injury issues to deal with ahead of their upcoming clash against the Dhaka Dynamites. The team will continue to open the batting with Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque. Mahedi Hasan, Wahab Riaz, Shahid Afridi and Thisara Perera will form the frontline bowling options. The Victorians fielding the same eleven in their last three matches and we expect them to go unchanged once again.
COM Key Players
Comilla Victorians will bank on their opening pair of Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque to score the big runs for them at the top of the order. Tamim cracked a half-century recently against Khulna Titans and the team will want him to play a similar knock in this match. Imrul Kayes and Thisara Perera, who struck a brilliant 74 against Chittagong Vikings, are the team’s biggest hopes in the middle order. Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan and Shahid Afridi are the main threats in this bowling attack. Saifuddin has been the pick of the lot with nine wickets in seven games. Mahedi and Afridi have both taken eight apiece, and that too at healthy economy rates, and it will be up to these two to strangle the opposition in the middle overs. Conditions should suit Mahedi and he is more likely to finish with the best figures for Comilla Victorians.
COM Recent Form
Comilla Victorians have so far played seven matches in the BPL 2019. They have won four of those and lost the rest and are currently third in the league standings with eight points. Though the Victorians have performed well, they have not been as consistent as they would have liked. After back-to-back wins over Sylhet Sixers and Khulna Titans, they have once again lost momentum with a 38-run defeat in their last match against Rajshahi Kings.
Comilla Victorians Predicted Playing 11
- Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman, Imrul Kayes (c), Liam Dawson, Thisara Perera, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Wahab Riaz, Mahedi Hasan
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DD : W L W W W
COM : L W W L W
DD vs COM Head to Head
Dhaka Dynamites have won four while Comilla Victorians have won three out of the seven matches that have been played between these two teams in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Comilla Victorians beat Dhaka Dynamites twice in the three matches that they played against them in the previous edition of the tournament.
Dhaka Dynamites, however, registered a 95-run win in the most recent encounter in December 2017 at this very ground. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Dynamites posted a big total of 191/7 on the board. Comilla Victorians were then bowled out for just 96 runs in 18 overs.
Matches Played: 7; Dhaka Dynamites Won: 4; Comilla Victorians Won: 3
Dhaka Dynamites vs Comilla Victorians Prediction
Dhaka Dynamites will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table while Comilla Victorians will aim to get back on the winning track and pick some momentum as the tournament approaches its business end. The Dynamites will be playing at their fortress – the Shere Bangla – and other teams have found it really tough to beat them here. So far, they have won all their four matches at this ground. However, their performance against Sylhet Sixers did not look as convincing as before in the absence of some of their players which is why Comilla Victorians would be fancying their chances here. The Victorians seem to have a more balanced side at the moment and they will gain confidence from having beaten the Dynamites two times out of three last season. The Victorians have a stronger bowling attack and so we feel they are slightly better placed to win this battle.