BPL 2018-19 Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings 7th Match Prediction. After losing their campaign opener, Sylhet Sixers will look to register their first win of the season when they face-off against Chittagong Vikings. This seventh fixture of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 will be played on January 9 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM local time.
- Chittagong Vikings have confidence and momentum on their side after beating Rangpur Riders in the opening game of the tournament.
- Sylhet Sixers had secured a crushing ten-wicket victory in their most recent encounter against Chittagong Vikings at this very ground.
- Chittagong Vikings have been performing better than Sylhet Sixers who have suffered eight defeats in their last nine completed matches.
Our Pick: Chittagong Vikings
SYS vs CHV, BPL 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Geo TV, Geo Super, GTV, SportsMax
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Rabbitholebd
The Shere Bangla has so far hosted two day games in BPL 2019 season and both have been won by the side batting second. And with the wicket expected to remain the same throughout the course of the match, the team that wins the toss here on Wednesday is likely to bowl first.
Sylhet Sixers Team News & Playing 11
SYS Team News
Sylhet Sixers seem to have no injury concerns ahead of their upcoming encounter against Chittagong Vikings. Although they ended up losing their opening match against Comilla Victorians, we feel they will probably go with the same playing eleven. Skipper David Warner will open the batting once again along with wicketkeeper Liton Das. The Sixers’ pace attack will be led by Mohammad Irfan, Taskin Ahmed and Al-Amin Hossain.
SYS Key Players
There were no major contributions from their top-order batsmen in the game against Comilla Victorians and the team will be hoping to change that in their next game against Chittagong Vikings. Sylhet Sixers will have a lot of hopes pinned on the opening pair of David Warner and Liton Das. The former is nearing his international comeback and is keen to make a mark with the bat. The team’s middle order will depend mainly on Sabbir Rahman and Nicholas Pooran who is coming off a 26-ball 41. Mohammad Irfan and Taskin Ahmed will open the bowling for Sylhet Sixers and it will be up to these two to rock Chittagong’s top-order in the powerplay. Sandeep Lamichhane, as was expected, claimed the best figures of 2-16 from four overs against the Victorians and the leg-spinner from Nepal is likely to trouble the batsmen again on this slow Dhaka pitch.
SYS Recent Form
In the previous BPL season, Sylhet Sixers finished fifth in the league standings with four wins and seven losses from twelve matches. This year, they have begun their campaign on a losing note as they faced a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Comilla Victorians in their first match. Their batsmen put up a disappointing show in that game as the team could manage just 127 but their bowlers did well to take the game into the final over.
Sylhet Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- David Warner (c), Liton Das (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Alok Kapali, Taskin Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Irfan
Chittagong Vikings Team News & Playing 11
CHV Team News
Captained by Mushfiqur Rahim, Chittagong Vikings have retained their last season’s members Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Sunzamul Islam and Najibullah Zadran. The team is expected to come up with an unchanged line-up following their win in the tournament opener against Rangpur Riders. The Vikings don’t have any injury issues to deal with heading into this game.
CHV Key Players
Mohammad Shahzad and Mushfiqur Rahim looked promising in their knocks of 27 and 25 respectively in the season opener against Rangpur Riders. They are the key figures in this batting group but the team will want them to convert their starts into something substantial next time against Sylhet Sixers. Sikandar Raza is a vital cog in this middle order. The all-rounder had blitzed a 45-ball 95 in one of the reverse encounters last season and he will look to replicate that performance. Robbie Frylinck was the star performer with the ball for the Vikings in the last game and played a massive role in his team’s win. The South African pacer notched up brilliant figures of 4-14 from four overs and the Sixers will look to be watchful against him. Abu Jayed and Nayeem Hasan took two wickets apiece and they will be expected to bowl well again.
CHV Recent Form
Chittagong Vikings could muster just three wins from their twelve league matches last season to finish at the bottom of the points table. They, however, have started off well in this sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League with a three-wicket victory over Rangpur Riders in the opening game of the tournament. The Vikings were simply outstanding with the ball as they knocked over their opponents for just 98 runs, but they won’t be too happy with their batting as it did not turn out to be a convincing run chase.
Chittagong Vikings Predicted Playing 11
- Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Cameron Delport, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SYL : L L W L L
CHV : W W L L L
SYL vs CHV Head to Head
Sylhet Sixers and Chittagong Vikings have played only two matches against each other in the Bangladesh Premier League with both winning once apiece.
Both those matches were played in the previous edition of the tournament. The Vikings won the first of those by 40 runs at Chittagong and the Sixers then avenged their defeat with a crushing ten-wicket win at Dhaka.
Matches Played: 2; Sylhet Sixers Won: 1; Chittagong Vikings Won: 1
Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings Betting Odds
Chittagong Vikings begin as the bookmakers’ favorites to win this seventh match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019. They are being offered at odds of 1.70 on Betway, 1.72 on Bet365 and 1.74 on Betfair. Sylhet Sixers are the underdogs for this game at a higher price of 2.05 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.12 on Betfair.
Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings Prediction
Chittagong Vikings will be the more confident of the two sides going into game as they are coming on the back of a win against Rangpur Riders. Sylhet Sixers, on the other hand, faced defeat in their opening game against Comilla Victorians and this means that they have now lost eight of their last nine completed matches in the BPL. However, knowing that they had brushed aside the Vikings the last time these two teams faced each other should boost their morale. The bowling line-ups of the two sides appear pretty evenly matched on paper but the Vikings look slightly stronger on the batting front which is why we are backing them to win their second game on the bounce.