In the 18th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022, the Chattogram Challengers will face a formidable opponent in the Comilla Victorians. Chattogram Challengers were defeated by Fortune Barishal in their previous game. In the previous game, the Comilla Victorians also suffered their first loss of the season.
The Comilla Victorians had won by a large margin against the Chattogram Challengers in the previous game, which would boost the team’s confidence. The Challengers come in with two straight losses, and this game will not be easy for them. It will be fascinating to see if the Challengers can spring a surprise here.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 3rd, 2022 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians, 18th Match, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
Date: February 3, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Team Previews
Naeem Islam’s team’s campaign has been derailed by back-to-back defeats. The batsmen put on a poor performance in the previous game, failing to chase down a small total, falling by 14 runs to Fortune Barishal. They have slipped down the points table and need to win this game to turn things around.
Will Jacks has performed admirably, and he will need to establish a solid opening wicket stand with Afif Hossain. Chadwick Walton’s arrival has strengthened the middle order, and he will need to form alliances with Islam and Shamim Hossain. For the team to win this game, Benny Howell, Mehidy Hasan, and Akbar Ali must deliver big hits near the end.
Their bowlers performed admirably in the previous game, and a similar performance is expected here. Shoriful Islam and Hasan must strike quickly because the Victorians are strong at the top. Mrittunjoy Chowdhury has done well in the last two games and the side would like to see him do well in the middle overs with Howell, Jacks, and Afif Hossain.
Chattogram Challengers Squad
Will Jacks, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Chadwick Walton, Naeem Islam (c), Benny Howell, Akbar Ali (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Enamul Haque jnr, Rayad Emrit, Sabbir Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Kennar Lewis, Mukidul Islam, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Predicted XI: Naeem Islam (c), Chadwick Walton, Will Jacks, Afif Hossain, Akbar Ali (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Benny Howell, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
After three consecutive victories, Imrul Kayes’ team suffered its first loss of the season in the final game. Their batting lineup faltered against Minister Group Dhaka, and the team was defeated by 50 runs. They had a big win against the Chattogram Challengers in their previous game and would like to draw inspiration from that victory.
Their batsmen failed to score in the previous game, which was a rare occurrence. They would like to see Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who have made runs in the tournament, get off to a good start in this game. Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, and Kayes are experienced players in the middle order. Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, and Karim Janat are all good batsmen who add depth to the team.
Nahidul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman are in good form with the new ball, and the team expects them to strike early in this game. Shohidul Islam has been costly in most games, and the team would benefit from tighter spells from him and Karim Janat in this game. They have good bowling options with Tanvir Islam, Haque, and Delport on the team.
Comilla Victorians Squad
Liton Das (wk), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Faf du Plessis, Imrul Kayes (c), Cameron Delport, Karim Janat, Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, Shohidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Abu Hider Rony, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Mehedi Hasan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Sumon Khan
Predicted XI: Imrul Kayes (c), Cameron Delport, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Faf du Plessis, Ariful Haque, Liton Das (wk), Karim Janat, Nahidul Islam, Shohidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Toss Prediction
It is an evening game, and both teams will consider the dew factor. Bowling with a wet ball in the second inning would be difficult. As a result, the team that wins the toss in this game will look to bowl first and chase the score in favourable conditions.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Shere Bangla National Stadium is known for its flatness, and batsmen have scored big here in the past. The batsmen benefit from the fast outfield as well. The surface can be unforgiving for fast bowlers, but spinners have done well here in the past.
On February 3, the skies over Dhaka will be clear, and we anticipate a high-scoring game. The wicket has been flat, and there hasn’t been much on the track for the bowlers to work with. Batsmen have performed admirably by employing aggressive strokes. The team batting first would aim for 180 runs in order to defend it with a wet ball.
Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Match Prediction
Chattogram Challengers would be put to the test. They come in with two losses, and another loss would put them in a bind for the rest of the tournament. Their batsmen must perform well in this game if the team is to win. The Comilla Victorians are in good form with both the bat and the bowl, which would make them favourites in this contest.
Comilla Victorians is the favourite to beat Chattogram Challengers at the odds of 1.57.
- Comilla Victorians have won three of their four games, and they appear to be in good form.
- Chattogram Challengers are coming off back-to-back losses, and they will be nervous.
- The batsmen for the Chattogram Challengers have been inconsistent, with Will Jacks being the only one in good form.