Comilla Victorians will be looking to secure a playoff spot when they face Sylhet Sunrisers in the 26th game of the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. Both teams have lost their previous games coming into this one. The Victorians were defeated by Fortune Barishal, while the Sunrisers were defeated by the same opponent.
The Sunrisers have had a miserable tournament, with the team winning just one of their eight games. Their bowlers have failed in nearly every game. It will be interesting to see how the Sunrisers perform in this game, given that they have no chance of progressing to the next round.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 9th, 2022 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
Match Details to Note
Match: Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Sunrisers, 26th Match, Bangladesh Premier League 2022
Date: February 9, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Sunrisers Team Previews
Imrul Kayes’ team suffered a batting collapse in their previous game, losing by 32 runs to Fortune Barishal. Given Sylhet’s poor form, Kayes will see this as an opportunity to get his team a big win and a spot in the playoffs.
Kayes and Liton Das form a strong opening combination and will look to get the game off to a good start. The middle order failed in the previous game, so Moeen Ali, Mominul Haque, and Mahmudul Hasan Joy would be needed. Down the order, they have good hitters in Sunil Narine and Nahidul Islam.
As the Sunrisers have been good with the bat, Nahidul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman will look for early strikes. Tanvir Islam has shown good form and should bowl tight lines in the middle overs. Narine and Moeen Ali are experienced bowlers, and the team would like to see a strong performance from them.
Comilla Victorians Squad
Liton Das (wk), Imrul Kayes (c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Moeen Ali, Nahidul Islam, Sunil Narine, Karim Janat, Sumon Khan, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Faf du Plessis, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony, Cameron Delport, Shohidul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Mehedi Hasan, Parvez Hossain Emon
Predicted XI: Imrul Kayes (c), Liton Das (wk), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Karim Janat, Nahidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Sumon Khan
Ravi Bopara’s team has lost all hope of making the playoffs after a 12-run loss to Fortune Barishal in the previous game. It was yet another example of the team’s poor bowling, as they allowed their opponents to put up a big score. The team would play for pride here, and Bopara would like to see a better performance from his players.
Colin Ingram is in excellent form, and he will look to establish a good opening wicket stand with Anamul Haque. Bopara, Mohammad Mithun, and Mosaddek Hossain are all experienced players who will be expected to score runs in this game. To win, Mizanur Rahman and Alauddin Babu will need to add runs down the order.
Sohag Gazi and Shiraz Ahmed must bowl tight spells with the new ball, which has been one of the team’s major issues. Babu, Nazmul Islam, and Ask Swadhin are expected to bowl tight spells in the middle overs. Given the form of the other bowlers, Bopara and Mosaddek Hossain will have to bowl tight overs.
Sylhet Sunrisers Squad
Colin Ingram, Anamul Haque (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Ravi Bopara (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Alauddin Babu, Aks Swadhin, Nazmul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Shiraz Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Nadif Chowdhury, Lendl Simmons, Muktar Ali, Al-Amin Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Shafiul Hayet
Predicted XI: Ravi Bopara (c), Anamul Haque (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Alauddin Babu, Mizanur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Aks Swadhin, Shiraz Ahmed
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Sunrisers Toss Prediction
It’s an evening game, so dew will be a factor. Because bowlers would struggle to grip the ball, the team chasing the score would have an advantage. The team that wins the toss should not be hesitant to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium isn’t your average high-scoring T20 venue. We’ve seen low-scoring games before. To succeed, batsmen must stick to the wicket and build their innings. The track is beneficial to both fast bowlers and spinners.
On February 9, the skies over Sylhet would be clear. Due to the slowness of the surface, the wicket would be difficult for batsmen to bat on. Bowlers are expected to do well. In the event that the dew made batting conditions difficult, the side batting first would need 180 runs to successfully defend it.
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Sunrisers Match Prediction
In this tournament, the Sylhet Sunrisers have failed to carry out their plans. Their bowlers have been in terrible form, which has resulted in significant losses for the team. They are lacking in confidence, which is a major issue. Comilla Victorians have been one of the tournament’s top teams. In this game, they will start as favourites.
Comilla Victorians is the favourite to beat Sylhet Sunrisers at the odds of 1.35.
- Comilla Victorians have a strong batting lineup that includes Liton Das, Moeen Ali, and Imrul Kayes.
- Sylhet Sunrisers have only won one of their eight games and have looked out of sorts.
- Sylhet Sunrisers’ bowlers have given up runs and allowed opponents to put up big totals.