Chittagong Vikings will be facing Khulna Titans on the 5th match day of BPL 2016. Both teams have won their first match but both suffered humiliating defeats on the hands of Rangpur Riders. This clash is important for both teams if they want to come back from their previous devastating loss, as both of them lost by 9 wickets at their last match.
Khulna defeated Rajshahi in a nail biting first match. They were on the backfoot on most of the time of the match. But captain Mahmudullah bowled a brilliant last over to clinch a thrilling 3 run win. Khulna under performed a bit with their bat. Their disaster with the bat continued as they were bowled out for only 44 at their encounter with Rangpur Riders. They will certainly try to improve that. Their bowlers were nevertheless quite up the task at the first match. Junaid Khan seems to be in good form but the other bowlers should set the benchmark lot higher if they want to win and progress.
Chittagong has started this year’s campaign in emphatic fashion by beating defending champions Comilla Victorians by 29 runs. Captain Tamim Iqbal has also started with a blistering half century. He will try to keep his momentum. Foreign cricketers also enjoyed their days. Mohammad Nabi was the man of the match by clinching 4 wickets. Shoaib Malik, Anamul and Jahurul will try to make some quick runs this time. Young Taskin and veteran Razzaq also gave some crucial breakthroughs. But their bowling failed them against the Riders. They were devastated by Shahzad’s brutal hitting. They will have to plan their bowling attack intelligently to defend against Titans. .