Bottom feeders Comilla Victorians will meet the surging Rajshahi Kings. This is their second meeting. At their first encounter, Comilla produced a good performance and produced a rare winning moment.
Rajshahi Kings are on the rise. They have 4 matches in a row and among then two matches against two table toppers. If they can win this leg of the derby they will be in a very good position to qualify for the next stage. Rajshahi has a very good and in form batting line up at the top. All of their top order batsmen – Mominul, Sabbir, Samit Patel, Akmal are getting runs. Skipper Sammy is now at his explosive best, winning the two matches for the Kings with his bat. Their bowling is doing great as they bowled out Rangpur within only 79 runs. Nazmul Apu and Mehedi Miraz are the revelations for the Kings. Seamers like Mohammad Sami, Farhad Reza and Abul Hasan Raju are great at checking runs and getting breakthroughs when needed. Kings will certainly look forward to take revenge on their last defeat against Comilla and secure their position at the top 4.
Victorians BPL mission is almost over and they have nothing but pride to salvage from this match. They have now lost 7 off their 9 fixtures played. Batsmen like Kayes, Shehzad and Samuels batted really well at the last match which would be a relief. Their batting order is also fairly disorganized as they seem to shuffle the order every next match. Barring Mashrafe and Tanvir the other bowlers are struggling too. Nabil Samad did well in the encounter against Bulls. They will also be desperate to see some notion of solace in a victory and salvage something out of this campaign.