Match Preview: Rangpur Riders Vs Chittagong Vikings

Rangpur meets Chittagong for the second time at the play offs. Previous meeting of these two teams was something the Vikings would want to forget as the Riders defeated them emphatically by 9 wickets.

The Rangpur side are now at at the 3rd position of the table, winning 5 matches off their 7 fixtures. They have won 3 of their matches with a 9 wicket margin and one with 7 wicket. Their bowling unit is doing especially well with former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi making it to the top five wicket takers till now. Local lads like Arafat Sunny and Sohag Gazi are also performing well. Afghan recruit Mohammad Shahzad has shown his worth with the bat too. 

After a disastrous winless streak of four matches, Chittagong finally have found some momentum. They have won back to back matches in front their own crowd. Tamim Iqbal’s team will look like to give the crowd something to cheer today as their main gun Chris Gayle is set to start this match. Mohammad Nabi is enjoying a dream time at the moment. The return of Shoaib Malik has also given Chittagong a much needed boost. Tamim himself will try to a play a memorable innings and confirm a spot for the Vikings at the next stage.