CHATTOGRAM CHALLENGERS VS COMILLA WARRIORS
27TH MATCH PREDICTION
Dec 31, 2019 – 07:30
Shere Bangla National Stadium – Dhaka, Bangladesh ABOUT THE MATCH
Chattogram Challengers have done incredibly well in the tournament and are sitting right at the top of the ladder. In the bottom half of the table are Comilla Warriors, who would be looking for a win in their upcoming encounter to bridge the gap between them and the teams placed above them. The Warriors and the Challengers are set to play against each other in an important fixture of the tournament. With not many matches to go, the importance of two points cannot be overstated. The match between the two sides is set to be played at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, on Tuesday, 31st December.
have been one of the busiest time in the first half of the tournament as they played the most number of matches. They, however, enjoyed that time as they tasted success more often than not. As of now, they are placed at the top of the table with 12 points in eight matches and another couple of wins should acertain them a berth in the playoffs.
Most recently, the Challengers defeated Dhaka Platoons in a low-scoring encounter. Chasing a total of 124, after their bowlers did a phenomnenal job in the first innings, they looked pretty settled. There were a few hiccups here and there as they lost four wickets, but the total was too little to put any pressure whatsoever on the Challengers.
Up in the tournament so far, the Challengers have punched above their weight. Their all-rounders have performed brilliantly with Mahmudullah Riyad leading the way for them. They have the momentum and considering the way they have done in the tournament so far, beating them is going to take some effort for any team.
Chattogram Challengers Starting Lineup
CAK Walton, Nurul Hasan, LMP Simmons, M Junaid Siddique, Pinak Ghosh, Ryan Burl, Rubel Hossain, LE Plunkett, Nasum Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Ziaur Rahman.
Comilla Warriors got off to a strong start in the tournament, but four losses in their last four matches has put their playoff chances in jeopardy. They have now dropped down to the fifth spot on the ladder and have four points in seven matches. However, their net run-rate of 0.256 is still pretty good and might come in handy should things get tight towards the end of the league stage.
They were handed an embarrassing defeat by Rajshahi Royals in their previous match wherein both their batting as well as bowling fell short of what they were required to do. Their batting has been a tad too inconsistent with most of the responsibility lying with the likes of Soumya Sarkar and Dawid Malan. While they both have done pretty well up until now, they have lacked support from the other batsmen.
As has been the case with their batting, their bowling too appears to be a little too over-reliant on just a couple of bowlers. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Abu Hider have been their most consistent bowlers, but almost all other bowlers have been smacked around the park by all sides in their last four matches.
All in all, the Warriors have displayed a decent performance, but have lacked the x-factor to topple the big sides in the tournament thus far. If the rest of the players can join in the party for them, other teams will have their work cut out.
Comilla Warriors Starting Lineup
Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon, Stiaan van Zyl, Sunzamul Islam, Robiul Islam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Hider, Sabbir Rahman, Dawid Malan, Soumya Sarkar, D Wiese.
While there’s the daylight of difference between the positions of the two teams in the tournament so far, there isn’t a lot of difference as far as the individual performances from the two sides are concerned. Having said that, the Challengers have the availability of more number of match-winners and are therefore better placed to emerge on top in the upcoming fixture