A brilliant hattrick by Afghan forward Amiruddin Sharifi guided Bangladesh Police FC to their 3rd victory of the season in football's top flight league competition, the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), as they outplayed newcomers Swadhinata KS by 4-2 goals on Monday. Police FC now sit pretty in 5th spot on the BPL table, just a point behind 4th-placed Ctg Abahani. Before the Sharifi show in the second half, German attacking midfielder Adil Kouskous gave Police FC the lead scoring the first goal in the 26th minute at Muktijoddha Smriti Stadium in Rajshahi this afternoon. It remained 1-0 going into the break, but Sharifi struck his first just 4 minutes after the resumption, doubling his team's advantage. Polish attacking midfielder Rahal Zaborowski in the 52nd minute pulled one back for Swadhinota, igniting hopes of a comeback but then Sharifi's exploits scoring in the 60th and 79th minutes put the result beyond doubt. An 81st minute strike by Swadhinota's Bosnian striker Nedo Turkovic was little more than consolation. READ: BPL Football: Dhaka Abahani on winning course again; beat Saif SC 2-1 In the day's other match, RahmatganjMFS beat bottom placed Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by a solitary goal at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj . Rahmatganj MFS were lucky to win the match by a gifted goal when Muktijoddha Guinean defender Y Camara sent the ball to his own net 57th minute. After the match, the old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj advanced to the 8th slot securing seven points from seven outings while the freedom fighters team Muktijoddha SKC remained at bottom with three points from seven encounters.
The Bangladesh Premier League's eighth season finally concluded on Friday, (February 18). Comilla Victorians became victorious after defeating Fortune Barishal by one run in the championship match. Comilla Victorians reached the BPL finals for the third time and won their third title. On the other hand, Fortune Barishal competed in three finals and lost all of them. Both domestic and international players put up some impressive performances in the BPL season 8. Let's take a look at the best individual performers at the end of the BPL 2022. BPL Season 8: Top Performers Six participating teams competed in a total of 34 matches. Four centuries were scored in the BPL 2022. The match between Sylhet Sunrisers and Minister Dhaka produced two centuries in phase 2. Mustafizur Rahman was the only player to take a fifer this season. Five bowlers picked four wickets in an innings once. The young left-arm pacer, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury was the tournament's sole hat-trick taker. Here are the top performers in the Bangladesh Premier League 2022. Read BPL 2022 Final: Five Reasons Behind Comilla Victorians’ Third Title Victory Most Runs (Will Jacks) Chattogram Challengers English opener, Will Jacks was one of the best performers in the BPL this season. He made the highest 414 runs in 11 appearances and helped his side, the Chattogram Challengers reach the playoffs. Top 3 Most Runs Will Jacks (Chattogram Challengers): Inn: 11 | Runs: 414 | SR: 155.05 | 100s: 0 Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Inn: 11 | Runs: 410 | SR: 138.98 | 100s: 1 Tamim Iqbal (Minister Dhaka): Inn: 9 | Runs: 407 | SR: 132.57 | 100s: 1 Read BPL 2022 in numbers: Jacks scores most runs, Mustafizur bags most wickets Most Wickets (Mustafizur Rahman) The left-arm pacer for the champion Comilla Victorians, Mustafizur Rahman took the most wickets in the tournament with 19. One of the key reasons Comilla won their third BPL title was because of his exceptional consistency. Top 3 Most Wickets Mustafizur Rahman (Comilla Victorians): Inn: 11 | Wickets: 19 | Econ: 6.62 | 5W: 1 DJ Bravo (Fortune Barishal): Inn: 10 | Wickets: 18 | Econ: 7.78 | 5W: 0 Shakib Al Hasan (Fortune Barishal): Inn: 11 | Wickets: 16 | Econ: 5.35 | 5W: 0 Read Shakib faces row over Covid protocol breach High Scores: (Lendl Simmons) West Indian recruit Lendl Simmons of the Sylhet Sunrisers hit the highest individual knock against Minister Dhaka in phase 2. Top 3 High Scores Lendl Simmons (Sylhet Sunrisers): Runs: 116 (65) | Against: Minister Dhaka Tamim Iqbal (Minister Dhaka): Runs: 111* (64) | Against: Sylhet Sunrisers Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Runs: 101* (62) | Against: Comilla Victorians Read BAN vs AFG 2022: Momentous ODI records between Bangladesh and Afghanistan Best Bowling Figures (Mustafizur Rahman) Mustafizur Rahman of Comilla Victorians had the best bowling figures in the BPL season 8 with 5/27 against Chattogram Challengers. Top 3 Best Bowling Figures Mustafizur Rahman (Comilla Victorians): BBI: 5/27 | Against: Chattogram Challengers Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (Chattogram Challengers): BBI: 4/12 | Against: Fortune Barishal Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Chattogram Challengers): BBI: 4/16 | Against: Fortune Barishal Read AUS vs SL 2022: Australia Win T20I Series with Two Games to Spare Most Dismissals: (Nurul Hasan) Fortune Barishal's wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan had the most dismissals (18) in the 2022 Bangladesh Premier League. He ended the season with a significant lead over second-placed Kennar Lewis. Top 3 Most Dismissals Nurul Hasan (Fortune Barishal): Match: 10 | Dismissals: 18 Kennar Lewis (Chattogram Challengers): Match: 7 | Dismissals: 7 Mahidul Islam Ankon (Comilla Victorians): Match: 6 | Dismissals: 7 Read Tamim finds commentary an ‘interesting’ job Most Catches (Imrul Kayes) The Comilla Victorians Captain, Imrul Kayes had the most catches (17) in the competition. He ended the season with a significant lead over Faf du Plessis, who finished second. Top 3 Most Catches Imrul Kayes (Comilla Victorians): Match: 11 | Catch: 17 Faf du Plessis (Comilla Victorians): Match: 11 | Catch: 9 Yasir Ali (Khulna Tigers): Match: 11 | Catch: 9 Read BAN v AFG 2022: Bangladesh Eye Top Spot in ICC CWC Super League Most Sixes (Andre Fletcher) Khulna Tigers' West Indian power-hitter Andre Fletcher hit the most sixes (21) In 11 innings in the BPL 2022 season. Top 3 Most Sixes Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Inn: 11 | Sixes: 21 Will Jacks (Chattogram Challengers): Inn: 11 | Sixes: 19 Moeen Ali (Comilla Victorians): Inn: 7 | Sixes: 17 Read BAN vs AFG 2022: BCB Announced ODI Squad for Afghanistan Series Aftermath Some exciting matches were witnessed in the latter stages of the BPL 2022 season. Especially the fifth phase, playoffs, and final match were very enthralling thanks to some outstanding individual performances. However, everyone is unsatisfied with the tournament's overall organization and the lack of quality overseas players. Besides, with the exception of a few, the majority of young Bangladesh cricketers did not perform as anticipated. With these concerns in mind, the BPL officials should concentrate their efforts on making this tournament even better in the future.
Comilla Victorians won their third BPL title after defeating Fortune Barishal by 1 run in the championship match on Friday (February 18) at the SBNCS in Dhaka. Imrul Kayes also won his second BPL title as captain. The final match was full of excitement and twists, giving everyone a real taste of T20 cricket. Because of that, the match was closely contested, with the deserving side emerging victorious. Take a look at the five major moments that contributed to Comilla Victorians' victory in the BPL 2022 final. Five Major Points of Comilla's Victory in the BPL 2022 Championship Match Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal both were equally favorites to win the BPL season eight. In the end, Imrul Kayes-led Comilla Victorians won a tense match against Shakib Al Hasan-led Fortune Barishal in the BPL 2022 final. Imrul Kayes has now become the second most successful captain in BPL history, with two trophies. Besides, Shakib Al Hasan also lost two BPL finals as captain to Imrul Kayes. Previously in 2019, Imrul Kayes' Comilla defeated Shakib's Dhaka in the sixth season of the BPL championship match. Here are the five key moments from Comilla Victorians' triumph over Fortune Barishal in the championship game. Read: BPL 2022: Narine, Moeen propel Comilla to 151 in final Sunil Narine's Blazing Knock in the Powerplay Batting first, the Comilla Victorians sought a flawless start to defend the final match against Fortune Barishal. Sunil Narine was expected to lead the attack for a quick start, and he did not disappoint in the Comilla campaign. Narine went on the attack and completed his fifty in just 21 balls. He led Comilla Victorians to 73/2 after six overs, partnering with Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy in the powerplay. Sunil Narine struck 57 off 23 deliveries before being Mehedi Hasan Rana's 50th T20 victim. Moeen Ali's Crucial Knock in the Death Overs Comilla Victorians' innings fell apart quickly after a sparkling start, as they were reduced to 95/6 at the end of 11 overs. The Victorians needed a solid partnership to put a competitive total on the board. Comilla Victorians scored 151/9 in their allotted 20 overs thanks to English recruit Moeen Ali's determined 38 off 32 balls knock. Moeen stood at the crease until the 20th over, ensuring Comilla a challenging total against Barishal. Read: Comilla Victorians lift BPL title in a thrilling final Tanvir Islam's Dismissal of Shykat Ali in the Tenth Over Fortune Barishal were in a strong position when Chris Gayle and Shykat Ali batted together at the crease in the second wicket. They took the total to 79 in 10 overs, and Barishal's campaign was in high gear at that point. However, things tend to shift in Comilla's favour as spinner Tanvir Islam broke the stand in the tenth over. He removed Shykat Ali, who was on a rampage in the final match. Shykat scored 58 runs off 34 balls, and his wicket was crucial in the match's outcome. Mustafizur Rahman's Incredible Catch to Remove Shakib After a strong start, Fortune Barishal were reduced to 118/4 at the conclusion of 15 overs owing to some tight bowling by the Victorians bowlers. In particular, the departure of inform Captain Shakib Al Hasan was vital. Because Barishal would have easily chased down the target if Shakib had stayed at the crease to the end. However, he was holed out by Mustafizur Rahman in the point region in the 15th over after attempting an across-the-line shot of a Tanvir delivery. Mustafizur pulled off a spectacular catch. Reaqd Shakib faces row over Covid protocol breach Sunil Narine's Exceptional 18th Over Fortune Barishal should have reached the winning target with 18 runs required in 18 deliveries and 5 wickets in hand. West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine made their pursuit much more difficult. He bowled the critical 18th over for only 2 runs, dismissing DJ Bravo, which was the most important wicket at the stage. After that, Mustafizur and Shohidul bowled the final two overs of the match, ensuring Comilla Victorians' win, with Fortune Barishal's innings ending on 150/8. Sunil Narine's spell ended with a 4-0-15-2, an outstanding bowling effort for the player of the final. Way Forward The foreign recruits were expected to be influential factors for Comilla Victorians in the BPL season 8, and that prediction was fulfilled. Overseas players Faf du Plessis, Sunil Narine, and Moeen Ali all made significant contributions to Comilla throughout the campaign. In other words, the Victorians won their third Bangladesh Premier League trophy as a result of their efforts. Sunil Narine's performance in qualifier 2 and the BPL 2022 final was very impressive. He was the deciding factor for Comilla Victorians in both matches. Ace all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was named the tournament's best player. Overall, the championship match was contested between the best two teams in the competition, and the deserving team won. Read Pakistan head coach backs struggling captain Babar
Will Jacks of England and Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman have ended the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2022 with the most runs and wickets respectively. Jacks’ BPL ended in the qualifier while Mustafizur ended up being one of the members of the champions Comilla Victorians. In the final against Barishal, Mustafizur played an important role for the Victorians conceding only six runs in the 19th over. Read: Comilla Victorians lift BPL title in a thrilling final Jacks scored 414 runs in 11 innings with four fifties with the highest of 92 not out while Mustafizur bagged 19 wickets in 11 matches with the best bowling figure of five wickets conceding 27 runs. A total of four centuries have been notched up in this BPL, and those were hit by Lindle Simmons, Tamim Iqbal, Andre Fletcher, and Faf du Plessis. The highest innings was 116 by Simmons. And the best bowling was Mustafizur 5 for 27. There was only one innings in BPL exceeding the 200-run mark. Chattogram Challengers posted 202 against Sylhet Sunrisers in Chattogram. The biggest win was by 65 runs— Comilla beat Khulna by this margin in Dhaka on February 11. Read: BPL 2022: Narine, Moeen propel Comilla to 151 in final Top five batters: Will Jacks, Chattogram Challengers (414 runs), Andre Fletcher, Khulna Tigers (410), Tamim Iqbal, Minister Group Dhaka (407), Colin Ingram, Sylhet Sunrisers (333), and Faf du Plessis, Comilla Victorians (295). Top five bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Comilla Victorians (19 wickets), Dwayne Bravo, Fortune Barishal (18), Shakib Al Hasan, Fortune Barishal (16), Tanvir Islam, Comilla Victorians (16), Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Chattogram Challengers (15).
Comilla Victorians won the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2022 title beating Fortune Barishal by one run in the nail-biting final on Friday in Mirpur. In the last two overs, Barishal needed 16 runs, but they fell short of one run. In the 19th over, Mustafizur Rahman conceded only six runs and bagged one wicket. In the last over, Shohidul Islam defended nine runs despite a wide ball and a dropped catch by Tanvir Islam. Read: BPL 2022 in numbers: Jacks scores most runs, Mustafizur bags most wickets Towhid Hridoy and Mujeeb Ur Rahman failed to score 10 runs in the last over. Five of the last six balls were played by Towhid who scored only five runs. Before the last two overs by Mustafizur and Shohidul, Sunil Narine gave only two runs off the 18th over which made the finishing tough for Barishal. They never were able to come up from that damage done by Narine. While chasing a challenging target of 152 runs, Barishal failed to have a good start as they lost Munim Shariar for a duck. The right-handed batter has done well in previous games. However, in the second wicket stand, Chris Gayle and Shykat Ali posted 74 runs, which set a great foundation for the Fortune Barishal. Shykat, who was playing only the fourth match in this BPL, hit a 26-ball fifty. He ended up on 58 with 11 fours and one six. After Shykat’s removal, Nurul Hasan joined Gayle in the crease but failed to prove his mettle once again scoring only 14. Gayle remained firm at the other end of the wicket but was unable to do much of what he is expected from the fans. Gayle ended his last innings of this BPL on 33 off 31 balls with a four and two sixes with 45 runs were needed off 43 balls. Najmul Hossain Shanto was required to do something to chase down this target, but they failed.
In the final of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Comilla Victorians posted 151 for nine against Fortune Barishal on Friday at Mirpur. Sunil Narine hit 57 off 23 with five fours and five sixes while Moeen Ali scored 38 off 32 for the Victorians. Despite losing regular wickets, Victorians were able to post a challenging total riding on the batting of these two. Read: BPL 2022 final: Can Shakib guide Barishal to maiden title Three of the top four— Liton Das, Faf du Plessis, Mahmudul Hasan Joy— failed to reach a double-digit score. In 2.5 overs, Comilla posted 40 thanks to Narine’s outstanding batting display. The first-wicket stand was broken by Shakib Al Hasan. The Barishal captain came to bowl in the third over of the innings and removed Liton for four. In the sixth over, Mehedi Hasan Rana removed Narine for 57. Mehedi started the over conceding a six. But he managed to recover and remove Narine. Najmul Hossain Shanto took a great catch in the deep. Imrul Kayes, the struggling captain of Comilla, failed with the bat once again scoring 12 off 12. He was removed by Dwayne Bravo— the bowler who helped Barishal to come to the final playing so well throughout the event. Read: Comilla Victorians to meet Fortune Barishal in BPL 2022 Final Abu Hider Rony scored 12 playing 27 balls. He helped Comilla to play all of the stipulated overs. For Barishal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shafiqul Islam scalped two wickets each while Shakib, Bravo and Mehedi bagged one wicket each. Barishal need to score 152 to lift the title of BPL for the first time.
The winner of the first qualifier, Fortune Barishal, will meet the winner of the second qualifier, Comilla Victorians, in the Bangladesh Premier League season 8 championship match on February 18. The final match will be held in Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla cricket stadium. Both the Barishal and Comilla franchises were pre-season favorites, and they have deservedly advanced to the BPL final this year. The BPL 2022 final preview of Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal is discussed in this article. BPL Season 8 Final Preview: Fortune Barishal vs Comilla Victorians Fortune Barishal have done well under the leadership of Shakib Al Hasan, who has been in superb form throughout the competition. Oppositely, the Imrul Kayes-led Comilla Victorians have a number of world-class T20 players on their lineup. Imrul Kayes and Shakib Al Hasan will meet in the final for the second time as captains. Imrul Kayes' Comilla defeated Shakib's Dhaka in the 2019 BPL final. As a result, Shakib will have a wonderful opportunity to avenge that defeat. The final match of the BPL 2022 will begin At 5.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Read BAN vs AFG 2022: Momentous ODI records between Bangladesh and Afghanistan Comilla Victorians The Comilla Victorians are expected to use the same playing XI that faced Chattogram Challengers in the qualifier 2 encounter. Because keeping the winning combination in the final will be the best decision. Comilla Victorians management made the correct decision by promoting Sunil Narine up the batting order against Chattogram. The West Indian power-hitter made the most of his opportunity and delivered a crucial knock for his team. Sunil Narine scored the quickest half-century in BPL history with a 13-ball fifty. In the middle order, Narine, Faf du Plessis, and Moeen Ali will be a major worry for Fortune Barishal. Read AUS vs SL 2022: Australia Win T20I Series with Two Games to Spare Mustafizur Rahman, Shohidul Islam, and Moeen Ali will be crucial for the Victorians in bowling. Comilla will be looking for a strong performance from them in the title match. Predicted Playing XI Top Order: Liton Das, Sunil Narine, Imrul Kayes (captain) Middle-Orders: Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony Lower-Order: Shohidul Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman Fortune Barishal Fortune Barishal have defeated Comilla Victorians twice out of three matches in this season's BPL. As a result, they will be a more confident team in the final. The Barishal team is unlikely to change its winning combination for this title match. Read BAN vs AFG 2022: BCB Announced ODI Squad for Afghanistan Series In form, Shakib Al Hasan will be Barishal's major weapon in the final. Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, and DJ Bravo will also be crucial in this encounter. Gayle has a history of decimating opponents in the final. He did it for Rangpur against Dhaka in the 2017 BPL final. Comilla Victorians will have a horrible Friday if Chris Gayle finds his best form in this match. Munim Shahriar has been a revolution, and his sparkling performances in this campaign have captured the attention of many. Shakib, Bravo, and Mujeeb will be vital players in the bowling department. Barishal will expect their greatest players to perform to their maximum capacity in the final match. Predicted Playing XI Top Order: Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto Middle Orders: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Ziaur Rahman, Towhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Lower Order: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam. Read Four uncapped players called up to Bangladesh ODI team vs Afghanistan Pitch and Weather Report The pitches appear to be a lot better in comparison to previous phases in Dhaka. Batters find runs on Mirpur surfaces, which is good news for both teams. Therefore, the championship match between Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians is set to be a run-fest. The weather forecast promises a sunny day with no chance of rain on Friday. As a result, it should be a pleasant day for a T20 match. Verdict The two finalists of BPL Season 8 have been confirmed after a month of excitement. Two of the competition's favorites, Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians have qualified for the finals after overcoming some tough matches in the league stage and playoffs. Fortune Barishal have been in excellent form, going undefeated in their last seven matches. On the other hand, Comilla Victorians lost two successive matches before thrashing Chattogram Challengers in the second qualifier on Wednesday (February 16). As the BPL 2022 final Preview indicates, no team is favourite in the championship match. The team that plays to their full potential in the final will win the eighth season of the BPL. Read BAN v AFG 2022: Bangladesh Eye Top Spot in ICC CWC Super League
Comilla Victorians, the two-time winner of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), is 149 runs away from the final of the ongoing edition of the Bangabandhu BPL. They restricted Chattogram Challengers to 148 for 10 in 19.1 overs in the second Qualifier of the BPL on Wednesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the highest runs getter for Chattogram with his 38 from 44 balls with three fours and two sixes while Akbar Ali posted 33 off 20 balls with two fours and two sixes. READ: BPL 2022 Qualifier 2: Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Preview, Team News Will Jacks and Zakir Hasan made a good start to the innings when they posted 31 in 3.3 overs before losing Jacks to Shohidul Islam for 16 off 9 balls with two fours and one six. Zakir made 20 off 19 balls with four fours. He was set well before falling prey to Moeen Ali. But the middle-order of Chattogram failed to do well as Chadwick Walton, Afif Hossain and Shamim Hossain fell for 2, 10 and a duck respectively. Zakir and Shamim were removed by Moeen off two consecutive deliveries. Coming to bat at nine, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury posted 15 with two sixes before falling to Shohidul Islam after Abu Hider Rony takes a great catch at the deep. For Comilla, Moeen Ali scalped three wickets conceding 20 runs in three overs while Shohidul also bagged three off 33 runs in three overs. Now, the Victorians need to score 149 to march to the final where Fortune Barishal have already booked a place beating Comilla in the first Qualifier. The final will be played on February 18 at Sher-e-Bangla.
The winner of the eliminator match, Chattogram Challengers will face the loser of the first qualifying match, Comilla Victorians, in the second qualifier on February 16. The winner of this match will earn a spot in the BPL 2022 championship match, which will take place on Friday (February 18). Therefore, this will be a do-or-die game for both teams. Take a look at the match preview of BPL 2022 qualifier 2 between Chattogram Challengers and Comilla Victorians. Second Qualifier of BPL 2022 Preview: Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Young all-rounder Afif Hossain has led the Chattogram Challengers from the midst of the season, and the team has fared much better under his leadership. On the other hand, Imrul Kayes was back in the Comilla Victorians' playing XI in the first qualifier, but his team was defeated by Fortune Barishal. The BPL 2022 qualifier 2 will take place at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday and the match will start at 5.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Let's take a look at each teams' recent updates. Read BAN vs AFG 2022: BCB Announced ODI Squad for Afghanistan Series Chattogram Challengers All of the players in the Chattogram Challengers squad are fit enough to compete in this crucial match. As a result, picking the desired playing XI will be a non-issue. English top-order batter, Will Jacks has been the most consistent player for Chattogram Challengers this season. Chittagong has been able to start well in the innings on a regular basis this season because of his batting. The right-hander has scored 398 runs In 10 innings, which is third-most in the league. He has a chance to pass both Andres Fletcher (410) and Tamim Iqbal (407) in this match against Comilla. Chattogram's Captain Afif Hossain and Benny Howell have also contributed with the bat. Read Tamim finds commentary an ‘interesting’ job Left-arm pacer for Chattogram, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury has been a sensation in the bowling department. With 14 wickets, the left-arm seamer leads Chattogram and is among the top five wicket-takers in the competition. Apart from him, the Challengers have received vital breakthroughs from pacer Shoriful Islam and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz. These players will be essential in the second qualifier match against Comilla. Predicted Playing XI Top Order: Kennar Lewis, Zakir Hasan, Chadwick Walton Middle Orders: Afif Hossain (captain), Benny Howell, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Akbar Ali (wicket-keeper) Lower Order: Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed. Read: BPL 2022: Barishal defend 143 to storm to final Comilla Victorians There have been no reports of injuries in the Comilla campaign, which is good news for them. As a result, the Comilla Victorians can select any player from the squad in their playing XI. Overseas recruit Faf du Plessis has been the most successful batter this season for Comilla. The right-hander has scored 261 runs in 9 innings with a strike rate of 137.36. However, the principal topic of discussion is whether Comilla's international players have been appropriately utilized. Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali must play at the top of the order to get the most out of them. Because they may be more effective if they are promoted up the batting order. Mahmudul Hasan Joy (227) and Liton Das (205) are two local recruits who have done well with the bat. Read BAN v AFG 2022: Bangladesh Eye Top Spot in ICC CWC Super League Comilla Victorians' main strike bowler has been left-arm pacer, Mustafizur Rahman. He has the most wickets (17) in the competition. The slow left-arm spinner, Tanvir Islam has 13 wickets, while right-arm off-spinner, Nahidul Islam has 11 wickets. Therefore, Comilla's bowling unit is well-equipped, and they must be at their best to put pressure on Chattogram's in-form batters. Predicted Playing XI Top Order: Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Imrul Kayes (captain) Middle-Orders: Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Nahidul Islam Lower-Order: Shohidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam Verdict Chattogram Challengers have found their momentum at the right time, and they appear to be a formidable opponent. With their current form, Comilla Victorians will find it difficult to beat Chattogram Challengers. The Comilla team has recently lost momentum and they have to regroup in order to find a winning combination. Comilla will need a good game strategy to beat Chattogram in this encounter. Overall, BPL 2022 qualifier 2 match between Comilla Victorians and Chattogram Challengers should be a thrilling affair. Read IND vs WI 2022: India Whitewash West Indies in ODI Series
Fortune Barishal defended a moderate total of 143 to storm to the final of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Comilla Victorians by 10 runs on Monday. Comilla will now take on Chattogram Challengers on February 16 in the second Qualifier. Chattogram defeated Khulna Tigers in the Eliminator. While chasing 143, Comilla failed to finish well. They needed 22 off the last 12 balls, but they fell short of 10 runs despite having six wickets in hand. Off the 19th over, Mehedi Hasan Rana conceded only four runs and picked up one wicket. In the last over, Mujeeb Ur Rahman conceded seven runs and picked up two wickets, and Barishal sealed the match. Comilla had a 62-run opening stand by Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy. Despite having this good foundation, they failed to carry on the good run. READ: Four uncapped players called up to Bangladesh ODI team vs Afghanistan Mahmudul, who has been playing well in BPL, played 30 balls to score 20 runs with only a six. His sluggish effort made it tough for the late order to come up with the required response. Faf du Plessis started well but fell for 21 off 15 with a four and a six, and Moeen Ali scored 22 off 15 balls. Any one of these two needed to stay in the middle and finish it off, but they couldn't. For Barishal, Shafiqul Islam was the best bowler who took two wickets conceding only 16 runs in four overs while Mehedi Hasan Rana also did well taking two conceding 15 in three overs. Shakib Al Hasan failed to take any wickets, but he was economical with the ball giving away only 27 runs in four overs. Earlier, Barishal posted a moderate total of 143 for eight in 20 overs. Munim Shahriar, the opener, once again helped lay down a good foundation scoring 44 off 30 balls with two fours and four sixes. In the opening stand, Barishal scored 58 in 6.2 before losing Chris Gayle to Shohidul Islam. READ: Tamim finds commentary an ‘interesting’ job Barishal’s middle-order failed to deliver well as Shakib returned posting only a run while Ziaur Rahman and Towhid Hridoy posted 17 and one retrospectively before Dwayne Bravo scored 17. For Comilla, Shohidul Islam bagged three wickets while Moeen Ali took two. In the league phase, Barishal took on Comilla twice and won one with losing the other match. If Comilla can beat Chattogram in the second Qualifier now, they will have a great chance to lift the BPL title for the third time.