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BPL 2022 Points Table Phase 1: Comilla Victorians Propel to Top

Comilla Victorians finished first in the BPL 2022 points table after the first phase in Dhaka. Comilla comfortably defeated Fortune Barishal by 63 runs on Tuesday to remain the tournament’s only unbeaten team. Eight matches were held in Dhaka, with each side playing at least two matches in the first phase. Minster Dhaka played the most four matches, and they were the most disappointing team in this phase. Let’s take a look at the BPL 8 points standings as it stands now.

The Present scenario of BPL 2022 Points Table

Chattogram Challengers and Fortune Barishal played the inaugural match of the BPL 2022 on Friday (January 21). Shakib Al Hasan-led Barishal won the match by four wickets. Comilla Victorians defeated Fortune Barishal by 63 runs in the first phase’s final fixture.

The first phase was crucial for each side to get a good start in the tournament. Let’s take a glance at how the teams fared in phase 1, which was held in Dhaka.

Comilla Victorians

Comilla Victorians, one of the tournament favorites, struggled to overcome Sylhet Sunrisers in their first match of the season. While chasing a modest total of 96 runs, Comilla lost 8 wickets and reached the target in 18.4 overs. However, they made a strong comeback against Barishal in the second match and deservedly took the top spot in the points table.

Chattogram Challengers

Chattogram are a youthful team, but they have demonstrated good battling spirit in the face of the toughest opponents. The Challengers made a tremendous comeback after losing their first match of the season to the Fortune Barishal. They defeated Dhaka by 30 runs, then Khulna by 25 runs. Chattogram climbed to second place in the points table with back-to-back victories.

Fortune Barishal

The Barishal team beat Chattogram as predicted in their first encounter of the season, but fell short against Dhaka and Comilla. They lost by four wickets to Dhaka and then by 63 runs against Comilla. Fortune Barishal are currently in the third position in the standings.

Khulna Tigers

Khulna played two matches in the first phase. They won one game but lost the other. Khulna began their season with a five-wicket victory against Dhaka but then lost by 25 runs to Chattogram in their next match. Khulna are presently in the fourth position in the standings.

Sylhet Sunrisers

Like Khulna, the Sylhet team competed in two matches in phase 1. They were defeated by Comilla by two wickets in a closely-contested match. However, Sylhet upset Dhaka by 7 wickets in the next match, securing fifth place in the points standings.

Minister Dhaka

The host Dhaka had a tough time in phase 1. They played four matches, losing three of them. Their only win came against Barishal, whom they defeated by four wickets. Aside from that, Dhaka lost by 5 wickets against Khulna, Chattogram by 30 runs, and Sylhet by 7 wickets. As a result, Minister Dhaka are now at the bottom of the points table.

Bottom Line

Comilla Victorians are the most well-balanced team in the tournament, as seen by their on-field performance. Comilla may be able to earn a playoff berth with some league matches remaining, as it appears thus far. Chattogram Challengers have displayed good performances among the other teams, and they have the potential to surprise everyone in the upcoming phases. Besides, Sylhet and Khulna have made a good start, while Barishal and Dhaka haven’t exploited their full potential in the first phase. Significant changes in the BPL 2022 points table may occur during the Chattogram phase. The second phase will begin on Friday (January 28).

Source: United News of Bangladesh