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BPL 2022 Qualifier 2: Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians Preview, Team News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: United News of Bangladesh