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BPL 2023| Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers: Preview, Probable XI and Prediction

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The ninth edition of the highly competitive Bangladesh Premier League comes to a close with the final game of the tournament slated to be played between Comilla Victorians and Sylhet Strikers. This highly anticipated final match will be staged at the iconic Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday, February 16.

Comilla Victorians are the defending champions and home to some of the T20 globetrotters like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Moeen Ali. These overseas players are going to be the team's biggest strength heading into the final game of the tournament. They will get ample support from local yet experienced players like Litton Das, captain Imrul Kayes and premier pace Mustafizur Rahman. In the last meeting with the Strikers, they easily defeated the Strikes and this will boost their confidence for the all-important final.

Sylhet Strikers have won three and lost two of their last five matches although one of their defeats came against Comilla Victorians. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was happy with his side's performance against Rangpur Riders. He would like his side to carry this momentum forward and bag their first-ever BPL title. The team is studded with some of the best players in the tournament. However, a few of them have been consistent throughout the tournament. Experienced campaigners like Mortaza, Thisara Perera, and Mushfiqur Rahim would love to cause an upset by defeating Victorians.

Match Details

  • Date & Time: February 16, 6:00 PM IST
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
  • Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report: The surface at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has offered assistance to the bowlers and thus, the batters will need to spend time in the middle to adjust to the pace of the wicket. Spinners will dictate terms on this wicket as the match progresses. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bat first and make use of the fresh pitch in the initial stages of the match.

Predicted Playing XI

Comilla Victorians: Litton Das, Sunil Narine, Johnson Charles, Imrul Kayes (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Moeen Ali, Jaker Ali (wk), Andre Russell, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam

Sylhet Strikers: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, Thisara Perera, George Linde, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Luke Wood, Rubel Hossain


The Comilla Victorians have won the league twice in the last three seasons, and their players know how to win big games. They have a good record against the Strikers and shall start favourites to win this crunch game. Moreover, they have won ten matches on the trot in the league this year.

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