The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016 has been an interesting affair so far, with some teams entertaining the crowd, while some have disappointed. The competition is gradually producing some quality clashes, and the matches in the future are only going to be further interesting.
Two BPL 2016 matches are going to be played in Mirpur on Sunday. Barisal Bulls will take on Rajshahi Kings in the first match, while defending champions Comilla Victorians will be up against Khulna Titans.
Barisal Bulls vs Rajshahi Kings
This fixture is going to be important for both BPL 2016 teams as they will be eager to move up the table. They have won one and lost one in their respective two matches played so far.
The Bulls were outplayed in the first match by Dhaka Dynamites, but got their game right against Victorians, and defeated them by six wickets. The Bulls will be a confident unit after their victory, but their top order has to start firing. They cannot depend too much on players like Thisara Perera and Mushfiqur Rahim, who bat in the middle order. Besides their batsmen, their bowlers need to get their game right against the Kings, who resemble a strong team.
The Kings might have lost a close game in the first encounter against Khulna Titans, they scripted their first win against Dhaka. With some established players like Umar Akmal, Samit Patel, Darren Sammy and Bangladesh players such as Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, they have shone brightly in Bangladesh Premier League 2016.
Comilla Victorians vs Khulna Titans
It is quite surprising that the defending champions have been the worst team in the competition so far, losing both their matches in BPL 2016. They will be more than determined for a solid display of T20 cricket against the Titans.
It is their batting unit, which needs to shine in the Bangladesh Premier League 2016. They have scored 132 and 129 runs in the two matches, which is just not enough in the competition. May be it is time for some batting order reshuffle, bringing in Marlon Samuels higher up the order, at number three, as he can play a pivotal role in helping them score big. Opener Imrul Kayes has to find his scoring touch against the Titans.
The Titans, on the other hand, have been impressive, winning two out of their three matches. To be fair, they may not have big names like that of other teams, but their players have delivered. They will be keen to hand Victorians yet another loss.
Where to watch live
Barisal Bulls vs Rajshahi Kings match is scheduled for 2 pm local time (1:30 pm IST) start, and Comilla Victorians vs Khulna Titans clash will take shape from 7 pm local time (6:30 pm IST). TV and live streaming options can be found below for the matches.
India: TV: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
Bangladesh: TV: Channel Nine BD
Pakistan: TV: Geo Super