The Khulna Titans will hope to strengthen their position in the Bangladesh Premier League 2016 with a win over defending champions Comilla Victorians, who have been one of the poor teams in the competition. The two teams will be involved in a clash on Friday.
The Titans might have been a solid team this term, but they have not been able to shine in their last two matches, losing to Rajshahi Kings and Chittagong Vikings. They will hope to get back to their winning ways, and players like Junaid Khan, Mahmuddulah and Riki Wessles have to perform. If they manage to defeat Victorians, the Titans can total 14 points.
The Victorians started poorly, losing a number of matches early on, but they have gained momentum with two back-to-back wins. They are already out of the competition, so any victory wil be a bonus for the defending champions.
Though the clash will be interesting, all eyes will be on the second match of the day between the in-form sides of the BPL 2016 — Dhaka Dynamites and Vikings. Both the teams have been brilliant in the competition, and a victory here will give them confidence ahead of the playoffs, which will only witness the top four teams in the competition.
The Dynamites are in great form as they have won three matches on a trot, so they are not going to be short on confidence when they face the Vikings. The Dynamites have been blessed with all-rounders such as Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Dwayne Bravo, who have it in them to shine with both the bat and the ball. Their performance is going to be crucial for the Dynamites on Friday.
The Vikings, likewise, have also been in brilliant form, destroying teams with their incredible performance of late. They have won five matches straight, and they will hope to build on this winning mentality with a victory over Dynamites, who defeated Vikings in their last head-to-head encounter. It will be revenge time for the Vikings.
With both the teams in impeccable form, the match is expected to be a cracker.
Where to watch live
Titans vs Victorians BPL match is scheduled for 1:30 pm local time (1 pm IST) start. Dynamites Vikings clash will take shape from 6:15 pm local time (5.45 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