CMV vs SSR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 16, 2023
Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2023.
Date: February 16, 2023.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
As far as the Bangladesh Premier League is concerned, it is time for the big final for the 2023 season. The cricket teams of Comilla Victorians and Sylhet Strikers will collide for the trophy tomorrow at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Earlier in the tournament, Comilla Victorians overcome Sylhet Strikers in the first qualifier. They will be looking forward to taking on the same opposition in this all-important game for the trophy. Sylhet Strikers have also made a grand entry in the final after beating Rangpur Riders with a comprehensive margin in their last match.
These two teams have played 3 games during the season where Comilla Victorians managed to record a win on 2 occasions. This is bound to have made the side more confident about their prospects in this final. Comilla has also won their last 10 matches on the trot and has succeeded in building momentum. But Sylhet Strikers have some big match players in their ranks and some of the better hitters in the league are playing for them. There are bound to be a lot of nerves for players from both teams and you can expect a close encounter for the title this year.
CMV vs SSR Team Previews
The Comilla Victorians team is being led by Imrul Kayes this year and has got pretty much everything right after making a sluggish start in the tournament. They have their last ten games with comprehensive margins and their key players are living up to their billing. The team won their last couple of matches against the very same opposition. Kayes will be hoping that their team members will stick to their natural game and play positively during the game. They will be keen to bag their second title in a row and 4th overall in the competition.
Comilla Victorians have two experienced batters playing at the top of the order, Sunil Narine and Litton Das. These two players will be desperate to get their side off to a big opening wicket partnership in this match. There are other batters that con contribute quick runs to the team total such as Johnson Charles, Kayes, and Mosadeeq Hasan. They will all be trying to build partnerships in the Comilla innings. They have some serious depth in their batting order with all-rounders such as Jaker Ali, Andre Russell, and Moeen Ali manning their lower middle order.
Comilla bowlers such as Andre Russell and Tanvir Islam did a good job in their last match. The team will be expecting them to deliver the goods again in this encounter. All the team members will be hoping for great spells from them. Other bowlers such as Moeen Ali and Sunil Narine will also like bowling in these conditions prevailing at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. These bowlers add strength to the bowling attack with Mukidul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman completing a formidable bowling unit for the team.
Comilla Victorians Playing 11
Litton Das, Sunil Narine, Johnson Charles, Imrul Kayes, Mosaddek Hossain, Moeen Ali, Jaker Ali Anik, Andre Russell, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam.
The Sylhet Strikers outfit is being led by Mashrafe Mortaza and the skipper will be pleased with the performance of his side in the second qualifier against the Rangpur Riders outfit. It was a clinical performance from their batters and bowlers. During the 19-run victory, the players silenced several critics who never expected them to beat the rampaging Rangpur Riders. However, the captain will not be happy with just this win and will be keen to add one more to the kitty that will give them the coveted trophy for the season and their first title.
The top of the order for Sylhet Strikers is in the hands of Towhid Hridoy and Najmul Hossain Shanto. These two batters opened the Sylhet innings in their last match and did a great job for their team. A similar beginning will place the team in a good position in this match. Mortaza is also doing a terrific job at the number 3 position. He will be looking to develop partnerships with Mushfiqur Rahim and Zakir Hasan. The middle order for the team will be solidified with the inclusion of Thisara Perera and George Linde in the line-up.
Bowlers such as Tanzim Hasan Sakib will be pretty confident about their performance after bowling a good spell in his last encounter. He will again be keen to get early breakthroughs while sharing the new ball with George Linde. Some other bowlers will be looking to bowl better lines than they did in their last game. Some of these bowlers are Rubel Hossain and Luke Wood. Other supporting bowlers that will need to do well in this game are Burl and Mortaza. They will be keen to help the frontline bowlers in their efforts.
Sylhet Strikers Playing 11
Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Thisara Perera, George Linde, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Luke Wood, Rubel Hossain.
CMV vs SSR Toss Prediction
If you take a close look at the last 4 games played at this venue only one team has succeeded in defending a total at the venue. Bowling under the lights is never an easy prospect at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The dew factor can play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the match. So, the team winning the toss will be all set to take advantage of the prevailing conditions by taking to the field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch on offer at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur happens to be one of the finest batting tracks in Bangladesh. Most batters have scored plenty of runs on this track and it is a terrific surface for batting. The outfield on the ground is lightning quick and there is not too much help on offer for quicker bowlers. However, spinners have fared a lot better on this surface earlier as there is plenty of turn and bounce available on the track.
We are expecting clear skies for this game in Mirpur tomorrow. It is likely to be a comfortable and warm evening during the match. This surface is a flat one however, there is a bit of slowness to it and this will cause the ball to stop and come onto the bat. This can create doubts in the minds of the batters. Any side batting first on this venue will be happy to have close to 170 runs on the board. This will give them sufficient space to put pressure on their opposition in this big game.
CMV vs SSR Betting Tips
Although the Sylhet Strikers team topped the points tally for their group, it appeared as if the team peaked too early in the tournament. However, they have a powerful batting order. Their bowling attack has not been in the best of form recently though. The Comilla Victorians side has managed to win the competition twice in their last 3 attempts. They have players that are used to the pressure and can deliver under the lights. Comilla also enjoys a good record against the Sylhet Strikers outfit and will be clear favorites to lift another title. We will bet on Comilla Victorians to win the clash.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Litton Das has been doing a consistent job for his team during the season. You can bet on him to score big runs again during this fixture.
Sunil Narine has done a great job for Comilla with the ball. You can expect the experienced bowler to come good again in the final and emerge as the leading bowler for his side.
Comilla Victorian put together more than 6 runs in the first over of their innings.
Comilla Victorians have some good batsmen at the top of their order. You can bet on them to provide a good start to their team and score more than 5 runs in the 1st over of their innings itself.