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Comilla Victorians (COV) and Khulna Tigers (KHT) will take on each other in match 32 of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2024), at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, on Wednesday, February 14.

Comilla have so far won five games and have incurred two losses from the seven games they have played. They are currently in the second position on the points table with 10 points. Meanwhile, Khulna have played seven games whereby they won four games and in three games they ended on the losing side. They are placed at No. 5 on the points table. Both teams will look to win the upcoming clash to confirm their place in the top four.

Interestingly enough, in the 23rd game of the league, both sides clashed where Victorians had picked up an impressive win as they beat Tigers by 34 runs. In that game, Litton Das played a good hand for his side while some Pakistani players also displayed some stellar battle between and the ball. Meanwhile, the Victorians will be high on confidence coming to this game, they have won three back-to-back games. They defeated Durdanto Dhaka in their last clash by 4 wickets. Towhid Hridoy was exceptional in this match with his knock of 108 runs and helped Victorians chase down the target with one ball remaining.

However, it will be interesting to see whether teams will still come out with the same intensity given that some Pakistan players have left for their native leagues and will not be giving their services in this season ahead. Having said that, the next fixture is expected to be a riveting encounter. 

Match Details

Match Comilla Victorians vs Khulna Tigers Bangladesh Premier League 2024
Venue Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Date & Time Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 PM (IST)
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Pitch Report:

Speaking of the match conditions, game 32 is going to be the fourth match of the ongoing BPL 2024 to be played in Chattogram. In the previous edition of the BPL, the highest team total was registered at this venue. Fortune Barishal amassed 238/4 against Rangpur Riders. However, most of the matches saw low-scoring encounters. The average first-innings score was 162. In terms of setting targets versus chasing, seven games were won by the chasing side, while five were won by teams batting first. Hence the surface on offer will most likely be batting-friendly but with some grass covering. This implies that even though batters will have a good outing, the middle stages of the game will be crucial as the grass can assist pacers to exploit the bounce factor to chip in with some wickets to derail the plans of the batting side.

Hence, batting first can be a more viable option for the skipper winning the toss and setting a target in the upcoming BPL fixture, while the chasing side will need to assess the pitch and plan their pace of chasing accordingly. Regarding the weather conditions, the overall temperature is expected to hover around 24 degrees Celsius along with humidity slightly on the higher side with 57% humidity expected but without any interruption of rains.

Click Here: COV vs KHT Live Score, Match 32

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 11
Comilla Victorians won 08
Khulna Tigers won 03

Probable Playing XIs:

Comilla Victorians

Will Jacks, Litton Das (c), Towhid Hridoy, Imrul Kayel, Brooke Guest, Raymon Reifer, Jaker Ali (wk), Matthew Forde, Aliss Islam, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Khulna Tigers:

Anamul Haque (c & wk), Evin Lewis, Afif Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Habibur Rahman Sohan, Mark Deyal, Nahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed , Sumon Khan, Kasun Rajitha, Rubel HossainProbable Best Batter of the Match

Probable Best Batter of the match

Towhid Hridoy will be high on confidence after playing a phenomenal knock of 108 not out off 57 balls in Comilla’s last game against Durdanto Dhaka. In seven games played so far, Hridoy has scored 250 runs at an average of 41.67.

Click Here: Most Runs in BPL 2024

Probable Best Bowler of the match

Tanvir Islam is going to be the bowler to watch out for in this contest. The left-arm spinner has picked 11 wickets from seven games at an average of 12.45 and a strike rate of 12.09. He had a brilliant game against Chattogram Challengers and ended with figures of 4/13 in four overs and won the Player of the Match award.

Today’s Match Prediction: Comilla Victorians to win the match

Scenario 1

Comilla Victorians win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 40-50

First innings score – 160-180

Comilla Victorians win the match

Scenario 2

Khulna Tigers win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 45-55

First innings score- 155-175

Comilla Victorians win the match

Also Check: COV vs KHT Dream11 Prediction 

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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