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Bangladesh Premier League | Match 7 | Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings | Match Preview

Bangladesh Premier League | Match 7 | Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings | Match Preview


In a low scoring thriller, Chittagong Vikings won the opening encounter of the Bangladesh Premier League against the defending champions Rangpur Riders by three wickets. After winning the toss Mushfiqur Rahim, captain of the Chittagong Vikings decided to bowl first and Robbie Frylink justified captain decision by picking three wickets inside the power play.

Vikings lost half of the side inside the power play. Ravi Bopara and Sohag Gazi scored some crucial runs down the order to ensure that they a total of respectability. Vikings could manage 98 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Chittagong Vikings too did not have a good start as they lost half of their side under 70 runs but Robbie Frylink and Sunzalum ensured there were no more hiccups and they won the match with 5 balls to spare.

The story so far in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka 

 Left Arm orthodox Bowlers have been successful

In this stadium 8 matches have been played with them picking 12 wickets with an impressive economy of 6.36 runs per over. the second best bowlers have been the right arm pacers who have a slightly better strike rate than the left arm orthodox bowlers but they were not as economical as the left arm orthodox bowlers.

Bowling Technique Economy Rate Balls Per Wicket
Left-Arm orthodox 6.36 15.1
Right Arm Pacers 7.11 14.3

When it comes to the spinners category the left arm orthodox bowlers have been far better than other spin bowling techniques.


Medium Pacers have been successful

The medium pace bowlers have been more successful than the pace bowlers. They have a better strike than the pace bowlers in this ground.


Ground Updates

The average score in this ground batting first has been around 148 for team batting and 130 for teams chasing since 2015.

Average 1st Innings score Average Second Inn Score
148 130

But in the current tournament the average score for teams batting first has been 139 and for teams chasing 108.

Average 1st Innings score Average Second Inn Score
139 108


Fantasy team


Mohammad Shahzad will be a good wicket-keeping option given that he has a good record against spin bowling compared to his rival Litton Das.

The graph clearly shows that Mohammad Shahzad is a better option in all aspects.


Top Picks for the Fantasy Team 


David Warner is making a comeback after the sandpaper fiasco and all eyes will be on him given the potential he has with the bat in hand.

Mushfiqur Rahim is another batsman you should have in your fantasy team given the amount of experience he has and he knows the conditions better.



Sandip Lamichhane has become better and better playing T20 leagues all over the world. He was the best spin bowler on display during his short stint at the Big Bash. The conditions in Bangladesh will suit him more given that the pitches here are conducive for spin bowling.

He took two wickets in his last match against Comilla Victorians and gave away just 16 runs in his allotted 4 overs.


Balls Bowled per wicket in the Current Big Bash League


Robert Frylink played a pivotal role in Chittagong’s win over Rangpur Riders in the opening game of the tournament. He took four 4 wickets and crucial 10 runs down the order.

Given that the medium pacers have been successful in this ground he will be great to the opposition.



Mosaddek Hossain has scored 860 runs and picked 11 wickets in his BPL career. He will be a good option down the order who bats with a strike rate in the 120s.

Fantasy Team for Sylhet Sixers vs Chittagong Vikings

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