It is the last day in the group stage matches of AKS Bangladesh Premier League- BPL 2016. In the first match of the day the defending champions, Comilla Victorians will play against the Rangpur Riders. The match will start at 1 PM at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium. [ বাংলায় দেখুনঃ কুমিল্লার শেষ ম্যাচে আজ প্রতিপক্ষ রংপুর]
The Rangpur Riders are at fourth in the points table with 12 points same as the Rajshahi Kings, and Chittagong Vikings. They are behind of them with the net run rate. Comilla Victorians got 8 points and are at six in the table.
The Rangpur Riders will go to the next round easily if they win this match. But they will be on big doubt if they lose it somehow. But the momentum is with them. Shahzad had made a good comeback from suspension with the man of the match. Mithun is in form throughout the tournament.
Also, they have got some good spinners so overall they have got a balanced side before this match. But still, they will have to play their best to win this match and secure their place in the next round.
The Comilla Victorians were keeping their eyes on the result of last days matches. They wanted Barisal to win. So that they can have another chance. But the defeat of Barisal has made this a match of formality now for them.
Overall this has been a sorrow story for Comilla in this season. They started as a defending champion but are now going out in the group stage including seven defeats in a row.
But once again Mashrafe led them from the front. The Captain played with the injury in recent matches. So his teammates will want to gift him winning this match as a respect. The Riders will have another plan , they would love to seal their place in next round with a win.