COV vs SYL T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Final BPL 2023
The 2022-23 Bangladesh Premier League Final sees Comilla Victorians, the current holders, take on Sylhet Strikers, who finished top of the group stage, on Thursday evening in Mirpur. The Victorians beat the Strikers in Qualifier 1 before the Strikers defeated Rangpur Riders in Qualifier 2 on Tuesday. Read on as we preview this clash. The match begins at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at 19:00 local time.
Comilla Victorians have not lost a game since Match 11 of the tournament. They beat the Strikers easily in their last meeting and will be very confident of defending their trophy in this match.
Sylhet Strikers have had an inconsistent end to the season but had enough quality to win a close game against Rangpur Riders on Tuesday. They will need to be at their best if they are to win this final.
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers T20 Live Streaming
This match will be shown live on GTV, Sony Liv, GeoSuper and Willow TV.
BPL 2023 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on GTV and Kayo Sports.
COV vs SYL Match Toss Prediction
All three play-off games have seen the toss winning skippers choose to field first. It would be a surprise if either captain won the toss and chose to bat first in this final.
COV vs SYL, Shere Bangla National Stadium Pitch Report
There is pace, bounce and good carry in this pitch and we expect fast bowlers to be dangerous to face. Equally, stroke-making batters have had success here in Mirpur and a par score will be around 175.
Dhaka Weather Report
There is no risk of rain interrupting this final in Mirpur with clear skies forecast on Thursday evening. We expect the temperature to be over 20 degrees throughout this game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers, Final Bangladesh Premier League 2023
Comilla Victorians Team News & Playing 11
COV Team News
As most other teams did, Comilla Victorians used the play-offs as an opportunity to bring new players in with the departure of some to the Pakistan Super League. They lost Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan but have added Moeen Ali to their XI.
COV Key Players
- Litton Das - The right-handed opener has scored 21 T20 half-centuries with a top score of 78 not out in this format. He hit 70 in the second group stage game against Sylhet Strikers.
- Moeen Ali - The English all-rounder joined up with the team for the play-offs after spending the first six weeks of the year playing in the ILT20 and the South Africa v England ODI series.
- Tanvir Islam - The 26 year old spinner picked up the Player of the Match Award after dismissing Najmul Hossain and Ryan Burl in successive balls in Qualifier 1.
COV Team Form
Comilla Victorians have won 10 games in a row in this tournament with this run beginning on January 14th.
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Comilla Victorians Predicted Playing 11
Litton Das, Sunil Narine, Johnson Charles, Imrul Kayes (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Moeen Ali, Jaker Ali (wk), Andre Russell, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam
Sylhet Strikers Team News & Playing 11
SYL Team News
Shafiqullah Ghafari and Isuru Udana both lost their places in the side ahead of the Qualifier 2 win over Rangpur Riders. In their place came Thisara Perera back into the side and pace bowler Luke Wood in his first appearance for the team.
SYL Key Players
- Najmul Hossain Shanto - The left-handed opener needs another 48 runs to bring up 500 runs in the tournament. He is the leading run scorer in the BPL 2023.
- Rubel Hossain - The 33 year old fast bowler has picked up five wickets from his last two games but also conceded 75 runs. He will be a wicket taking threat but will probably also be expensive in this game.
- Luke Wood - The left-arm pace bowler has had an exceptional winter taking wickets in the BBL, ILT20 and now the BPL. He crucially took two wickets in two balls at the end of the 19th over.
SYL Team Form
Sylhet Strikers have won three and lost two of their last five matches although one of their defeats came against Comilla Victorians.
Sylhet Strikers Predicted Playing 11
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, Thisara Perera, George Linde, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Luke Wood, Rubel Hossain
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers Head to Head
Comilla Victorians lead Sylhet Strikers 6-2 from eight contests across the years of the BPL. Both sides won one each of the group stage fixtures before the Victorians won the Qualifier by four wickets.
COV vs SYL Head to Head Stats in T20's
Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers Betting Odds
After winning the last two meetings between the teams, Comilla Victorians come into this final as the favourites to win this final.
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Who will win Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers T20 Match?
With both teams topping up their squads for the play-offs, we expect the Victorians and the Strikers to both produce strong performances. Comilla Victorians look to have the greater batting depth in their side.
🏆 Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers Prediction
After 45 well contested games, the 2022-23 Bangladesh Premier League comes to a close with the top two teams from the group stage going head to head in the final. Both Comilla Victorians and Sylhet Strikers won nine and lost three games in the group stage and we expect this final to be a very close game. Luke Wood is a fine addition to Sylhet Strikers’ bowling attack but we expect him and Rubel Hossain to concede runs at a high run-rate. Our prediction is for Comilla Victorians to win the final for the second successive season.