5:00 pm: Hello and welcome to our live coverage for the Final match of Bangladesh Premier League Season – 8 between Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal. Both teams faced each other thrice, Barishal won twice and Comilla once. Comilla will once again rely on the in-form experienced players Moeen and Faf, also Mustafiz, who’s the leading wicket taker of the tournament with 18 wickets. Barishal’s Bravo and Shakib is also in the race, picking up 17 and 15 wickets. The two explosive openers, Munim and Universe Boss, are going to be very important today for Shakib’s team. If they can set the tone, it’s going to be a nightmare for the Comilla bowlers.
Toss and team news coming up soon.
Comilla Victorians won the toss and elected to bat first
Comla Victorians XI: Imrul Kayes *, Liton Das †, MD Ariful Haque, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Haider Rony, Tanvir Islam, MD Shohidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Sunil Narine, Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis
Comilla’s lineup is unchanged
Fortune Barishal XI: Shakib Al Hasan *, Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Shykat Ali, Nurul Hasan Shohan, Mujeeb Ur R Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Mehedi Hasan Rana
Barishal made one change,
IN – Shykat Ali
OUT – Ziaur Rahman
Bahar: “Comilla choosing to bat first no doubt counting on Narine to blow away the Barishal bowlers from the get go with shock and awe. Getting Narine out early will be crucial for Fortune.” – We can’t wait to witness another Narine storm again! But it will be a tough one for the Trinidadian against the likes of Mujeeb and Shakib.