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Comilla aim to keep momentum

Star-studded Rangpur have to play eliminator
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Comilla aim to keep momentum
Comilla Victorians top order batsman Imrul Kayes talks to media during a training session at the National Cricket Academy ground in the capital yesterday. BCB Photo

With the country’s most glamorous tournament Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) coming into fag end, the curiosity remains only in getting the teams of qualifier and eliminator game as the four teams have already confirmed the play-offs.

Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans and Rangpur Riders are the four teams to play for the coveted title, with the first two remaining only the teams to get the taste of the trophy in the previous four seasons.

As the teams were confirmed, the last four matches of the tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday should be inconsequential but since those matches would determine the line-up of qualifier and eliminator game, the teams couldn’t heave the sigh of relief.

According to the rules, the winner of Qualifier game will have a direct entry to the final while the looser will play the winner of the Eliminator game. It means the looser of the Eliminator game will be eliminated from the tournament directly. So no doubt that all teams will give a shot to stay at the top two positions.

However with two matches at the hands, Comilla Victorians have already confirmed that regardless of the outcome of other matches they would finish as the group champions. They have 16 points in 10 matches and with the next three teams—Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans and Rangpur Riders followed them with 13, 13 and 12 points in 11 matches respectively, they have no chance to accumulate 16 points.

Khulna Titans will take on Comilla today while Dhaka Dynamites will face off Rangpur Riders tomorrow (Wednesday). These two matches will determine who will finish as second team. Given the scenario, Rangpur Riders are all but sure to play the Eliminator game.

Sylhet Sixers, Rajshahi Kings and Chittagong Vikings have already ousted from the tournament, with Chittagong have already confirmed to finish the tournament remaining at bottom place.

Chittagong have five points in 11 matches while Sylhet and Rajshahi have nine and eight points in the same number of matches. Chittagong’s only aim would be to bow out the tournament with a victory when they take on Rajshahi today.

Sylhet Sixers will lock horns with Comilla Victorians on Wednesday, a game that will be the last game of the group phase. Despite confirm their position as group champions, Comilla Victorians didn’t let them to be complacent as they will take all of the matches with equal importance.

Victorians opener Imrul Kayes said that they are concentrating on winning their next matches so that they can perform in the top-four clash in fine state.

“I think every match is important. If we lose a match, the confident level will go down. And so, our focus will be on to win the match,” Kayes said.

 “The two matches we have left, where we’ll try to win so we could move to the knockout stage keeping confidence on high,” he added.

The left-handed opener said the relation that made up among the overseas and the local players is imperative to keep up.

“The level of confidence increases to great extent when a team wins regularly. Those players, who are hailing from different countries to play for our team, made a friendly relation with our local players,” he said, adding: “Such relation between the local and foreign players is very important. I think it has been better for us and that everybody maintains it.”

Comilla’s today rival Khulna Titans who spent the day in relaxation as they had played last match yesterday.

 “The main thing is to keep the momentum,” said Comilla pacer Al-Amin Hossain. “We have progressed match by match and we want to continue with it. Obviously the match of the play-offs is more important because that will be knock-out match. So We need to carry the momentum.”

 

 

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