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Bangladesh T20 League 2023, Final: COV vs SYL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Bangladesh T20 League 2023

Final: COV vs SYL 

Preview 

The final match of the ninth edition of the Bangladesh T20 League will be played between SYL and COV at the Sher E Bangla Stadium on February 16. The reigning champions, COV made an emphatic comeback this season following three losses in their opening three games. They are on an incredible ten match winning streak and are looking good to bag back to back championships. COV will be without the services of top order batter Mohammad Rizwan and explosive all rounder Khushdil Shah on Thursday. The duo played a pivotal role during the league stages. However this Victorians squad has enough bench strength to compensate for the losses of their senior pros. The Caribbean powerhouses Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are back in the squad and they made an instant impact with their contributions in the last game. In the first qualifier game against SYL, COV emerged victorious courtesy Andre Russel and Sunil Narine’s all round heroics. 

SYL on the other hand will be competing in the final of the Ban T20 League for the very first time. They have played some good cricket up till this point and will be hoping to avenge the Qualifier loss. The Strikers will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza, who is considered the most successful captain in the Ban T20 League history. As a skipper, Mortaza reached the Ban T20 League final for a record fifth time. SYL piped RR in the second eliminator to book a spot in the final.

 

Match Details 

Match: COV vs SYL, Final, Bangladesh T20 League 2023

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The Shere Bangla National Stadium has traditionally been favourable for batters. Pacers will also get assistance from the wicket with ample pace and bounce for offer. Teams batting second have won the last four of the five matches played at this venue. 

Clear skies have been forecasted on matchday for the time being. 

 

COV vs SYL Squads

COV: Mustafizur Rahman (c), Abrar Ahmed, Abu Hider Rony, Ashiqur Zaman, Josh Cobb, Hasan Ali, Imrul Kayes, Jaker Ali, Khushdil Shah, Litton Das, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Mohammad Rizwan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mukidul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Shykat Ali, Tanvir Islam, Chadwick Walton, Aamer Jamal, Angelo Mathews, Johnson Charles, Naseem Shah, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali 

SYL: Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Sharifullah, Imad Wasim, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Irfan, George Linde, Isuru Udana, Luke Wood 

 

COV vs SYL Probable Playing XIs

COV: Johnson Charles, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes (c), Jaker Ali (wk), Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Mosaddek Hossain, Sunil Narine, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam

SYL: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ryan Burl, George Linde, Luke Wood, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib 

 

Match Prediction

Given the circumstances and this season's performance, COV has a good chance of winning the Ban T20 League 2023. Comilla, who have three titles to their name, have a plethora of experience in important games.

Foreign players in COV also play intense matches in other franchises on a regular basis. It appears like keeping the nerves in the finals will be simpler this time as well. Playoffs and finals are always high-pressure situations that require a great deal of nerve. Almost all of the Victorians' players have a lot of finals experience. As a result, the franchise will gain from the experienced players, and Comilla will undoubtedly have an edge, as they did last year. They almost lost the entire match in the Ban T20 League 2022 final, but they held their nerve in the end and won the title.

 

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