Bangladesh T20 League 2023, Match 38: COV vs FBA Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Bangladesh T20 League

38th Match: COV vs FBA



The 38th Match of the Bangladesh T20 League will be played between Comilla and Fortune on Tuesday, 07th February 2023 in Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka at 06:00 PM IST. A mouth-watering contest is set to take place between the 3rd-placed COV and the 2nd-placed FBA. COV currently has 14 points in the 10 matches that the side has played, including 7 wins and 3 losses. Whereas, FBA has 14 points in the 10 matches that the side has played, including 7 wins and 3 losses.

The enthralling BAN T20 League is coming to the business end of the league stages and 4 teams have already qualified for the next stages. Both sides COV and FBA have already qualified for the playoffs but both teams still will fight out for their chance to finish in the top-2. The winner of this match will go one step ahead of the other team and will play Qualifier 1 giving them direct chance to go to the finals.

COV chased the score of 156 runs comfortably to win by 6 wickets and one over remaining in the previous encounter. The duo of Rizwan (61 runs) and Mosaddek Hossain (37 runs) played super knocks to lead their batting lineup from 57/3 to 133/4 with a massive 76-run partnership. The likes of Jonathan Charles, Imrul Kayes, and Khusdil Shah have been in good form in recent matches and the side will hope for the return of Litton Das in this match.

COV's bowlers successfully defended the target last game as they won by 60 runs. Pakistan's gun bowler Naseem Shah was the star bowler and troubled the opposition with figures of 4-0-12-4 in that match. Khusdil Shah (2/24), Johnson Charles (1/12), Mukidul Islam (1/30), and Abu Rony (1/13) chipped in with wickets to end the opposition for 104/9 in their 20 overs. Tanvir Islam bowled an economical spell of 4-0-13-0.

FBA posted 194/5 in the last game that they played. Their batters contributed brilliantly with the bat with the courtesy of Fazle Mahmud (39 runs), Ibrahim Zadran (23 runs) and Shakib Al Hasan (36 runs) gave good starts and kept the scoreboard moving in the top-4. Pakistani batter Iftikhar Ahmed (51* runs) upped their scoring rate in the final overs with Karim Janat (16 runs) and Mahmudullah providing good support to finish on a high.

The side restricted the opposition to 157/8 to win by 37 runs. Karim Janat (4/29) and Khaled Ahmed (2/36) took wickets at regular intervals while Shakib Al Hasan (1/25) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (1/29) kept the pressure on the opposition with their economic overs. Their bowling has a lot of options in the bowling unit with a lot of all-rounders.


Match Details

Match: COV vs FBA, 38th Match, Bangladesh T20 League

Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Time: 06:00 PM

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka


Pitch & Weather Report 

This pitch has been good in the last game providing aid to the spinners in the middle overs. We expect the pitch to slow down due to the used nature in this match between COV and FBA. Teams posted 160+ runs in the last 2 matches here and the chasing teams chased the totals. We expect to average score to be around 160-170 runs here. Both captains want to bowl first on this track as the dew might settle down and trouble the bowlers to grip the ball as the match progresses. The last 4 matches are won by teams chasing the target here.

The maximum temperature will remain at 29°C, with a low of 18°C with 54% humidity, and a light wind speed of 13 Km/hr for the 38th BAN T20 match on Feb 07 between COV and FBA. It is going to be a cool evening on the second match of the night at this venue with no sign of rain.


COV vs FBA Squads

COV: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Abrar Ahamed, Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Josh Cobb, Aashiqur Zaman, Brandon King, Jaker Ali Anik, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Shykat Ali, Abu Haider Rony, Nayeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon

FBA: Saif Hassan, Chaturanga de Silva, Anamul Haque (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Karim Janat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Kamrul Islam, Salman Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Fazle Mahmud, Kusal Perera, Rahkeem Cornwall, Sunzamul Islam, Kesrick Williams, Ebadot Hossain, Haider Ali, Qazi Onik


COV vs FBA Probable XIs

COV: Jonathan Charles, Imrul Kayes, Khusdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Mosaddek Hossain, Naseem Shah, Khusdil Shah, Mukidul Islam, Abu Rony, Tanvir Islam, Abu Hider, Jaker Ali

FBA: Anamul Haque, Salman Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Sunazamal Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Chamika De Silva, Muhammad Wasim Jr


Match Prediction

The 2nd-placed FBA has been inconsistent this season off late with 2 wins and 2 losses in the last 4 matches. FBA relies heavily on the skipper Shakib Al Hasan and hard-hitter of the ball Iftikhar Ahmed for big scores in this fixture on Tuesday. COV has been on a roll with a 7-match winning streak and will look to continue their form and momentum in this match too. We say COV to win this match and fancy their chances to finish in the top-2 of the points table.


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