Live: Its Afridi vs Gayle in BPL Today
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In a very important match of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Vikings will face each other. Riders have won five, playing seven matches in the tournament and are in the third position in the points table. The Vikings are in fourth with four wins in eight matches they have played. [Read in Bangla: আফ্রিদি বনাম গেইলের লড়াই আজ]
The match will be played Mirpur Shere Bangla National stadium, today evening.
There will be extra spice in the match, as two of the most successful twenty/20 players will play each other. Yes, Shahid Afridi of Rangpur Riders will be up against the Chris Gayle of Chittagong Vikings. Gayle who was not available for the earlier matches, has already arrived in Dhaka and is all set to play his first match of the season today.
On the other hand it was Shahid Afridi, who helped Rangpur Riders to reach the top of the points table at the end of Chittagong round. The all-rounder did not had much to do with the bat but was dangerous instead with the bowl. He have taken 11 wickets in seven matches at an amazing economy of under six runs (5.43). It was due to his valueable contribution Riders were able to bowl out oppositions for low scores in couple of matches.
But he went back to Pakistan after the end of Chittagong round, to innaugrate a stadium on his name on 24th November. His team Rangpur Riders suffered a defeat in his absence against Rajshahi Kings in the first match of the current Dhaka round of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Good news is he is supposed to play the important match today and arrive a day before. Their media manager M A Baqi have confirmed this to media, “Afridi is returning tonight at 10 pm and will be in the field for tomorrows match with Chittagong.”
Also the Chittagong Vikings will be looking to improve their chance of qualifying for the next round winning this match whereas, Rangpur Riders will be looking to regain their top spot in the points table defeating the Vikings. So one thing is sure an exciting match is waiting for the fans today.
BD CRIC TEAM Playing XI-
Chittagong Vikings – Tamim Iqbal. Chris Gayle, Anamul Haq, Jahurul Haq, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Nabi, Taskin, Saqlain, Suvasish and Razzak.
Rangpur Riders- Soumya Sarker, Shezad, Mithun, Afridi, Dawson, Naeem Islam, Mukhter, Ziaur, Sohag Gazi, Arafat Sunny and Rubel Hossain.
Watch the match between Rangpur Riders and Chittagong Vikings here-