Sports Reporter
Rangpur Riders are one of the strongest teams in the tournament, with yesterday’s win they finished in the top of the BPL standings. Defending champions Riders ended the league stage of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with eight wins in 12 matches. Both teams will lock horns again in the first Qualifier of the tournament on February 4 at 6:30pm.
According to the BPL rule, the top two teams, who play in the qualifier, gets the opportunity to play in final twice. But the team, who will lose the eliminator, will be eliminated from the tourney. The team who lose the qualifier will get another chance to play in the final.
After winning the match yesterday, Rangpur captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said, “To get second chance to play in the final is a big positive. However, Comilla is not a bad team and playing the BPL matches from now will be more difficult. ”
Talking about Mirpur’s wicket, he said, “Bowlers will not learn anything by bowling in Mirpur’s wicket. The bowlers will be able to evaluate themselves by bowling in Chattogram or Sylhet’s wickets.
On Saturday, Comilla Victorians faced batting debacle in a match they could have ensured the top spot. Comilla’s innings bundled out at 72 runs as skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Ravi Bopara and Nahidul Islam bowled brilliantlyThey bowled Victorians out for 72 in 16.3 overs and chased down the target (76/1) in 9.3 overs, losing
one wicket.