Rangpur Riders vs. Comilla Victorians: First Qualifier Preview
Rangpur Riders vs. Comilla Victorians: First Qualifier Preview
Defending champions Riders are the team to beat at the moment, having won their last six encounters on the trot to finish on top in the league - edging ahead of Comilla due to a superior Net Run Rate. They will be high on confidence after their new-found form and will hold a psychological edge over the Victorians, whom they defeated twice in this edition of the BPL.

However, the side will be without their two premier batsmen in the Qualifiers - with Alex Hales already being ruled out due to injury and AB de Villiers returning back after the league stages ended - which can effectively cripple the Riders. Ravi Bopara though was given a chance in the last game and seized his chance by grabbing 3 for 7, and he will once again be expected to pitch in with a match-winning performance.

Comilla too have injury concerns of their own, with Evin Lewis battling a hamstring injury after scoring an unbeaten 109 in their clash with the Khulna Titans. If the Wes

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