The Bangladesh Premier League showcase final is set to be hosted by Shere Bangla Stadium of Dhaka on Thursday. Defending champions Comilla Victorians will take on Mashrafe Mortaza’s Sylhet Striker in the finals. Here is Shere Bangla National Stadium Dhaka Pitch Report for BPL 2023 Final & T20 Records at Ground.
Both teams finished on top of the table and it will be fair to say that the two were the best teams in the tournament. They had the same win/loss ratio but Sylhet Strikers had a slightly better net run rate which made them sit on top of the table.
In Qualifier 1, things went the other way and Comilla defeated Sylhet by 4 wickets. The defeat in qualifier 1 made Sylhet’s final journey long and they faced Eliminator game winners Rangpur Riders in qualifier 2. Although Sylhet went past the Rangpura Riders comfortably.
In the two league matches of the tournament, both teams won each game.
BPL 2023 Final: Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers Date, Time, Venue, and Weather Forecast
Date: 16th February, Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
Weather: There will be splendid weather in Dhaka for the much-awaited final game. Clouds will stay from the game for the whole day on Thursday. The temperature will hover around 26°C to 22°C and the wind will blow at the pace of 6kmph.
Shere Bangla National Stadium Dhaka Pitch Report
The Dhaka wicket has been batting-friendly throughout the Bangladesh Premier League 2023. The wicket allows the batter to trust their shots and play through the line. Spinners do get some assistance on this wicket but not as much as on other surfaces in Bangladesh.
Batting second at the Shere Bangla Stadium is comparatively easy as there is always a hint of due coming into the game later on. Seamers only have a chance till the time the ball is new after that the ball comes nice onto the bat.
The toss winner should opt to bowl first considering the due and the history of the ground.
T20 Stats at the Shere Bangla Stadium
- Total Match Played: 215
- Batting First Won: 99
- Batting Second Won: 115
- Tie: 1
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 150
- Highest Score: Minister Group Rajshahi: 220/7
- Lowest Score: Khulna Tigers: 44/10
BPL 2023 Final: Comilla Victorians vs Sylhet Strikers playing XI
Johnson Charles, Litton Das, Imrul Kayes (c), Jaker Ali (wk), Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Mosaddek Hossain, Sunil Narine, Tanvir Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mukidul Islam.
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.