After losing their first match of the tournament against Sylhet Sixers, Comilla Victorians have made a statement winning their next three games on the trot. Afghan spin twins, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan have played a pivotal role for Victorians in these thee consecutive wins. The two spin magicians have a habit of hunting in pair, be it for Afghanistan or be it for the various T20 franchises they play across the globe, and yet again they have been bang on with their task! Nabi who’s leading the Comilla Victorians has been doing the damage and taking wickets, while Rashid Khan’s economy has been outstanding in the tournament.
Earlier in 2017, Rashid Khan bowled magnificently while playing in the Indian Premier League but it’s his skipper who has been among the leading wicket takers in BPL 2017. Rashid hasn’t picked as many wickets as he would have liked, but the leg spinner has managed to choke opposition batsmen with his accuracy and wrong ‘uns.
Comilla Victorians have a well balanced unit with the presence of players like Imrul Kayes, Jos Buttler, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne ‘Champion’ Bravo and not to forget the spin twins from Afghanistan. With such a formidable side and Nabi leading the Comilla Victorians, the team has very strong chances of making it to the play-offs this season.
The top performers for Comilla Victorians have been Jos Buttler, Marlon Samuels and Imrul Kayes when it comes to the batting department while Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan have handled the task with the ball.
Interestingly, the best performance of the tournament by both these Afghan spinners came against Rajshahi Kings. In this particular contest, Nabi ended with figures of 3 for 15 while Rashid Khan bowled a wily spell giving away merely 7 runs in his quota of 4 overs that also included a huge wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim – the opposition skipper. Eventually, the Victorians thrashed Rajshahi Kings by 9 wickets and proved their supremacy over their opponents.
Stats in Bangladesh Premier League 2017
When it comes to bowling under pressure conditions, there’s no better bowler than Rashid Khan and that’s what makes him a lethal weapon for his skipper who’s an excellent bowler himself. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see both of them weaving their magic in tandem and taking down oppositions for the rest of Bangladesh Premier League 2017. For now, Mohammad Nabi has taken more wickets in the league as compared to Rashid Khan but the leggie can catch up in double quick time if he gets going and runs his magic.
Who according to you will end up taking more wickets in BPL 2017? Will it be Mohammad Nabi or will it be Rashid Khan? Let us know about your opinions and predictions in the comment section below.