Fortune Barishal (FBA) square off against two-time champions Comilla Victorians (COV) in the Bangladesh Premier League 2021-22 final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Friday, February 18. The match will begin at 5:00 PM IST.

FBA vs COV Dream11 prediction

Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians have already played three games this season, with the former coming out on top twice. While their first meeting ended in a victory of COV, FBA won the games that mattered most, first beating their Friday’s opponent in the group stage before getting the better of them in the first qualifier.

The fact that FBA are unbeaten in each of their last seven games makes them the outright favourites to win their first-ever BPL title. However, it’s interesting to note that COV are the last team to beat FBA in the competition.

FBA vs COV Dream11 team tips for Bangladesh Premier League 2021-22 final

Top tip: Best batter

Veteran batter and COV captain Faf du Plessis is an obvious pick for this position. The 37-year-old has scored 291 runs in 10 games at 41.57 this season while accruing an impressive 483 fantasy points in the process. The fact that he has made it to the Dream Team in each of his last four matches warrants his place in your fantasy team.

Top tip: Best bowler

COV’s bowling attack has been exceptional so far and Mustafizur Rahman deserves a special mention in that regard. The 26-year-old pacer has picked 18 wickets in 10 games and has managed to keep his economy under seven. He has garnered 601 fantasy points and remains a strong recommendation for your fantasy team in this clash.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

With 911 fantasy points already to his name, FBA captain Shakib Al Hasan remains an outright pick for the all-rounder’s position. The 34-year-old veteran has accrued more than 100 fantasy points in five of his last seven games on the back of three half-centuries and 11 wickets.

For a wicket-keeper, COV’s Liton Das should be picked ahead of his competitor  Nurul Hasan courtesy his better batting prowess. The 27-year-old has scored 205 runs in eight appearances, making him the most-picked keeper for this contest, with 76 per cent of users adding him in their teams.

FBA vs COV probable playing XI

FBA playing XI (probable): Munim Shahriar, Chris Gayle, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Ziaur Rahman, Wowhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam

COV playing XI (probable): Liton Das, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Imrul Kayes, Faf du Plessis (captain), Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wicket-keeper), Nahidul Islam, Shohidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanvir Islam 

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