Dhaka Dynamites have won the toss and elected to bowl first in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League against Comilla Victorians.
Shakib Al Hasan's Dynamites will be hoping to claim the BPL title again while Tamim Iqbal of the Victorians will be seeking his first BPL trophy having never played in a final before.
Comilla Victorians: Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Imrul Kayes (capt), Anamul Haque (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Saifuddin, Wahab Riaz, Mahedi Hasan, Sanjit Saha
Dhaka Dynamites: Upul Tharanga, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahmudul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Rubel Hossain, Qazi Onik
Top score: 192 for 6 vs Khulna
Highest conceded: 189 for 2 vs Rangpur
X-factor: Rubel Hossain
The fast bowler with the slinging action is peaking at precisely the right moment and put in a player-of-the-match performance in the second qualifier, when his four for 23 booted Rangpur out of the tournament and cleared Dhaka's passage to the final. His yorkers and changes of pace in the slog overs have proven lethal, as 21 wickets from 14 games at a respectable economy rate of 7.37 show.
Top score: 237 for 5 vs Khulna
Highest conceded: 186 for 6 vs Chittagong
X-factor: Evin Lewis
The West Indian is the one man in the Victorians lineup who can end the contest within 10 overs if he gets going. He missed a chunk of the season due to injury, but proved to be the last piece in Comilla's puzzle when he returned with a 49-ball 109 against Khulna in Chattogram. His 53-ball 71 against Rangpur in the first qualifier secured Comilla's final berth and he will be looking to continue his big-match exploits.