He was instrumental in bringing the team to the last four. However, Will Jacques is not playing in the eliminator match of Chittagong Challengers. He is not in the Chittagong XI in the match against Khulna Tigers due to sudden illness before the match. As a result, Chittagong has suffered a major blow.
Not only Chittagong, this English is one of the best batsmen of BPL this season. In their last match in the group stage, Chittagong lost to Sylhet Sunrisers in their unbeaten innings of 92 off 56 balls, ensuring play-offs. Jacques’ innings in the survival match was great. Thus, in the Chittagong team this time there has been drama with the captain, the ups and downs of the performance was also with the team. Although in the last four they were able to come by winning everything.
Jacques, who contributed the most to the team’s success, suddenly fell ill today. Chittagong manager Fahim Muntasir said: Then he vomited. After waiting for a while, he came to the field. But the body was bad. Doctors say he has food poisoning.
On the field with the team, he was actually sent to the hotel. However, he has been asked to rest. He is not playing in this match. We sent him to the hotel. ‘
Jacques has scored 398 runs in 10 matches this season. Only Tamim Iqbal has more runs than him in BPL this time. Batting at an average of 44.22, strike rate is 154.28. Jacques has scored 4 half centuries.
Kenas Lewis is being played today instead of Jacques. Jacques has been named the 15th player on the player list. Nama Lewis replaced Jacques with 39 off 32 balls. He has returned as lbw with Nabil Samad. At the time of writing, Chittagong had scored 54 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 8.1 overs.
Eliminator matches are virtually knock-out matches. Chittagong or Khulna will have to win in the second qualifier after this match to reach the final. In the second match of the day, Fortune Barisal and Comilla Victorians will face in the first qualifier. The team that wins that match will play directly in the final. And the losing team will get a chance to play in the second qualifier.