BIJ vs BT Dream11 : Bellary Tuskers look to make it three wins on the bounce as they first place when they square off against Bijapur Bulls today
Bellary Tuskers couldn’t have asked for a more pristine start to Karnataka Premier League 8 than the one the side are on currently. They have registered two wins on the bounce, placing them in second spot, a place they’ll be looking to consolidate further when they face off against Bijapur Bulls today.
After coming out of a cracker of a clash against Belagavi Panthers with a 5 run win, the Tuskers proceeded it with a 9 run win over Hubli Tigers yesterday. In what was a sublime batting performance by them while bating first, they went onto put on a healthy 163 before subsequently restricting their opposition for 154 to make it two wins out of two.
Elsewhere reigning champions Bijapur Bulls were unfortunate to find their opening clash in KPL 8 end in a draw after rain decided to lay havoc. Contesting in what was a repeat of last year’s final, Bijapur Bulls ended up once again dominating Bengaluru Bulls, decimating their batting line-up for just 133 before their innings was curtailed at 29.
Only one of the two sides to yet contest in a full fledged clash, Bijapur Bulls will be wishing that rain stays away as they take on a Bellary Tuskers side in exquisite form at the moment. Given the stellar identity that both these sides come bearing into the clash, today’s encounter promises to be a humdinger, one which could easily end up going to the last over.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The chances of rain are very likely in today’s encounter with us in either for an abandoned clash or a reduced clash with rain entering the fray of today’s match prior to the encounter or during it. It’s this narrative which will see the side winning the toss looking to field first to get a clearer idea of what to chase with DLS a possibility today.
What rain will do to this pitch is also make it good for bowling despite this being an overall solid batting track. The new ball will definitely misbehave around with the pacers extracting a good amount of pace, swing and bounce here.
Probable Playing 11
CM(C), Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa, Prasidh Krishna, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Bhavesh Gulecha, Vishnu Priyan, Zeeshan A Sayeed
Bharath Chipli (C), KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain, Bhareth NP, Naveen MG, SL Akshay, Raju Bhatkal, Chiranjeevi GS (WK), Suneel Raju, Pranav Bhatia, Swapnil Yelave
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bellary Tuskers Vs Bijapur Bulls
Date And Time: 20th August, Tuesday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Prasidh Krishna, Zeeshan A Sayeed
- KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain, Bhareth NP, Raju Bhatkal
Top 4 Batting Order
- CM, Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy
- Bharath, KC, Bhareth NP, Raju Bhatkal, Chiranjeevi GS
- CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy,
- Bharath Chipli, KC Cariappa
Death Overs Bowlers
- Vishnu Priyan, Zeeshan A Sayeed
- Pranav Bhatia, Swapnil Yelave
Wicket-Keeper for BIJ vs BT Dream11
GS Chiranjeevi comes into our side over here with us opting for the Bijapur Bulls wicket-keeper given the role he occupies in the side. He can come out and amass quick runs in the death overs and will also be heavily involved behind the wickets with catches and stumpings, something which makes him excellent value for a price tag of 8 credits.
Batsmen for BIJ vs BT Dream11
70 runs against Hubli Tigers yesterday see Devdutt Padikal become the first player to be chosen by us for our batting order. The Bellary Tuskers opener ended up mincing an extremely lopsided Hubli Tigers batting unit and if his side are to navigate what promises to be an extremely tricky Bijapur Bulls bowling attack today, he’ll need to score good runs today as well.
Abhishek Reddy comes in as well from the side while we have gone ahead with Raju Bhatkal and Swapnil Yelave as we look to pick out the top-order from both these sides. With rain very much likely today, the middle-order might not come into play for both these sides making it a safe proposition to opt for the top 4 from either side.
All-Rounders for BIJ vs BT Dream11
CA Karthik from Bellary Tuskers comes into our side after coming up with good showings with both the bat and ball for his side across their opening two encounters. We have also picked up Zeeshan Ali Sayeed for this one owing to his brand of offspin, something which batsmen are bound to try and peel off today as they look to amass runs in a curtailed encounter.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have picked up Sunil Raju as our only pick after he ended up getting a wicket in the previous encounter.
Bowling Order for BIJ vs BT Dream11
The best part to invest in for today’s encounter given the nature of the surface, playing conditions and likelihood of a shortened fixture, the Tuskers’ leading wicket taker, Prasidh Krishna is the first player to enter our side for this one. Elsewhere we finally compensate with the bowling choices from Bijapur Bulls by getting in SL Akshay and KC Cariappa after their unit delivered an exuberant spell in the opening match.
Captain And Vice-Captain BIJ vs BT Dream11
Padikal is our captain for this one while Bhatkal has been chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.