BP vs BB Dream11 : Blasters take on winless Belagavi Panthers in Saturday’s first encounter with an agenda of making it two wins on the bounce
For last year’s finalists Bengaluru Blasters, it took a total of four matches to register their first win in the eighth edition of Karnataka Premier League. After being extremely unlucky to be involved in two rain affected encounters with one being abandoned and the other ending in a draw, Bengaluru Blasters were finally able to register their first two points on the board yesterday.
Coming into their encounter against Bellary Tuskers after enduring a 7 run defeat against Shivamogga Lions, the Blasters saw rain lashing another clash in which they were involved. With their innings reduced to 16 overs, the side went onto put 93 on the scoreboard, before the target was revised as rain decided to make another intervention.
Ultimately with all the factors put into place, the Blasters will consider themselves immensely fortunate to have registered a one run win on the night after Bellary Tuskers completed their pursuit at 55-5 in 8.2 with Bengaluru Blasters ensuring they kept snaring wickets at regular intervals. It was a win which took them into the top 4, a spot the side will be looking to consolidate when they face off against winless Belagavi Panthers today.
Losing their previous clash to Hubli Tigers, an extremely disappointing result where the side failed to defend the 180 they had put on with their bowling unit falling apart, Belagavi Panthers now find themselves sitting with two defeats in three encounters. It’s seen tem slump all the way to last place, a misdemeanour which only promises to get more malicious today if they are unable to win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With all of yesterday receiving rain and today’s clashes coming into without much time to soak up the water, this pitch is going to revert to being a tricky one for the batters. With water seeped into the surface, the soil on the track will be soft, seeing the ball deviate ominously as batsmen find it tough to revel in strokeplay.
Expect the side winning the toss choose to bat first over here and put on anything around 150 as a healthy target.
Probable Playing 11
Manish Pandey, Ravikumar Samarth, Stallin Hoover, Abhinav Manohar, Mir Kaunain Abbas (c & wk), Ritesh Bhatkal, Dikshanshu Negi, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Zahoor Farooqui, Shubang Hegde, Avinash D
Sharath BR (wk), Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose, Rongsen Jonathan (c), Rohan Raju, KN, Manoj S Bhandage, Bharath, V Koushik, Anand Doddameni, Bharath
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Belagavi Panthers Vs Bengaluru Blasters
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- Manish Pandey, Ravikumar Samarth, Stallin Hoover, Abhinav Manohar
- Sharath BR, Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose, Rongsen Jonathan
- Manish Pandey, Abhinav Manohar
- Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose,
Death Overs Bowlers
- Zahoor Farooqui, Avinash D
- V Koushik, Anand Doddameni,
Wicket-Keeper For BP vs BB Dream11
With 87 runs in 3 matches, BR Sharath from Bengaluru Blasters is our pick for this one. The wicket-keeper is someone who can find the boundaries and will not only amass points through 6s and 4s but also with the catches and stumpings he comes up with.
Batsmen for BP vs BB Dream11
A hundred in the previous match sees us select Manish Pandey from Belagavi Panthers. The side ended up scoring 180 in their previous fixture and although today’s bowling line-up is massively elevated in terms of skill set, the side can still manage to register good runs.
We are also choosing Abhinav Manohar from the side while elsewhere from the opposition we have opted for Rohan Kadam for this encounter.
All-Rounders for BP vs BB Dream11
Continuing with our options from the Blasters and we have Stalin Hoover and Arshdeep Singh Brar be selected by us. Both of them out on good performances with both the bat and ball for their side yesterday in a low scoring contest and with today’s clash expected to be played out on the same script, expect these two to get good points once again.
From the other side we have opted for just the one player with Manoj Bhandage being picked up by us. He’s yet to pick up a rich haul of wickets but the way he sends down his offspinners in can easily see him get wickets today.
BP vs BB Dream11 Bowling Order
With the conditions heavily favouring the bowlers, it was only befitting for us to heavily pack this segment of our side. The major reason for Bengaluru Blasters’ consummate success yesterday were their bowlers, a unit which has persistently resonated rousing showings across the league.
With 4 wickets in 3 encounters, left arm spinner Anand Doddamani is our first pick from the side along with Koushik while from Belagavi Panthers we have picked out Zahoor Farooqui and Shubhang Hedge. Hedge took time in picking up wickets for his side but his two wickets on a day when the rest of the unit failed see him be selected by us for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sharath is our captain for this encounter while Pandey is 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.