BP vs BT Dream11 : Qualifier 1 sees top of the table Belagavi Panthers and Bellary Tuskers fight it out against each other for a shot in making an advent into the coveted summit clash
With the league stage encounters behind us in Karnataka Premier League 8, we are ready to usher in the knock-out fixtures today with two of the sides perched in the pinnacles of the league standings revelling us in a humdinger today. Table toppers Bellary Tuskers and Belagavi Panthers will be locking heads today in the first Qualifier, a clash which promises to regale us in a terrific brand of cricket.
What has lead to the immense consummate success these two outfits have tasted is the way they have cantered their way to hefty totals, cascading boundaries at ease to pummel their opponents with sublime ease. Bellary Tuskers have been particularly impressive, breaching the symbolic milestone of 200 on two occasions, cleaning apart their opposition’s bowling order with disdain.
Sitting atop of the league standings, what will perturb Bellary Tuskers ahead of today’s encounter though is the fact that they have started waning in form at the wrong moment. After winning their opening three encounters, the side have gone onto lose two of their previous three, including a sordid three wicket defeat to Mysuru Warriors. They failed to defend 240, seeing their bowlers being dismissed with ease, an aberration they’ll need to address ahead of today’s clash.
It’s this dwindling nature of their bowling unit which Belagavi Panthers will be looking to capitalise on today, a side who made it into second place after registering three successive wins. Where their batting has been exquisite, the bowling departmental showcased its complete nature as well the last time around, stalling Bijapur Bulls to 136, a total they chased down with 7 wickets to spare.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With rain deciding to stay away over ere across the course of the matches held here, we have been feasted to exquisite bating conditions, one where the batsmen have found it extremely easy to amass runs. Also with this being the only encounter to be contested here today, the track is expected to play out extremely nicely for the batsmen.
With the side chasing winning three of the four matches contested over here in the night fixtures, the side winning the toss will be looking to chase as well today.
Probable Playing 11
Abhinav Manohar, MB Darshan, Rithesh Bhatkal, Kaunain Abbas (wk), D Avinash, Zahoor Farooqi, Ravikumar Samarth, Stalin Hoover, Manish Pandey (c), Dikshansu Negi, Shubhang Hegde
CM (c), Krishnappa, Sharath Srinivas, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy, Abrar Kazi, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Bhavesh Gulecha, Vishnu Priyan, Zeeshan A Sayyad
The last time these two sides had met, we were indulged in a surprisingly low scoring encounter on a tricky surface, one which saw Bellary Tuskers prevail as they ended up putting in a flawless bowling display to restrain their opponents to 138 in pursuit of their 143. Expect today’s clash to be a similar edge of the seat thriller but a high scoring one, a match we see Belagavi Panthers persevering in given the depth in their batting order.
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Belagavi Panthers Vs Bellary Tuskers Qualifier 1
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Abhinav Manohar, Rithesh Bhatkal, Stalin Hoover, Shubhang Hegde
- Abhishek Reddy, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Bhavesh Gulecha
Top 4 Batting Order
- Abhinav Manohar, Rithesh Bhatkal, Stalin Hoover, Manish Pandey
- CM , Krishnappa, Abhishek Reddy, Devdutt Padikkal
- Abhinav Manohar, Manish Pandey
- Abhishek Reddy, Devdutt Padikkal
Death Overs Bowlers
- Zahoor Farooqi, Shubhang Hegde
- Prasidh Krishna, Bhavesh Gulecha
Wicket-Keeper for BP vs BT Dream11
We have decided to go ahead with Belagavi Panthers’ Kaunain Abbas for this one. With his side unlocking their true potential on the bowling side of things recently, they could end up snaring a good amount of wickets which could see his involvement in a good amount of catches and stumpings.
Also the proposition of Bellary Tuskers piling on a huge score in this one is extremely realistic, a prospective which could see Kaunain required to come out and find quick boundaries for his side in the death overs.
Batsmen for BP vs BT Dream11
Although Manish Pandey didn’t play for Belagavi Panthers in the previous encounter, he should be back for this match, seeing us pick up the batsman from the side. He’s scored a 100 and two 50s across the league to be the side’s leading run scorer and should get good runs on this wicket today as well.
With 90 runs in four matches, Abhinav Manohar comes in from the side as well while from Bellary Tuskers we have opted for Devdutt Padikal and Abhishek Reddy. Both have scored over 200 runs for their side, part of the trivalent to have amassed over 200 runs, a course of events which has been pivotal to the side topping the league standings.
Padikal with 223 runs in the side’s leading scorer while Abhishek has 217 in 6 matches and the two will need to score good runs today as well if there side are to paper over the cracks of their languishing bowling unit.
All-Rounders for BP vs BT Dream11
With 6 wickets and 73 runs, we have gone ahead with CA Karthik from Bellary Tuskers while its two players who enter our side from Belagavi Panthers with both Stalin Hoover and Ritesh Bhatkal coming in for us.
Stalin scored 100 against Shivamogga Lions, seeing him score 144 runs till now along with coming u with the two wickets as well to see us select him along with Karthik who has snared 6 wickets along with scoring 73 runs.
Bowling Order for BP vs BT Dream11
Our main agenda when selecting our bowling unit for today’s encounter was going ahead with the new ball bowlers and the spinners with batsmen looking to lash at everything, something which could very easily induce a false shot. This sees us go ahead with Shubhang Hedge and D Avinash from Belagavi Panthers with Avinash the side’s leading wicket taker with the 7 wickets.
Elsewhere our only pick from Bellary Tuskers sees left arm spinner, Abrar Kazi be selected by us after picking up three wickets in the previous encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Padikal is our captain for today while Pandey is 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, 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.