BP vs HT Dream11 : Rampant Hubli Tigers look to put down a formidable Belagavi Panthers in today’s second qualifier as either side looks to confirm its place in the summit clash
We are down to the last proceedings of Karnataka Premier League 8 with the second qualifier taking centrestage today in the dramatic land of the league. It’s a clash which has all the ingredients in place for a cracker of a match with two colossal sides squaring off against each other for a shot to meet Bellary Tuskers in the prestigious summit clash.
After finishing second in the league standings after going on a rousing three match consecutive inning spree, Belagavi Panthers ended up losing the first qualifier to Bellary Tuskers. Conceding a gigantic 201 runs, Belagavi Panthers could only muster up 164 in reply, going down by 37 runs to find themselves be involved in the second qualifier today against a resurgent Hubli Tigers side.
Enraptured in a sordid run of form after losing a slew of matches in their opening exchanges, Hubli Tigers can be extremely proud of the way they have managed to overhaul and underachieving season. The side emulated the same rapturous displays which saw them end up in third place in the league in the eliminator yesterday, putting in a clinical performance to defeat Shivamogga Lions by 20 runs.
Putting on an extremely healthy 190 while batting first, Hubli Tigers kept striking at the right junctures to curtail the Lions’ innings to 170, seeing them progress to the second qualifier today. It’s been an arduous and rigorous journey for the side, one they’ll be looking to wrap up successfully today with yet another luscious showing as they look to fulfil their aspirations of playing in the final.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Across the course of this week, all the contests traversed by on this wicket have seen sublime batting conditions in play with runs being scored at will in the night encounters. The pitch settles down extremely nicely, allowing the batters to cream the ball to the fence and pile on the runs.
With the pitch slowly down as we scrimmage through matches given the hectic schedule of the league, the side winning the toss will be opting to bat first here and put on anything in excess of 180.
Probable Playing 11
- Manish Pandey is not available for Belagavi Panthers with the batsman playing for India A in their 5 match ongoing ODI series against South Africa A.
- Vinay Kumar will not be bowling for Hubli Tigers with the bowler having picked up an injury which restrains him from taking on the added burden.
Mir Kaunian Abbas (C), Stalin Hoover, Rakshith S, Ravikumar Samarth, Dikshanshu, Abhinav Manohar, Shubhang Hegde, Ritesh Bhatkal, Avinash D, Darshan MB, Zahoor Farooqui
Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia (WK), R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, KB Pawan, KL Srijith, David Mathias, Shreyas Gopal, Aditya Somanna, Abhilash Shetty, Mithrakanth Yadav
BP vs HT Match Prediction
The last time these two sides had met, Hubli Tigers had chased down the 181 run target set to them by Belagavi Panthers, a performance responsible for buoying them and seeing them turnaround their season. With both the sides venturing into today’s clash having endured an almost similar run in into this clash, dominating with both the bat and ball, this is a clash which promises to be an evenly contested one.
What gives Hubli Tigers the smallest of advantage in this clash is the fact that they ended up dismissing their opposition yesterday with their bowlers rising to the fore. Stalling the batsmen will be key for either side, one we see Hubli Tigers doing successfully.
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Belagavi Panthers Vs Hubli Tigers Qualifier 2
Date And Time: 30th August, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Mir Kaunian Abbas, Stalin Hoover, Ritesh Bhatkal, Zahoor Farooqui
- Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia, R Vinay Kumar, Mithrakanth Yadav
Top 4 Batting Order
- Mir Kaunian Abbas, Stalin Hoover, Rakshith S, Ravikumar Samarth
- Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Dubey
- Stalin Hoover, Rakshith S
- Mohammed Taha, KB Pawan
Death Overs Bowlers
- Darshan MB, Zahoor Farooqui
- Aditya Somanna, Mithrakanth Yadav
BP vs HT Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After a good performance with both the bat and ball yesterday, we have selected Hubli Tigers’ wicket-keeper, KB Pawan for this particular clash. Against a bowling unit which was wiped out in their previous outing and a batting line-up which didn’t fare any more fruitfully either, Pawan could end up registering another good score.
BP vs HT Dream11 Batsmen
Our most anticipated segment of our side given how nicely this track has played out in favour of the batting side and these two outfits coming packed with some power performers, we begin our picks with Mohammad Taha from Hubli Tigers. The opener has scored 190 runs for his side in 7 encounters, hitting boundaries in the powerplay overs, a narrative which should be repeated today as well.
Elsewhere with 152 runs in 5 matches, we have chosen Abhinav Manohar from Belagavi Panthers along with Ravikumar Samarth. With Manish Pandey, their highest scorer out of this clash, these two batsmen will need to score good runs for the side if they are to make things jittery for a formidable Hubli Tigers unit today.
BP vs HT Dream11 All-Rounders
Although Hubli Tigers’ Vinay Kumar will not be bowling today, he’s been sent up the batting order by his side given the runs he’s managed to score across the league. He put in a good score with the bat yesterday as well to take his overall score to 201 from 7 matches and should manage to score runs against a bowling line-up which is known to crumble under pressure today too.
Aditya Somanna comes in from the side as well after having snared 10 wickets for the side while we have the two players being roped n from the opposition as well. We’ll begin with one of their best performers, Stalin Hoover who has scored 183 runs and picked up 3 wickets, brining in Ritesh Bhatkal alongside him owing to his offspin brand of bowling.
BP vs HT Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the batting conducive surface of this wicket, our only consideration when choosing bowlers was to opt for either the spinners or names who’ll be functioning in the death overs, a period when batsmen are most vulnerable to lose their wickets. The three wickets for him yesterday to make it 10 wickets across the league see Mitrakanth Yadav become the first player to enter our side from Hubli Tigers.
David Mathias comes in as well while from the opposition we have opted for their highest taker, D Avinash for this one with the pacer taking 9 wickets till now.
BP vs HT Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Stalin is our captain for this encounter while Vinay 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, 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.