BP vs HT Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash sees two winless opponents face off in a match of massive ramifications today
We are still into the opening week of Karnataka Premier League 8 but both Hubli Tigers and Belagavi Panthers are bound to be immensely dejected with the way the early exchanges of the new season have shaped out for them. With 0 wins in the four encounters contested between the two sides till now, today’s encounter is not just about getting two points but also putting a vital gap between their closest competitors.
For Hubli Tigers in particular, the new season hasn’t taken kindly to the side at all. The side have lost both their clashes with their abject and abysmal bowling unit seeing them concede runs at will to see the side slumped in the bottom of the points tally. The only outfit to yet open their account in the league, the side were recently defeated by Bellary Tuskers, going down by 9 runs as they stepped out to chase 163.
Elsewhere, Belagavi Panthers come into this clash having tasted defeat the last time against Bellary Tuskers as well, an edge of the seat thriller which saw them fall short by just the 5 runs. Despite their bowlers putting in a pinch perfect job, the batting order crumbled, falling apart at the wrong moment to leave the side on the wrong side of the result despite being in a position of total control in one end.
Ensuing that defeat, the side saw their clash against Mysuru Warriors be abandoned, an encounter where they were struggling to contain their position. In a runaway batting display by the opposition, Mysuru Warriors found themselves at 82-1 before rain ended up saving Belagavi Panthers from an ascertained trouncing of their bowling unit.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
If rain decides to stay away for this encounter, we could see today’s match emulate yesterday’s clash. Over 300 runs were scored for the first time in yesterday’s night clash as the pitch settled in, soaking in water nicely to make strokeplay a pleasant task here.
Overall, this is a wicket to come out and bat first on with this being the second match of the day here and rain looking to be a certain likelihood.
Probable Playing 11
Vinay Kumar (c), Praveen Dubey, David Mathias, Aditya Somanna, Mitrakanth Yadav, Vidyadhar, Mohammed Taha, M Vishwanathan (wk), Luvnith Sisodia, Krishnan Shrijith, KB Pawan
Dikshansu, Abihnav Manohar, Manish Pandey, Rithesh Bhatkal, Arshdeep Singh, Shubhang Hegde, D Avinash, Zahoor Farooqi, Ravikumar Samarth, Kaunain Abbas (c, wk), Stalin Hoover
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Hubli Tigers Vs Belagavi Panthers
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- M Vishwanathan, Luvnith Sisodia, Krishnan Shrijith, KB Pawan
- Dikshansu, Abihnav Manohar, Manish Pandey, Rithesh Bhatkal
- Krishnan Shrijith, KB Pawan
- Manish Pandey, Rithesh Bhatkal
Death Overs Bowlers
- Vinay Kumar, David Mathias
- Zahoor Farooqi, Stalin Hoover
BP vs HT Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Probably the most widespread pick of options we have been offered in the wicket-keepers’ slot across any encounter, the picks in this facet are exuberant. It saw us sit down and engage in heavy deliberations to chart out who the best picks will be over here as we looked to immerse in the most dependable names for today’s clash.
This saw us choose KB Pawan from Hubli Tigers are our first player with the wicket-keeper scoring good runs for his side in their first encounter against Shivamogga Lions. After getting 27 runs in his side’s league opener, we have also opted for the opposition’s wicket-keeper, Rithesh Bhatkal for this fixture.
BP vs HT Dream11 Batsmen
The 55 runs in two contests see Hubli Tigers KL Shrijith become the first player to come into our side in this segment. The side have had to thank their top-order for coming up with solid contributions across their opening encounters,
Elsewhere from the opposition we have chosen the returning Manish Pandey and Abhinav Manohar. While Manohar’s score in the first encounter along with the rest of the top-order saw his side remain in the game till the closing stages, Manish Pandey comes into the side as one of their best batsmen after seeing his involvement with the Indian side end in West Indies.
BP vs HT Dream11 All- Rounders
Having picked up three wickets for his side till now, Aditya Somanna is selected by us from Hubli Tigers. The side have massively lacked bowlers who can pick up wickets at crucial junctures, seeing their opponents mince them apart and make a mockery of their bowling order, a predicament the side will need to address in today’s clash.
Vinay Kumar comes into our side as well from the outfit while our only pick from the opposition is of Stalin Hoover.
With three wickets, pacer Zahoor Farooqi comes into our side due to two reasons. Not only is he thrown the new ball for his side but the pacer is called upon in the death overs as well, a period when Hubli Tigers are bound to lash out at every delivery as they look to pile of vital runs.
It’s going to increase the proposition of him snaring wickets, seeing us get the pacer into our side as the only bowler we have picked out from Belagavi Panthers. On the other hand, we are entrusting Hubli Tigers to put in a finer display with the ball, brining in Mitrakanth Yadav after he’s picked up two wickets in each of the side’s two encounters along with David Mathias.
BP vs HT Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
KL Shrijith is our captain for today while Manish 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.