BP vs SL Dream11 Predictions: Shivamogga Lions look to recover from their first defeat as KPL 8 shifts to its second leg today.
After a weeklong opening leg in the Karnataka Premier League, we finally make a soiree to the second destination today with Belagavi Panthers and Shivamogga Lions beginning proceedings in the second leg of the league. The first of two matches on Sunday after a day of no cricket in the league promises to be a humdinger of a clash, one graced by excellent playing conditions.
Dominating the previous leg to end in second place after winning three successive encounters, Shivamogga Lions will be looking to further strengthen their tighthold in the annuls of the league standings when they take on a struggling Belagavi Panthers side. Currently in fifth place, for Belagavi anthers this encounter comes bearing massive ramifications, especially after the side went onto win their first match in their last outing.
Wrenching out of a three match winless run, Belagavi Panthers prevailed in a low scoring encounter against Bengaluru Bulls. Restricting their opponents to just 110, it took Belagavi Panthers all of 12 overs and 2 overs to script a clinical win, one they’ll be looking to resonate against an injured Shivamogga Lions outfits.
The side enter today’s encounter after being damaged severely the last time around, a performance completely unfamiliar of them with the side slumping to 133 in their run chase of 204. The 70-run defeat exposed the gaps in the side, for the first time showing that this side can be defeated, a weakness their opponents for today will be looking to exploit.
BP vs SL Dream11 Predictions
Probable Playing XI
Ravikumar Samarth, Dikshanshu Negi, Shubhang Hegde, Manish Pandey (c), Mir Kaunain Abbas (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Avinash D, MB Darshan, Zahoor Farooqui
Abhimanyu (c), HS Sharath, S P Manjunath, Rohit K, Prithviraj Shekawat, T Pradeep, Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal (wk), M Nidhish, Pavan Deshpande, Akshay Ballal
Pitch Conditions and Toss Prediction
With this being the first match to be held on this surface in the league, we should have relatively good batting conditions take precedence in this encounter. Along with being an afternoon encounter, rain shouldn’t play much of a havoc with the sun soaking up any kind of water that has seeped inside the wicket.
This will be a wicket where the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first.
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Dream11 Picks for BP vs SL Dream11
BP vs SL Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Nihal Ullal from Shivamogga Lions is our pick in this facet. The wicket-keeper has been the side’s top-scorer till now, hitting 153 runs in 4 encounters and will be looking to get some more runs today as his side look to recover from a disappointing first collapse with the bat.
BP vs SL Dream11 Batsmen
We are picking up Arjun Hoysala from the side over here while from the opposition we have brought in Manish Pandey and Abhinav Manohar. Manish scored a century in his side’s previous encounter, taking his total runs to 160 with a 50 included as well.
Elsewhere Manohar has managed to score 48 in 3 matches for Belagavi Panthers, his side’s second-highest scorer and the only viable bat emerging from his side for this encounter.
BP vs SL Dream11 All-rounders
Pavan Deshpande from Shivamogga Lions is the first player we have decided to imbed into our playing11 for the day with the all-rounder having snared 2 wickets and scored 122 runs till now for his side. HS Sharath comes into our side as well while from the opposition we have picked out Mb Darshan after he put on a good performance in the previous encounter with 3 wickets.
BP vs SL Dream11 Bowlers
The one rhetoric which is going to playing true in today’s encounter is the fact that wickets will tumble in this one. Not only due to the pitch which is bound to worsen as play carries on but due to the guilty nature of these two sides to tumble under pressure.
With 6 wickets in 4 matches we have pacer T Pradeep come into our side from Shivamogga Lions along with Rishabh Singh who has five for himself. Belagavi Panthers see us go with the two players as well, getting in Zahoor Farooqui and Shubhang Hedge for this one.
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.