BT vs HT Dream11 : Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers lock heads against each other today as KPL 8 gets ready to draw to a culmination with its riveting summit clash today
While the first leg of the Karnataka Premier League failed to sizzle, fizzling out rather with abysmal pitches lining up the league, the second leg has seen the league come alight. We have had some absolutely resounding league stage matches being contested, a script which carried on into the knock-out stages as well, seeing three enthralling matches being contested.
And emerging unscathed from those clashes have been Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers, two sides whose rigorous efforts have payed off fruitfully to contest in the summit clash today. Both will be clashing against each other today in the prestigious summit clash, a match which promises engross us in an exhilarating brand of cricket given the identity of concurrent form of these two sides.
While Bellary Tuskers have undoubtedly been the side to beat across the course of the league, putting in pristine performances on a regular basis, Hubli Tigers’ have seen a late surge place them unequivocally in the annuls of the league. After a slow start, the side were quick to rectify their mistakes, working through the eliminator and qualifier 2 to find their place in today’s final.
After defeating Shivamogga Lions by 20 runs in the eliminator, the side ended up mincing Belagavi Panthers yesterday, unravelling their opponents for a mere 128 in their pursuit of 154 to nail down a clinical 26 run win. Their bowling has come to the party at the right time, something which will serve them well against one of the most formidable and menacing batting units in the league.
After piling on 200 at will in the league stage encounters, Bellary Tuskers emulated the same showing in their first qualifier, putting on 201 against the Bellary Tuskers before bundling them out for 164, sealing a 37 run to see them continue their rampant journey. The best side in the league by some distance, the outfit will be looking to put in another solid display today and walk away with a trophy which they rightfully deserve.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
For the first time yesterday we had a night encounter being contested over here which failed to cross the 160 run mark for the side batting first with the pitch finally acting sluggishly and massively slowing down given the brunt of matches it’s come under. Although the ground team will be quick to address that issue with a high scoring encounter anticipated for the summit clash, we might see the spinners come into full effect once again.
Overall, this should be a nice little batting track with the side winning the toss choosing to chase with the side fielding first going onto win 4 of the 6 clashes played here.
Probable Playing 11
- After not bowling earlier, Vinay Kumar has been allowed to bowl in this clash with the player being deemed fit enough to indulge in his pace bowling.
Abhishek Reddy, CM (C), Krishnappa, Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Zeeshan A Sayyad, Abrar Kazi, Sharath Srinivas, Bhavesh Gulecha, KP Appanna, Prasidh Krishna
Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia (WK), R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, Pawan KB, KL Srijith, David Mathias, Shreyas Gopal, Aditya Somanna, Abhilash Shetty, Mithrakanth Yadav
BT vs HT Match Prediction
Being a match between two of the most sensational and in form sides in the league, this encounter is the toughest one we have had to call till now and rightfully so given the prize it comes bearing along with it. For us, what favours Bellary Tuskers over here is not only he extra days of rest they have been accorded but their batting order as well, one which has ended up scoring in excess of 200 at will
This surface will see the better batting side emerge winners and the Tuskers should seal the title in their favour by that narrative.
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bellary Tuskers Vs Hubli Tigers Final
Date And Time: 31st August, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Abhishek Reddy, Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Prasidh Krishna
- Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia, KB Pawan, Shreyas Gopal
Top 4 Batting Order
- Abhishek Reddy, CM, Krishnappa, Devdutt Padikkal
- Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Dubey
- Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik
- Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia
Death Overs Bowlers
- KP Appanna, Prasidh Krishna
- David Mathias, Mithrakanth Yadav
BT vs HT Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Hubli Tigers’ KB Pawan is our pick in this facet with him having coming up with some good scores across the last couple of matches for his side. Along with this, his involvement with the gloves and Hubli Tigers snaring wickets effortlessly in their last two outings makes him a good choice to pick up.
BT vs HT Dream11 Batsmen
With 253 runs in the league, the highest scorer for his side and scores in excess of 40 in the previous three encounters, we have opted for Mohammed Taha from Hubli Tigers. The side will need to rake in the runs today if they are to make things jittery for the opposition, using all their guile at the top of the order and Taha could be someone to get a good score for them today.
We have finally opened our account from Bellary Tuskers, getting in Abhishek Reddy and the side’s leading run getter with 242 runs in 7 encounters, Devdutt Padikal.
BT vs HT Dream11 All-Rounders
With 21 runs in 8 clashes and deemed fit to bowl once again, we have chosen Vinay Kumar from Hubli Tigers as the first player in this facet. He holds the perfect role of an all-rounder in his side, occupying an elevated batting order along with being assured of bowling four overs of pace as well.
Aditya Somanna is selected as well by us from the side while from the opposition we have selected CA Karthik as our player for the final match of the league.
BT vs HT Dream11 Bowling Order
With us set to be regaled in sublime batting conditions, our only consideration when crafting the concluding segment of our side was to opt for names who’ll either be functioning in the death overs or sending down spin in this match. With three wickets for his side till now across the two matches he’s played in, we have legspinner Shreyas Gopal come in from Hubli Tigers along with Mitrakanth Yadav.
Elsewhere from the other side we have brought in Prasidh Krishna with him picking up 7 matches in the league till now along with left arm spinner KP Appanna given the heavy right handed batting order of the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Taha is our captain for this clash while Padikal has been elected 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.