BT vs HT Dream11 : Bellary Tuskers look to make it two wins on the bounce when they square off against Hubli Tigers in the week’s opening encounter.
Playing the first fully fledged encounter of the eighth edition of the Karnataka Premier League, Hubli Tigers ended up becoming the first side to fall to a defeat as well. In what was a dejecting bowling performance by the outfit, they were comprehensively defeated by Shivamogga Lions, a result they’ll be looking to overhaul today.
Bundled out for 154 on that day as they failed to build on the incentive provided by their top-order to lose wickets at regular intervals, the Tigers bowling performance was even more diabolic. They ended up conceding the runs with two overs to spare, allowing Shivamogga Lions to win by 6 wickets in a defeat were they were thoroughly outplayed by the opposition.
Up against Bellary Tuskers today, Hubli Tigers will be well aware that they need to up the ante massively if they are to come out of this with a positive result. In what was a closely contested win for the Tuskers, an edge of the seat thriller, they ended up defeating Belagavi Panthers by 5 wickets after successfully managing to defend 143.
The side will be looking to resonate that same rousing display with the ball, one that saw them stifle Bijapur Panthers’ for a lowly 138-8 when they square off against Hubli Tigers in a match which promises to be a closely contested affair. Expect this one to go down to the last with composure of paramount importance in decided a winner today in this thriller.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain has stayed away for two days but the overcast conditions persistently looming over the surface could come bearing with them bad news. There’s a heavy likelihood of rain lashing the match, meaning we could be revelled in a reduced encounter.
Also, what the cloud cover does is offer purchase to the bowlers in the early part of the innings, meaning the side winning the toss would be looking to bowl first on a track which will improve for batting as the match traverses.
Probable Playing 11
CM (C), Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa, Prasidh Krishna, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Bhavesh Gulecha, Sharath Srinivas, Zeeshan A Sayeed
Mohammed Taha, Shishir Bhavane, Pawan KB, R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Mahesh Patel, Luvnith Sisodia, KL Srijith, Mitrakanth Yadav, Abhilash Shetty
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bellary Tuskers Vs Hubli Tigers
Date And Time: 19th August, Monday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- CM, Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy
- Mohammed Taha, Shishir Bhavane, Pawan KB, R Vinay Kumar
- CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy
- Shishir Bhavane, Pawan KB
Death Overs Bowlers
- Sharath Srinivas, Zeeshan A Sayeed
- KL Srijith, Abhilash Shetty
Wicket-Keeper for BT vs HT Dream11
His side’s top scorer in the previous encounter, KB Pawan from Hubli Tigers is our pick in this facet. Although this segment is lined up with some outstanding names, players who are likely to be divulged in by a large number of the people playing the game, Pawan’s performance the last time around sees us opt for him.
Batsmen for BT vs HT Dream11
Given how both these outfits fared in their previous encounters with the bat, failing to exude confidence and given the tricky conditions prevalent today as well, we have decided to make a foray into this match with the minimum of three batsmen. All our picks are based on performances in the opening encounters with the two teams competing on the same track today as well.
Bellary Tuskers’ highest scoring batsman from the previous encounter, Devdutt Padikal comes in for us along with Abhishek Reddy while the only player we have opted from the opposition is KL Srijith.
All-Rounders for BT vs HT Dream11
Our main reasoning behind the picks in this segment was picking up players who will not only contribute with the ball but are bound to come up with cameos with the bat as well. With the two units entering today’s contest with paper thin batting units, the lower middle-order is bound to come into operation, allowing them to get more than enough overs to ply their skill set in.
This sees us go for pacer Vinay Kumar for Hubli Tigers while from Bellary Tuskers we have opted for Aditya Somanna and CA Karthik.
Bowling Order for BT vs HT Dream11
While the early part of the match will see the new ball frisk about and make batting an arduous task, the surface will break down eventually, offering massive purchase to the spinners. It’s this narrative which ended up shaping the composition of our side for this encounter, seeing us seamlessly blend in both the faster bowlers along with those sending down the slower stuff.
Pacers Prasidh Krishna and Bhavesh Gulecha come in from the Tuskers along with left arm spinner KP Appanna. Given the slew of right handers in the opposition’s batting unit, Appanna’s brand of spin will turn away from them, making it an extremely tedious task to square off against him.
Elsewhere the only pick from Hubli Tigers is of Mitrakanth Yadav, the Tigers’ own left arm spinner.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Padikal is our captain for this one while CA Karthik has been 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, 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.