MW vs BIJ Dream11 : Bijapur Bulls and Mysuru Warriors step out searching for an elusive first win when they face off against each other on Wednesday
With both of today’s opponents winless after having scoured through five encounters in between, for both of Bijapur Bulls and Mysuru Warriors, the ramifications stemming from today’s encounter are colossal. The two sides clash heads against each other in today’s first clash looking to register their first win in the league, a result both are massively yearning for ahead of the impending face off.
For Bijapur Bulls especially, yesterday’s result would have been extremely hard to digest. Despite putting on what should have been more than enough runs on the scoreboard, the side were unable to defend an extremely healthy 162 on a pitch where scoring runs was a predicament unsolved till now. In the end the win was as easy as they come for Bellary Tuskers, a 7 wicket win with 7 balls to score as they ended up making light work of Bijapur Bulls bowling unit.
Elsewhere for last year’s semi-finalists Mysuru Warriors, nothing has gone right after crashing out of the top 4 in KPL 2018. The eighth edition of Karnataka Premier League has seen them indulge in two abandoned encounters along with the one defeat, a 14 run loss as they were put down by Shivamogga Lions in pursuit of their 166.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Although yesterday night’s encounter saw the surface overturn and play out in favour of the batsmen, with their being a high chance of run during this one and the fact that this is an afternoon clash, expect this to be another tricky wicket for the batsmen. The pitch will start breaking out in the second part of the encounter, offering spin and turn to their slower bowlers with shot making becoming extremely treacherous.
The side winning the toss will be clearly looking to bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
Naveen MG, Bharath (c), Raju Bhatkal, Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi(w), Suneel Raju, Swapnil Yelave, Bhareth, Santhebennur Akshay, Pranav Bhatia, KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain
Praveera Venkatesh Murthy, Manjesh Reddy, Amit Verma, Dega Nischal, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Jagadeesha, Shoaib Manager, Aniruddha Joshi, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Devaiah, Vinay Sagar
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bijapur Bulls Vs Mysuru Warriors
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- Naveen MG, Bharath, Raju Bhatkal, Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi
- Praveera Venkatesh Murthy, Manjesh Reddy, Amit Verma, Dega Nischal
- Naveen MG, Raju Bhatkal
- Praveera Venkatesh Murthy, Aniruddha Joshi
Death Overs Bowlers
- Pranav Bhatia, KC Cariappa
- Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Vinay Sagar
MW vs BIJ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Vinay Sagar from Mysuru Warriors comes into our side for this one after heavy deliberations. With both the wicket-keepers having yet to regale us in strong bating displays, Sagar was chosen by us due to the ability he holds as a bat. He’s someone who can not only hold fort for his side but use his stroke to amass a bagful of runs as well in the death overs, seeing us keep him in our side based off that script.
MW vs BIJ Dream11 Batsmen
Scoring 49 runs in the previous encounter before rain intervened to truncate the encounter, Krishnamurthy Siddharth is picked up by us from Mysuru Warriors. He had gotten a half-century preceding that encounter, an innings which always kept his side in the aches despite the outfit losing wickets at crucial junctures.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have decided to venture into this clash by divulging in two picks with Raju Bhatkal coming in after scoring 32 runs in two matches along with Swapnil Yelave.
MW vs BIJ Dream11 All-Rounders
We continue selecting players from Bijapur Bulls with Sunil Raju coming in as well owing to his brand of spin being effective in picking up wickets for his side. Across the two encounters his side have played in, the outfit has been left bereft of wicket taking bowlers with their frontline operators putting on lopsided shows.
And with until persevering with his spin, we have gone ahead with him while from the other side we have Amit Verma coming in after scoring 37 runs and picking up 2 wickets as well. Aniruddha Joshi is also selected by us for this encounter with the offspinner bound to get the turn to frisk about on this rack, making it extremely tough to get under his deliveries which are set to turn and stay low.
MW vs BIJ Dream11 Bowling Order
A rare wicket taker for his side yesterday, pacer Prateek Jain comes in from Bijapur Bulls along with KC Cariappa. Although Cariappa has been one of the side’s biggest disappointment till now, his leg break if sent down in the right spots is going to be an abnormality for the batters to peel off, leaving them cramped for room.
Elsewhere with the two wickets each till now, we have chosen Vyshak Vijaykumar and Praveen Venkatesh Murthy as our picks from the opposition.
MW vs BIJ Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Siddharth is our captain for today’s opening match while Bhatkal 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.