MW vs BT Dream11 : Bellary Tuskers look to consolidate top spot today while Mysuru Warriors head out with aspirations of breaching the top 4 today.
With 4 wins from 5 encounters, Bellary Tuskers find themselves occupy a place in the pinnacles of Karnataka Premier League 8, well ahead of second place by 2 points. And with the side playing their culminating league stage encounter today, the outfit will be looking to make first place their own with a win which would see them head into the semi-finals as assured table toppers.
For Bellary Tuskers, it’s been the bating unit which has made for such enchaining viewing. The side have been one of the most well-rounded and complete batting units in the league, filled with not only batsmen who can clear their arms in a jiffy but also myriad performers bestowed with the knowhow of how to navigate past tricky situations.
The side are making an advent in today’s clash with a colossal 73 run win over Shivamogga Lions, one which saw them bundle out their opposition for 133 after putting on 203 runs on the scoreboard themselves. It was a win which saw them move into first place, one reaffirming their staunch stature as title contenders, an identity the side will want to retain moving into the coveted semi-finals.
Elsewhere for Mysuru Warriors, this season has been one strung by inconsistent showings and tepid bowling performances. The side have registered the sole win from 5 matches, one which sees them pertinently chasing a spot in the top 4, one they are currently behind by net run-rate. However with a nice wicket win over fourth placed Hubli Tigers yesterday as they chased down the 152 run target set infront of then with 4 overs to spare, the side ended up closing the gap, one they’ll want to eradicate after today’s clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With yesterday’s encounters showing that this surface is going to play out excellently for the batters, expect today’s track to emulate the same batting conducive conditions as yesterday if rain decides to stay away. This is an excellent track for batting, one which will allow the ball to come on extremely nicely onto the bat, allowing batsmen to find the boundaries at will.
The pitch might slow up in the second part of today’s match with this being the second contest to be contested here today, meaning the side winning the toss will be opting to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Amit Verma (c), Manjesh Reddy, Jagadeesha, Shoaib Manager, Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Sagar (WK), Devaiah, Venkatesh Muralidhara, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Dega Nischal
Suraj Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, Bhavesh Gulecha, Vishnu Priyan, Devdutt Padikkal, CM (c), Abhishek Reddy, Prasidh Krishna, Krishnappa, Karthik CA, Abrar Kazi
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Mysuru Warriors Vs Bellary Tuskers
Date And Time: 26th August, Monday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Amit Verma, Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Sagar, Krishnamurthy Siddharth
- Bhavesh Gulecha, Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Reddy, Prasidh Krishna
Top 4 Batting Order
- Jagadeesha, Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Sagar, Krishnamurthy Siddharth
- Devdutt Padikkal, CM, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa
- Vinay Sagar, Krishnamurthy Siddharth
- Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Reddy
Death Overs Bowlers
- Aniruddha Joshi, Vyshak Vijay Kumar
- Bhavesh Gulecha, Prasidh Krishna
MW vs BT Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After scoring a half-century for his side yesterday, a pivotal one in guiding them to a pulsating win, Vinay Sagar form Mysuru Warriors is our pick in this compartment of our Dream 11 side. It took time for him to stamp his authority in the league but in the wake of a match winning performance, the man with the gloves becomes an instant pick for us.
Batsmen for MW vs BT Dream11
His side’s top scorer, Krishnamurthy Siddharth comes into our side for this encounter as the only pick from Mysuru Warriors. With the rest of the side’s batting unit failing to put on consistent shows, the unit have had to pertinently turn to their top 3 to deliver for them on a consistent bass and will be wishing that the top-order can emulate its rousing showings today as well.
Elsewhere after becoming the first and till now the only side to have breached the symbolic milestone of 200 in the league, we have two batsmen selected from Bellary Tuskers for us. Both Abhishek Reddy and Devdutt Padikal as picked up by us with us envisaging the side to pile on another momentous score if they bat first against an extremely lacklustre bowling unit.
All-Rounders for MW vs BT Dream11
We have Mysuru Warriors dominating this facet with both Aniruddha Joshi and Amit Verma coming into our side. Our reasoning for selecting the two players came down to the brand of bowling they send down with the two spinners seamlessly blend in offspin and legspin into our side. This surface promises to break up as we traverse play, a proposition which will see the slower bowlers take paramount precedence today.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have selected Karthik as the only pick from the side.
Bowling Order for MW vs BT Dream11
Prasidh Krishna has taken 5 wickets for his side across 5 encounters, seeing the pacer become the unit’s highest wicket taker and he is the first player we are getting into our side in this facet. He picks up the new ball as well as bowling in the death overs, two occasions in the encounter when batsmen are most prone to lose wickets, seeing him become a good option from the side.
Abrar Kazi comes in due to his left arm brand of offspin which will rattle the opposition’s bats given the dominance of right handed players in their unit along. Bhavesh Gulecha completes the picks from the side while from Mysuru Warriors we are going in with their highest wicket taker in the form of Vyshak Vijay Kumar.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Abhishek Reddy is our captain for today while Krishnamurthy 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, 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.