MW vs SL Dream11 : Shivamogga Lions look to make it two wins on the bounce while Mysuru Warriors look to play out their first match today
The first team to put on a win in this edition of the Karnataka Premier League, Shivamogga Lions look to make it two wins in two when they square off against Mysuru Warriors today. Elsewhere, playing on the first day of the eighth edition of the league, Mysuru Warriors were unfortunate to see rain intervene in their encounter against Bengaluru Bulls and end the clash without a result.
In what was a repeat of last year’s semi-final, Mysuru Warriors and Bengaluru Bulls faced off against each other on opening day, a match which unfortunately could only last for 13 overs. Batting first, Bengaluru Bulls found themselves on 88-3 before incessant rainfall rendered the match redundant, a predicament Mysuru Warriors will want to veer clear off today.
On the other hand, playing against Hubli Tigers yesterday, Shivamogga Lions got off their campaign to an emphatic start as they pulled off a comprehensive 6 wicket win over their opponents. Stepping out to chase the 155 run target set to them, opener Nihal Ullal’s 88 runs along with contributions from the rest of the top-order ensured that the side got across the finishing line without any jitters.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Both the matches contested here yesterday showed that this track will generally play out in favour of the batsmen. It will be easy to cream the ball to the fence once you’ve settled into your groove, playing out the new ball which is bound to frisk about in the early part of the match. The initial deviation will see sides choose to field first on this wicket.
Probable Playing 11
KV Siddharth, Dega Nischal, Vinay Sagar (WK), Amit Verma, Aniruddha Joshi, Shoaib Manager, Praveera Venkatesha Murthy, Jagadeesha Suchith, KS Devaiah, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Kishan Bedare
Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal (WK), Sujith N Gowda, Pavan Deshpande, Akshay Ballal, M Nidhish, Rishabh Singh, Abhimanyu (C), T Pradeep, Prithviraj Shekhawat, HS Sharath
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Mysuru Warriors Vs Shivamogga Lions
Date And Time: 18th August, Sunday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Top 4 Batting Order
- KV Siddharth, Dega Nischal, Vinay Sagar, Amit Verma
- Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal, Sujith N Gowda, Pavan Deshpande
- KV Siddharth, Vinay Sagar
- Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal
Death Overs Bowlers
- KS Devaiah, Kishan Bedare
- Prithviraj Shekhawat, HS Sharath
Wicket-Keeper for MW vs SL Dream11
After scoring 88 yesterday, an innings which saw him score runs through a slew of boundaries, to get a hoard of point for our Dream 11 side, Nihal Ullal is our pick over here. Along with his involvement with the gloves against a Hubli Tigers outfit known to crumble under pressure, the Lions wicket-keeper looks to be a solid pick in this segment.
We have also opted for Vinay Sagar from Mysuru Warriors for this clash.
Batsmen for MW vs SL Dream11
A major reason for the Lions emerging winners with a clinical performance yesterday was the fact that their entire top-order stood up in unison to deliver a deadly pefromance for the side. With contributions from everyone, the Lions were able to navigate past the target at hand, seeing us get in Akshay Ballal, M Nidish and Arjun Hoysala for this match.
Dega Nischal is the only player we have opted from Mysuru Warriors.
All-Rounders for MW vs SL Dream11
He didn’t get an opportunity to send down his offspinner in the previous encounter but given the way the rest of the bowling unit was taken apart, Aniruddha Joshi from Mysuru Warriors should get a bowl out today. This wicket has something in it for the slower bowlers, especially in the second part of the innings if the ball is tossed up and bowled in the right areas.
From the opposition we have gone ahead with HS Sharath.
Bowling Order for MW vs SL Dream11
With two wickets yesterday, T Pradeep is our pick from Shivamogga Lions along with Vyshak Vijaykumar. Mysuru Warriors ended up stumbling n the previous edition of the league after putting on a horrid batting display against Bengaluru Bulls, exposing the glaring weaknesses in their side.
From the opposition we are getting in just the one bowler with Devaiah KS coming in for us after giving away just 9 runs in 2 overs in the side’s opening encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ullal is our side’s captain today while Sharath is our 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.