SL vs BIJ Dream11 : Shivamogga Lions’ dwindling form sees the embroiled in an unfortunate impasse when the canter out for their final league stage encounter today
The league stage encounters of Karnataka Premier League 8 are ready to draw the curtains on themselves with Shivamogga Lions and Bijapur Bulls playing the culminating clash of the Lesage stage Today evening. The second encounter of the day is not the concluding clash of the league but also brings with it massive ramifications with Shivamogga Lions looking to seal qualification.
After beginning the league in pristine fashion by registering three successive wins to sit atop of the league, Shivamogga Lions have endured a drab ensuing couple of encounters. With two defeats on the bounce, the side find themselves pummelling all the way into fourth place, just about managing to hang onto the revered spot by the barest of margins.
It’s a position they’ll be looking to consolidate today though and move all the way into second place when they square off against bottom of the table Bijapur Bulls, a side who have massively disappointed this edition of the league. With just the one win in five, Bijapur Bulls find themselves out of the running in for a semi-final spot with today’s encounter being one just to regain some lost pride for them.
The batting unit has been a major conundrum for the side with the outfit crossing 150 just once, something which saw them lose yesterdays encounter by 7 wickets. Putting on just 136 infront of Belagavi Panthers, the side were trounced once again to bring a befitting end to a besmirched campaign for them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Despite us having matches being conducted with no respite over here with today being the third successive day to see cricket being held on this track, the night match promises to indulge us in a bagful of runs. With the track settling down in the night encounters, allowing batsmen to hit the ball in the sweep spot, runs will pour by today, much like in the previous two clashes contested over here.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first here with the chasing team winning both the previous contests contested over here.
Probable Playing 11
MG Naveen, Chipli (c), RR Bhatkal, JM Acharya, SN Raju, NP, GS Chiranjeevi, Swapnil Yelave, KC Cariappa, PA Jain, S Kamath
A Arjun Hoysala, NU Ullal, Abhimanyu (c), PU Deshpande, SP Manjunath, M Nidesh, A Ballal, SN Gowda, HS Sharath, P Shekhawat, T Pradeep
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bijapur Bulls Vs Shivamogga Lions
Date And Time: 27th August, Tuesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- MG Naveen, RR Bhatkal, SN Raju, S Kamath
- A Arjun Hoysala, NU Ullal, PU Deshpande, SP Manjunath, HS Sharath
Top 4 Batting Order
- MG Naveen, Chipli, RR Bhatkal, JM Acharya
- A Arjun Hoysala, NU Ullal, Abhimanyu, PU Deshpande, SP Manjunath
- RR Bhatkal, SN Raju
- A Arjun Hoysala, NU Ullal
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jain, S Kamath
- HS Sharath, T Pradeep
SL vs BIJ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Shivamogga Lions’ Nihal Ullal has been dismissed for a total of 6 runs in his previous two encounters but prior to that, the side’s wicket-keeper had registered some good scores, seeing us opt for him. He’s also up against an outfit who will lose a slew of wickets, seeing him be heavily involved with the gloves as well when it comes to catches and stumpings.
Batsmen for SL vs BIJ Dream11
With 67 runs in 53 balls against Hubli Tigers, we have opted for Raju Bhatkal as the first pick from Bijapur Bulls. With his side scoring just 119 in that particular encounter, Bhatkal’s 67 was a good one, one that saw him score runs with wickets tumbling at will at the other.
Elsewhere we have gone ahead with two players from Shivamogga Lions, getting in both Arjun Hoysala and Akshay Ballal. Arjun scored 77 runs against Belagavi Panthers, an innings which paired with contributions from the rest of the batting order took his side to a healthy 175, a performance the outfit will be looking to resonate today as well.
All-Rounders SL vs BIJ Dream11
We continue selecting batting options form Shivamogga Lions with the surface bound to play in the batsmen’s favour, a rhetoric which could see them pile on a massive score, especially if they are batting first. This sees us select their top scorer, Pavan Deshpande as the first player, someone who has snared 181 in 5 matches for his side.
The side’s highest wicket taker with the 6 in 5 encounters, HS Sharath comes in as well for us while from the opposition we have picked out Sunil Raju and Gneshwar Naveen with Naveen putting on a good performance yesterday.
Bowling Order for SL vs BIJ Dream11
T Pradeep has endured a torrid time in hs previous two matches, not only going wicketless but being plundered for runs but we’ll bring him in due to the pacer getting both the new ball and the death overs, a period where the opposition will be the most vulnerable. From Bijapur Bulls meanwhile we have gone in with Prateek Jain and Suraj Kamath.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pavan is our captain for this encounter while Ullal 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.