SL vs BT Dream11 : Top of the table clash sees first placed Shivamogga Lions face off against second position Bellary Tuskers in an enticing encounter
Shivamogga Lions couldn’t have augured for a better start to the season, infact the side would perhaps have not even themselves fathomed such a pristine commencement to Karnataka Premier League 8. Winning all three of their opening encounters, the side find themselves perched nicely in first place, a position they’ll be looking to make their own when they square off against second placed Bellary Tuskers.
Shining with the bat in their first two wins, it was the bowling unit which came to the fore for the outfit in their previous encounter, seeing them register an extremely unlikely 7 run win. With their batsmen failing for the first time, the bowlers ended up delivering a pinch perfect performance, a showing which reinstated the side’s credentials as a complete and well-rounded outfit.
Putting on just 117 in that encounter, the side stifled out Bengaluru blasters for 107, a performance they’ll be looking to emulate in tricky batting conditions today. These were conditions which ended up being the demise of their opponents for today, Bellary Tuskers’ demise yesterday with the side registering their first defeat of the season.
Playing against Bengaluru Bulls in a rain hampered encounter, Bellary Tuskers ended up paying the price of losing wickets a t crucial junctures as they ended up slipping to a one run defeat, ending what was an incredible start for them. Winning all three of their clashes till that massive setback, the side herald into today’s encounter looking to hand over the only unbeaten side their first defeat as well and display the Lions from first place along with it.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We had rains intervene during both the clashes held yesterday and with the country receiving record rainfall this year, expect today to be no different. We should see rain feature in this encounter as well and it’s this development which along with this being the second encounter here today will be a massive setback for strokeplay.
The surface will be left in tatters for batsmen with shot making extremely difficult especially in the second part of the clash. The side winning the toss will definitely be looking to bat first here.
SL vs BT Probable Playing 11
Abrar Kazi, Bhavesh Gulecha, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, CM (c), Abhishek Reddy, Suraj Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, CA Karthik, Vishnu Priyan, Krishnappa
Nihal Ullal, Pavan Deshpande, Rishabh Singh, Abhimanyu (s), S P Manjunath, Rohit K, HS Sharath, M Nidhish, Prithviraj Shekawat, Arjun Hoysala, T Pradeep
Karnataka Premier League
Match: Bellary Tuskers Vs Shivamogga Lions
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Top 4 Batting Order
- Abrar Kazi, Bhavesh Gulecha, Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik
- Nihal Ullal, Pavan Deshpande, Rishabh Singh, Arjun Hoysala
- Devdutt Padikkal, CA Karthik
- Nihal Ullal, Arjun Hoysala
Death Overs Bowlers
- Prasidh Krishna, Vishnu Priyan
- Rishabh Singh, T Pradeep
Wicket-Keeper for SL vs BT Dream11
With 33 runs in the previous match along with a good contribution behind the wickets, Shivamogga Lions’ Nihal Ullal is our pick over here. He’s kept scoring runs, getting a half-century in the side’s league opener and we envision him scoring good today as well.
Batsmen for SL vs BT Dream11
We continue selecting batsmen from Shivamogga Lions with the side blessed with names who ensured that the side registered scores in excess of 150 across their opening two encounters. Devdutt Padikal comes in for us as well from the side with us also opting for Abhishek Reddy as we opt for the entire top-order from the side.
With rain a very real likelihood today, this is going to be a clash which could see the overs being reduced, leaving batsmen to come out and start lashing right from ball one. Reddy scored 62 in the side’s previous match, seeing them put on 164 on the scoreboard, a score which gave the side a 9 run win.
Elsewhere we finally have our first player come in fro Bellary Tuskers, choosing Arjun Hoysala as the only player from the side here.
All-Rounders for SL vs BT Dream11
It’s this segment where we have started compensating our side with the bats from Bellary Tuskers by choosing CA Karthik from the side after his 57 in the league. From the other side we have opted for two players, getting in HS Sarath and Pavan Deshpande who picked up two wickets in his side’s previous encounter.
Bowling Order for SL vs BT Dream11
The one area where Bellary Tuskers struggled immensely yesterday was against the spinners with Bengaluru Blasters disrupting their chase by using the slower bowlers to immense effect. It’s no secret that Shivamogga Lions will be looking to go the same way today, seeing us get in Rishabh Singh and pacer T Pradeep from the side.
Left arm spinner Abrar Kazi comes in from the Tuskers after taking three wickets yesterday on a surface which kept breaking up and languishing as the match traversed. Prasidh Krishna comes in as well to complete our picks for the concluding encounter of the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ullal has been chosen as our side’s captain while Padikal 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.