The 14th match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 will be played between Belagavi Panthers and Bengaluru Blasters at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The match starts at 3:00 PM local time (IST) (9:30 AM GMT).\
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The Belgavi Panthers are clearly running out of time with just three more games left in the league stages. Out of three games so far, they lost two and the other was washed out. They’ve got to make an impact soon if they are to make any kind of advances on the points table. In their upcoming encounter, they will face the Bengaluru Blasters who are just figuring out ways to stay in the top-four.
Their place isn’t secure as yet and most of their games were affected by rain. The Blasters were lucky to get over the line in their last match against the Bellary Tuskers. The VJD method kicked in after there was some non-stop downpour. In the end, they managed to win the match by just 1 run, which is also their first of this season. Thus, both the sides are in dire need of a victory and have got to play their best cricket.
While scattered thunderstorms are predicted at around 3 PM in Bengaluru, it will turn into a strong downpour by 4 PM. The rain is expected to persist for quite some time. As a result, we might lose out on a few overs.
On most occasions, the track has been good for batting during the afternoon games. The ball comes on nicely and decent scores are witnessed.
Average first innings score: 162.2 (Last five fully completed games in the KSL – Till Match 11)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Ravikumar Samarth, Stalin Hoover, Mir Kaunian Abbas (wk), Manish Pandey (c), D Negi, Abhinav Manohar, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Shubhang Hegde, Avinash D, Zahoor Farooqui.
Bench: Lochan Appanna, Darshan Machaiah, Rakshith S, Abdul Majid, Sharan Gowda, Darshan MB, Kiran AM.
Sharath BR (WK), Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose, Rongsen Jonathan (C), Naga Bharath, Manoj Bhandage, Bharath Dhuri, V Koushik, Rohan Raju, Bharath Devaraj, Anand Doddamani.
Bench: Kishore Kamath, Anil IG, Nishant S Shekhawat, Aditya Goyal, Anuraj Bajpai, Muthanna Chandrasekhar, Kuldeep Kumar, Rishi Bopanna.
Despite being in the losing team, Manish Pandey was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ in the last game for his brilliant 50-ball 102. He is someone who can turn the fortunes around for the Panthers and should be the top pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. R Kadam, B Dhuri, R Samarth are other reliable options you can go for.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – M Pandey, R Samarth, B Sharath
Vice-Captain Options – R Kadam, S Hoover, K Abbas
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – B Sharath, R Bhatkal
Batters – R Kadam, N Jose, M Pandey (c)
All-Rounders – B Devraj, M Bhandage, S Hoover (vc)
Bowlers – A Doddamani, Z Farooqui, S Hegde
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – B Sharath
Batters – R Kadam (vc), R Jonathan, M Pandey, K Abbas, R Samarth (c)
All-Rounders – M Bhandage, S Hoover
Bowlers – A Doddamani, B Dhuri, Z Farooqui
Since there are some great options to pick from either of these teams, it is important to have the balance in your Dream11 Fantasy team by picking a 6-5 combination. At the same time though, you’ve got to keep an eye on the weather since you’ll be able to pick your team accordingly then.
The Belgavi Panthers are expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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