Date & Time: Thursday, August 22, 15:00 IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India
High time for Blasters to find winning momentum
Bellary Tuskers is the only other team alongside Shivamogga Lions to be unbeaten in the season. In the 3 matches played so far, they have won the first two games by a close margin and in the third, they have come up with a dominating performance. Now, they face Bengaluru Blasters who are yet to open their account in the season. Apart from a tied game against Bijapur Bulls, there is nothing much to show for the Blasters, as their opening match was washed out and they lost the previous match to Shivamogga Lions by a huge margin. So it’s high time for Blasters to find the winning momentum before it’s too late as the tournament has already moved into its second half.
Both sides are unlikely to make a change to the Playing XI from the last match.
The surface at Chinnaswamy has become better for batting in the second half of the game in the last four matches. So expect another similar surface for Thursday’s clash as well. The forecast is for rain throughout the day, hence it could be a shortened game.
The Bellary Tuskers’ middle-order batsman has shown great form in the three games played so far. He has come up with a couple of half-centuries in the opening two games, and in the third, he didn’t have much to do as the top order chased the target down with ease. There is every chance he will continue the good from in today’s match as well, if he gets to bat for a longer time.
He has been handy with the ball in the first two games where he chipped in with a couple of wickets. But in the third match, he has been the main man for Tuskers as he came up with a blistering knock which helped the team chase the target with ease. If he gets going, as he did in the previous match, there won’t be any stopping him.
The wicket-keeper batsman is one of the most consistent players for Bengaluru Blasters in the matches played so far. He has come up with two good starts in the first two games and in the third, he made 42 which is the highest score for a Blaster batsman in the season. So for the very reason, he becomes the most sorted player for Bengaluru Blasters in today’s match.
After a couple of expensive spells in the first two games, he has come into his own in the third. He has chipped in with three crucial wickets against Bijapur Bulls which proved to be costly in the end result. Adding to it, his handy batting down the order makes him a worthy pick in today’s game for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.