Date & Time: Sunday, August 25, 15:00 IST
Venue: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore, India
Belagavi Panthers can not afford another loss
The second half of the KPL 2019 has brought the tournament alive with Belagavi Panthers winning their first game of the season and Shivamogga Lions losing their first. Now, Panthers have a realistic chance of finishing in Top 4, if they win the remaining two games. On the other hand, Shivamogga Lions are certain to finish in Top 4 unless they lose dramatically in the next two games. So for them, it’s about making sure to finish in Top 2 and one win in the remaining two games will get them there.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same Playing XI as of the last match.
This is the first match to be played in Mysore in the tournament. So expect the surface to be fresh and good for batting. The forecast is for overcast conditions throughout the match but there is no rain threat.
Since his return to the side, Panthers have posted or chased decent scores. He has continued his good form from where he left in the recently concluded India-A Tour to West Indies. In the last two games, he has come up with a century and a half-century. Today’s match, there is every chance he will continue the same with the team in a must-win situation.
Apart from the last game, he has been a consistent performer for Shivamogga Lions in the season. He has scored 153 runs from 4 matches played so far and he also proved to be handy behind the stumps. This very contributions make him a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players in today’s match.
He has been one of the most sorted all-rounders in the season. He has come with handy contributions in the middle order or chipped in with wickets every match. His dynamic ability makes him a worthy pick in Dream11 cricket team.
He is the leading wicket picker for Panthers so far in the season, where he chipped in with 5 tickets from games played. Apart from a match against Hubli Tigers, he hasn’t gone wicketless in the remaining games.