Date & Time: Tuesday, August 20, 15:00 IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India
Both the teams seek clinical performance
After a close game in the first match, Bellary Tuskers have held their nerve once again in the second match as they won by 9 runs against Hubli Tigers yesterday. Now they face Bijapur Bulls who have tied their first match against Bengaluru Blasters. In all 3 matches, the game has gone into the wire, where the result would have gone either way. Hence, now both sides will seek for a clinical performance this time around.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same Playing XI as that of the last match.
This will be the eighth match of the season at Chinnaswamy, so we expect batting to become tougher as the game progresses. The forecast is for rain throughout the evening so a shortened game is likely on the cards.
After his heroics in the first match, he has come up with another half-century in the second match. Unlike the first one, in the second match, he was the lone warrior for the side as he kept the scoreboard moving even with wickets falling at regular intervals. His knock allowed Tuskers to post a decent total on the board which eventually proved to be the difference in the match.
He may not have scored many runs in the first two games, but he proved to be a handy bowler for the side. He picked 3 crucial wickets in the last match which never allowed Tigers to come back into the game. If he can come up with a few more runs in the upcoming matches there is no stopping him.
He is coming into the season on the back of a decent form. He may not have had a lot to play for KKR in the season but his experience and the variations he is known for, making him a must-have player in Dream11 cricket team for today’s match.
The Bijapur Bulls Captain has started the season well with 39 runs in the first match. He has scored four 30+ scores in the last five games in the format. There is every chance he will continue the same in today’s match as well since he is in good form off late in the format.