Date & Time: Tuesday, August 20, 19:00 IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India
Will some luck go the Blasters’ way tonight?
SL are the table-toppers at the moment with 2 big wins. They will look to extend their run. BB, on the other hand, have been part of a tie (rain affected) and their first game was a washout. They have played some good cricket in the 30 odd overs they have played and will look to get a win under their belt. SL have an extremely heavy top 4 and some experienced bowlers amongst their ranks. They are very well balanced. BB has a solid top 3 as well but the amount of cricket that they have played is too little so far. They have good variety in their bowling as well.
Both teams should go unchanged as they have been playing really good cricket.
It has been a slightly slow wicket with some help for spinners. The moisture under the covers should make it difficult for the batsmen to score freely. There is some rain around tonight as well. Hopefully, the game does not get affected by it.
The Lions WK-Batsman has been in terrific form since Day 1 of the KPL. His 88* in their first game has turned many eyes on him.
The all-rounder is a must-have given his prowess with the ball and powerful hitting in the middle order. He has picked up 5 wickets in 2 games so far but hasn’t had a big opportunity with the bat yet. He is sure to perform when the opportunity comes.
The highest wicket-taker in the league so far with 6 wickets in 2 games. Though he has gone for some runs, he has never failed to pick up a bunch of wickets. In fact, he has picked a wicket every 7 balls this season.
The Blasters WK-Batsman has had only one proper innings so far and impressed with that. His ability to pierce gaps and go big when needed are assets. If he takes some time to settle down, he can pile up a huge score.