Hubli's campaign didn't get off to a great start as they were brushed aside by Shivamogga Lions by 6 wickets on Saturday. KB Pawan with his 53-run knock and Mithrakanth Yadav were the only positives from that match.
On the other hand, Ballari Tuskers scraped by a margin of 5 runs against Belagavi Panthers. Although the batsmen could only muster up a total of 144, the bowling line up led by Krishnappa Gowtham and Prasidh Krishna managed to restrict Belagavi.
Squads to choose from
Hubli Tigers: R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, Mohammed Taha, Pawan KB, Aditya Somanna, Shishir Bhavane, Vidyadhar Patil, Mahesh Patel, Abhilash Shetty, David Mathias, Shivil Kaushik, Suraj Seshadri, Mithrakanth Yadav, Vishwanath M, KL Srijith, Luvnith Sisodia, Parikshith Shetty, Dheeraj Shashidhar.
Ballari Tuskers: CM Gautam (C), Devdutt P, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prasidh Krishna, Pradeep T, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Mohammad N Nizar, Bhavesh Gulecha, Zeeshan A Sayyad, Ruchir Joshi, Santok Singh, Vishnu Priyan, Gaurav Dhiman, Sharath Srinivas, Suraj Reddy, Sharana Basawa.
Playing XI Updates
Given the fact that both teams have only played one game, changes to the playing XI seems unlikely.
Hubli Tigers: Mohammad Taha, Luvnith Sisodia (WK), Shishir Bhavane, KB Pawan, KL Shrijith, Praveen Dubey, Vinay Kumar (C), Aditya Somanna, Mithrakanth Yadav, Mahesh Patel, Abhilash Shetty.
Ballari Tuskers: Abhishek Reddy, Karthik CA, Devdutt Padikkal, CM Gautam (C & WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Zeeshan Ali Sayyad, Shrinivas Sharath, Abrar Kazi, Bhavesh Gulecha, Prasidh Krishna.
Hubli Tigers Vs Ballari Tuskers, Karnataka Premier League, 6th Match
19th August, 3 PM IST
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather gods might not relent even on Monday with rain playing a huge part in the tournament already. This has also ensured that fast bowlers will get assistance due to the moisture in the pitches. Par score has been around 150.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Two keeper can be picked for this Dream 11 side. The choices will be KB Pawan who scored a fifty in the last match and Ballari Tuskers' captain CM Gautam.
Batsmen: The four batsmen for this match will be Mohammad Taha, Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Reddy and Shishir Bhavane. Reddy and Paddikal started off their campaign with 35 and 54 runs respectively against Belagavi Panthers. On the other hand, Taha and Bhavane had a relatively quiet first match but they are proven performers.
All-rounders: K Gowtham had a great first match wherein he defended thirteen off the final over to help Ballari post a thrilling win against Belagavi. His big hitting can also be helpful with respect to Dream 11 points. Aditya Sommana, who had a fantastic 2018 KPL season only managed to pick up one wicket against Shivamogga but he is a safe pick and can put in a match winning performance any time soon.
Bowlers: The well-known Prasidh Krishna and Bhavesh Gulecha will represent Ballari while the lone Hubli player will be left-arm spinner Mithrakanth Yadav. All these three bowlers had a good outing in the last match.
Captain: The captain for this Dream 11 team will be KB Pawan while vice-captain will be Krishnappa Gowtham. Other options for captaincy will be Mohammad Taha, Devdutt Padikkal and CM Gautam.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: KB Pawan (C), CM Gautam, Mohammad Taha, Shishir Bhavane, Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa Gowtham (VC), Aditya Sommana, Prasidh Krishna, Bhavesh Gulecha, Mithrakanth Yadav.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: KB Pawan, Mohammad Taha (C), Devdutt Padikkal (VC), Abhishek Reddy, KL Shrijith, Vinay Kumar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Praveen Dubey, Prasidh Krishna, Mahesh Patel, Bhavesh Gulecha.