Kirtipur, December 15 at 08:45 AM IST
Bhargava Gladiators secured a spot in the Everest Premier League (EPL) playoffs with their four wickets win over Biratnagar Warriors in a low scoring match on Wednesday. On contrary, Kathmandu Kings suffered a crushing 10 wickets loss against Lalitpur Patriots on the same day at the same ground. Now both the sides will lock horns in the upcoming clash EPL clash at Kirtipur on Saturday morning.
The 2018 TVS Everest Premier League or EPL3 is the third season of the men’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Nepal. The 2016 EPL was the debut season of this single round robin and playoff tournament which is administered by EPL Pvt Ltd. A total of six sides are taking part in this tournament and Paras Khadka led Biratnagar Warriors are defending the title this season.
Led by Sharad Vesawkar, a right-handed middle-order batsman, Gladiators have Ryan ten Doeschate and Mohammed Naveed as their recognized overseas. Gladiators kick-started their campaign with 4 wickets win over Pokhara Rhinos and went on to register two more wins over Chitwan Tigers by 12 runs and Biratnagar Warriors by 4 wickets.
Undefeated so far in the three encounters, Gladiators would be looking to carry their winning streak forward when they face Kathmandu Kings XI tomorrow morning.
Kathmandu Kings are playing under the leadership of Rohan Mustafa. They faced Chitwan Tigers in their opening encounter and registered 6 wickets win while chasing 160 runs target set by Tigers. However, in their second encounter against Lalitpur Patriots, Kings encountered 10 wickets defeat after being bowled out for a paltry 109 runs.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
BG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –PS Airee
Batsmen – Aarif Sheikh, R Inder Singh, Kushal Malla, RK Paudel
All-rounder – R Ten Doeschate, S Vesawkar,
Bowlers – M Naveed, K Karki, B Karki, A Bohara
KK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – S Anand
Batsmen – R Mustafa, A Shrestha, NB Budayair, S Lohani,
All-rounder – K O’Brien, Sagar Pun, AS Sroutela
Bowlers – JK Mukhiya, BH Bhushal, Samsad Sheikh
Bhairahawa Gladiators- Sharad Vesawkar(c), Md Arif Sheikh, Pradeep Airee, Avinash Bohara, Bhuban Karki, Krishna Karki, Prakash KC, Muhammad Naveed, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Hari Shankar Sah, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravinder Singh, Dipesh Shrestha, Bhupendra Thapa Chhetri, Kushal Malla, Anil Kharel
Kathmandu Kings XI- Sompal Kami, Siddhant Lohani, Raju Rijal, Puran Vishwakarma, Sagar Pun, Samsad Sheikh, Jitendra Mukhiya, Amar Singh Routela, Bikram Bhushal, Kevin O’Brien, Rohan Mustafa, Naresh Budayair, Amit Shrestha, Nitesh Thapa
Fantasy picks from Bhairahawa Gladiators-
R Inder Singh – 162 runs in 3 innings || R Ten Doeschate – 71 runs and 3 wickets in 3 innings || PS Airee – 50 runs in 3 innings
M Naveed – 4 wickets in 1 inning || A Bohara – 4 wickets in 3 innings || S Vesawkar and K Karki – 3 wickets each
Fantasy picks from Kathmandu Kings
K O Brien- 105 runs and 3 wickets in 3 innings || S Anand – 79 runs in 3 innings || Sagar Pun- 57 runs in 3 innings
S Sheikh – 4 wickets in 3 innings || P Sahu – 3 wickets in 2 innings
Note: This BG vs KK Dream11 Prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis BG vs KK team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the BG vs KK Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 Prediction updates.