BG vs PR Dream11 Prediction: The third match of the Everest Premier League T20 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Bhairahawa Gladiators and the Pokhara Rhinos at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Nepal on 26 September. This will be the first match of the tournament for both the sides and they will want to perform with the best of their abilities from the initial phase.
Both these teams had pretty contrasting performances in the last season of the Everest Premier League T20 contested in 2018. The Bhairahawa Gladiators had an impressive campaign in the previous edition where they managed to win three out of their five matches and finished at the third position on the points table. On the other hand, the Pokhara Rhinos had a pretty disappointing performance in the previous season failing to win even a single match and languishing at the bottom of the tally.
This will be the second back-to-back match in the Everest Premier League T20 2021 on a single day at the same venue that is at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal. In the last meeting between these two teams, the Bhairahawa Gladiators registered an amazing 4-wicket victory over the Pokhara Rhinos. Thus, Bhairahawa Gladiators will be eyeing to maintain their unbeaten record.
Fixture Name: Match 3, Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Pokhara Rhinos
Competition: Everest Premier League T20
Date: 26 September
Time: 1:15 PM IST
Ground: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground will have enough assistance both for the batters and bowlers. There will be decent amount of help for the spinners and the surface is expected to slow down as the match progresses. The par score will remain around the 160-170 mark. However, batting first will be the perfect option on this track.
The Bhairahawa Gladiators are surely the better team in this contest and therefore, it will be a great move to pick more of BG players in your respective dream fantasy teams. It will be a calculative deal to include more of all-rounders and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Upul Tharanga, Tamim Iqbal, Asela Gunaratne and Kesrick Williams will be the must pick players for this game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Upul Tharanga
BATSMEN: Richard Levi, Sharad Vesawkar, Tamim Iqbal
ALL-ROUNDERS: Asela Gunaratne, Sharvin Muniandy, Sahan Arachchige
BOWLERS: Kesrick Williams, Bhuvan Karki, Durgesh Gupta, Sushan Bhari
The Bhairahawa Gladiators will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this match. They have some really good batsmen and bowlers who will be keen to perform with the best of their abilities. On the other hand, the Pokhara Lions will desperately hoping to play well this edition of the tournament as they finished last in 2018. It is expected to be an entertaining T20 contest up on the cards.
The Bhairahawa Gladiators have some really talented bowlers and batsmen in their line-up to put up a brilliant show upfront in this edition of the Everest Premier League T20. The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Upul Tharanga, Sharad Vesawkar and Sharvin Muniandy will be their important batters and they have to perform well so that their team does well this season. On the other hand, the trio of Bhuvan Karki, Durgesh Gupta and Dammika Prasad will be crucial with the ball.
For the Bhairahawa Gladiators, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal’s year of experience of playing international cricket across the three formats of the game will come really handy in this competition. Tamim has scored more than 6000 runs in his T20 career consisting of 229 matches. The left-handed Bangladeshi opener has smacked a total of 40 half-centuries and 3 hundreds.
Bhairahawa Gladiators’ Upul Tharanga will be an important performer for his team in this opening match of the tournament. The left-handed batsman is quite an experienced player at the international level and has played for Sri Lanka over the year in the white-ball format. Tharanga has composed more than 3000 T20 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 130. He has scored a fabulous tally of 19 fifties and 2 centuries in his T20 career so far.
BG Playing 11 (likely)
For the Pokhara Rhinos, it will be really vital to improve their performances both in the batting as well as bowling departments to do well in this season of the tournament. The trio of Richard Levi, Sunil Dhamala and Asela Gunaratne will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be aiming to play their best cricket. On the other side, Kesrick Williams, Sushan Bhari and Bikram Sob will be their important bowlers.
For the Pokhara Rhinos, all-rounder Asela Gunaratne can prove to be really effective both with the bat and ball due to his brilliant record. Gunaratne has scored more than 1300 runs in T20 cricket and has played as many as 75 matches. He has also notched up an impressive total of 9 half-centuries so far in the shortest format. The all-rounder can deliver with the ball as well because he has already picked up 50 wickets.
Pokhara Rhinos’ pace bowler Kesrick Williams will be a crucial clog in the bowling attack for his side in this Everest Premier League T20 2021. The Caribbean pace bowler has the experience of playing T20 cricket over the years in different conditions and also at the international level. He has nearly picked up as many as 150 wickets at an economy of 8.68.
PR Playing 11 (likely)
Lokesh Bahadur Bam
Bibek Kumar Yadav
Watch the Everest Premier League T20 2021 Live score and streaming on the FanCode app. All the player stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on FanCode. There will a great experience of entertainment and FanCode is the official sponsor of this local competition organised by the Nepal Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 3 between BG vs PR.
The 2021 edition of the Everest Premier League T20 will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this local Twenty20 competition and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the FanCode app. However, even on the FanCode app, the entertaining cricketing coverage is available just like it is on the television sets.
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