KK vs LP Dream11 Prediction: In the opening match of the Everest Premier League T20 2021, the Kathmandu Kings XI will be taking on the Lalitpur Patriots on 25 September at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. This will be the first match of the tournament and both the teams will want to perform with the best of their abilities from the start.
Both these teams performed impressively well in the previous edition of the Everest Premier League T20 held in 2018. The Kathmandu Kings XI finished at the second position with four wins from five matches in the last season. On the other hand, the Lalitpur Patriots went on come out as the winners of the competition in 2018 as they got hands on the prestigious trophy for the first time.
This will be the fourth edition of the Everest Premier League and the Lalitpur Patriots are the defending champions as they won the tournament that took place in 2018. All the 19 matches of this edition of the competition will be played at the same venue which is at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur in Nepal.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Kathmandu Kings XI vs Lalitpur Patriots
Competition: Everest Premier League T20
Date: 25 September
Time: 12 PM IST
Ground: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Pitch Report: The surface at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is expected to offer enough help to the batsmen and the bowlers. Things will be a little difficult for the bowlers as the batters will make merry in these brilliant conditions. The spinners will surely come into play as the game progresses. However, the captain winning the toss will choose to bowl first.
It will be a good move to include more of Lalitpur Patriots players in your respective dream fantasy teams. The conditions are expected to be brilliant for batting and thus, pack your teams with more of batsmen and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Shahid Afridi, Kushal Bhurtel, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sandeep Lamichhane and Ryan Burl will be the must pick players for this match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
BATSMEN: Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Oshada Fernando, Ryan Burl
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shahid Afridi, Sher Malla, Yogendra Singh-Karki
BOWLERS: Azmatullah Omarzai, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sandeep Lamichhane
The Lalitpur Patriots will definitely have the upper hand in this contest as they were the winners of the Everest Premier League T20 in 2018. Lalitpur Patriots will be the favourites to win this opening match of the tournament. On the other hand, Kathmandu Kings XI also have the team this year to put up a strong fight and start their campaign with a winning momentum.
The Kathmandu Kings XI will be hoping that both their batsmen and bowlers will be in a good form at the very start of the tournament. The likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ryan Burl and Amit Shrestha will be their important batsmen in this match and they will be looking to perform with the best of their potentials. On the other hand, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jitendra Mukhiya and Samsad Sheikh will be the main bowlers.
For the Kathmandu Kings XI, veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi will surely bring in his years of experience into play here in the Everest Premier League T20 2021. He has played international cricket for quite a significant period of time and was really effective both with the bat and ball. Shahid Afridi has taken more than 300 wickets and also smashed a wonderful total of 4395 runs.
Kathmandu Kings XI’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has performed sensationally well in the T20 format in the recent while. He was really impressive in the inaugural Hundred tournament in England. Lamichhane has also delivered excellently well at the international level for Nepal this season. The leggie has picked up more than 100 wickets in his short T20 career.
KK Playing 11 (likely)
Amar Singh Routela
For the Lalitpur Patriots, last year’s superb winning campaign will be a great confidence both in the batting and bowling departments this season as well. They will depend a lot on the likes of Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Bhurtel and Oshada Fernando to come good in the batting department. On the other hand, Azmatullah Omarzai, Lalit Rajbanshi and Surya Tamang will have to take the responsibility with the ball.
Lalitpur Patriots’ Oshada Fernando has a fine record in T20 cricket with the bat and most importantly, has great amount of experience playing on slow pitches. Oshada has scored more than 400 runs in just 29 T20 matches. The right-handed batsman has notched up two impressive fifties in the shortest format of the game. He will be a key player to watch out for in this edition of the Everest Premier League T20.
For the Lalitpur Patriots, Kushal Bhurtel will be an important performer in this match for his team in the batting department especially due to his incredible record in the T20 format. Kushal has scored more than 270 runs in only 5 innings at a wonderful strike-rate of 140.40. He will now be looking to gain some crucial form before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
LP Playing 11 (likely)
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 1 between KK vs LP.
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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