PR vs BG Dream11 Prediction: The Qualifier 2 of the Everest Premier League T20 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Pokhara Rhinos and the Bhairahawa Gladiators on 7 October (Thursday) at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Nepal. It will be a really important encounter for both these teams as the winner of this match will qualify for the final of the competition to face the Chitwan Tigers.
Both these sides are coming into this knockout game after facing contrasting results in their previous outings. The Pokhara Rhinos suffered a disappointing 9-wicket loss at the hands of the Chitwan Tigers in the Qualifier 1, but they have one more chance to book a place in the finals of the ongoing edition of the tournament. On the other hand, Bhairahawa Gladiators will be very much high on confidence having registered an impressive 16-run victory over Kathmandu Kings XI in the Eliminator.
This is the fourth edition of the Everest Premier League T20 and the last tournament was held 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. It will be important for both these teams to play with their best of abilities.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2, Pokhara Rhinos vs Bhairahawa Gladiators
Competition: Everest Premier League T20
Date: 7 October
Time: 12 PM IST
Ground: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Pitch Report: The conditions at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground were helpful for both the pacers and spinners to a great extent as seen in the last game. The batsmen will have to show some great amount of application and things will be difficult for batting as the game progresses. The par score will remain around 160-170 with the dew factor coming into play as the game progresses.
It will be really important from the fantasy cricket point of view to include more of Bhairahawa Gladiators players to increase the chances of winning big contests. The conditions are expected to suit the batting and thus, picking more of batsmen and all-rounders will be a calculative move. The likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Richard Levi, Ryan Burl, Asela Gunaratne and Sandeep Lamichhane will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Upul Tharanga
BATSMEN: Richard Levi, Tamim Iqbal, Pradeep Airee
ALL-ROUNDERS: Asela Gunaratne, Bibek Yadav, Aarif Sheikh
BOWLERS: Bikram Sob, Dammika Prasad, Kishor Mahato, Kesrick Williams
The Bhairahawa Gladiators will definitely have the upper hand in this game after their amazing performance throughout the league stage of the tournament and also in the Eliminator. Bhairahawa Gladiators will be the favourites to win this game. On the other hand, the Pokhara Rhinos also have the ability to pose tough challenges in front of the opposition.
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 final phase of the 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
The Bhairahawa Gladiators have some really talented bowlers and batsmen in their line-up who have put up a brilliant show upfront in this edition of the Everest Premier League T20. The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Upul Tharanga, Sharad Vesawkar 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 Abhinash Bohara, Durgesh Gupta and Dammika Prasad will be crucial with the ball.
For the Bhairahawa Gladiators, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal’s years of experience of playing international cricket across the three formats of the game will come really handy in this crucial knockout game. 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 has been in an amazing form in the ongoing edition 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)
Tul Bahadur Thapa
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 Qualifier 2 between PR vs BG.
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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