Bengaluru Blasters (BB) will lock horns with Gulbarga Mystics (GMY) in Qualifier 1 of Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 2022 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday, August 23. The match will start at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Led by India international Mayank Agarwal, Bengaluru Blasters secured their place in Qualifier 1 after being the most dominant team in the ongoing T20 tournament. With seven wins and just three losses, BB finished on top of the Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 standings with 14 points from 10 matches.

On the other hand, Gulbarga Mystics qualified for the Qualifier 1 encounter after finishing second in the standings. The Manish Pandey-led side has registered six victories and suffered four defeats so far, accumulating 12 points from 10 matches.

BB vs GMY Dream11 prediction for Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20

During the league phase, Bengaluru Blasters thrashed Gulbarga Mystics by 54 runs in their first meeting in the T20 tournament. However, GMY bounced back in their previous encounter to beat BB by six wickets.

Mayank Agarwal’s Blasters have won four of their last five matches, while Manish Pandey’s outfit has secured three victories in their previous five outings.

Going by recent form, BB will start as slight favourites against GMY in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday.

BB vs GMY Dream11 team tips for Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20

Top Tip: Best batter 

Bengaluru Blasters captain Mayank Agarwal is the second highest run-getter in the tournament so far. The 31-year-old has scored 368 runs in 10 matches at an impressive average of 40.88. Having accrued 635 fantasy points, Mayank Agarwal is the top batting pick for this crucial encounter and is available for 10 credits.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, one must pick Gulbarga Mystics’ Codanda Ajit Karthik in their fantasy cricket team. The right-arm medium pacer has been the wrecker-in-chief for Gulbarga Mystics, picking 13 wickets in nine matches at an average of 18.53. Codanda Ajit Karthik has accumulated 540 fantasy points and will be a worthy fantasy pick at 9.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among the all-rounders, picking in-form Jagadeesha Suchith in any fantasy team is a no-brainer. The Bengaluru Blasters’ left-arm spinner has claimed 14 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 18.64. Apart from being a star bowler, Suchith has also contributed 88 runs coming lower down the batting order. Jagadeesha Suchith has amassed 618 fantasy points and will be a quality investment at a steep price of 10 credits.

Bengaluru Blasters’ Shivkumar Rakshith just pips Krishnan Shrijith of Gulbarga Mystics for the wicket-keeper spot. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, the Blasters gloveman has scored 183 runs at a strike rate of 133.58. At just 8.5 credits, Shivkumar Rakshith could be a valuable addition to any fantasy team.

BB vs GMY playing XI (probable)

Bengaluru Blasters playing XI (probable): Lochan Gowda, Mayank Agarwal (captain), Kush Marate, Shivkumar Rakshith (wicket-keeper), Anirudha Joshi, Jagdeesha Suchith, Kranthi Kumar, Rishi Bopanna, Tanay Valmik, T Pradeep, Santokh Singh

Gulbarga Mystics playing XI (probable): Rohan Patil, Devdutt Padikkal, Jeswanth Acharya, Krishnan Shrijith (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey (captain), Codanda Ajit Karthik, Ritesh Bhatkal, Pranav Bhatia, Kushal Wadhwani, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Dhanush Gowda

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