Bulls XI (BUL) will take on Lions XI (LIO) in match 25 of Pondicherry T20 on Thursday, August 19, at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground.

BUL have not enjoyed a great run in the Pondicherry T20 campaign having suffered six losses and registered just two wins in their eight matches. They need to enter the upcoming match with a fresh approach to boost their chances of a victory. 

Similarly, LIO have played a total of seven matches and have just two wins and five losses to show for their efforts. Having not been at their best yet, they face an uphill task of returning to winning ways soon.

BUL vs LIO Dream11 prediction

Both sides have not been able to perform to the best of their ability yet. However, LIO carry a slight edge over BUL in terms of team combination and look stronger than their opponents on paper. The Lions, in fact, got the better of the Bulls in the previous encounter between the sides and are likely to secure a similar result come Thursday.

BUL vs LIO Dream11 team tips for Pondicherry T20

Top tip: Best batsman

LIO batsman Nitish Salekar has hit some fine form at the moment. His last two scores have been 47 and 51 at a strike rate of over 110 and that bodes well for his team. Fantasy owners will love to have him as a dependable option in their team.

Top tip: Best bowler

Satish Jangir B carries the surprise element with the ball for LIO. Though he has not been amongst the wickets in the past two matches, Satish took five wickets in the three games prior to that. Fantasy team captains could certainly bank on him to rediscover his form soon and deliver once again for the Lions.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper

KB Nair is the best option in the all-rounder category for this match. The BUL player is yet to make a big score but he has been mighty effective with the ball. He has been amongst the wickets in the last three matches and has a best of 2/21, making him a smart pick for your fantasy team. 

BUL wicket-keeper Karthik S fits in as a great choice for this category. He is effective behind the stumps and is more than handy with the bat. Karthikalso scored a fantastic and memorable 62-ball 87 against the Tigers and is a big threat with the willow.

BUL vs LIO probable playing XI

BUL playing XI (probable): Karthik S (wicket-keeper), Vikneshwaran Marimuthu (captain), Jay Pandey, Gautham Srinivas, Surendiran P, Karthik B Nair, Bhupender Chauhan, Vengadeshwaran N, Lawrence Jawaharraj, Pooviarasan M, Sathya Kumar

LIO playing XI (probable): Ayyanar R (wicket-keeper), Baskaran Surendar (captain), Thennavan N, Shri Sivagunal S, Nitish Salekar, Parameeswaran S, Kamaleeshwaran A, Satish Jangir B, Murugan P, Rajaram S, Magadevan Mathan 

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