At the halfway stage of CCL 2023, Karnataka Bulldozers have secured the second spot and are only behind the Telugu Warriors.
Last Updated: 10.48 AM, Feb 27, 2023
The 2023 edition of the Celebrity Cricket League, or CCL, has been offering a high dose of entertainment to all its patrons. With eight vibrant teams from across the country comprising some of the biggest movie stars battling it out, the stakes are quite high and considering the intensity with which the games are being played, the tournament is much more than just fun or leisure. And at the halfway mark of CCL 2023, it has become certain that there is a lot more action to unfold and many other surprises in store.
The Karnataka Bulldozers, especially, have fared incredibly well so far by winning both their opening games. With Pradeep Bogadi leading from the front and Darling Krishna, Rajeev Hanu, Jayaram Karthik (captain) and others chipping in with more-than-just-contributions, the boys from Karnataka have emphatically announced themselves as the top contenders for the title. And with seniors like Kiccha Sudeep and Golden Star Ganesh to back them on the field, the Bulldozers look great to roll over any opposition.
Yellow Board actor Pradeep Bogadi has been in top form by scoring two fifties in two games and to make things better, each score has come at a crucial juncture for the Karnataka Bulldozers. He has also picked up important wickets as a bowler and contributed in every form to the team.
At the halfway stage of CCL 2023, Karnataka Bulldozers have secured the second spot and are only behind the Telugu Warriors. Both teams stand at 4 points each but thanks to Akhil Akkineni's red-hot form his team boasts the best net run rate at the moment.
Akhil Akkineni has already smashed three back-to-back fifties and that too at incredible strike rates. His very first innings this season saw him belt out a 30-ball 91 against the Kerala Strikers who, quite evidently, have been at the receiving end so far.
The Bhojpuri Dabanggs, too, have scored 4 points in their two games and are currently placed in the third position, based on NRR.
For the Bulldozers, the next game is on home turf at the Chinnaswamy stadium of Bengaluru. They will face the Chennai Rhinos on March 4th and would love to consolidate their ongoing run with another win under their belt. Following this, they will face the Sonu Sood-led Punjab De Sher on March 11th in Jodhpur.
The top 4 teams will qualify for the semi-finals and one could bet on the Karnataka Bulldozers to enter the knock stage without much hassle. The marquee game, though, would be against the Telugu Warriors but who knows, the two teams could face off in the finale on March 19th.