Cricket Prediction –Tuskers takes on Shivamogga in the battle of the wooden spoon September 3, 2018
Bellary Tuskers vs Namma Shivamogga Info:
Date of match: September 3, 2018
Time of Match: 18:30 IST
Location of Match: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Stage: Group Stage
Tournament: Karnataka Premier League
Team A: Bellary Tuskers
Team B: Namma Shivamogga
Team A Captain: CM Gautam
Team B Captain: Aniruddha Joshi
Nothing has worked for both these teams. Bellary Tuskers have played 5 games so far out of which they have lost 4 and one was abandoned. Namma Shivamogga, on the other hand, has played 4 and lost 4. In the last 3 games played between the two sides, Namma Shivamogga has won 2 games while one game was abandoned.
Bellary Tuskers were quite unfortunate to lose their last game. They scored 152 runs batting first and were well on their way to defend the total, but for that, no ball bowled in the very last ball. In their first game as well they should have been on the winning side. While chasing 167 runs against the Bengaluru Blasters they fell short by just 6 runs. These two games would have put them in far better position than they are currently. They may well have been one of the semi-finalists. It will be a season where they will rue the missed opportunities.
Namma Shivamogga too has their share of missed opportunities. In their last game, they put up a good score of 163 but couldn’t defend it against the Belagavi Panthers. In one more game against the Bengaluru Blasters after scoring 146 runs, they were well on their way of defending the total when they had Blasters at 46 for 5. However, they couldn’t close the innings and eventually, Abhishek Bhatt helped Blasters to overcome the total. These two were the clear missed opportunities for them and like Bellary, they too could have been in the contention.
Captains of both the teams CM Gautam and Aniruddha Joshi will be looking at it as an opportunity to finally get some points on the table. Keeping next year in mind as well it will be important for both the sides to show the improvement. Franchise cricket is a ruthless cricket and they aren’t exactly known for backing wrong players. Hence, every player will be on their toes to impress the owners and fans alike.
The Karnataka Premier League is at its culmination stage and its final league game will be played between Bellary Tuskers and Namma Shivamogga. Both these teams are right at the bottom of the table. While Bellary Tuskers is at number 6, Namma Shivamogga is at number 7 in the points table. Both these teams haven’t won a single game in the tournament as yet. Post this game the semi-finals will be played on the 4th and 5th September followed by a final on 6th of September.
BELLARY TUSKERS STARTING LINEUP
- RP Kadam
- CA Karthik
- D Padikkal
- CM Gautam
- A Manohar
- AA Kazi
- MV Manjesh Reddy
- GS Chiranjeevi
- R Bhatkal
- T Pradeep
- SL Akshay
NAMMA SHIVAMOGGA STARTING LINEUP
- Liyan Khan
- NU Ullal
- K Rohit
- N Shekhawat
- R Jonathan
- Aniruddha Joshi
- P Shekhawat
- AT Somanna
- K Kamath
- Abhilash Shetty
- K Hysala
When nothing seems to work for teams it doesn’t really matter what you do. However, teams will have to stay patient and look what suits their combination the best. It is always better to know the target that you have to chase, especially when teams have struggled to defend the totals. At Mysore in the last 4 games, teams batting second have won 3 games while on one occasion team batting second lost by just 3 runs. Fair to say it will be a right choice to bat second.
MATCH CONDITIONS AND PITCH
Pitches have been beautiful to bat on so far in Mysure and it is expected to be the same. However, due to the number of matches being continuously played on the venue the curator may not have got the ample time to work on each surface. Hence, in case the rain stays away the pitch might become drier in the second half bringing the spinners into the game.
BETRALLY INDIA`S PREDICTION
Bellary Tuskers will be our favourites to win the game. They have looked comparatively a better side so far in the tournament. They were denied by KN Bharath’s super knock In the last game. On the other hand, Namma Shivamogga have looked a deflated side in every department of their game. They couldn’t start well n the tournament and then some luck evaded them too in some of the games.