Cricket Prediction – Blasters looks to stay on top of the table against the Warriors September 2, 2018
Bengaluru Blasters vs Mysuru Warriors Info:
Date of match: September 2, 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: Bengaluru Blasters
Team B: Mysuru Warriors
Team A Captain: Robin Uthappa
Team B Captain: Jagadish Suchith
These two teams met last year when Mysuru Warriors beat Bengaluru blasters. However, teams have changed and captains have changed since last year so that game will have little impact on this game.
Bengaluru Blasters after absolutely smashing their opponents in the first game showed exemplary skills and temperament in their next two games. While in the first game they hammered 228 runs while batting first and won the game handsomely by 67 runs. In their second game, they defended their score of 167 against Bellary Tuskers by 6 runs. In their last game against Shivamogga Lions, they chased down their total of 146 by 2 wickets.
The above details tell you one thing that Blasters have found heroes at various stages of the tournament and they haven’t relied on one individual to win games for them. While in the first game it was Robin Uthappa himself who was the hero, in the second game it was Arshdeep Singh who helped Blasters reach a total of 167 by his knock of 67 off 34 deliveries. In the third game, it was their all-rounder Abhishek Bhatt who did the job for them by playing a crucial knock of 40 runs off just 19 deliveries.
Mysuru Warriors have had a fairly good tournament so far too. It would have been even better had they won their second game against the Hubli Tigers. In that game, while chasing the score of 182 they fell short by just 3 runs. If they would have won that game they would have been 3 wins out of 3 games.
Led by Jagadish Suchith, they have been very good with the bat thanks to some fine form displayed by RR Bhatkal and A Arjun Hoysala at the top of the order. Apart from those two, S Manager and Amit Verma have also scored some crucial runs for the Warriors. They would also like their bowlers to step up a bit and their skipper will have to lead the way on that front.
This game could very well be decided by who out bats whom. In the clash of two good batting sides, the onus will be on the bowlers to restrict the opponents.
Bengaluru Blasters take on Mysuru Warriors at Mysore in their sixth game. After a bit of stutter in the second game, Mysuru Warriors got their mojo back against the Shivamogga Lions. It was a much-needed win for Mysuru Warriors after a very close loss against the Hubli Tigers by 3 runs in their previous game. Mysuru Warriors are currently at number 3 in the points table with 2 wins out of the 3 games played, while one game was abandoned. Bengaluru Blasters, on the other hand, is right on top of the table with 3 wins out of the 4 games while their one game was abandoned as well. For them, it will be all about staying where they are and keep the momentum going to the next round.
BENGALURU BLASTERS STARTING LINEUP
- M Vishwanathan
- Robin Uthappa
- KB Pawan
- P Deshpande
- Arshdeep Singh
- M Bhandage
- B Devaraj
- Abhishek Bhatt
- Mitrakanth Yadav
- V Koushik
- D Anand
MYSURU WARRIORS STARTING LINEUP
- A Arjun Hoysala
- RR Bhatkal
- Amit Verma
- S Manager
- NP Bhareth
- SP Manjunath
- VV Kumar
- PA Jain
- K Wadhwani
- Jagadish Suchith
- S Sharath
Both these teams are extremely strong batting units hence, they would like to bat second. In this tournament, rain has been a factor and that makes it even more compelling for the captains to win the toss and chase the total.
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 a 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
Bengaluru Blasters will begin the game as firm favourites simply because of the manner in which they have won their games. Mysuru Warriors too aren’t far behind however, they are under slightly more pressure than Blasters to win the game hence, going with Blasters in this game makes more sense.