Cricket Prediction Karnataka Premier League – Shivamogga Lions vs Bijapur Bulls – Shivamogga Lions look to finish strongly against Bijapur Bulls

Cricket match date27th August 2019

Cricket match time: 07:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore 

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Karnataka Premier League

Team A: Bijapur Bulls

Team B: Shivamogga Lions

Team A Captain: B Chipli

Team B Captain: Abhimanyu Mithun

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Cricket Match Preview:

On some days you just have to doff your hat to your opponents. Shivamogga Lions had one such night against Bellary Tuskers in their last cricket game. After winning three consecutive cricket games, Lions were beaten by one man, Krishnappa Gowtham, in their last game. Not only did Gowtham score a big hundred, but he also picked up 8-for in a T20 cricket game. That was one of the most fascinating performances ever in the format by any player around the globe.

Bijapur Bulls, on the other hand, have managed to win just one cricket game out of five games that they have played. Two of their cricket games have been washed out and as a result, they are placed on the sixth spot on the points table. Their only win has come against the Mysuru Warriors, against whom they chased down the total of 140 runs with ease in 14.4 overs with eight wickets in hand. 

So far in the tournament, Abhimanyu Mithun, the skipper of Lions, has led from the front and helped Lions to a position of strength. In the last cricket game against Bengaluru Blasters, Mithun bowled two overs for just ten runs and then during the run-chase of 114 runs, he scored 34 runs off just 13 balls and completely turned around the game in favour of Lions. On the other hand, Bijapur Bulls will be looking at their skipper, Bharath Chipli, to guide them through to the playoff spot. 

With a playoff spot almost sealed for Lions, they would be now looking to finish in the top-two position. Lions have not managed to win the tournament as yet, whereas Bijapur Bulls are two-time winners of the tournament. Apart from being the winners, they have also been the semi-finalists on two occasions, whereas they have been the runners-up in the 2017 edition.

Cricket Match Information:

Bijapur Bulls will take on Shivamogga Lions in their final group cricket game of the Karnataka Premier League 2019. Currently on the points table, Bulls are on the seventh spot, whereas Lions are on the second spot. The top four teams will qualify for the playoffs and the final will be played on 31st August at Mysore. 

Bijapur Bulls

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Bijapur Bulls are being led by Bharath Chipli in the tournament. They are coming into this cricket game with just one win. Our prediction is of some changes to their playing eleven.

Here is our prediction of Bijapur Bulls’ playing XI:

  • MG Naveen
  • B Chipli
  • RR Bhatkal
  • GS Chiranjeevi 
  • SN Raju
  • NP Bhareth 
  • KC Cariappa
  • Swapnil Yelave
  • S Kamath
  • PA Jain
  • Pranav Bhatia

Shivamogga Lions

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Shivamogga are being led by Abhimanyu Mithun in this tournament. They have won three games out of the four cricket games played so far in the competition. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Shivamogga Lions’ playing XI:

  • A Arjun Hoysala
  • NU Ullal 
  • M Nidesh
  • PU Deshpande
  • A Mithun 
  • P Shekhawat
  • Rishabh Singh
  • HS Sharath
  • SP Manjunath
  • T Pradeep
  • K Rohit

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Abhimanyu Mithun, the skipper of Shivamogga Lions, versus Bharath Chipli, the skipper of Bijapur Bulls, is going to be an interesting battle in this cricket game. Whoever wins this battle will help his team to win the cricket game. Our prediction is of a good performance from Abhimanyu Mithun in this game of cricket. 

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

This will be the first game of cricket to be played this season in this tournament at Mysore. So far, the games have been played mostly at Bengaluru. Historically, Mysore has been a good pitch for both bowlers and batsmen. Hence, our prediction is of the score of around 160 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket. 

Our Prediction:

Shivamogga Lions will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Although Bijapur Bulls have had a great track record against them due to their current form, our prediction is of Lions’ win. 

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Manish Pandey (BP) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Zahoor Farooqi (BP) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Manish Pandey (BP)


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