Cricket Prediction – Hubli Tigers take on Bijapur Bulls in the second Semi-Final of KPL – September 5, 2018

Cricket Prediction – Hubli Tigers take on Bijapur Bulls in the second Semi-Final of KPL – September 5, 2018

Hubli Tigers vs Bijapur Bulls Info:

Date of match: September 5, 2018

Time of Match: 18:30 IST

Location of Match: Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore

Format: T20

Stage: Semi-Final

Tournament: Karnataka Premier League

Team A: Hubli Tigers

Team B: Bijapur Bulls

Team A Captain: Vinay Kumar

Team B Captain: Bharath Chipli

MATCH PREVIEW

These two sides met very early in the tournament when Hubli Tigers beat Bijapur Bulls by 4 wickets. That was only the second game of the tournament and it was played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then and both these sides have taken a different route to reach this stage. While Hubli Tigers have been one of the most consistent sides of the tournament barring Bengaluru Blasters, the Bijapur Bulls had to rely on late momentum to reach the semis.

Hubli Tigers deservingly finished the group stage as number 2 side in the points table. They managed to beat everyone except the Blasters and finished with 4 wins which were the second most after the top-ranked Blasters. Led by Vinay Kumar they have been very meticulous with their planning and execution so far in the tournament. They have a good group of players who have been doing good with both bat and ball in their hands.

They have four players who have scored more than a hundred runs in the matches they have played. Praveen Dubey has been the top scorer with 139 runs at a strike rate of 104, Mohammed Taha to has been very good for them with 134 runs at a strike rate of 132. But the man who has made all the difference is the skipper Vinay Kumar himself.

Vinay Kumar has scored 112 runs at a strike rate of 158 in the tournament and he has also picked up 6 wickets at an average of 17 and economy rate of just 5.15. This is a phenomenal record for a player and Bulls will have their task cut out for the semi-finals. If they have to win the semi-final they will have to minimize the impact of Vinay Kumar.

Bijapur Bulls, unlike the Hubli Tigers, began the tournament slowly. It is only because they won their last 3 games on the trot that they are here. They completely changed their game and are deservingly in the semi-finals. Their resurgence can be attributed to their skipper Bharath Chipli who has been their highest scorer in the tournament. He has scored 162 runs at an average of 41 and strike rate of solid 147.27.

Chipli has also been supported by his bowlers especially KC Cariappa who was always going to be the key man for them. He has picked up 6 wickets at an average of 12 and at an unbelievable economy of 4.50. If Bulls have to continue this winning run, he will be the key man.

MATCH INFORMATION

Hubli Tigers will take on Bijapur Bulls in the second semi-final of the Karnataka Premier League. These two teams finished as number 2 and number 3 respectively on the points table in the group stage. The game will be played at Mysore. The winner of this game will play the winners of the first semi-finals which will be played between the Bengaluru Blasters and Mysuru Warriors.

HUBLI TIGERS STARTING LINEUP

  • Mohammed Taha
  • AM Reddy
  • SN Gowda
  • SK Jain
  • Praveen Dubey
  • Vinay Kumar
  • MB Darshan
  • AM Kiran
  • Kranthi Kumar
  • Mahesh Patel
  • IG Anil

BIJAPUR BULLS STARTING LINEUP

  • MG Naveen
  • Bharath Chipli
  • M Kaunain Abbas
  • SA Bhavane
  • KL Shrijith
  • KN Bharath
  • SN Raju
  • B Gulecha
  • KC Cariappa
  • KP Appannna
  • S Kamath

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STATISTIC PREDICTION

Hubli Tigers like to defend the total whereas Bulls have won their last game by chasing the total. Considering the big game, it won’t be surprising to see the captains batting first. The slowing nature of the surface will be a key factor too. Hence, expect captains to win the toss and bowl.

MATCH CONDITIONS AND PITCH

The pitches In Mysore have begun to produce the middling total of 140s in the last few games. This trend might just continue because of the slowing nature of the surfaces. Also, the quality of both the bowling attacks is very good and can restrict their opponents to an under-par score. The match is expected to be rain-free and we can expect a full game.

BETRALLY INDIA`S PREDICTION

The pitches In Mysore have begun to produce the middling total of 140s in the last few games. This trend might just continue because of the slowing nature of the surfaces. Also, the quality of both the bowling attacks is very good and can restrict their opponents to an under-par score. The match is expected to be rain-free and we can expect a full game.

Who will Win? – Hubli Tigers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – 40+, Mohammed Taha
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – 3, Vinay Kumar
Most Sixes – Vinay Kumar

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