Cricket match date: 29th 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: Hubli Tigers
Team B: Shivamogga Lions
Team A Captain: Vinay Kumar
Team B Captain: Abhimanyu Mithun
Cricket Match Preview:
Two teams, Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions, that have not won the title of Karnataka Premier League as yet will be taking on each other in the eliminator of the tournament. Hubli Tigers have been two-time runners-up and two-time semi-finalists, whereas Shivamogga Lions have been to the playoffs once before in 2015 edition.
The entire team of Tigers have revolved around their skipper, Vinay Kumar. His all-round performances have been very crucial for the past few seasons now, and he would like to win a title to show for it finally. He will need some support though. The likes of Mohammad Taha at the top of the order and AT Somanna with the ball will have to be at their best for Tigers to go through.
Lions were the top team of the tournament at the halfway stage of the group games, but they lost their way in the last three games and ended up on the fourth spot. They were part of the crazy game against Bellary Tuskers, which they lost comprehensively, all thanks to one man, Krishnappa Gowtham, who scored a hundred as well as 8-for in a T20 game. Since that game, Lions fell short of confidence and lost the next two cricket games.
Tigers would like to hunt on that low confidence of Lions. With this being a knockout game, they know that Lions will be a bit more vulnerable than usual. Hence, if Hubli can play to their potential, they can reach one step closer to their first title. Shivamogga, on the other hand, would have been frustrated by how they lost their last group game against Bijapur Bulls. After setting the target of 196 runs to win, Lions were well on course towards their target but lost their way in the latter half of the innings and fell short by 17 runs. If they have to continue their dream of the first title, Lions will have to do a lot better than that.
Cricket Match Information:
Hubli Tigers will take on Shivamogga Lions in the eliminator of 2019 edition of Karnataka Premier League. Tigers finished the group stage on the third position, whereas Shivamogga Lions ended up on the fourth spot on the points table. The winner of this game will take on the loser of the first qualifier game between Belagavi Panthers and Bellary Tuskers. The final will be played on 31st August at Mysore.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Hubli Tigers are being led by Vinay Kumar in this tournament. They have made it to yet another playoff. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Hubli Tigers’ playing XI:
- Mohammed Taha
- M Vishwanathan
- LS Sisodia
- SA Bhavane
- KL Shrijith
- R Vinay Kumar
- P Dubey
- AT Somanna
- DK Mathias
- Mitrakanth Yadav
- V Patil
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Shivamogga Lions are being led by Abhimanyu Mithun in this tournament. They will be playing their second playoff game ever. 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:
Praveen Dubey gave a good performance in the second last game of Hubli Tigers. He scored a good half-century later in the innings. If Tigers have to go through in the tournament, he will have to play an important role in this eliminator. Our prediction is of a good performance from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last cricket game played on this ground was between Bijapur Bulls and Shivamogga Lions. Bulls won the game after scoring 195 runs after batting first. Mysore pitch has been very good for batting with some very high scores achieved. Our prediction is of the score of around 200 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
Hubli Tigers will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Their form is better than Shivamogga Lions, who have lost three back-to-back games before coming to the eliminator. Hence, our prediction is of Tigers’ win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Vinay Kumar (HT) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
AT Somanna (HT) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Praveen Dubey (HT)
Hubli Tigers – 1.66
Shivamogga Lions – 2.20
*odds may change anytime