Prediction Mysuru Warriors take on Tuskers in opening game


Date of match: August 20, 2018

Time of Match: 18:30 IST

Location of Match: KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground, Hubli

Format: T20

Stage: Group Stage

Tournament: Karnataka Premier League

Team A: Bellary Tuskers

Team B: Mysuru Warriors

Team A Captain: CM Gautam

Team B Captain: Jagadeesha Suchith


The last five games between these two sides have been a close affair with Warriors edging out Tuskers in 3 out of 5 games. The encouraging fact for Tuskers will be that in the last two games they have managed to beat Warriors and they would be hoping to make it three out of three here.

Mysuru Warriors, on the other hand, would be hoping they get off to a grand start. Led by a new captain In Jagadeesha Suchith they would be hoping to repeat their 2014 feat. Last year they were led by Karun Nair who is currently in England as a part of Test squad. Last year they ended up as number 5 side in the group stage and missed out on their semi-finals spot.

Their captain Suchith has played IPL and that experience is invaluable for any T20 aspirants. In addition of that, he was part of Mumbai Indians line-up who have been one of the most successful sides of the tournament. Suchith would have surely picked up a thing or two from his captain Rohit Sharma. He himself is a very useful allrounder who can be an asset to Warriors side by both ball and bat in his hand.

He would need support though and support him will be another young man who had a memorable IPL debut this year, Prasidh Krishna. He surprised many a batsman in the IPL with his raw pace and could be a huge asset to Warriors. Add Krishnappa Gowtham to the mix and you have one of the strong favourites of the tournament.

Krishnappa Gowtham impressed one and all by his useful off-spin in the power play and big hitting at the death whenever Rajasthan Royals needed a big push. If Warriors can just get others to support these three the knockout stage spot won’t be too big an ask for them.

Bellary Tuskers, on the other hand, would want to move on from their close loss against the Bengaluru Blasters. They nearly pulled off the chase, but they wouldn’t have liked the fact that they allowed Blasters to reach the score of 167 after having them six down for not many. There are lessons to be learnt and CM Gautam would like his men to learn them fast.

They would want more killer instinct from their bowlers so that once they are on top like they were in the last game they completely close out the innings. They would want their batsmen who are in like Abhinav Manohar was in the previous game to finish off the run chases. They would not want to be 2 losses out 2 hence, its imperative these lessons are learnt quickly.


The winner of 2014 edition of Karnataka Premier League Mysuru Warriors takes on Bellary Tuskers in their first game of the tournament.  Post this game every side would have played at least one game in the tournament. Bellary Tuskers, on the other hand, would be playing their second game following their 6 runs loss to Bengaluru Blasters. So far in the tournament, only Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers have opened their win account. Both these sides would want to join those two in the table especially Tuskers who wouldn’t want to have 2 losses out of 2 games.


  • RP Kadam
  • Swapnil Yelave
  • D Padikkal
  • Abhishek Manohar
  • CM Gautam
  • AA Kazi
  • CA Karthik
  • T Pradeep
  • R Bhatkal
  • SL Akshay
  • MC Nayak


  • Jagadeesha Suchith
  • Vyshak Vijay Kumar
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Krishnappa Gowtham
  • S P Manjunath
  • Arjun Hoysala
  •  Bhareth NP
  • Amit Verma
  • Shoaib Manager
  • Vinay Sagar
  • Krishnamurthy Siddharth


Weather is likely to be a factor in the game hence, teams would like to chase. Both the sides have the firepower to chase big totals. Hence, win the toss and bat second.


The pitch should be beautiful to bat and we should expect lots of runs. However, both the teams possess some quality bowlers who would back themselves to restrict the other team. Rain will remain the factor in this game as well.


Mysuru Warriors looks a slightly better side than Tuskers. They have more experienced players as well in the line-ups who have done well for their IPL sides. Hence, we are going with Warriors as our winner for this game. Tuskers, however, would be hoping that they open their win account here and don’t fall behind others.

Who will Win? – Mysuru Warriors
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – 50+, D Padikkal
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – 3, Prasidh Krishna
Most Sixes – Krishnappa Gowtham

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