Man of the Match: Vidhyadhar Patil
Hubli Tigers and Bijapur Bulls lock horns in Karnataka Premier League!
Our Prediction is Bijapur Bulls to win the match!
Hubli Tigers and Bijapur Bulls are ready to clash in the 13th match of the 2019 Karnataka Premier League (KPL) at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Reigning Champions Bijapur Bulls delivered a pitch-perfect performance with bat and ball to beat Mysuru Warriors in a game played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Captain Bharath Chipli will be hoping that the side can continue their good form in this game.
On the other hand, Hubli Tigers managed to break their winless streak with a five-wicket win over Belagavi Panthers in a game played on Wednesday. Captain Vinay Kumar will be relieved after side managed to win their first win of the tournament.
In the previous game, Hubli Tigers registered a five-wicket win over Belagavi Panther, courtesy splendid performances from Mohammed Taha and all-rounder Praveen Dubey. Captain Vinay Kumar will be pleased with his side’s excellent batting performance to register their first win of the competition. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammed Taha, KB Pawan, and Praveen Dubey to deliver the bulk of the runs in this game. Chasing 181 runs to win, opening batsman Mohammed Taha got the side off to a perfect start and added 40 runs with Luvnith Sisodia. He played exceedingly well despite losing Luvnith Sisodia and Shishir Bhavane in quick succession.
Taha produced splendid innings for Hubli Tigers and smashed 75 off 55 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. He added crucial partnerships with KB Pawan and Praveen Dubey to take his side a step closer towards victory. KB Pawan chipped in with crucial innings of 22 off 15 balls with the help of three boundaries. All-rounder Praveen Dubey produced a quick-fire cameo to help Tigers complete a comfortable win over Panthers. He scored 33 not out off 18 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.
In the bowling department, Mitrakanth Yadav and Vinay Kumar conceded a lot of runs with the new ball. The bowling combination will need to come up with better performance in this game. Aditya Somanna, Praveen Dubey and David Mathias bowled well and picked up four wickets between them.
Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia (wk), KL Shrijith, KB Pawan, Vinay Kumar (c), Shishir Bhavane, Praveen Dubey, David Mathias, Aditya Somanna, Mitrakanth Yadav, Vidyadhar Patil
M Vishwanathan, David Mathias, Praveen Dubey, Mohammad Taha, Mitrakanth-Yadav, KL Shrijith, Vinay Kumar, Aditya Somanna, Vidhyadhar Patil, Luvnith Sisodia, Shishir Bhavane
Reigning Champions Bijapur Bulls will be desperate for a better show as they are currently placed on the third position on the league table. The side will be looking to keep to maintain their standards with the bat and ball after registering their first win of the competition against Mysuru Warriors In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of Raju Bhatkal and Captain Bharath Chipli to produce the goods for the team, as they’ve scored 92 and 166 runs respectively at averages of 46.00 and 55.33
In the previous game, Bharath Chipli led from the front with the bat for Bijapur Bulls and scored 77 runs off 40 balls with the help of seven fours and six sixes. He put on a 114-run partnership for the opening wicket to help Bijapur Bulls get off to flying start in the chase. He was well supported by Naveen MG, who chipped in with 45 off 31 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Raju Bhatkal and wicket-keeper batsman Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi remained unbeaten till the end to Bijapur Bulls complete the chase in the 15th over of the innings. With this result, Bijapur Bulls now has three points to their name in three matches.
In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Prateek Jain and Naveen MG produced excellent spells and picked up three wickets between them. The pace duo conceded only 34 runs from their combined eight overs.KC Cariappa, Suraj Kamath and Suneel Raja failed to make an impression with the ball in the previous game played against MysuruWarriors.
Naveen MG, Bharath Chipli (captain), Raju Bhatkal, Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi (wk), Suneel Raju, Bhareth NP, KC Cariappa, Swapnil Yelave, Pranav Bhatia, Suraj Kamath, Prateek Jain
Raju Bhatkal, Suneel Raju, KC Cariappa, GS Chiranjeevi, Suraj Kamath, Jeshwanth Acharya, Swapnil Yelave, NP Bhareth, Bharat Chipli, Prateek Jain, Gneshwar Naveen
The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is expected to have Thunderstorms throughout the day.
Both the teams would be looking to win the toss and bowl first due to rain expected during the game. Batting second will be most preferred option for both the teams. Venue M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is going to host the 13th game between Hubli Tigers and Bijapur Bulls. The last three games played in the competition have been won by sides batting second. Toss
Based on current form, Defending Champions Bijapur Bulls will be favorites to win their game against Hubli Tigers. With the likes of Bharath Chipli and Naveen MG showing excellent form for the side in this competition, the side will hard to beat in this game.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect Bijapur Bulls to beat Hubli Tigers in this game