Man of the Match: Bharat Chipli
Bijapur Bulls and Mysuru Warriors lock horns for their first win!
Our Prediction is Bijapur Bulls to win the match!
KPL2019 season is not having a good time this season with rain being a frequent visitor this year. Three out of the seven completed matches have been hugely influenced by rain and two matches ended as a No-result affair so far.
Mysuru Warriors team is hugely affected by the rain with two of their three matches being washed out this season. And they suffered a defeat at the hands of Shivamogga Lions between the two abandoned matches. K Siddharth is looking is fine nick and have scores of 77 & 49* in the two innings he batted so far. Skipper Amit Verma and Anirudha Joshi played some vital cameos with the bat and will look to score a big score soon. Their bowling unit has bowled just 33 overs total in the three matches with only one completed innings. Jagadeesha Suchith took 3 wickets in the match against Bengaluru Blasters. Vijay Kumar, Devaiah, and Venkatesh Muralidharan have been very effective with the ball controlling the run flow in middle overs. Skipper Amit Verma and Anirudha Joshi look like the weakest link in their bowling set up and they have the task of bowling the fifth bowler`s quota of 4 overs.
Bijapur Bulls lost their last match against Bellary Tuskers failing to defend the target of 163 runs. Skipper Bharat Chipli and Raju Bhatkal put up a good show with the bat scoring their respective half-centuries. Their middle order failed to capitalize on the good start provided and they ended up with 10-15 runs short of a good total. Their bowling unit failed to make an impact in the chase by taking only 3 wickets. MG Naveen, Prateek Jain, and Suneel Raju took a wicket each but was never threatening to halt the chase at any moment. Mystery spinner KC Cariappa was taken for 37 runs in his 4 overs and did not take any wickets. Bijapur Bulls are yet to win a match after two matches with a tied match and a loss. They need to win this encounter to go ahead in the points table.
Bharat Chipli – Bharat Chipli has scores of 39 & 50 in the two matches played so far. He was the top run-scorer in the last season too. His batting will be a vital factor for his team`s victory.
KC Cariappa – KC Cariappa came into this tournament with huge expectation but he has failed miserably so far. He is yet to take a wicket and has leaked runs at 9 RPO in the two matches.
Nihal Ullal – 116 runs, Strike rate – 151, 50s-1, HS -88*
Pradeep T – 6 wickets, Economy – 9.4 RPO, BB – 3/22
Naveen MG, Bharath Chipli (c), Raju Bhatkal, Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi (wk), Suneel Raju, Swapnil Yelave, Bhareth NP, Santhebennur Akshay, Pranav Bhatia, KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain
Raju Bhatkal, Suneel Raju, GS Chiranjeevi, Swapnil Yelave, NP Bhareth, Bharat Chipli, KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain, Gneshwar Naveen, Suraj Kamath, Pranav Bhatia
Devaiah - Devaiah has given runs at less than 6 RPO and has taken one wicket so far. His ability to control the run flow bowling with field restrictions will be a boost for the team and put the opposition on the back foot early in the match.
K Siddharth - Siddharth almost scored back-to-back fifties before rain halted his charge at 49* off 32 balls in the last match. He is scoring runs at a strike rate of over 150 and is looking to make a big statement this season.
K Siddharth -126 runs, Strike rate -148, HS -77, 50s -1
J Suchith – 3 wickets, Economy - 6 RPO, BB – 3/13
DegaNischal, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Amit Verma (c), Manjesh Reddy, Shoaib Manager, Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Sagar (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Praveera Venkatesh Murthy, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Devaiah
Vyshak Vijaykumar, Vinay Sagar, K S Devaiah, Dega Nischal, Shoaib Manager, Manjesh Reddy, Aniruddha Joshi, Amit Verma, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Jagadeesha Suchith, Praveera Venkatesh Murthy
Bangalore pitch is good for batting and the shorter boundaries and faster outfield will further favor the batsmen here. We can expect scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this match. The monsoon weather is unpredictable and as per the forecasts we have 30% chances of rain on the match day and 3 PM matches are not troubled by rain.
Teams have chased down huge targets at this venue and no score is safe at this venue. Both captains will look to chase down the total.
Defending Champions Bijapur Bulls will look to re-group and put up a good show in this match and their skipper is in good form with the bat. Mysuru Warriors will look to place some smart cricket and secure their first win this season.
We expect Bijapur Bulls to win this match!