Man of the Match: Vinay Kumar
Tigers take on Blasters in a virtual Knockout match!
Our Prediction is Hubli Tigers to win this match!
All the teams are about to play their last league game and still, all the teams are in contention for playoffs with different statistical and mathematical probabilities. Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers are in a stalemate currently with 4 points from 5 matches and they need to win this match to stay in contention for playoff stages. They might still miss out on playoff qualification even after a win unless other results to go in their favor. Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers will look to put a good performance in their last league game and give themselves the best possible chance to move ahead in the tournament.
Hubli Tigers` winning streak of two matches ended after their loss against Mysuru Warriors in the last match. Praveen Dubey is their best batsmen this season scoring runs in all the matches. He scored a scintillating fifty of just 30 balls in the last match to help his team post a decent total of 151 runs. Mohammed Taha, Skipper Vinay Kumar, and Luvnith Sisodia have come up with below-par performances scoring just 20s and 30s so far. It is better if we say least about the rest of the batting line-up. Vidhyadhar Patil is expected to return to the playing XI in this match after missing their last game. He has taken 5 wickets in the last two games he bowled and id looking in good form and rhythm with the ball. David Mathias, Vinay Kumar, Mitrakanth Kumar, and Aditya Somnath have chipped in with wickets but are yet to make a big contribution to the team.
Praveen Dubey – Praveen Dubey has scored 140 runs at a strike rate of over 135 this season. It is tough to play well after coming to the crease in the last 5-6 overs and straightaway smash the ball into stands. P Dubey has been assigned the role of a finisher in his team this season.
A Somanna – Aditya Somanna is the only bowler to take wickets in all the matches for the Hubli Tigers team. He has 6 wickets to his name this season and has been amongst the wicket-takers in all the four matches played so far.
Vinay Kumar (c), Shishir Bhavane, David Mathias, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Mohammed Taha, Mitrakanth Yadav, M Vishwanathan (wk), KL Shrijith, Luvnith Sisodia, Vidyadhar Patil
Muralidharen Gautam, Abhishek Reddy, Abrar Kazi, Devdutt Padikal, K Gowtham, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed, Bhavesh Gulecha, Srinivas Sharath, Prasidh Krishna, CA Karthik, KP Appanna
Bengaluru Blaster`s team is the most affected team by rain and VJD method this season. They ended up on the losing side in their first and only game uninterrupted by rain against Belagavi Panthers by 8 wickets. Their batting has been not up to the mark and is yet to put an impactful performance this season. No batsmen are yet to score a fifty with Bharath BR`s 42 runs against Shivamogga Lions being their top score. Bharath KR, Nikin Jose, and Rohan Kadam have added vital 20s & 30s with the bat, but they need to convert them into a match-winning knock. Manoj Bhandage, Bharath Dhuri, and Anand D have come up with good performances but are highly inconsistent across matches. They need to work as a team and pressurize the opposition batting up with the scoring rate. They were no match to Belagavi panthers in the chase of 111 runs as they belted the runs in just 12 overs.
Sharath BR – Sharath BR has crossed the 20-run mark thrice in the five matches played so far and has looked good for a big knock before being dismissed. He will look to put an impactful performance in the last league game of their team this season.
V Koushik – V Koushik is an experienced player who has represented Karnataka team in the National setup. he has just one wicket to his name in this season and will look to put a much-improved performance this match to help his team end on a victorious note.
Rongsen Jonathan (c), Rohan Kadam, KN Bharath, V Koushik, Sharath BR (wk), Bharath Dhuri, Anand Doddamani, Nikin Jose, Rohan Raju, Manoj S Bhandage, Bharath Devaraj
V Koushik, Anand Doddamani, Rohan Kadam, Bharath Devraj, Rongsen Jonathan, Nikin Jose, Bharath Dhuri, Manoj Bhandge, KN Bharath, BR Sharath, Rohan Raju
Mysuru pitch is a good batting pitch and we can expect scores in the range of 160-180 runs. the pitch becomes harder once the ball becomes soft, so both teams will look to maximize the runs in the powerplay. No rain interruption was experienced in the previous matches and expect the weather to remain the same.
Chasing teams won the match by 9 wickets in the last two matches and they chased down the target without any pressure. Both captains will look to follow the trend here.