Man of the Match: Aniruddha Joshi
Mysuru Warriors eye a consolation win over Bellary Tuskers in dead rubber!
Our Prediction is Bellary Tuskers to win!
League Leaders Bellary Tuskers will be looking to finish at the top in the league table when they take on Mysuru Warriors in the 19th game of 2019 Karnataka Premier League in Mysore on Monday. Bellary Tuskers captain - CM Gautam, will be pleased with his side’s dominant 70-run win over Shivamogga Lions in the previous game. The side has already sealed their place in the playoffs of the competition and will be looking to maintain their winning momentum in the competition.
On the other hand, Mysuru Warriors will be looking to end their campaign with a consolation win. The side will need to raise their overall game in order to compete with in-form Bellary Tuskers, who are currently lying at the top of the league table.
Amit Verma-led unit will be keen to finish the competition with a win over Bellary Tuskers. In the previous game, Warriors beat Hubli Tigers by 9 wickets!
In the batting department, Warriors will be relying on their in-form opener Krishnamurthy Siddharth to deliver the bulk of runs. The rest of the batting lineup has failed to produce runs in this year’s competition. The side’s batting has been poor and struggled to post competitive totals on the board.
In the last game, Vinay Sagar and Krishnamurthy Siddharth put on a 91-run partnership to help the side get off to a good start in the chase. Sagar played well and scored 51 off 37 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. Siddharth once again delivered another batting performance and remain unbeaten till the end. He scored 48 not out off 42 balls with the help of three boundaries. Aniruddha Joshi produced a brisk inning for the side in the previous game and scored 46 runs off 17 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Vyshak Vijay Kumar and Jagadeesha Suchith to deliver breakthroughs in this final game. Ram Sarikh Yadav, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, and Venkatesh Muralidhara bowled well and claimed two wickets each. Jagadeesha Suchith and Aniruddha Joshi also picked one wicket apiece in the previous game played against Hubli Tigers.
Amit Verma (captain), Manjesh Reddy, Shoaib Manager, Vinay Sagar (wk), Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Aniruddha Joshi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ram Sarikh Yadav, Venkatesh Muralidhara, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Kushaal Wadhwani
|R Sarikh Yadav||4.0||1||26||2||6.5|
|R Sarikh Yadav||4.0||1||26||2||6.5|
Vyshak Vijaykumar, Kushal Wadhwani, Vinay Sagar, Shoaib Manager, Manjesh Reddy, Aniruddha Joshi, Amit Verma, Ram Sarikh Yadav, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Jagadeesha Suchith, Venkatesh Muralidhara
CM Gautam-led unit has played excellent cricket so far in this year’s competition. They will be keen to finish at the top in the league table and win their last game against Mysuru Warriors.
In the previous game, the side managed to register a dominant win over Shivamogga Lions, courtesy blazing all-round performance from Krishnappa Gowtham. Opening batsman Abhishek Reddy once again got the side off to a good start. Despite losing CM Gautam early in the innings, Reddy put on a 54-run partnership with Krishnappa Gowtham to help Tuskers score at a good rate. Reddy played well for the Tuskers and scored 34 off 16 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. He will be looking to maintain his rich vein of form for the side against Mysuru Warriors.
In the batting department, the star of the show was all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham, who smashed a breathtaking ton to help Tuskers post 203 runs in 17 overs. He finished the innings with the top-score of 134 not out off 56 balls with the help of seven fours and thirteen sixes. Certainly, the strategy to promote Gowtham to no.3 proved to be a masterstroke as Tuskers registered their highest total in the competition. Devdutt Padikkal, Karthik CA and Zeeshan Ali Sayeed have delivered match-winning performances for Tuskers in this year’s competition. In this year’s competition, Padikkal has scored 166 runs in five games at an average of 33.20.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Prasidh Krishna, Krishnappa Gowtham and Karthik CA to deliver wickets with the new ball. In the previous game, Gowtham produced a mesmerizing spell of bowling and finished with figures of 8 for 15 in 4 overs. Pace bowler Prasidh Krishna and Karthik CA picked up one wicket apiece.
CM Gautam (captain & wk), Abrar Kazi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhavesh Gulecha, Srinivas Sharath, Karthik CA, KP Appanna, Abhishek Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, Prasidh Krishna, Devdutt Padikkal
M Vishwanathan, David Mathias, Praveen Dubey, Mohammad Taha, Mitrakanth-Yadav, KL Shrijith, Abhilash Shetty, Vinay Kumar, Aditya Somanna, Luvnith Sisodia, Shishir Bhavane
The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The bowlers will have toil hard for their wickets. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Monday is expected to have thunderstorms in the evening.
Toss The side that will win the toss would be looking to bat first and post a mammoth score on the board. The previous game played was won by side batting second. Venue Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore is going to host the fourth game between Mysuru Warriors and Bellary Tuskers.
Based on current form, Bellary Tuskers will be outright favorites to win their game against Mysuru Warriors. With the likes of Krishnappa Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal and Abhishek Reddy showing excellent form, Tuskers will be tough to beat in this game. On the other hand, Mysuru Warriors will need to play extraordinary cricket in order to upstage Bellary Tuskers in this contest.
Our winning prediction for the day is Bellary Tuskers to beat Mysuru Warriors in this game.