Man of the Match: Aniruddha Joshi
Hubli Tigers and Mysuru Warriors lock horns in a must-win game.
Our Prediction is Hubli Tigers to win!
Hubli Tigers will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Mysuru Warriors in the 17th game of 2019 Karnataka Premier League at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore.
Captain Vinay Kumar will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball against Mysuru Warriors. In a rain-affected game, Hubli Tigers beat Bijapur Bulls by three wickets via DLS method.
On the other hand, Mysuru Warriors will be keen to play for pride and win their remaining two games of the competition. In the previous game, the side was comfortably brushed aside by Bijapur Bulls in a game played on Wednesday.
In their previous match, Mysuru Warriors suffered defeat at the hands of Reigning Champions Bijapur Bulls. With this result, Mysuru Warriors are lying at the bottom of the league table with two points to their name.
Amit Verma and co. will have to learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback against Hubli Tigers in this home fixture. Mysuru Warriors came up short in their game against Bijapur Bulls, as bowlers failed to put in clinical performance with the ball in hand. The biggest concern for Mysuru will be the bowling department that has failed to deliver as a unit.
In the batting department, there seems to be over-reliant on Krishnamurthy Siddharth to do the bulk of the scoring. The opening batsman was once again standout performer in the batting department for Warriors in the previous game. He finished the innings with the top-score of 73 not out off 55 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.
Manjesh Reddy and Shoaib Manager also chipped in with crucial cameos to help Warriors post 140 for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Captain Amit Verma will be looking to find form with the bat after perishing for a duck in the previous game played against Bijapur Bulls.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Devaiah, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, and Jagadeesha Suchith to make crucial breakthroughs with the ball. Vyshak Vijay Kumar was the standout bowler in the previous game with two wickets to his name. The rest of the bowling lineup failed to produce any wickets and leaked a lot of runs in the previous game played against Bijapur Bulls.
Amit Verma (captain), Manjesh Reddy, Aniruddha Joshi, Shoaib Manager, Dega Nischal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Venkatesh Muralidhara, Vinay Sagar (wk), Devaiah
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Vyshak Vijaykumar, Kushal Wadhwani, Vinay Sagar, Shoaib Manager, Manjesh Reddy, Aniruddha Joshi, Amit Verma, Ram Sarikh Yadav, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Jagadeesha Suchith, Venkatesh Muralidhara
Hubli Tigers are coming into this game on the back of two-match winning streak in the competition. In the previous, Hubli Tigers managed to pull off a spectacular win, courtesy of a splendid batting performance from Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna and David Mathias. In the last match, the top order perished for low scores to see the side in all sorts of trouble at 34 for 3 after 4.5 overs. Mohammed Taha also perished for a single-digit score and will be keen to make a strong comeback in this game. Mohammad Taha has been in decent form with the bat and will be keen to get the side off to a decent start in this all-important tie.
Tiger’s middle-order was certainly tested as Shishir Bhavane and KL Shrijith chipped in with crucial cameos to keep the side in the hunt to win the game. All-rounder Praveen Dubey once again bailed the side out of trouble and produced a crucial innings against Bijapur Bulls. He added crucial partnership with KL Shrijith and Aditya Somanna to see Hubli Tigers take the game down to the wire. Dubey scored 27 runs off 19 balls with the help of three boundaries. Aditya Somanna and David Mathias also played well and remain unbeaten till the end to see Tigers complete the chase in the final over of the innings. Mathias scored 20 not out off 10 balls with the help of two fours and a six. He was well supported by Somanna, who chipped in with 14 off 15 balls.
In the bowling department, Mitrakanth Yadav and Captain Vinay Kumar produced excellent spells with the new-ball. Pace bowler Vinay Kumar bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 18 from his four overs. Left-arm orthodox spinner also conceded less than five runs an over from his four over spell. Medium-pacer Vidyadhar Patil was the standout bowler for Tigers in the previous game played against Bijapur Bulls. He produced a match-winning spell and finished with figures of 3 for 18 in his four overs.
Vinay Kumar (captain), Shishir Bhavane, David Mathias, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Mohammed Taha, Mitrakanth Yadav, M Vishwanathan (wk), KL Shrijith, Luvnith Sisodia, Vidyadhar Patil
Muralidharen Gautam, Devdutt Padikal, Abrar Kazi, K Gowtham, Abhishek Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed, Ruchir Joshi, Bhavesh Gulecha, Srinivas Sharath, Vishnu Priyam, CA Karthik
The surface will certainly have something for quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have scattered thunderstorms later in the day.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Venue Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore is going to host the second game between Mysuru Warriors and Hubli Tigers.
Based on current form, Hubli Tigers will be firm favorites to win their game against Mysuru Warriors. In the previous game, Praveen Dubey, David Mathias, and Vidyadhar Patil delivered splendid performances to beat Bijapur Bulls. On the other hand, Mysuru Warriors will need to improve their bowling in order to register their first win of the competition.
Our winning prediction for the day is Hubli Tigers to beat Mysuru Warriors in the game.