Bellary Tuskers vs Hubli Tigers, Final Match Prediction2019-09-01
Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
Man of the Match: Aditya Somanna
?Bellary Tuskers defeated Belagavi Panthers by 37 runs in the Qualifiers 1 and finishing as the league stage in top position.
?All top 4 batsmen of Tuskers team have scored above 200 runs this season – Devdutt Padikkal (237 runs), CM Gautam (224 runs), Abhishek Reddy (217 runs), K Gowtham (201 runs).
?Hubli Tigers defeated Shivamogga Lions and Belagavi Panthers in the eliminator and Qualifier 2 match respectively to reach the finals.
?Bellary Tuskers defeated Hubli Tigers by 9 runs in their league match encounter.
?Bellary Tuskers defeated Hubli Tigers in the KPL2016 finals.
Bellary Tuskers will win the Final!
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Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers met each other in the KPL2016 finals where Bellary Tuskers lifted their maiden trophy. And, Hubli Tigers ended as runners-up and that was their best season till now.
Bellary Tuskers are the most consistent team of this season and are in prime form and momentum going into the final match. They ended the league stage as the table toppers with 4 wins and 2 losses. Bellary Tuskers overcame the challenge from Belagavi panthers in the Qualifiers 1 to reach the finals.
Hubli Tigers have won two matches in the playoff rounds to enter the finals against the odds. They defended the target against both the Shivamogga Lions and Belagavi panthers in the eliminator and Qualifier 2 matches. They have won 6 out of their last 7 matches to reach the finals and will be looking to win one more match to lift their maiden trophy.
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Bellary Tuskers team is firing on all departments of the game and they have maintained good consistency throughout the tournament. Skipper CM Gautam peaked at the right time scoring 92 & 96 in the last two matches. He will look to continue his good form in the finals too. Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Reddy, and Krishnappa Gowtham have contributed handsomely this season with match-winning knocks and are amongst the top run-scorers of this season. Prasidh Krishna has made a huge difference to the team with his superb bowling in the power plays and he is their most economical bowler of Tuskers this season. K Gowtham has taken 20 wickets so far and is the leading wicket-taker of KPL2019 by some distance. Karthik CA, Abrar Kazi, and KP Appanna have contributed with wickets at crucial junctures and join together to form a good bowling unit.
CM Gautam – CM Gautam missed out century in the last two matches with scores 92* & 96. He batted almost the entire 20 overs in both the matches opening the batting and his middle-order batted freely around him to post 200+ totals in both matches.
K Gowtham – Gowtham is the best all-rounder of KPL 2019 season with 201 runs and 20 wickets so far. K Gowtham never really looked back after his breathtaking performance of 134* & 8/15 in the match against Shivamogga Lions.
Abhishek Reddy, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed, K Gowtham, Bhavesh Gulecha, Srinivas Sharath, Prasidh Krishna, Devdutt Padikal, CA Karthik, Muralidharen Gautam
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KP Appanna, CM Gautam (c & wk), Abrar Kazi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhishek Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, Bhavesh Gulecha, Srinivas Sharath, Karthik CA, Prasidh Krishna, Devdutt Padikkal
Hubli Tigers put up a spirited performance after losing their first two matches and are now one step away from winning their maiden trophy. Mohammed Taha has been their batting stalwart with 253 runs this season at a strike rate of 136. He played vital knocks in both the playoff matches to help his team post a good total. KB Pawan and Praveen Dubey came up some attacking cameos down the order to boost their team`s total against the Belagavi Panthers. Skipper Vinay Kumar has scored 210 runs with 2 fifties batting at the top of the order. The spin trio of Mitrakanth Yadav, Shreyas Gopal, and Praveen Dubey form the core of the bowling setup by taking wickets consistently and controlling the run flow during different phases of the game. Aditya Somanna and Abhilash Reddy put up a much-improved performance contributing to 10 wickets in the last two matches.
Praveen Dubey – Praveen Dubey is the only lower-order batsmen to score 200+ runs this season and his knocks have provided to be the difference between the sides both while setting and chasing a target. He is also a handy bowler who can give you vital overs.
A Reddy – Abhilash Reddy came into playoffs with just one wicket at an economy of over 10 RPO. But he has figures of 3/33 & 3/39 in the playoffs. His ability to take wickets at the top is disrupting the momentum in the chase.
KB Pawan, David Mathias, S Gopal, Praveen Dubey, Mohammad Taha, Mitrakanth-Yadav, Abhilash Shetty, Vinay Kumar, Aditya Somanna, Luvnith Sisodia, Shishir Bhavane
Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia (wk), Vinay Kumar (c), KB Pawan, KL Shrijith, Praveen Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Aditya Somanna, David Mathias, Abilash Shetty, Mitrakanth Yadav
Mysuru pitch is a good batting pitch and teams are scoring runs with ease. We can expect an average score in the ranges of 160-180 runs in this pitch easily. The matches held at Mysuru have not been disturbed by rains so far and we expect a clear and bright sky on the match day.
Teams batting first have won all the three playoff matches played as teams have faltered chasing the total. Both Captains will look to bat first in this important match.
Both teams are neck-to-neck in their batting and bowling departments with Tuskers having a slight advantage in batting and Tigers owing the same in the bowling department. Bellary Tuskers have the psychological advantage of winning their previous finals (KPL2016) and league match against the Panthers. So, we expect, Bellary Tuskers to win their second trophy this season.
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