Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions, 2nd Match Prediction 17 Aug 2019

Karnataka Premier League 2019

Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions, 2nd Match Prediction

2019-08-18

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India

Hubli Tigers

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Shivamogga Lions

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M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India

HT vs SML Prediction

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?Shivamogga Lions didn’t win a single game last season and have a poor record against Hubli Tigers 

?Hubli Tigers’ Vinay Kumar and Praveen Dubey have a good record in this tournament and are likely to do well with the ball

?Mohammad Taha and Parikshith Shetty have very good hitting abilities

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Match Preview

Hubli Tigers would start their campaign in this edition of the Karnataka Premier League at Chinnaswamy Stadium as they take on Shivamogga Lions. The Tigers have been the most consistent team in this tournament finishing runner-up twice and making it to the semi-finals twice in the last four seasons. For the Lions, it has been a story on the contrast as they have found themselves at the bottom of the table on most occasions. 

Shivamogga Lions had a bad season last year as they failed to win a single game. They would be looking to make a good start to the new season. That won’t be easy as Tigers have always come up with great performances in the league. It will be interesting to see which side comes out all guns blazing in this game. 

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Teams Preview

Hubli Tigers

Vinay Kumar has been retained as skipper for the side and he would want his side to make the perfect start to the season. He is leading an experienced team and would want them to perform their best in the game. The good record his side has against the Lions would make him confident.  

They have a strong batting line-up starting with Mohammed Taha and Parikshith Shetty at the top of the order. Shishir Bhavane, KB Pawan and Praveen Dubey have proven their worth in the middle and would look to do well in the upcoming game. In Abilash Shetty they have a good power hitter. 

Vinay Kumar would lead the bowling attack for the side and would have to pick early wickets in the game. Aditya Somanna and Vidyadhar Patil bring exciting energy into the bowling line-up and along with Shivil Koushik they will look to do well in the next game.

Hubli Tigers Predicted Playing XI

Vinay Kumar (C), Mohammed Taha, Parikshith Shetty, Shishir Bhavane, KB Pawan, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Vidyadhar Patil, Shivil Koushik, Mahesh Patel, Abilash Shetty

Shivamogga Lions

Abhimanyu Mithun the new skipper for the Lions would have to inspire his men out of the rot they were in the last season of the tournament where they didn’t win a single game. He is leading a young bunch of exciting players and would want them to start the season with a win.  

Batting for the side would be heavily dependent on M Nidhish and Akshay Ballal at the top of the order and they would be expected to provide a good start to the side. The likes of Pradeep Gangadhar, Pavan Deshpande, and SP Manjunath would be expected to do well in the middle and put up a big score on the board. 

Mithun as the most experienced bowler of the side would be expected to pick early wickets and provide a good start. He will look for support from Arjun Hoysala and HS Sharath while K Hoysala and Pradeep T would be expected to keep the line tight in the middle overs. 

Shivamogga Lions Predicted Playing XI

Abhimanyu Mithun (C), M Nidhish, Akshay Ballal, Pradeep Gangadhar, Pavan Deshpande, SP Manjunath, Rohith Gowda, Arjun Hoysala, HS Sharath, K Hoysala, Pradeep T

Pitch And Weather Conditions

There are predictions for rain and overcast conditions at Bangalore on August 17. The pitch has always been a good one to bat on where the ball comes onto the bat nicely. The fast bowlers are likely to get some bargain out of the surface in the initial overs of the game. 

VENUE 

A placid pitch, fast outfield, and short boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru one of the best T20 venues in the world. We have seen several high scoring encounters in the past and batsmen find it easy to play on this surface where there is little support for the bowlers. 

Toss Prediction

The venue has a favored side that has batted first. The script has been the same on most occasions where captains have preferred to put a total on the board and defend it. The skipper winning the toss is likely to bat first on this surface.  

Winning Prediction

A new season in a T20 league always throws surprises as the teams come with a new set of players. What has been constant though is the performance of Hubli Tigers who have always played well in the past four seasons. Shivamogga Lions are coming into this game with the baggage of not winning a single game last season. They would look to turn this around. Going into this game the Tigers would definitely start as the favorites. 

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