The 21st match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 will be played between Shivamogga Lions and Bijapur Bulls at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The defending champions Bijapur Bulls turned out to be the first side to be knockout of the KPL 2019. On Tuesday, in a must-win match against Belagavi Panthers, the Bulls failed to put on a reasonable total. With 3rd defeat in five matches, they remain the only team on in contention for the playoffs ahead of Tuesday’s matches. They will now face Shivamogga Lions in the last match of the league phase.
The Shivamogga Lions are one of the three teams to have sealed their berth in the playoffs. They began the tournament with a hat-trick of wins before suffering back to back losses. They were the team which was on the receiving end of Krishnappa Gowtham’s magical day. A win against Bijapur on Tuesday will boost Shivamogga’s finishing in the top two and face Bellary Tuskers in the first qualifier.
The chances of rain are lesser for the night match compared to that for the afternoon. On Tuesday, the skies are expected to stay cloudy in Mysore but with pretty fewer chances of rain. In the two days of KPL action in Mysore, the rain managed to delay only the Sunday afternoon game but no overs were lost.
Mysuru Warriors chased down a record 241-run target on Monday night against Bellary Tuskers. It shows how good the track in Mysore has been for the batsmen. All the four matches hosted by the venue witnessed the chasing team winning. The trend is expected to continue on Tuesday with the pitch getting better under lights and the presence of short boundaries.
Average first innings score: 195 (KPL matches in 2019 played in the night)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Will be added when there is an update.
Probable Playing XIs:
Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal (WK), Abhimanyu Mithun (C), Pavan Deshpande, S P Manjunath, M Nidhish, Akshay Ballal, Sujit N Gowda, HS Sharath, Pradeep T, Prithviraj Shekawat.
Bench: K Hoysala, Pradeep Gangadhar, Rohith Gowda, Rishabh Singh, Prashanth S, S Shivaraj, Rohit K.
Bharath Chipli (C), Naveen MG, Rajoo Bhatkal, Jaswath Acharya, Suneel Raju, Bhareth NP, Chiranjeevi G (WK), Swapnil Yelave, KC Cariappa, Prateek Jain, Suraj Kamath.
Bench: Shimon Luiz, Liyan Khan, BA Mohit, Pranav Bhatia, Samarth Ooty, R Praveen Kumar, SL Akshay.
Bharath Chipli has been pretty consistent in the tournament but has been let down by his team. Abhimanyu Mithun batting up the order improves his fantasy potential. Arjun Hoysala is another bankable player from Shivamogga.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Bharath Chipli, Pavan Deshpande, Arjun Hoysala, Rajoo Bhatkal
Vice-captain – Naveen MG, Abhimanyu Mithun, HS Sharath, Nihal Ullal
In the last four games, Pavan Deshpande has three 40+ scores. The other time where he failed with the bat, he ended up picking up two wickets.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Nihal Ullal
Batsmen – Arjun Hoysala, Akshay Ballal, Bharath Chipli (VC), Rajoo Bhatkal
All-Rounders – Naveen MG, Pavan Deshpande (C), Bhareth NP
Bowlers – Prateek Jain, Abhimanyu Mithun, Prithviraj Shekawat
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Chiranjeevi G
Batsmen – Arjun Hoysala (C), Bharath Chipli, Rajoo Bhatkal (VC)
All-Rounders – Naveen MG, Pavan Deshpande, HS Sharath, S P Manjunath
Bowlers – Pradeep T, KC Cariappa, Suraj Kamath
There is a possibility of Bijapur Bulls making a few changes, especially to their batting as they don’t have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. The picking of some of their players can be risked only after the toss update.
Bijapur Bulls are expected to finish their tournament with a win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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