The 7th match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 will be played between Mysuru Warriors and Belagavi Panthers at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
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.
Belagavi Panthers will take on the Mysuru Warriors on Monday night as both the teams look for their maiden win of the season. The Panthers went down five only five runs in their first match against Bellary Tuskers. Pathers recovered from early wickets in the chase of a 144-run target. The required rate kept going and made it difficult to chase for the lower-order of the Panthers.
The Belagavi will be boosted by the inclusion of Manish Pandey from Monday. This Indian International player is expected to join the team as hinted by his team’s Instagram post. On the other hand, the Mysuru Warriors were part of the washed-out first game of the season. In their 2nd match, they were bowled out for 152 despite Krishnamurthy Siddharth’s 54-ball 77 during the 167-run chase.
The threat of rain in Bangalore remains the same for the 4th consecutive day of the tournament. However, four out of five matches produced results including three which haven’t got interrupted by the rain. This does inject a bit of confidence in the weather staying away during the match hours.
The continuous rains in Bangalore have not allowed the pitch to get dried. As a result, the moisture is remaining on the pitch and leaving it bit sticky. Anything over 150 will be a good total if the track remains the same as in the previous matches.
Average first innings score: 160 (Completed KPL matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 4, Tie – 1
Injury and Availability News:
Manish Pandey is expected to play his first match of the KPL 2019.
Probable Playing XIs:
Dega Nischal, Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Kishan Bedare, Manjesh Reddy, Amit Verma (C), Jagadeesha Suchith, Shoaib Manager, P Ventakesh Murthy, Vinay Sagar (WK), Devaiah KS, Vyshak Vijay Kumar.
Bench: Saurabh Yadav, Sankalp Shettinavar, BU Shivkumar, Ram Sarikh Yadav, Jayesh Babu, Kushal Wadhwani.
Ravikumar Samarth, Stalin Hoover, Mir Kaunian Abbas (C), Manish Pandey, Rakshith S (WK), D Negi, Abhinav Manohar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Shubhang Hegde, Avinash D, Zahoor Farooqui.
Bench: Arshdeep Singh Brar, Lochan Appanna, Darshan Machaiah, Abdul Majid, Sharan Gowda, Darshan MB, Kiran AM.
With Manish Pandey likely to be named in the Belagavi’s playing XI, he could be the top performer if he gets a chance to bat for long period. Other top-order batsmen Ravikumar Samarth and Krishnamurthy Siddharth are crucial going into this match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Manish Pandey, Jagadeesha Suchith
Vice-captain – Aniruddha Joshi, Ravikumar Samarth, Mir Kaunian Abbas
The likes of Amit Verma and Avinash D can also be handy for multiplier roles.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Vinay Sagar
Batsmen – Mir Kaunian Abbas, Stalin Hoover, Ravikumar Samarth, Krishnamurthy Siddharth (C)
All-Rounders – D Negi, Aniruddha Joshi (VC), Jagadeesha Suchith
Bowlers – Shubhang Hegde, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Zahoor Farooqui
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Vinay Sagar
Batsmen – Ravikumar Samarth, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Manish Pandey (C)
All-Rounders – Avinash D, Jagadeesha Suchith (VC), Ritesh Bhatkal, Aniruddha Joshi
Bowlers – Shubhang Hegde, P Ventakesh Murthy, Zahoor Farooqui
The all-rounders of the Mysuru Warriors, Aniruddha Joshi and Jagadeesha Suchith are a must in the fantasy league. Suchith took three wickets in the first match while Joshi scored 26 and took a wicket in the previous fixture.
Belagavi Panthers might edge out Mysuru Warriors on their way to first win of the tournament.
*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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