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The group stages of the Karnataka Premier League are over and it is time for the KPL 2019 playoffs now. There have been several close matches in the last few weeks and we are hoping for an exciting finish to the tournament. Eliminator KPL 2019 is going to be played between the Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions.
The Hubli Tigers staged a sharp recovery in the second half of the group stages while the Shivamogga Lions actually lost its last two group matches. Both teams know that there is no more room for mistakes in the encounter.
Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions Eliminator KPL 2019 is going to be played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore on the 29th of August 2019.
The Hubli Tigers won an important match against the Bengaluru Blasters to qualify for the Eliminator. That was a very good performance under pressure and will help the players be full of confidence in this last match.
Chasing 159, Hubli Tigers were helped by an impressive 81 not out from Vinay Kumar. Yes, the former India fast-bowler batted at number three and smashed the bowling all around the park. Interestingly, he did not bowl a single delivery during Hubli Tiger’s bowling stint.
Mohammad Taha also made 48 and continued his good form. Hubli’s batting is pretty decent and they should be able to give the Shivamogga Lions bowlers a tough fight.
Players like Mohammad Taha, KB Pawan, and Luvnith Sisodia are the ones that will have to lead the charge with the bat.
As far as the bowling goes, Vinay Kumar could e bothered to turn his arm over alongside Aditya Somanna, Davis Mathias, Mitrakanth Yadav, and the others.
The overall quality of the Hubli Tigers is a bit sketchy but their current form seems to be good.
RV Kumar, Praveen Dubey, KB Pawan, Aditya Somanna, Mohammad Taha, David Mathias, Luvnith Sisodia, Abhilash Shetty, Mitrakanth-Yadav, S Gopal, KL Shrijith.
The batting unit of Shivamogga Lions is pretty strong and even though it has not quite performed up to expectations in the previous two matches, it should not be taken lightly.
Arjun Hoysala, Pavan Deshpande, Nihal Ullal, and Akshay Ballal are a very good batting top-order with respect to what we have seen in the KPL. Either of these players can play a match-winning inning which is what the SHivamogga Lions would be hoping for.
We think Arjun Hoysala and Pavan Deshpande are going to be the two biggest wickets for the opposition although Nihal Ullal is probably the most destructive on his day.
There is a lot of depth in this batting unit and we like this better than the Hubli Tigers.
The bowling is a bit weak in every team and the SHivamogga Lions are no different. Abhimanyu Mithun will have a big role to play as the designated wicket-taker of the side. He needs to control his line and length otherwise he can be very expensive as well.
Pradeep T, HS Sharath, and Rishab Singh are the other bowlers to watch out for in this match.
It is going to be a batting contest between these sides and that actually makes the bowling very important for both teams.
Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pavan Deshpande, Prithviraj Shekawat, MD Nidheesh, Rishab-Singh, SP Manjunath, Sujith Gowda, HS Sharath, T Pradeep.
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Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions Eliminator KPL 2019 is going to be played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore on the 29th of August 2019. There are some thunderstorms expected in Mysore earlier in the day but nothing around the time when the match is going to start.
We should hopefully be able to get a complete game in without any interruptions.
Two strong batting lineups will enjoy batting on the Mysore pitch which has nothing in it for the bowlers. A score of around 180 should be considered par.
We think that the Shivamogga Lions have the slightly stronger batting lineup in this contest. The bowling for both sides is pretty evenly matched and overall there is not much to choose between the sides. We think the batting depth of the Shivamogga Lions will give them the edge.
Bet on the Shivamogga Lions to win.
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