The 2019 Karnataka Premier League began a day after the Tamil Nadu Premier League ended and after the opening game, it’s a battle of the Lions and Tigers in Match 2 – Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions. The latter has undergone a change of name from Namma Shivamogga after that name gave them nothing but 6 losses in 6 games in KPL 2018, finishing at the bottom.
As for Hubli, they finished second on the points table last year with 4 wins in their 6 games, and unfortunately lost the 2nd semi final. This year, they’ll be looking to go a couple of steps further in KPL 2019. Keep reading for our Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy tips and predictions of the HT vs SL game…
- Tournament: 2019 Karnataka Premier League.
- Date: 17th August 2019, 3:00pm IST
- Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
- Capacity: 40,000+
- Series status: Round Robin Stage.
Form (recent first)
- HT: L W L W W
- SL: L L L L L
- Last 4 games head to head, Hubli Tigers leads 4-0.
- Mahesh Patel – 12 wickets in 6 games in KPL 2018.
- Mohammad Taha – 160 runs in 5 games in KPL 2018.
R Vinay Kumar has plenty of IPL experience as well as Team India experience and in such smaller leagues, we can see him being a floater in the batting order as well, apart from just picking wickets. He had only 6 wickets in 6 games last year and we can expect a bigger number in KPL 2019. Remember, that last season saw him scoring 116 runs as well!
Mohammed Taha scored two 60+ scores in the first couple of games and ended as their top scorer in KPL 2018, so he’s a good pick. Mahesh Patel was their leading wicket taker last year but I’ll skip him as he hasn’t played much since last season. Instead, pick Shivil Kaushik who didn’t play KPL 2018 but is set to make an impact after an IPL debut a couple of years back.
My first Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy pick is A Arjun Hoysala who had a brilliant season for Mysuru Warriors last year with 188 runs in 7 games including a fifty and now makes the move to Shivamogga. HS Sharath is also a good pick, who had 3 wickets and a top score of 49 in KPL 2018.
The most experienced player in the team is Abhimanyu Mithun who will contribute with bat and ball both. His last three Ranji Trophy matches earlier this year saw him picking up 14 wickets with a few small knocks with the willow as well. Prithviraj Shekhawat had 7 wickets in 6 games in KPL 2018 and I believe he could be a good addition to your fantasy team today.
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