KPL 2019 - Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Hubli Tigers v Shivamogga Lions
The second match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 will be played between Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Hubli Tigers ended at the second spot in the points table last season with four wins and one loss from six games. They lost just one match and had nine points.
The team made it to the second semi-final but lost against Bijapur Bulls. Abhishek Reddy was the highest run-scorer for Hubli Tigers but no bowler apart from skipper Vinay Kumar could make a mark as the Bulls chased the total with more than five overs to spare.
Shivamogga Lions had a horrible KPL 2018 season and could not win even a single match, losing all of their six matches and ended with the wooden spoon.
The team has signed all-rounder Pavan Deshpande who was the most expensive player to be bought at this year's auction. Wicketkeeper Nihal Ullal and spinner Prithviraj Shekhawat are the other leading players in the squad.
Vinay Kumar and Praveen Dubey have been retained by Hubli Tigers and will lead their bowling. Batsman Mohammed Taha is another big name to be included in the Tigers squad.
Despite a lot of changes to Shivamogga Lions' squad, Hubli Tigers remain strong favourites as the two teams walk out to play their first match of KPL 2019.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Hubli Tigers- R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Dubey, Mohammed Taha, Pawan KB, Aditya Somanna, Vidyadhar Patil, Shishir Bhavane, Mahesh Patel, Abhilash Shetty, Luvnith Sisodia, Shivil Kaushik, KL Srijith, David Mathias, Vishwanath M, Mithrakanth Yadav, Suraj Seshadri, Parikshith Shetty, Dheeraj Shashidhar
Shivamogga Lions- Nihal Ullal, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Pavan Deshpande, Nidish M, Abhimanyu Mithun, Arjun Hoysala, HS Sharath, Manjunath SP, Sujith N Gowda, Akshay Ballal, Prashanth S, Rishabh Singh, Rohit Gowda, Rohit K, Hoysala K, Pradeep Gangadhar, Shivaraj S
Who will win the toss? - Hubli Tigers
Who will win? – Hubli Tigers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammed Taha (Hubli Tigers), Nihal Ullal (Shivamogga Lions)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Vinay Kumar (Hubli Tigers), Pavan Deshpande (Shivamogga Lions)
Most Boundaries – Mohammed Taha (Hubli Tigers), Pavan Deshpande (Shivamogga Lions)
Team Scores Batting first – Hubli Tigers 160+, Shivamogga Lions 140+
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.