Match Information:

The 2nd match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 will be played between Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The match starts at 3:00 PM local time (IST) (11:30 AM GMT).

Live on: Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

On an opening day, the pitch looked bit sticky since it was the first game of the season and with the moist conditions around. This game between Tigers and Lions will be played in the afternoon on a different track and hence better batting conditions can be expected.

Average first innings score: 174 (KPL matches in 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Hubli Tigers:

Mohammed Taha, Shishir Bhavane, Vishwanath M, Pawan KB, David Mathias, R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, Vidyadhar Patil, Mahesh Patel, Shivil Kaushik.

Bench: Abhilash Shetty, Suraj Seshadri, Mithrakanth Yadav, KL Srijith, Luvnith Sisodia, Parikshith Shetty, Dheeraj Shashidhar.

Shivamogga Lions:

Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal, Akshay Ballal, Pavan Deshpande, HS Sharath, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Abhimanyu Mithun (C), Nidhish M, Rohit K, Prashant S, T Pradeep.

Bench: Manjunath SP, Sujith N Gowda, Rishabh Singh, Hoysala K, Rohit Gowda, Pradeep Gangadhar, Shivaraj S.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Nihal Ullal

Batsmen – Mohammed Taha, Shishir Bhavane, Nidhish M, Arjun Hoysala (VC)

All-Rounders – Pavan Deshpande, R Vinay Kumar, Aditya Somanna (C)

Bowlers – Mahesh Patel, T Pradeep, Prithviraj Shekhawat

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Nihal Ullal

Batsmen – Mohammed Taha (VC), Shishir Bhavane, Arjun Hoysala

All-Rounders – Pavan Deshpande (C), R Vinay Kumar, Aditya Somanna

Bowlers – Mahesh Patel, T Pradeep, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Abhimanyu Mithun

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Probable Winners:

Hubli Tigers are expected to make a winning start against the Shivamogga Lions.

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