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Belagavi Panthers vs Bengaluru Blasters: both the sides are in desperate need of a victory

14th match of the ongoing Karnataka premier league is all set to play between Belagavi Panthers and Bengaluru blasters at Chinnaswamy stadium Bengaluru today. With just 3 matches left in the league stages of the tournament, Belagavi blasters are yet to taste the win which is really a worrying sign. In order to keep themselves alive in the tournament, they need to win all the remaining matches. Luck was not in their favour as most of the matches in ongoing Karnataka premier league washed out due to heavy rains. For Belagavi panthers their first two matches are washed out and today they are facing against Bengaluru blasters and they need to win this match to stay alive in the contest. Belagavi Panthers are the decent side and they are led from inspirational Manish Pandey who just returned from his international success against West Indies. Apart from him, players like Negi, Shubhang Hedge, and Ravi Kumar Samarth are all capable of winning games on their own

Like panthers, Bengaluru blaster’s campaign also mirrored with rain but they are really lucky to win their last match against Bellary tuskers. With first two matches washed out due to rain and their win against Bellary tuskers made them in a good position but they have to win today’s match in order to ensure their spot in playoff rounds. With rain threads still looming and VJD method calculations will definitely come into play. So both the teams need to aware of these kinds of circumstances. Players like Sharath and Rohan Kadam are in good touch along with the bowlers Bharath Devaraj and Anand Doddamani so BB will be looking for stellar performance from these [layers which will help them to seal the victory.

Pitch report:

Once anything can be chased in Chinnaswamy stadium and things have changed a lot these days as the pitch becomes really slow and batsmen are finding it really difficult to score runs on the board. So batting first is the right option but the Rain threats still looming and VJD method factor forces the toss winning captains to opt for following. If there is no rain interference you can witness a decent scoring encounter.

Expected playing XI:

Belagavi Panthers:

Ravikumar Samarth, Stalin Hoover, Mir Kaunian Abbas (wk), Manish Pandey (c), D Negi, Abhinav Manohar, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Shubhang Hegde, Avinash D, Zahoor Farooqui

Bengaluru Blasters:

Sharath BR (WK), Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose, Rongsen Jonathan (C), Naga Bharath, Manoj Bhandage, Bharath Dhuri, V Koushik, Rohan Raju, Bharath Devaraj, Anand Doddamani.

Belagavi Panthers:

Manish Pandey:

Captain Manish Pandey is in red hot form since IPL. He demonstrated his batting skills against West Indies A recently and with a 50-ball century in the last game so he is a someone who can change the fortunes on his own. With a kind of experience, he is having he will look to repeat the same performance in today’s match that will help his team to win today’s game.

Zahoor Farooqui:

Zahoor Farooqui has been the pick of the bowlers as he is the leading the wickets column with 3 wickets for them. Unfortunately, he couldn’t able to express himself due to rain intervention. He will look to play a crucial role in the bowling department that will help his team to earn their maiden victory.

Bengaluru Blasters:

Sharath BR:

Karnataka Ranji team wicket-keeper batsmen capable of scoring anchor innings still yet to fire this season of KPL. He will look to put up a strong performance and show the world what he actually he is. So you can expect a strong performance from him.

Rohan Kadam:

Rohan Kadam is one of the players who are showing the tremendous improvement over the years and last edition he has scored 231 runs for his team. He will be looking to repeat the same performance that will help his side to pull off a victory.

Final thoughts:

If there is no intervention of rain definitely Belagavi panthers can become a better team. So it is all about rain. So playing smartly and adjust according to situations will be the key for both the teams.

KPL 2019: Belagavi Panthers vs Mysuru Warriors

Karnataka cricket lovers are interestingly looking for every match in the Karnataka premier league to support for their favorite teams. If you are one of them, take a look at this article to know about the prognosis chances for the teams in today 7th match. Now the league matches between the teams enter into the starting phase to symbolize their winning possibilities. Both the teams are practicing and grooming them to maiden win of the season.

Info about the 7th KPL match

Matches between: Belagavi Panthers vs Mysuru Warriors

Date: 19- Aug- 2019

Venue: M. Chinnasamy Stadium, Bangalore

Live on: Star sports and streaming live on hotstar

Time duration: match starts at 7:00 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT)

Strength of the teams

Mysuru warriors

Captain of the team: Amit Verma (Top batsman, high runs scorer)

Most wickets taker (Bowler): Jagadeesha Suchith

Other X members: Dega Nischal, Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Kishan Bedare, Manjesh Reddy, Shoaib Manager, P Venkatesh Murthy, Vinay Sagar(WK), Devaiah KS, Vyshak Vijay Kumar.

Belagavi Panthers

Captain of the team: Mir Kaunian Abbas

Most run-scorer: Ravikumar Smarath

Top bowler (most wicket-taker): Zahoor Farooqui

Other members: Rakshith S (WK), Abhinav Manohar, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Dikshanshu Negi, Stallin Hoover, Ritesh Bhatkal, Shubang Hedge, Avinash D.

Pitch condition of M Chidambaram Stadium

From the observance of past matches in the stadium, the pitch of the ground is good for batting. Even the continuous rains in Bangalore the pitch is saved from getting dried. The pitch will remain moisture and there is less possibility to sticky. If there is no rain, predicting score will be around 150 but let’s look for high scores in the match.

The weather condition on Bangalore

KPL 7th match going to takes place in Bangalore, the weather condition in that venue is still not as good for a cricket match. The threat of rain still remains in Bangalore. By considering the previous matches in the venue, five out of three matches get the result without interruption of rain. This thing injects the confidence for today let’s look for the possibility of weather staying away during match hours.

Toss divination

The toss is the important things which play a significant role to change the result of each and every match of Karnataka Premier League. According to the divination, the toss winning captain will choose to bat. The behavior of the pitch will remain the same during both innings.

The winning prognosis from the teams

According to the match prediction, Mysuru Warriors team has a Strong batting order in good form. They are the well-balanced team to balance both the batting and fielding side. At the same time, Belagavi Panthers has Strong bowling team. They are in excellent bowling form to control the opponent team.

Winning chances of today match have more to the team Belagavi Panthers when compare to Mysuru Warriors due to the strong bowling control. The equation of winning chances is not able to predict accurately. Let’s look for the most interesting and best performance from this match session.

KARAIKUDI KAALAI VS TUTI PATRIOTS 17TH MATCH TNPL Match

Both the teams have won only a single game out of four games they had played so far in the tournament. That too Karaikudi Kaalai won the match against VB Kanchi Veerans through super over in their first match. Combined failure in all the departments has been the major reason for their dismissal show so far in the tournament. They failed to win the crucial moments of the game which not allowed them to get past the victory margin, they have played well in patches and has got quality players who can turn the game in their favor at any time. Their losing margin has been the talking point this season as they have been beaten by a huge margin of 58 runs. So they are in urgent need turning their tables which will help them to earn a spot in semi-finals.

Tuti patriots on another hand are yet to make a big impression as they have failed to live up to the expectations. Wrong team selections and inability to figure out the right combinations costed them badly. Considering their form they need to work hard to earn a semi-final berth. players like Akshay Srinivasan with bat and Ganesh Moorthi with the ball is well but they are lacking support from another end. So it’s time of the senior players to set up and perform.

Pitch report:

Dindigul wicket has produced high scoring encounters till now and is expected to continue the same. Initially, you will have some seam moment that will help the seam bowlers very much and in the later part, the innings spinners will make an impact. Shorter boundaries and due in-place team that chases the total will have a slight advantage than the team that bats first.

Expected playing XI:

Karaikudi Kaalai:

V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudh (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam.

Tuti Patriots:

Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), A Venkatesh, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.

Players to watch out for:

 Karaikudi Kaalai:

Dinesh Karthik:

Karaikudi Kaalai’s batting line is bolstered with the availability of Dinesh Karthik.he is expected to feature in the batting line-up for the first time and if he can able to perform up to his potential he can turn the tables on Karaikudi Kaalai’s favor.

Sunil Sam:

Sunil Sam is a consistent bowler and he is among the top wicket-takers for the team. His ability to get early seam moments is vulnerable to batsmen and he can also trouble the batsmen in the latter part of the innings with his off-cutters.

Tuti Patriots:

Akshay Srinivasan:

Akshay Srinivasan is doing a fabulous job with the bat and he is the leading run-scorer for Tuti Patriots this season. He will look to continue the same performance that will help his team to pull off a victory.

Ganesh Srinivasan:

Ganesh Srinivasan is the leading wicket-taker for Tuti Patriots and the team will need his performance that will help them to keep their hopes alive in the contest.

Final thoughts:

Tuti patriots can emerge as victorious if they can play up to their potential. But toss will also play a crucial role.

Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk super gillies: both the teams will look to gain early momentum by winning

It is still early stages of TNPL 2019 and teams are in search of finding the right combinations that will help them to seal victory in later stages of the tournament. Both the teams suffered narrow defeats in their first encounter and will look to get off the mark in this match. Also taking the early lead is an added advantage as it will help the teams a lot when semi-final calculations will come into play. The match will be played at India cements cricket ground at Tirunelveli and both the teams are equally poised when it comes to team combination and strength.  With talented players like Murali Vijay, baba Indrajith and Sai Kishore ruby Trichy Warriors are always a team to beat in TNPL.

Cheapauk super gillies on another hand are missing the services of Vijay Shankar as he is still recovering from the injury during the world cup. With Kaushik Gandhi, Murugan Ashwin and Ganga Sridhar Raju in their ranks, they can able to upset any teams without many hurdles.

Expected playing XI:

Ruby Trichy Warriors:

Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore (C), Murali Vijay, Aditya Barooah/Baba Indrajith, Maaruthi Raghav, S Aravind, K Mani Bharathi (WK), Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Saravan Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi.

Cheapauk super gillies:

Kaushik Gandhi (C), Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, A Aarif (WK), Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, M Siddharth, S Harish Kumar, D Rahul, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander.

Players to watch out for:

Ruby Trichy Warriors:

Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore:

One of the finds of the TNPL Sai Kishore is the consistent performers in the tournament over the years. He can able to turn the ball away from right-hander which makes the batsmen difficult to pick his line and lengths. He can able to control the batsmen as well as got the ability to pick wickets at crucial junctions of the match. Also, he is one of the very few spinners in the tournament who can bowl during the power play. So he will look to be at his best to earn a crucial victory against Cheapauk super gillies.

Murali Vijay:

The experienced campaigner will look to bring his international experience which will help his team to get a blistering start. His ability to build the innings and his ability to switch gears when required will make him so special. Also, his availability will help the younger players to learn a lot from him and he will guide them during crucial phases.

Cheapauk super gillies:

Kaushik Gandhi:

One of the talented openers in the tournament Kaushik Gandhi has got all the abilities to reach international level. He is a complete player and can play both spin and pace bowling without any issues. CSG will look to his services to provide the blistering start that will help them to seal the victory.

Murugan Ashwin:

Already we have seen his exploits in Indian premier league Murugan Ashwin will look to embark the same performance in this tournament also. The talented all-rounder who can trouble any batsmen with his leggie and can contribute with the bat at a crucial phase of the tournament.

Rubi Trichy warriors can emerge victorious if they can play up to their potential. Also team batting first will have some advantage considering the slow nature of the pitch.

SL vs WI: both the teams are playing for pride

SL will face an uphill task against mighty WI as they are heading towards their 8th match of the tournament at Riverside Durham today. Both the teams are virtually out of the tournament but still, SL is having the minor chance as they have to win last two matches and hope for positive outcomes from Pakistan and England fixtures. Malinga has been their go-to man and he is doing everything for his troubling team at the age of 35. He is not getting enough support from another end. Dhananjay de silver has been another positive prospect from the tournament as he is troubling the batsmen with his off-cutters. As far as batting is concerned Kushal Perera and Avishka Fernando are doing considerably well along with Captain Dilmuth Karunaratne. It is time for the senior players like Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Thisara Perera to step up and perform well today.

WI on another hand has shown the glimpse of Positivity but that is overcome by their paltry performance. They are completely out of the tournament and are playing for the pride. Chris Gayle, Nicolas Pooran and Shimron Hetmeyer are getting starts but are not converting them into big scores that led them down severely. They have too many options in bowling which eventually led them down. Because only a few occasions at least one of their bowlers finished the quota of 10 overs which is not a good sign for a team with international standard. Still, they can impose some treat against quality teams as they have got all the abilities to upset any teams across the world.  Today they will look to win the game which will help them to satisfy the people in the Carribean.

Team statistics:

Both the teams are equally poised as far as past records are concerned. As they have met against each other in 7 occasions and both have won thrice each and one match was washed away due to rain. During 1996 world cup West Indies have refused to play against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka due to security reasons. So full points have given to Sri Lanka. With both the teams are looking week these days it is going to be the interesting contest as both the teams are playing for pride.

Expected playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga,

West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, and Oshane Thomas.

Players to watch out for:

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera:

Kusal Perera is in red hot form right from the tournament and he has given some flying start for the tournament but somehow opposite bowlers have found ways to get out him quickly in later part of the tournament. So he will look to repeat the same performance which he has delivered at the beginning of the tournament.

Dhanajaya de Silva:

Dhanajaya de Silva has been a revelation for Sri Lanka this tournament as he is taking wickets at regular intervals and also founding ways to stop the run flow. He is also an all-rounder and he will look to contribute heavily with bat and ball that will help his team to earn a victory today.

West Indies:

Jason Holder:

The genuine all-rounder and Captain Jason holder have been contributing at least one of the departments whether it may be bowling or batting. So he will look to contribute heavily with both ball and bat that will help his team, to pull off a victory.

One of the senior pros in world cricket at the moment Chris Gayle is getting starts but is unable to convert them into big scores which will really hurt him as a player. So he will be looking to convert those starts into big scores which will definitely help his team to get past the victory line.

West Indies will have a good chance to salvage some pride if they play up to their potential. We can expect a good match today between these two sides.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: unpredictable Pakistan faces formidable New Zealand

After a stunning victory against South Africa Pakistan will face formidable New Zealand at Edgbaston today. Pakistan are placed 7th spot in the tournament with England’s defeat yesterday opened up their chances and if they can able to win the remaining matches they can qualify for the semi-finals. So far Pakistan is wearing the unpredictable tag as they have defeated top teams like England and South Africa and suffered a humiliating defeat against India. They are one of the strongest bowling line-ups in the tournament and can rattle any batting line-ups on their day. As far as batting is concerned their talented and expected trio Babar Azam Fakhar Zaman and imam ul-Haq are not faring well and this remains a huge concern for them. Because of these factors, they couldn’t able to get the right starts as they would like to be.

New Zealand on another hand they are facing the real challenge against Pakistan bowling line-up today. They are the team that is constantly improving in every game they pass led from the front their skipper Kane Williamson is in red hot form and he is ably supported by Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham. As far as their bowling department is concerned Lockie Ferguson has been their revelation and he gets the right amount of support from fellow pacers like matt henry and Trent Boult. James Neesam and Colin de Grandhome are providing the right balance for the side and Mitchel Santner is also doing his job with economical spells.

Team statistics:

Pakistan and New Zealand are having a long-standing history as far as ICC tournaments are concerned and both the teams have against each other in 8 occasions and Pakistan is clearly taking the upper hand with six victories and New Zealand has won 2 games so far. The history is backing Pakistan and current form of New Zealand makes the match more interesting.

Expected playing XI:

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(C), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(WK), James Neesham, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan: Ahmed (C and WK), Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz Hassan Ali,  and Mohammad Amir

Players to watch out for:

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson:

The kiwi’s skipper leading from the front has already scored two hundred and two fifties so far in the tournament will be looking to score big against quality opposition like Pakistan which will boost his confidence as well as fancies the chance of his team to seal the semi-final berth.

Ross Taylor:

One of the pillars of New Zealand batting line up already contributed the team;’s cause with three fifties in the tournament so far. He will look to make his presence felt by scoring big today. It will boost his confidence while heading towards semi-finals of the tournament.

Pakistan:

Babar Azam:

One of the talented batsmen in world cricket these days Babar Azam has been the mainstay of Pakistan’s batting line-up as of now and he had quiet tournament till now with only two fifties to his name. batsmen of his caliber can able to bounce back at any time and he will look to score big today which will help his team to forge a grand total which also boost his confidence to move ahead in the tournament.

Mohammad Amir:

Mohammad Amir is doing everything for his team’s cause. He is picking early wickets with the new ball and giving breakthroughs in middle overs and also bowling exceptionally well in later part of the innings. So New Zealand will face a tough challenge in the name of Amir today.

New Zealand looking well-balanced side on paper can seal the match with their current form but have to work hard on their skills to win big.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Bangladesh will look to keep their semi-final hopes alive with a win

Bangladesh is no longer minnows as they have beaten top teams consistently prior to the world cup and here too they have surprised many with their breath-taking performance. Led by ever inspired Mashrafe Mortaza and their performance is mainly due to one man Shakib Al Hassan he has been in top-notch form with batting, fielding, and bowling. He has been their leading wicket taker and run scorer for Bangladesh and played a key role with their win against West Indies and South Africa. His form is vital for them to keep their semi-final hopes alive as they are taking on Afghanistan today at Hampshire bowl. With Sri Lanka handed a shocking defeat to England it is important to win this match to move closer to their semi-final berth.

Afghanistan on another hand has given India a jolt and run for their money will look to continue the same performance to pull off their first victory in the tournament. Their spinning bowling finally started clicking and their bowlers are pitching the balls at right areas which trouble the Indian batsmen. As far their batting is concerned they have fared well decently against strong Indian bowling line-up and they have to repeat the same performance which will help them to upset the inspired Bangladeshi unit.

Team statistics:

Overall both the teams have met against each other in 7 occasions and out of them, 4 of the matches has been won by Bangladesh and 3 of them won by Afghanistan. When it comes to world cup they played against each other in the occasion and Bangladesh won that match considerably in 2015. Both the teams eying to raise their standards and bars so this match will bring much excitement to the cricketing fans across the globe.

Expected playing XI:

Bangladesh:

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (Capt),  Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Afghanistan:

Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Players to watch out for:

Tamim Iqbal:

Tamim Iqbal has been the highest run-getter for Bangladesh and he is slowly getting his rhythm right with his performance. He seems to be out of touch in initial stages of the game but now he is converting the starts into decent scores which is very much important for his team’s victory.

Shakib al Hassan:

As you all know the fact that how much impact he has created this world cup. He is one among the top run-getters so far in the tournament. He loves to put up yet another strong performance which will help his team to get past the winning mark without many hurdles.

Afganistan:

Gulbadin Naib:

The talented all-rounder is leading the Afghanistan outfit with his all-around efforts which helped them to raise their bar in the last match against India. He will look to put up a strong performance again that will help his team to earn their first victory in the tournament.

Mohammed Nabi:

He is an experienced campaigner and the value he is bringing it to the team is enormous. He is a quality finger spinner who can break any partnerships as well as he can play the role of a finisher. So he will look to repeat the same performance against Bangladesh to earn his team’s first victory.

With clean weather and the dry surface, you can expect a slowness in pitch which will suit the Afganistan spinners very much. Hope we can expect yet another close encounter in the tournament.

India vs Afghanistan: India will look to strengthen their position

India will look to strengthen their stands in the points table as they are taking on minnow’s Afghanistan here at Hampshire bowl at Southampton today. India is riding on the confidence after they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford. So far they are unbeaten in tournament with 9 points. Despite injury concerns to all-rounder Vijay Shankar who undergone a fitness test Patrick Farhart and the team is very happy with his progress. Their batsmen are in top-notch form as they have scored 300 plus scores twice each and bowlers have also put up a strong person and team is riding on the confidence.

On the other hand fellow, south Asians Afghanistan have plenty of problems to fix as their batting line-up is fell prey to quality bowling and are often bundled out for low scores. The only time they played their full quota and that too came against their last game against England where they faced a humiliating defeat against England and scored 247/8. They can draw some confidence but facing India is again an uphill task and they have to ready for the challenge. Adding plenty to their owes, their premier bowler Rashid Khan is not clicking and is leaking runs consistently which halts their bowling performance.

Team statistics:

Afghanistan has never beaten India in any formats of the game and when it comes to ODI’s both teams have met against each other in 2 occasions in which India have won once and another one washed out due to rain.  So there is no bigger history between these two teams. Rashid Khan’s sudden loss of form is the talk of the town and many former players predict that he needs to stick to the basics in order to find his rhythm back.

Expected playing XI:

India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Hamid Hassan, Ikram Ali Khil, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb ur Rahman,

Players to watch out for:

India:

Rohit Sharma:

It is going to be the cakewalk for Rohit Sharma considering the kind of tournament he is having so far. With Afghanistan’s weak bowling line-up he will look to demolish them with a breathtaking knock. His contribution is also valiant for India to post a grand total on board.

Virat Kohli:

World’s premier batsmen as of now Virat Kohli is in top-notch form but still, he is yet to score a century thanks to the strong performance from the openers. He will look to score big this match which will boost his confidence in upcoming matches.

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Nabi:

The handy all-rounder along with his brilliant fielding skills Mohammad Nabi is a valuable addition to any kind of team but he is not yet used properly by Afghanistan team management. If he gets the right chance he will look to grab the opportunity and showcase his talent with both bat and ball.

Gulbadin Naib:

Captain and a useful all-rounder Gulbadin Naib will look to shoulder the struggling team with his performance from bat and ball. His performance is crucial for the team to put up a fighting performance against resilient India.

India can have easy run considering their performance and they have to give the right chance to players like Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar which will boost their confidence.