Shivamogga Lions vs Hubli Tigers Match Prediction | Maharaja Trophy 2023

SML vs HT Match Prediction
SML vs HT Match Prediction

SML vs HT Match Prediction & Analysis

For the second time this year, Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions will square off. The Hubli Tigers defeated the Lions by 8 wickets in their previous match.

Tigers won their first five games in a row. However, they haven’t been consistent since, dropping two of their previous three games. In the first game, they were outscored 185 to 185, and 164 to 164 in the most recent game.

The Shivamogga Lions likewise had a similar season debut, winning three of their first three games. They lost their next three games in a row, though, after losing their way after that.

The Lions’ batsmanship issues were resolved in their seventh game against Mysore as they successfully chased down 163 runs. However, their bowlers have been costly towards the end and continue to have trouble getting wickets.

Both skippers would be looking on their batters to produce match-winning knocks and partnerships because their teams’ bowling units were failing.


Shivamogga Lions Preview

To maintain their position at number four in the points standings, the Shivamogga Lions must win this match. If they want to put the opposition under strain, both departments will need to perform significantly better.

The last time the Lions played the Hubli Tigers, they were defeated by 8 wickets after scoring 138-8 while batting first. They were bowled out for 121 in the very following match, which they lost by a score of 9 wickets.

Nihal Ullal’s brilliant run-chase against Mysore Warriors was the only positive game they’ve had recently. As the Lions clinched a 5-wicket victory in the final over, Kranthi Kumar and S Shivaraj both contributed valuable innings at numbers 6 and 7, respectively.

In the previous game, Pranav Bhatia and Kranthi Kumar, playing at numbers 7 and 9, respectively, played some outstanding knocks that helped the Lions chase down runs.

Despite losing wickets at the other end while needing to score 192 runs, Bhatia’s 39 off 18 kept the Lions in the game. After the Lions were reduced to 5 for 75, Abhinav Manohar and Pranav Bhatia formed an important partnership for the sixth wicket. The primary bowlers for this team will be V Koushik and Shreyas Gopal. Others have been inconsistent and pose little threat.

Predicted Playing XI for the Shivamogga Lions:

Kranthi Kumar, Deepak Devadiga, Pranav Bhatia, Vasuki Koushik, Aditya Somanna, Rohan Kadam, Nihal Ullal (wk), Rohan Naveen, Abhinav Manohar, S Shivaraj, and Shreyas Gopal (c)

Hubli Tigers Preview

Hubli Tigers recovered from their season’s opening defeat by outscoring Bengaluru Blasters by 190 runs. However, the bowling battle that began with their first defeat is still going on.

The Tigers struggled in every area of the recent game against the Gulbarga Mystics and failed to have an impression. In the final overs, the batsmen were unable to make significant runs, while the bowlers, who had to defend 164 runs, could only claim 3 wickets.

Given that the score was below average on this pitch, the bowlers couldn’t truly be held responsible for the defeat. Even if the batters record a respectable total when batting first, it seems like the Hubli Tigers would struggle to protect a score.

As the Tigers’ opening hitters, Luvnith Sisodia and Mohammad Taha have been essential to their success. Their performance will determine whether a successful run-chase or a high first innings score occurs.

Sisodia scored 105 off 62 balls in their defeat to Mysore, whereas Taha scored 66 off 35 balls in the Tigers’ subsequent match as they chased down 190 runs. The third hitter, Krishnan Shrijith, scored 65 runs off 38 balls in the most recent game.

It appears to be a strong batting lineup with numerous in-form and reliable players in the top five spots, including Manish Pandey, who is also in terrific form.

Predicted Playing XI for the Hubli Tigers:

Mohammed Taha, Manvanth Kumar L, Manish Pandey (c), Krishnan Shrijith (wk), Praveen Dubey, Malliksab Sirur, MB Darshan, KC Cariappa, Clement Rajmohan, and Vidhwath Kaverappa


weather Conditions

In any innings, the hitters will overpower the bowlers on this excellent batting pitch where they are still scoring big runs. On the day of the game, Bengaluru will see partly overcast weather with a high temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.

Venue Details

During the Maharaja Trophy, Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium remained faithful to its character. And as the Lions and Tigers square up in the season’s 26th game, we anticipate the same favorable batting circumstances that will allow for a smooth run-chase. To have a chance of winning this game, the team batting first should aim to score 190 runs or more.

Toss: To Bowl

These two teams’ poor bowling performances will be another factor in favoring chasing over scoring defense, in addition to the venue’s favorable conditions. The Hubli Tigers and Lions have a strong batting order as well as some excellent batters. Both people ought to try to choose to bowl first.

Winning Prediction

Hubli Tigers will Win this Match

Both skippers have a lot of concerns about the bowling form. However, Manish Pandey’s Tigers can depend on their key hitters to help them in a run-chase because they are in strong form. Even on their best days, Shivamogga Lions’ top order struggles to capitalize on promising beginnings and remains unreliable.

In contrast to the Lions, the Hubli Tigers are a superior team and are more likely to chase down a total. Our match prediction shows that the Tigers will start as the favorites.

Author: Deltin7News
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