BTS vs HTS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 31, 2019
It all boils down to one final game after an engrossing tussle between seven competitive teams, lasting for just over a couple of weeks. Hubli Tigers came from behind to make a place for themselves by winning two consecutive playoffs. In the grand finale of the Karnataka Premier League, Hubli Tigers are set to lock horns with Bellary Tuskers, who were the first team to reach the final. The Tigers have notched up their game in the last couple of matches and look well equipped to take on Bellary Tuskers in the most crucial game of the tournament. With the coveted trophy at stake, no team can afford to make any mistakes, and we expect a cracking of a contest between two sides.
BTS vs HTS Team Previews
It's been a while since Tuskers played a game in the tournament and the rest of the good three days should have done a world of good for them. They finished the league stage better placed than any other side in the tournament with eight points to their name. The Tuskers won four matches and lost two out of a total of six played.
They are coming into this match on the back of two high-scoring results, one favorable and the other unfavorable. They lost their last league game to Mysuru Warriors despite scoring a mammoth total of 240 batting first. Their bowlers looked out of sorts in that inconsequential match as the Warriors scripted a record chase to overhaul their total.
Their bowlers made amends in the next game, the first qualifier, as they restricted Belgavi Panthers to 164 in defense of 201. Batting first, CM Gautam looked in superb form as he smashed Panthers' bowlers all around the park. He got ample support from CA Karthik, Zeeshan Ali, and Devdutt Padikkal, as the Tuskers racked up that towering total. In reply, they were top-notch with the ball as Prasidh Krishna gave got them off to a tight first few overs. KP Appanna proved to be their most successful bowler and returned with the impressive figures of 26 for 2 in his three overs.
All in all, they have an exceptional side which looks even more balanced with almost all their batsmen as well as bowlers looking in prime form. Their bowlers learned from their mistakes quickly as they bounced back after a dismal performance. If they continue to do like they've done in the tournament so far, the Tigers will have their work cut out.
Bellary Tuskers Playing 11
CM Gautam, Devdutt Padikal, Abhishek Reddy, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed, Srinivas Sharath, K Gowtham, CA Karthik, Prasidh Krishna, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Bhavesh Gulecha.
After finishing third on the points table, the Tigers went on to register back to back wins in the eliminator and the qualifier respectively to slide into the grand finale of Karnataka Premier League - 2019.
They finished with six points to their name in the league stage, thanks to three wins. They had a net run-rate of -0.282, which shows that the magnitude of their losses was a tad more than that of their victories.
In their last two matches, however, the Tigers have done pretty well in both the departments of the game, more so with the ball. Against Belgavi Panthers, their batsmen managed to put on just 154 runs on the board, but their bowlers bowled beautifully to restrict the Panthers to only 128.
All in all, they have a well-balanced lineup with the likes of Mohammad Taha, Praveen Dubey, and KB Pawan amongst the runs. Dubey has done well with the ball as well and has played an excellent second-fiddle role to the likes of Shreyas Gopal and Abhilash Shetty. They look a decent side, at least on paper, and if they perform to their potential, the Tuskers will have their work cut out.
Hubli Tigers Playing 11
KB Pawan, Luvnith Sisodia, Shishir Bhavane, Mohammad Taha, RV Kumar, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, David Mathias, S Gopal, Mitrakanth-Yadav, Abhilash Shetty.
BTS vs HTS Dream11 Prediction
Check out the Dream11 fantasy lineup for the final Karnataka Premier League match to be played between Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers
BTS vs HTS Playing 11
- CM Gautam (VC)
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Mohammad Taha
- K Shrijith
- Zeeshan Ali Sayyed
- K Gowtham (C)
- R Vinay Kumar
- Praveen Dubey
- Mitrakanth Yadav
- Abhilash Shetty
- Bhavesh Gulecha
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BTS vs HTS Betting Tips
Both the teams have done tremendously well to reach the finals of this premier domestic T20 competition of Karnataka. While Bellary Tuskers had a straight-forward road to the final, the Tigers had to fight it out in the eliminator and the second qualifier. Both the sides are coming off into the match with good wins in their respective games, and they both have the momentum. This upcoming match will be Tigers' third match in four days, and fatigue might come into the picture for them. Also, the Tuskers have done better than them in the tournament on the whole and have a better-balanced side, at least on paper. For those reasons, we think that the Tuskers are better placed to win the upcoming match and consequently take the coveted trophy.