- Hubli Tigers had Shreyas Gopal available for the final group game and the starting XI for this eliminator could well be the same as the team that beat Bengaluru Blasters.
- So convincingly. KB Pawan also returned last time out, for Vishwanathan, with Luvnith Sisodia taking over as wicket-keeper.
- Hubli Tigers won three of their last four games to recover from a poor start and reach the play-offs in this KPL 2019 season.
- A nine-wicket defeat to Mysuru Warriors in their penultimate game had left them needed a win against Bengaluru Blasters to go through.
- Win they did, however – Shreyas Gopal took 1-14 and David Mathias picked up four wickets as the Blasters posted 158/9. Captain Vinay Kumar led the reply – his unbeaten 81 helping to seal a seven-wicket win with 2.2 overs to spare.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Hubli Tigers
Mohammed Taha, Luvnith Sisodia, Vinay Kumar, KB Pawan, Krishnan Shrijith, Shreyas Gopal, Praveen Dubey, Aditya Somanna, David Mathias, Mitrakanth Yadav, Abhilash Shetty
- Rishabh Singh was in good form as he returned to the team last time out, but S Prashanth bowled two expensive overs on his first appearance and may not be retained.
- Manjunath and Sujith Gowda have been the two to make way and the former may return as he at least picked up wickets.
- Shivamogga Lions limped into the play-offs in poor form after having won their first three games.
- They were all out for 133 chasings 204 to beat Bellary Tuskers in the final game in Bangalore and then lost the first match in Mysore by nine wickets despite posting 175/4 against Belagavi Panthers.
- Their final group game was a dead rubber, but they lost that too – scoring 178/5 thanks to Arjun Hoysala’s 69 but falling short of the 196 they needed to beat Bijapur Bulls.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Shivamogga Lions
Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal, Akshay Ballal, Pavan Deshpande, Mohanram Nidesh, Abhimanyu Mithun, HS Sharath, Manjunath, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Rishabh Singh, T Pradeep
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Lions Eliminator IN KARNATAKA PREMIER LEAGUE 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- Mohammed Taha
- Vinay Kumar
- Luvnith Sisodia
- Shreyas Gopal (C)
- Arjun Hoysala (VC)
- Pavan Deshpande
- David Mathias
- Krishnan Shrijith
- Abhimanyu Mithun
- Mitrakanth Yadav
- Rishabh Singh
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*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own