Gulbarga Mystics are favorites to win
Match 16 of the 2022 Maharaja T20 Trophy sees Gulbarga Mystics take on Hubli Tigers in Mysore. This will be the last game played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground before the tournament moves on to Bengaluru. Mystics have six points from five games, two points more and one place above Hubli Tigers. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway in Mysore at 19:00 local time.
Gulbarga Mystics will have been gutted to have just missed out on a fourth successive win in their last match. However, they are still playing a high standard of cricket and should have no problems in this fixture.
Hubli Tigers beat Shivamogga Strikers in their last game but that was only their second win of the tournament. If they can carry some momentum into this clash then they could cause Gulbarga Mystics some problems.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on the Star Network.
Maharaja Trophy 2022 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on FanCode.
Bowling first has been a popular choice in Mysore, due to the high humidity levels in the late evening. We predict that both teams will want to bat second.
It would be wrong to say the pitch has flattened out but we are now seeing some high scores on this surface. Bowlers of all types and batters will think there is something for them, but also be a bit wary on this wicket.
Minimal chance of rain with the stadium registering humidity of 87% by the end of the match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Gulbarga Mystics vs Hubli Tigers, Maharaja Trophy T20
The Mystics put out an unchanged XI for the clash with Mangalore United on Sunday. This was no surprise after they had won so convincingly only two days earlier against Hubli Tigers. Although they lost Match 16, we do not expect any player to be dropped from the side.
Mystics were the form side in the tournament after winning three straight games. However, defeat against Mangalore United has halted them in their tracks.
Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Patil, Jeswath Acharya, Krishnan Shrijith (wk), Manish Pandey (c), Manoj Bhandage, Codanda Ajit Karthik, Rithesh Bhatkal, Shreesha Achar, Abhilash Shetty, Vidhwath Kaverappa
After beating Shivamogga Strikers by six wickets with 16 balls remaining in Match 13, it would be a big surprise if there were any changes to the Tigers XI for this game. Sharan Goud was expensive with the ball in his first appearance of the season but should not be judged on that one showing.
Although it has been a tough campaign for the Tigers, they come into this game looking to register back to back wins for the first time in the tournament.
Luvnith Sisodia (wk), Mohammed Taha, Swapnil Yelave, Srinivas Sharath, Abhimanyu Mithun (c), Tushar Singh, Gneshwar Naveen, Vasuki Koushik, Doddamani Anand, Saurabh Srivastav, Sharan Goud
Gulbarga Mystics beat Hubli Tigers by nine wickets with 20 balls remaining when they met in Match 11 on Friday. Devdutt Padikkal was the Player of the Match after hitting 62 runs from 47 balls.
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With two points separating the sides in the group stage, the bookies are backing the higher placed team, Gulbarga Mystics, to win this game.
Although Gulbarga Mystics are only one place above Hubli Tigers in the league, they have caught the eye and been far more consistent throughout this 2022 Maharaja T20 Trophy. No team can fluke three victories in a row and it could easily have been four had three sixes not come off the final four balls of the game against Mangalore United. If Hubli Tigers can get off to a strong start in this game then they will have a chance but overall we are backing Gulbarga Mystics to win.
Gulbarga Mystics are favorites to beat Hubli Tigers at the odds of 1.57