Gulbarga Mystics are favorites to win
Match 11 of the 2022 Maharaja T20 Trophy brings Hubli Tigers and Gulbarga Mystics together at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers are next to bottom with one win from three games. The Mystics are one place above the Tigers with two victories from three matches. Read on as we preview this fixture. The game gets underway in Mysore at 15:00 local time.
Hubli Tigers looked to be a force to be reckoned with after their four wicket win with one ball remaining against Bengaluru Blasters. They are inconsistent but are always capable of pulling off an excellent performance.
After losing on match day two to Benglauru Blasters, the Mystics have been very impressive in their victories over Shivamogga Strikers and Mysore Warriors. We would not want to bet against them in this clash.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on the Star Network.
Maharaja Trophy 2022 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on FanCode.
Given the choice, we expect both skipper to choose to field first ahead of this match. The mystics batted second in their last game and romped to a nine wicket win.
We saw 16 wickets and 315 runs in the 15:00 game on Thursday. Expect a bit more pace in the wicket compared to the previous games in the tournament.
The temperature will be at 28 degrees at the start of the game but will fade away as the game progresses. We expect a full game to take place with very little chance of rain interrupting proceedings
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Hubli Tigers vs Gulbarga Mystics T20, Maharaja Trophy
Doddamani Anand lost his place in the team with Gneshwar Naveen coming in for the game against Mysore Warriors as the Tigers targeted lengthening their batting order. They ended up being toothless with the ball and we expect to see Anand back in the team for this fixture.
The Tigers ended the last tournament in excellent match-winning form but so far this year they have won only one of three matches.
Luvnith Sisodia (wk), BU Shivakumar, Gneshwar Naveen, Liyan Khan, Shishir Bhavane, Sagar Solanki, Abhimanyu Mithun (c), Tushar Singh, Saurabh Srivastav, Vasuki Koushik, Zahoor Farooqui
The Mystics made one change to their side following their three wicket win, with five balls remaining against Shivamogga Strikers on Tuesday. In came left-arm medium pacer Abhilash Shetty with wicket-keeper Bangalore Mohith missing out. Krishanan Shrijith took the gloves and we expect him to do the same ahead of this game.
Gulbarga Mystics lost their opening game of the season by a large margin to Bengaluru Blasters but have bounced back with successive wins.
Jeswath Acharya, Rohan Patil, Krishnan Shrijith (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey (c), Manoj Bhandage, Abhilash Shetty, Codanda Ajit Karthik, Ritesh Bhatkal, Pranav Bhatia, Viwat Kaverappa
This is the first time that these sides will meet.
The Mystics suddenly look to be in great form and now are the team to beat in the tournament. The bookies are favouring them to beat Hubli Tigers.
With only one place in the Maharaja T20 Trophy separating the teams, many pundits believe this will be one of the closest games in the tournament. We disagree and expect the Mystics to be too strong for the Tigers. Overall we are backing Gulbarga Mystics to win this match.
Gulbarga Mystics are favorites to beat Hubli Tigers at the odds of 1.45