BNB vs SML Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 20, 2019
It is quite remarkable that only one match of the Karnataka Premier League 2019 has been washed out so far. There has been a tremendous amount of rain in Bengaluru and the situation could have been much worse.
One of the teams that have been caught on the bad side of rain delays is Bengaluru Blasters. They had their first match washed out completely and the second match was significantly curtailed and a VJD adjusted result was adjudicated.
The Bengaluru Blasters will be taking on the unbeaten Shivamogga Lions and be hoping for a chance to get to play their full overs because they have not really got the opportunity so far.
Bengaluru Blasters vs Shivamogga Lions KPL 2019 is going to be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on the 20th of August 2019.
BNB vs SML Team Previews
29 was the par score for the Bengaluru Blasters at the end of its powerplay and that is exactly what the team managed, resulting in a tie according to the VJD method for adjusting the target in case of rain.
With its first game completely rained and a chance for a victory snatched away in the second, luck does not seem to be favoring the Bengaluru Blasters. They now have a tough task against the Shivamogga Lions and must start to win some matches as time is running out quickly.
Karnataka Premier League is a short tournament with each team just getting five matches each and this is going to be the third one for the Bengaluru Blasters.
The focus is going to be on Sharath BR, Rohan Kadam, Nikin Jose, and Rongsen Jonathan in the batting department while Rohan Raju and Anand Doddamani will lead the bowling unit.
The Bengaluru Blasters put up a good bowling performance in their previous match to restrict the opposition to just 133 runs and would not want to change many things around.
Bengaluru Blasters Playing 11
Rongsen Jonathan, V Koushik, Rohan Kadam, BR Sharath, Bharath Devraj, Anand Doddamani, Nikin Jose, KN Bharath, Manoj Bhandge, Bharath Dhuri, Rohan Raju.
Strong batting performances have formed the basis of the two wins that the Shivamogga Lions have recorded so far. Nihal Ullal was the highest scorer in the first match and looked in very good touch during the second match as well.
Pavan Deshpande top-scored with 53 runs to his name and helped the team to a total of 166.
Abhimanyu Mithun, Pardeep T, and HS Sharath then put in some excellent bowling performances to prevent the Mysuru Warriors from overhauling the target.
The SHivamogga Lions are shaping up very nicely this year and we don’t see any reason why they cannot continue being successful. Not only are its senior players in form but it is also not going to see too much of churn with first-class cricket coming it's way.
Nihal Ullal, Arjun Hoysala, and Pavan Deshpande are the players to watch out for with the bat while Abhimanyu Mithun and HS Sharath are the players that we like in the bowling department.
Shivamogga Lions Playing 11
Abhimanyu Mithun, Pavan Deshpande, Arjun Hoysala, T Pradeep, Nihal Ullal, Prithviraj Shekawat, Rishab-Singh, HS Sharath, SP Manjunath, MD Nidheesh, K Rohit.
BNB vs SML Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first because the rain can intervene and bring VJD calculations into play.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Bengaluru Blasters vs Shivamogga Lions KPL 2019 is going to be played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. There is a lot of rain around Bengaluru and both teams have to be prepared for another shortened match to be played out.
The pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has been good for batting and will continue to be so in the upcoming matches as well.
BNB vs SML Betting Tips
The Shivamogga Lions are in excellent form and have winning momentum on their side. Both the teams have a decent batting but the bowling attack of the SHivamogga Lions looks a bit better to us at this moment.
Bet on the Shivamogga Lions to win.