Warriors lock horns with Lions

Warriors lock horns with Lions

Mysuru Warriors paceman Vyshakh Vijaykumar has been among the wickets and will be crucial to his side's success.

After a day of rest for all the teams, the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League is all set to resume as Mysuru Warriors and Shivamogga Lions face-off at the SDNR Wadiyar Stadium here on Tuesday.

Mysuru, who won their opening fixture in Hubballi last week, lost a close game to Hubli Tigers here on Sunday, going down by a mere three runs in a high-scoring game.

There were enough positives for them to take from that game and the short break would have been used to address concerns if any.

Coach R Muralidhar and mentor Venkatesh Prasad, the former India fast bowler, would certainly have dwelt on their pacemen cutting down on the number of wides.

For Shivammogga Lions, on the other hand, having lost both their matches thus far, it’s a near must-win situation.

The seven-team league doesn’t allow for much catching up, a fact that their skipper Aniruddha Joshi and head coach KM Aiyappa will be well aware of.

Their worry will be that they have lost both while defending a target and while chasing but it’s just a question of continuing to believe in themselves.