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Editor’s Pick (Karnataka Premier League)

As of today, the top teams in the Karnataka Premier League Tournament are Mysuru Warriors and Hubli Tigers - both two wins from two matches  played. Good going. Then comes Namma Shivamogga with one win and one abandoned match from two matches. Their run rate is fab too. That will matter, especially to them as they are one of the rain-affected parties.


Today’s match is between Belagavi Panthers and Bengaluru Blasters. Home pitch for one of the teams. That will always make the difference to the home team. Mind games are just as vital as the cricketing strategies, if you ask me.
Both teams are yet to bring points to the board. They both want to move up the table. This will be a good match.


Bengaluru Blasters (From): M Vishwanathan(w), Raajoo Bhatkal, Nikin Jose, Shishir Bhavane(c), Pavan Deshpande, Manjesh Reddy, Srinivas Sharath, Abhishek Bhat, Mitrakanth Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, V Koushik, Ravikumar Samarth, Sinan Abdul Khader, Shivam Mishra, Jeswanth Acharya, Rohan Raju, Pranav Bhatia
Belagavi Panthers (From): Sharath BR(w), Mir Kaunan Abbas, KN Bharath, Stuart Binny, Sunil Kumar Jain, Nitin Bhille, Stallin Hoover, Sreenath Aravind(c), Shubang Hegde, Anand Doddamani, Satish Bharadwaj, Darshan Machaiah, Rakshith S, Kishore Kamat, Manish Pandey


Here’s my lineup
Batsmen
Sunil Kumar Jain
Manjesh Reddy
Kaunain Abbas
Ravikumar Samarth
Bowlers
Sreenath Aravind
Abhisek Bhat
Prasidh Krishna
V Koushik
All-Rounder
Krishnappa Gowtham
Stuart Binny
Wicket-Keeper
M Vishwanath
V Koushik and Abhishek Bhat have good scores going in their favour. Keep the captains of the team of course.

The other match today is between Hubli Tigers and Namma Shivamogga. Though the Shivamoggas are one point less than the Tigers, their run rate is much better - +1.4 as opposed to +0.5180. Like I said earlier, this will matter.

Namma Shivamogga (From): Sadiq Kirmani(w), Liyan Khan, Rongsen Jonathan, Shoiab Manager, Anirudha Joshi, Balachandra Akhil(c), Abrar Kazi, Sarfaraz Ashraf, Abdul Majid, Pradeep T, Lavish Kaushal, Nihal Ullal, Aditya Somanna, Mashooq Hussain, Chiranjivi G S, K Hoysala
Hubli Tigers (From): Mayank Agarwal, Anurag Bajpai(w), Aman Khan, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Vinay Kumar(c), Praveen Dubey, Kranthi Kumar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Abhishek Sakuja, David Mathias, Rohith Gowda, Sharan Gouda, Dega Nischal, Ishfaq Nazir Bhat, Swapnil Yelave, Prithvi Varadarajan, S Shivaraj


My lineup
Batsmen
KV Siddharth
Abhishek Sakuja / Liyan Khan
Anirudha Joshi
Bowlers
Sarfaraz Ashraf
Praveen Dubey
T Pradeep
Vinay Kumar
Amam Khan
All-Rounders
Shoaib Manager
Ritesh Bhatkal
Wicket-Keeper
Sadiq Kirmani

Manager was the man of the match of the last match he played and brought his team to the finishing line. Liyan Khan hit a half century. You can add him. Ashraf took three wickets. Him too.
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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