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Editor’s Pick (KPL): Bijapur Bulls vs Namma Shivamogga

Rain played a big role in the first semi finals. Ain’t that a pain? This is like the Champions Trophy all over again when it rained very often in England. Every blog of mine had a disclaimer - If it does not rain. Now I am forced to do it again here. India Australia series also happening in India. Isn’t this time of the year a really bad time to bring cricket to the country?

Oh well. Now that we are here, let’s try to enjoy the game to the best we can. Coming back to the first semi-finals, Belagavi Panthers beat the Hubli Tigers by 14 runs and made it to the finals. They are ready to meet the winner of the second semis - Bijapur Bulls versus Namma Shivamogga.

In the first semis, KN Bharat and Stalin Hoover knocked the ball out of the park by contributing to almost all of the score that the Panthers made. They played all 20 overs. And then rain played the wet blanket. The target was reduced to 115 ( the Panthers made 152 runs) to be made in 15 overs. The Tigers managed only 98 in 14.5 overs, losing all their wickets in the process. Only three batsmen reached a two-digit figure.
Player of the match was Anand Doddamani of the Panthers because he took three wickets with three overs and gave away 18 runs.

The second Semifinals

Namma Shivamogga (From): Abrar Kazi, Liyan Khan, Sadiq Kirmani(w), Rongsen Jonathan, Shoiab Manager, Anirudha Joshi, Balachandra Akhil(c), Pradeep T, Sarfaraz Ashraf, Abdul Majid, Aditya Somanna, Mashooq Hussain, Chiranjivi G S, K Hoysala, Lavish Kaushal, Nihal Ullal
Bijapur Bulls (From): Mohammed Taha, Bharath Chipli(c), AM Kiran(w), Nidhish M, Dikshanshu Negi, Abhimanyu Mithun, Naveen MG, HS Sharath, Prithvi Shekawat, KC Cariappa, Ronit More, GM Rishabh, Rajat Hegde, Rishabh Singh, Raj Atul Gala, Prashanth S, Lal Sachin

This is my lineup
Batsmen
Mohammad Taha
Rongsen Jonathan
Bharat Chipli
M Nidish
Anirudha Joshi
Bowlers
Abrar Kazi
T Pradeep
Abhimanyu Mithun
HS Sharath
All-Rounder
Shoaib Manager
Wicket-Keeper
AM Kiran
What do you think?
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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