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Editor’s Pick (KPL): Hubli Tigers - Belagavi Panthers

Wow. It was a very close finish in the end. I mean, look at how it panned out. Bellary Tuskers won on September 16th by six wickets but still did not manage to make the cut. Mysuru Warriors won on September 14th too and lost out as well. I guess you need to be consistent all along the tournament not just suddenly spike up in the fag end to qualify for the finals.

The teams that made it to the semi-finals are Namma Sivamoggam, Hubli Tigers, Bijapur Bulls and Belagavi Panthers. In that order. Three teams with eight points and one with seven. Well from now on the points do not matter. Past is the past. You need to win every match to win the tournament. No more depending on points and run rates.

Today’s match is between Hubli Tigers and Belagavi Panthers
Hubli Tigers Squad
Vinay Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sakuja, Dega Nischal, Abhishek Reddy, Kranthi Kumar, David Mathias, Praveen Dubey, Sharan Gouda, Ritesh Bhatkal, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Rohith Gowda, Anurag Bajpai, Ishfaq Nazir Bhat, Swapnil Yelave, Aman Khan, Prithvi Varadarajan, S Shivaraj, Harish Kumar
Belagavi Panthers Squad
Stuart Binny, Manish Pandey, Sreenath Aravind, Sunil Kumar Jain, Shashindra, Nitin Bhille, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stallin Hoover, KN Bharath, Mir Kaunan Abbas, Sharath BR, Darshan Machaiah, Anand Doddamani, Kishore Kamat, Satish Bharadwaj, Darshan Patil, Rakshith S, Shubang Hegde, Avinash D

My lineup
Bowlers
Praveen Dubey
Vinay Kumar
D Avinash
Sreenath Aravind
Batsmen
Abhishek Sakuja
Abhishek Reddy
Mayank Agarwal
Wicket-Keepers
KN Bharath
BR Sharath
All-Rounder
Stalin Hoover
Stuart Binny
I can pick only two all-rounders. I am unable to give Kranti Kumar and Ritesh Bhatkal preference over Stalin Hoover and Stuart Binny.

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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