19th September. BIG DAY in the world of Karnataka Premier League. No it is not the day of the finals but it decides who makes it to the semifinals on September 20th and 22nd. The winners of the below two matches are a shoo-in.
Namma Shivamogga played on 16th September. Or rather, they tried. Rains took over. One point was awarded to each team, taking Namma Shivamogga to the second place. Second to Belagavi Panthers. If they win today, they will take top place. Same goes with Mysuru Warriors too. Both teams are with six points on the table with only the net run rate to tell them apart.
Mysuru Warriors (From): Arjun Hoysala, K C Avinash(w), Shreyas Gopal, Suneel Raju(c), Bhareth NP, S P Manjunath, Jagadeesha Suchith, Santhebennur Akshay, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Shivil Koushik, Kushaal Wadhwani, Ram Sharik Yadav, R Prateeksh, Nikith Sanganakal, KL Shrijith, Vinit Yadav, Vikash Kumar Sinha
Namma Shivamogga (From): Liyan Khan, Abrar Kazi, Abdul Majid, Rongsen Jonathan, Shoiab Manager, Chiranjivi G S(w), Balachandra Akhil(c), Anirudha Joshi, Sarfaraz Ashraf, Aditya Somanna, Pradeep T, Nihal Ullal, Mashooq Hussain, Sadiq Kirmani, K Hoysala, Lavish Kaushal
The second match is between Hubli Tigers and Bellary Tuskers. If the tuskers win, they get 7 points on the table and land amongst the top three depending on the run rate. Hubli Tigers already have 6 points on the board. If they win this match, they make it to the semifinals without much ado.
Bellary Tuskers (From): Devdutt Padikkal, Kunal Kapoor, Abhinav Manohar, Amit Verma(c), CM Gautam(w), Nishant Shekhawat, Rohan Kadam, Prateek Jain, Bhavesh Gulecha, Zahoor Faroqui, Anil I G, Dinesh Borwankar, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, Daivik Vishwanath, L Narayan Saishiv, KB Pawan
Hubli Tigers (From): Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Praveen Dubey, Vinay Kumar(c), Kranthi Kumar, Rohith Gowda(w), Ritesh Bhatkal, Swapnil Yelave, Abhishek Sakuja, Harish Kumar, S Shivaraj, Prithvi Varadarajan, Aman Khan, Ishfaq Nazir Bhat, David Mathias, Dega Nischal, Anurag Bajpai, Sharan Gouda
All set for the semifinals?
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 !!!