Karnataka Premier League 2017 - All that you need to know

Karnataka Premier League 2017 – All that you need to know

The tournament starts on September 1.

Bellary Tuskers KPL
Bellary Tuskers. (Photo Source: KPL)

The 2017 edition of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is expected to be a bigger at better affair than the previous editions. Over the last few years, the tournament has grown in stature and has garnered immense popularity. Coming into the the sixth edition, the expectations are soaring sky high for the franchises and the players.

Karnataka Premier League, a tournament that is played on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League, will see 8 teams battle for glory in the 2017 edition of the tournament. KPL 2017 will be played across three venues this season. The team owners and the team managements have got their permutations and combinations going.

The auctions for KPL 2o17 saw all-rounder K Gowtham and Amit Verma make the big gains this year. Popular names like Mayank Agarwal also found riches while young players like 16-year old Shubhang Hegde made big news with his signing in the Belagavi Panthers roster. The tournament kicks off on September 1 this year.

The opening ceremony of the competition will take place on September 1 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Soon after the ceremony is over, the Belagavi Panthers will lock horns with Hubli Tigers. Defending champions Bellary Tuskers will start their title defense against the Namma Shivamogga on September 5 at Mysore.

Here is all that you need to know about the tournament:

Venues:

The Karnataka Premier League 2017 will be played across the three prominent venues in the state of Karnataka. The three grounds which will witness the action of KPL 2017 are M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground at Hubli, and Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore.

Squads:

Belagavi Panthers

Kishore Kamat, Sreenath Aravind, Manish Pandey, KN Bharath, Rakshith S, Sunil Kumar Jain, Krishnappa Gowtham, Satish Bharadwaj, Sharath BR, Anand Doddamani, Nitin Bhille, Stuart Binny, Mir Kaunan Abbas, Stallin Hoover, Darshan Machaiah.

Bijapur Bulls

HS Sharath, KC Cariappa, Prithvi Shekawat, Bharath Chipli , AM Kiran , Mohammed Taha, Ronit More, Naveen MG, Dikshanshu Negi, Nidhish M, Abhimanyu Mithun, GM Rishabh, Rajat Hegde, Rishabh Singh, Raj Atul Gala, Prashanth S, Lal Sachin.

Mysuru Warriors

Jagadeesha Suchith, Shivil Koushik, Suneel Raju, K C Avinash, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Kushaal Wadhwani, Santhebennur Akshay, Shreyas Gopal, Bhareth NP, Karun Nair , Arjun Hoysala, Ram Sharik Yadav, R Prateeksh, Nikith Sanganakal, S P Manjunath, KL Shrijith, Vinit Yadav, Vikash Kumar Sinha.

Bellary Tuskers

Rohan Kadam, Lokesh Rahul, KB Pawan, Zahoor Faroqui, Anil I G, Abhinav Manohar, Bhavesh Gulecha, Dinesh Borwankar, Nishant Shekhawat, Prateek Jain, Zeeshan Ali Sayeed, Kunal Kapoor, CM Gautam, Daivik Vishwanath, Amit Verma.

Namma Shivamogga

Abdul Majid, Pradeep T, Sarfaraz Ashraf, Rongsen Jonathan, Abrar Kazi, Nihal Ullal, Aditya Somanna, Liyan Khan, Shoiab Manager, Mashooq Hussain, Balachandra Akhil, Chiranjivi G S, Sadiq Kirmani, K Hoysala, Anirudha Joshi.

Hubli Tigers

Vinay Kumar, Abhishek Sakuja, Abhishek Reddy, Rohith Gowda, Sharan Gouda, Ritesh Bhatkal, Anurag Bajpai, Dega Nischal, David Mathias, Kranthi Kumar, Praveen Dubey, Mayank Agarwal, Ishfaq Nazir Bhat, Swapnil Yelave, Aman Khan, Prithvi Varadarajan, S Shivaraj.

Bengaluru Blasters

Ravikumar Samarth, Sinan Abdul Khader, Shishir Bhavane, Shivam Mishra, Manjesh Reddy, Prasidh Krishna, Nikin Jose , Srinivas Sharath, Jeswanth Acharya, Raajoo Bhatkal, Rohan Raju, Mitrakanth Yadav, Pranav Bhatia, V Koushik, Pavan Deshpande, Abhishek Bhat

Karnataka Premier League 2017 Schedule:

Match 1: September 1 – Hubli Tigers vs Belagavi Panthers at Bengaluru.

Match 2: September 2 – Bengaluru Blasters vs Mysuru Warriors at Bengaluru.

Match 3: September 4 – Mysuru Warriors vs Bijapur Bulls at Mysore.

Match 4: September 5 – Namma Shivamogga vs Bellary Tuskers at Mysore.

Match 5: September 6 – Bengaluru Blasters vs Hubli Tigers at Mysore.

Match 6: September 7 – Namma Shivamogga vs Bijapur Bulls at Mysore.

Match 7: September 8 – Belagavi Panthers vs Bengaluru Blasters at Mysore.

Match 8: September 8 – Hubli Tigers vs Namma Shivamogga at Mysore.

Match 9: September 9 – Bellary Tuskers vs Bijapur Bulls at Mysore.

Match 10: September 9 – Mysuru Warriors vs Belagavi Panther at Mysore.

Match 11: September 10 – Bijapur Bulls vs Hubli Tigers at Mysore.

Match 12: September 10 –  Mysuru Warriors vs Bellary Tuskers at Mysore.

Match 13: September 11 – Bengaluru Blasters vs Namma Shivamogga at Mysore.

Match 14: September 12 – Belagavi Panthers vs Bellary Tuskers at Mysore.

Match 15: September 14 – Hubli Tigers vs Mysuru Warriors at Hubli.

Match 16: September 15 – Bijapur Bulls vs Bengaluru Blasters at Hubli.

Match 17: September 16 – Belagavi Panthers vs Namma Shivamogga at Hubli.

Match 18: September 16 – Bengaluru Blasters vs Bellary Tuskers at Hubli.

Match 19: September 18 – Belagavi Panthers vs Bijapur Bulls at Hubli.

Match 20: September 19 – Namma Shivamogga vs Mysuru Warriors at Hubli.

Match 21: September 19 – Hubli Tigers vs Bellary Tuskers at Hubli.

Semi-Final 1 – TBC v TBC at Hubli.

Semi-Final 2 – TBC v TBC at Hubli.

Final – TBC v TBC at Hubli.