Karnataka Premier League is one of the first state-level T20 cricket leagues. The KPL was established in August 2009. The first match of the KPL was played on 9 September 2009. The first KPL match was played between Bangalore Provident (Rural) and Mangalore United. The league was established on the premise of the Indian Premier League. Just like IPL, there was an auction for teams and players. The league was launched by Brijesh Patel, who was the secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association at that time. Patel is the current chairman of the Indian Premier League. The league has been sanctioned by the Board of Cricket Control in India. But has been under constant controversy. The league was organized for the first two years but was kept on hold for the next three years. The KPL resumed in the year 2014. After the 2019 edition of the league, a few players and officials were arrested by Karnataka Police for match-fixing. The league was halted for some time. But is expected to make a return this year. We at Fantasy Power 11 will be running some fantasy contests for all the fans of the Karnataka Premier League when it resumes. Our fantasy cricket app is loved by fantasy players across the country. Check out our mobile application and get a chance to win some exciting prizes.
For the first two years of the league, there were eight participants. When the league returned after a gap of three years, four teams were removed and were replaced by three new teams. Bangalore Brigadiers, Provident Bangalore, Shamanur Davangere Diamonds, and Malnad Gladiators were removed from the league. Ballari Tuskers, Hubli Tigers, and Rockstars were the new teams in the league. Rockstars were a team that consisted of film actors. Kichcha Sudeep was the captain of the team and the co-owner, along with Raju Gowda. Namma Shivamogga was introduced in the year 2015, thus taking the tally of the teams to eight. In 2017, Mangalore United and Rockstars were not included and Bengaluru Blasters were introduced to again take the tally back to 2017. Following is the list of teams that took part in kpl 2019:
The kpl schedule 2019 had the first match between Bengaluru Blasters and Mysuru Warriors on 16th August. The match could not be completed because of the rains. Only 13 overs were bowled. All the KPL matches were played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, and Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore. All the teams six games during the tournament. Bellary Tuskers won four out of six games. Just like the IPL, two qualifiers and one eliminator game were played before the KPL 2019 final. The KPL final 2019 was played between Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore. Hubli Tigers won the toss and opted to bat. The Tigers made 152 runs after losing six wickets in 20 overs. Aditya Somanna made 47 off 38 balls and was the highest scorer for his team. In reply, Bellary Tuskers were dismissed for 144 runs in 20 overs. The Tigers won the game by eight runs. Abilash Shetty and Aditya Somanna took three wickets each for the Tuskers. Devdutt Padikkal made 68 off 48 deliveries.
Here is a list of the players of all the teams:
Ballari Tuskers CM Gautam (C), Devdutt P, CA Karthik, Abhishek Reddy, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prasidh Krishna, Pradeep T, Abrar Kazi, KP Appanna, Mohammad N Nizar, Bhavesh Gulecha, Zeeshan A Sayyad, Ruchir Joshi, Santok Singh, Vishnu Priyan, Gaurav Dhiman, Sharath Srinivas, Suraj Reddy, Sharana Basawa Bengaluru Blasters Rongsen Jonathon (C), V Koushik, Manoj Bhandage, Rohan Kadam, Sharath BR, Bharath Duri, Anand Doddamani, Naga Bharath, Bharath D, Anil IG, Nikin Jose, Anuraj Bajpai, Nishant S Shekhawat, Muthanna Chandrasekhar, Kishore Kamath, Kuldeep Kumar, Rishi Bopanna, Aditya Goyal Belagavi Panthers Mir Kaunian Abbas (C), Shubhang Hegde, Avinash D, Manish Pandey, D Negi, Abhinav Manohar, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Ritesh Bhatkal, Stalin Hoover, Darshan MB, Ravikumar Samarth, Zahoor Farooqui, Kiran AM, Rakshith S, Lochan Appanna, Darshan Machaiah, Abdul Majid Bijapur Bulls Bharath Chipli (C), KC Cariappa, Suneel Raju, Prateek Jain, Bhareth NP, Naveen MG, SL Akshay, Rajoo Bhatkal, Pranav Bhatia, Shimon Luiz, BA Mohit, Chiranjeevi GS, Swapnil Yelave, Samarth Ooty, Liyan Khan, R Praveen Kumar, Suraj Kamath, Jaswath Acharya Hubli Tigers R Vinay Kumar (C), Praveen Dubey, Mohammed Taha, Pawan KB, Aditya Somanna, Shishir Bhavane, Vidyadhar Patil, Mahesh Patel, Abhilash Shetty, David Mathias, Shivil Kaushik, Suraj Seshadri, Mithrakanth Yadav, Vishwanath M, KL Srijith, Luvnith Sisodia, Parikshith Shetty, Dheeraj Shashidhar. Mysuru Warriors Amit Verma (C), Aniruddha Joshi, J Suchith, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Shoaib Manager, M Venkatesh, Devaiah KS, KV Siddharth, Kushal Wadhwani, Vinay N Sagar, Saurabh Yadav, Manjesh Reddy, Sankalp Shettinavar, BU Shivkumar, Ram Sarikh Yadav, Jayesh Babu, Kishan Bedare, Dega Nischal. Shivamogga Lions Abhimanyu Mithun (C), Pavan Deshpande, Nihal Ullal, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Nidhish M, HS Sharath, Arjun Hoysala, Manjunath SP, Akshay Ballal, Sujith N Gowda, Rishabh Singh, Rohit Gowda, Rohit K, Prashant S, Hoysala K, Pradeep Gangadhar, Shivaraj S
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