The eighth edition of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) kick started from August 16 with the match between Bengaluru Blasters and Mysuru Warriors at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Here are some of the must know things about the tournament:
What is KPL?
The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is a T20 tournament organized by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), which began in 2009 mirrored around the concept of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which started in 2008.
How many teams will participate in KPL 2019?
As many as seven teams will take part in this edition of the KPL. The teams are: Bijapur Bulls, Bengaluru Blasters, Bellari Tuskers, Mysuru Warriors, Balagavi Panthers, Shivamogga Lions and Hubli Tigers.
Which teams have won KPL?
Provident Bangalore won the inaugural edition in 2009, followed by Mangalore United in 2010. The tournament was not played in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Upon its return, the 2014 edition was won by Mysuru Warriors, followed by Bijapur Bulls in 2015, Ballari Ruskers in 2016, Belagavi Panthers in 2017 and in 2018 Bijapur Bulls won the tournament again, making them the only team to win the KPL twice.
Who are highest run-getters and wicket-takers in KPL?
Mayank Agarwal with 1,154 runs from 34 matches is the highest run-getter, while Jagadeesha Suchith with 49 scalps from 30 matches is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
Who are the captains of all the teams?
Bijapur Bulls: Bharath Chipli
Bengaluru Blasters: Rongsen Jonathan
Ballari Tuskers: CM Gautam
Mysuru Warriors: Amit Verma
Belagavi Panthers: Mir Kaunain Abbas
Shivamogga Lions: Abhimanyu Mithun
Hubli Tigers: Vinay Kumar
Who were the players retained and purchased by each team in the auction held on July 27?
Retained players: CM Gautam, Devdutt Paddikkal (Retained)
Players bought: Prasidh Krishna 5.8 lakh, CA Karthik 4.7 lakh, Abrar Kazi 4.6 lakh, KP Appanna, 3 lakh, Abhishek Reddy, 2.5 lakh, Krishnappa Gowtham, ₹1.9 lakh, Mohammad Niyas Nizar 1.8 lakh, Bhavesh Gulecha 1.4 lakh, Pradeep T 50,000, Santok Singh 45,000, Sharath Srinivas 30,000, Zeeshan Ali Sayyad 20,000, Ruchir Joshi 20,000, Vishnu Priyan 20,000, Gaurav Dhiman 20,000, Suraj Reddy 20,000, Sharana Basawa 20,000
Retained players: Shubhang Hegde, Avinash D
Players bought: Abhinav Manohar 4.6 lakh, Arshdeep Singh Brar 4 lakh, Ritesh Bhatkal 3.05 lakh, Mir Kaunain Abbas 2.65 lakh, Ravikumar Samarth 2.1 lakh, Zahoor Farooqui 2.05 lakh, Manish Pandey 2 lakh, Darshan MB 1.30 lakh, Stalin 1.1 lakh, Dikshankshu Negi 1 lakh, Rakshith S 60,000, Kiran AM 20,000, Abdul Majid 20,000, Darshan Machaiah 20,000, Lochan Appanna 20,000
Retained players: V Koushik, Manoj Bhandage
Players bought: Rongsen Jonathon 6 lakh, Bharath Duri 3.85 lakh, Naga Bharath 3.55 lakh, Rohan Kadam 3.2 lakh, Anand Doddamani 2.5 lakh, Sharath BR 2.4 lakh, Anil IG 1.05 lakh, Nikin Jose 80,000, Anuraj Bajpai 20,000, Bharath Devaraj 20,000,Nishanth Singh Shekhawat 20,000, Muthanna Chandrasekhar 20,000, Kishore Kamath 20,000, Kuldeep Kumar 20,000, Rishi Bopanna 20,000, Aditya Goyal 20,000
Retained players: Bharat Chipli, KC Cariappa
Players bought: Prateek Jain 4.5 lakh, Suneel Raju 4.1 lakh, Naveen MG 3.5 lakh, Bhareth NP 3.1 lakh, SL Akshay 2 lakh, Rajoo Bhatkal 1.8 lakh, Pranav Bhatia 1.4 lakh, Swapnil Yelave 1 lakh, Suraj Kamath, 50,000, R Praveen Kumar 30,000, Liyan Khan 20,000, Shimon Luiz 20,000, BA Mohit 20,000, Chiranjeevi GS 20,000, Samarth Ooty 20,000, Jaswath Acharya 20,000
Retained players: R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Dubey
Players bought: Mohammed Taha 5.7 lakh, Pawan KB 3.55 lakh, Aditya Somanna 2.6 lakh, Vidyadhar Patil 2.45 lakh, Shishir Bhavane 1.8 lakh, Mahesh Patel 1.2 lakh, Abhilash Shetty 1 lakh, Luvnith Sisodia 90,000, Shivil Kaushik 75,000, KL Srijith 60,000, David Mathias 50,000, Vishwanath M 45,000, Mithrakanth Yadav 30,000, Suraj Seshadri 20,000, Parikshith Shetty 20,000, Dheeraj Shashidhar 20,000
Retained players: Jagdeesha Suchith, Vyshak Vijaykumar
Players bought: Aniruddha Joshi 7.1 lakh, Amit Verma 5.2 lakh, Shoaib Manager 4.65 lakh, M Venkatesh 2.65 lakh, Devaiah KS 1.80 lakh, Kushal Wadhwani 1.05 lakh, Vinay N Sagar 65,000, KV Siddharth 50,000, Saurabh Yadav 20,000, Manjesh Reddy 20,000, Sankalp Shettinavar 20,000, BU Shivkumar 20,000, Ram Sarikh Yadav 20,000, Jayesh Babu 20,000, Kishan Bedare 20,000, Dega Nischal 20,000
Players retained: Nihal Ullal, Prithviraj Shekhawat
Players bought: Pavan Deshpande 7.3 lakh, Nidish M 3.8 lakh, Abhimanyu Mithun 3.6 lakh, Arjun Hoysala 3 lakh, HS Sharath 2.25 lakh, Manjunath SP 1.8 lakh, Sujith N Gowda 1.3 lakh, Akshay Ballal 50,000, Prashanth S 40,000, Rishabh Singh 20,000, Rohit Gowda 20,000, Rohit K 20,000, Hoysala K 20,000, Pradeep Gangadhar 20,000, Shivaraj S 20,000
How are the participants in the playoffs decided?
Each team will play 6 matches in the round robin stage. The Top 4 teams make it to the playoffs.
Where will the round robin matches be held?
The first 16 matches of KPL 2019 will be held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The remaining five matches will be played at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
How are the two finalists decided?
This will be an IPL-like format. The teams that finish in the top two will play each other. The Winner of that match will make it directly to the final, while the loser will get another crack of making it to the final, as they will face the winner of the Eliminator (3 vs 4) in Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 will then play the winner of Qualifier 1 in the final.
When and where will the Qualifiers and the Eliminators be held?
The Qualifiers and Eliminator will be held at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore. Qualifier will be held on August 28, Eliminator will be held on August 29 and the Qualifier 2 will be held the following day
When and where will the KPL 2019 final be played?
The KPL 2019 final will be played on Saturday, August 31 at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore.
What are the timings of the matches?
The Day match will begin at 3PM IST, while the night matches will start from 7PM IST