The highly anticipated Maharaj Trophy KSCA T20 League is all set to kick off on August 7th. The T20 competition organised by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will take the place of the Karnataka Premier League. KPL was defunct due to a fixing scandal that rocked the league. It forced down the closure of KPL.
The first leg of the Maharaja Trophy T20 will be played in the Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore. The second leg which will consist of 16 matches will take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The final match of the tournament will be held on August 26th.
The player draft for the upcoming season was held on July 30th at the M Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru. There are six teams taking part in the Maharaja Trophy namely Shivmogga Strikers, Mysore Warriors, Hubli Tigers, Mangalore United, Gulbarga Mystics and Bangalore Blasters.
Stars like Manish Pandey, K. Gowtham, Karun Nair, Devdutt Padikkal, Abhimanyu Mithun etc. Squads for all teams have been announced based on their buys in the Player Auction.
Maharaja Trophy Squad:
The Kalyani Bengaluru Blasters: Naziruddin T (Coach), Pavan K B (Assistant Coach), Ragotham Navli (Selector), Pradeep Kumar N (Video Analyst); They picked the following players: Mayank Agarwal, Suchith J, Anirudha Joshi, Pradeep T, Kranthi Kumar, Chetan LR, Aneesh KV, Kumar LR, Rakshith S, Rishi Bopanna, Santok Singh, Suraj Ahuja (WK), P Gurbax Arya, Lochan Gowda, Ronit More, Shaun Tristan Joseph, Kush Marate, Tanay Walmik.
Gulbarga Mystics line up with Mansur Ali Khan (Coach), Rajashekar Shanbal (Assistant Coach), Santosh V (Selector), Sachidananda (Video Analyst). The players they’ve picked are: Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikkal, Karthik CA, Manoj Bhandage, Vidwath Kaverappa, Kruthik Krishna, Abhilash Shetty, Kushaal M Wadhwani, Pranav Bhatia, Shrijith KL (WK), Ritesh Bhatkal, Mohit BA, Rohan Patil, Dhanush Gowda, Mohammed Aqib Jawad, Shreesha Achar, Jeshwanth Acharya, Aaron Christie.
The Hubli Tigers enlisted the services of Deepak Chowgle (Coach), Raju Bhatkal (Assistant Coach), Anand Katti (Selector), Shashikumar (Video Analyst). The team have picked the following players: Abhimanyu Mithun, Luvnith Sisodia (WK), Koushik V, Liyan Khan, Naveen MG, Anand Doddamani, Shivkumar BU, Tushar Singh, Akshan Rao, Zahoor Farooqi, Rohan Naveen, Saurav Srivastav, Sagar Solanki (WK), Gowtham Sagar, Roshan Ashwathiah, Rahul Singh Rawat, Shishir Bhawane, Sharan Goud.
Mangalore United acquired Stuart Binny (Coach), C Raghavendra (Assistant Coach), MV Prasanth (Selector), P Rajeev (Video Analyst). The players they have picked are: Abhinav Manohar, Samarth R, Vyshak V, Amit Verma, Venkatesh M, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sujay Sateri, Rohith Kumar AC, Macneil Noronha, Sharath HS, Shashi Kumar K, Nikin Jose SJ, Raghuveer Pavalur, Amogh S, Chinmay NA, Aditya Somanna, Yashovardhan Parantap, Dheeraj J Gowda.
Mysore Warriors enlisted the services of PV Shashikanth (Coach), SL Akshay (Assistant Coach), KL Ashwath (Selector), Kiran T (Video Analyst). The players they’ve picked for their side are: Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, Shubhang Hegde, Pavan Deshpande, Vidyadhar Patil, Nihal Ullal, Prateek Jain, Lochan Appanna, Chiranjeevi GS, Naga Bharath, Bharath Duri, Shivraj S, Monish Reddy, Varun Rao TN, Rahul Prasanna, Nitin Bhille, Aditya Goyal, Abhishek Ahlawat.
Shivamogga Strikers picked Nikhil Haldipur (Coach), Aditya Sagar (Assistant Coach), A R Mahesh (Selector), Sharath (Video Analyst) The Players they have brought in are: K Gowtham, KC Cariappa, Rohan Kadam, Siddharth KV, Darshan MB, Stalin Hoover, Avinash D, Smaran R, Sharath BR (WK), Rajvir Wadhwa, Rajendra Danganavar, Utham Aiyappa, Chaitanya S, Shreyas BM, KS Devaiah, Vinay Sagar, Shreyas SP, Punith S.
Maharaja Trophy Schedule:
|7 August 2022||Hubli Tigers vs Mangalore United|
|Mysore Warriors vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|8 August 2022||Bengaluru Blasters vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Mysore Warriors vs Mangalore United|
|9 August 2022||Gulbarga Mystics vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|Bengaluru Blasters vs Hubli Tigers|
|10 August 2022||Mysore Warriors vs Hubli Tigers|
|Mangalore United vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|11 August 2022||Bengaluru Blasters vs Mangalore United|
|Mysore Warriors vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|12 August 2022||Hubli Tigers vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Bengaluru Blasters vs Shivamogga Striker|
|13 August 2022||Hubli Tigers vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Mysore Warriors vs Bengaluru Blasters|
|14 August 2022||Mysore Warriors vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|Gulbarga Mystics vs Mangalore United|
|15 August 2022||Mangalore United vs Bengaluru Blasters|
|Gulbarga Mystics vs Hubli Tigers|
|17 August 2022||Mysore Warriors vs Mangalore United|
|Bengaluru Blasters vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|18 August 2022||Bengaluru Blasters vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Hubli Tigers vs Mysore Warriors|
|19 August 2022||Hubli Tigers vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|Mangalore United vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|20 August 2022||Mangalore United vs Shivamogga Strikers|
|Mysore Warriors vs Bengaluru Blasters|
|21 August 2022||Mysore Warriors vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Hubli Tigers vs Bengaluru Blasters|
|22 August 2022||Shivamogga Strikers vs Gulbarga Mystics|
|Hubli Tigers vs Mangalore United|
|23 August 2022||Eliminator and Qualifier 1|
|25 August 2022||Qualifier 2|
|26 August 2022||Final|
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