Karnataka Premier League – Edition Six – Match No 01

KPL VI – Match No 01 – Belgavi Panthers vs Hubli Tigers at Bangalore on 01 Sep 2017 – Hubli Tigers won by six wickets


Belgavi Panthers are led by S Aravind in this edition. He became the third captain to lead Panthers in KPL. Others are – R Vinay Kumar {25 games} and J Arun Kumar {16 games}


Hubli Tigers are led by R Vinay Kumar in this game. He became the fifth captain to lead Hubli Tigers in KPL. Others are – KR Kapoor {15 games}, B Akhil {05 games}, S Aravind {04 games} and KL Rahul {01 games}


It is interesting to note that the rival captains in this game – S Aravind of Panthers and R Vinay Kumar of Hubli Tigers had led the opposite teams in the earlier editions of IPL. S Aravind had led Hubli Tigers in four matches in 2015 edition, while R Vinay Kumar had led Panthers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of KPL


R Vinay Kumar who had represented Panthers in all the earlier five editions of KPL is representing the second team in KPL. He has appeared for Hubli Tigers in this edition.


R Vinay Kumar captured his 42nd wicket in KPL when he had BR Sharath leg before wicket for 1 in this game. This wicket gave him the joint second place amongst the bowlers who have captured most wickets  in KPL with J Suchith who has also captured 42 wickets in KPL. The first place is occupied by K Gowtham who has an aggregate of 47 wickets. R Vinay Kumar returned with two wickets in this game which fetched him 43 wickets in KPL. He now occupies the second place amongst the bowlers who have captured most wickets in KPL. K Gowtham has 48 wickets at the end  of this game


KN Bharath was dismissed run out for 20 in this game to provide the 222nd occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in KPL. It also provides the 30th occasion of a Panthers batsman dismissed run out in KPL.


KV Siddarth scored 61 not out in this game to provide the 165th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in KPL. It also provides the 32nd occasion of a Panthers batsman scoring a fifty in KPL. It also represents his first fifty in KPL. His previous best was 44 not out representing Shivamogga against Bijapur Bulls at Hubballi on 24.09.16


R Vinay Kumar’s run aggregate in KPL read 771 from 37 matches. Others to score 771 or more runs  in KPL are – MA Agarwal {1165}, KB Pawan {827}, R Jonathan {823}, Amit Verma {819}, R Samarth {802}, RR Bhatkal {788}, B Chipli {785},  KK Nair {779} and RV Uthappa {771}


MA Agarwal’s run aggregate, boundary fours aggregate and boundary sixes aggregate are record by a batsman in KPL.

At the end of this game, he had scored 1165 runs, 106 boundary fours and 48 boundary sixes.


This game was Panthers 42nd game in KPL. It holds the record for playing most games in KPL. Hubli Tigers registered its 16th win in KPL. Other teams to win 15 or more games in KPL are – Belagavi Panthers {21}, Bijapur Bulls {22}, Mangalore United {16} and Mysuru Warriors {15}

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