Karnataka allrounder, Shreyas Gopal is all set to represent a new franchise in the Maharaja Trophy KSCA.
This time around, he will be playing for the Shivamogga Lions who are new entrants to this tournament.
Moreover, Gopal is an experienced veteran of the Karnataka side as he plays in the Ranji Trophy for them.
Furthermore, this is only the second edition of this marquee tournament in the state and therefore, Gopal is very excited with his new team.
The tournament is taking place on the 13th of August and ending on the 29th of this month.
Six franchises are going to be a part of this tournament in which Shivamogga Lions and Mangaluru Dragons are going to debut as well.
Additionally, this tournament allows the players of the state to represent themselves at a mega level.
Apparently, in the first edition of the tournament, Gopal played for the Mysore Warriors.
He scored 231 runs from 10 games and also picked up 16 wickets in the inaugural edition.
Shreyas Gopal happy to be a part of Shivamogga Lions in this edition
On the other hand, Gopal has expressed happiness on joining a new franchise ahead of the second season.
The beginning of a new season is always exciting. I am thrilled to be a part of the Shivamogga Lions in this prestigious tournament. It’s always encouraging to play alongside some of the finest talents in Karnataka cricket. I hope to contribute my best and replicate some of the success I had in the previous edition.
Along with Gopal, the other players at Shivamogga Lions are Nihal Ullal, V Koushik, and Abhinav Manohar.
Adding further, Gopal says,
We have a very good team, there is a good combination of experienced players, and we have some promising upcoming players as well, so we are really looking forward to taking the field and competing. The tournament is a great opportunity for younger players to learn from more experienced players and make their mark.
For Gopal, the M. Chinnaswamy is a memorable ground and he will be keen to play well at his home ground.
My cricketing journey has unfolded on this ground, and I am very familiar with it and so are many of the other players, it will make for a very competitive tournament. The state-of-the-art sub air system will also prove quite helpful with the monsoon season upon us.
Meanwhile, Shivamogga Lions will start their Maharaja Trophy KSCA campaign on the 14th of August against the other debutant, Mangaluru Dragons.
Furthermore, this tournament can be watched live on Star Sports 2 (HD and SD), Star Sports Kannada, and streamed on FanCode.
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