In-form Chepauk take on bruised Karaikudi
Our prediction is Chepauk Super Gillies will win the match!
|Chepauk Super Gillies||7||5||2||0||0||10||1.391|
|VB Kanchi Veerans||7||4||3||0||0||8||0.552|
|Lyca Kovai Kings||7||4||3||0||0||8||0.255|
|Ruby Trichy Warriors||7||1||6||0||0||2||-0.486|
Chepauk Super Gillies take on Karaikudi Kaalai`s as the league enters the important phase with teams trying to find their best playing XI. Chepauk team returned to form in fine fashion in the last match after losing their opening match. Gopinath and Harish Kumar scored crucial runs and helped their post a good total on board. Ganga Sridhar Raju played a vital knock and held the innings in the start without losing many wickets too soon.
Chepauk Gillies ended with 148 runs on board. Chepauk Super Gillies bowling was a one-man show last match with R Alexander taking five wickets. He took the first four wickets of the opposition team inside the powerplay. G Periyasamy took 2 wickets and was able to trouble the batsmen with his accurate line and lengths. Chepauk`s fielding was sharp and superb in the last match and they affected two run-outs to aid their bowling unit.
Karaikudi Kaalai had a shocker of a match after their super over victory in the first match. They were bowled out for just 67 runs in the chase of 177 runs. Only three players managed to touch the double-figure mark. Skipper Anirudha Srikanth`s dismissal for a duck in the second over started their downfall. Maan Bafna and R Srinivasan played good cameos in the first match but failed to reach two figures in the last match.
Karaikudi Kaalai`s bowlers have given away more than 170 runs in both the matches played so far. Sunil Sam took 2 wickets in both matches but gave away too many runs in the process. He has an economy rate of 10 RPO. V lakshmanan and S Mohan prasath have clinched wickets at vital junctures but are giving too many freebies for batsmen. Kaaraikudi needs to tighten their bowling attack to trouble the batsmen.
Gopinath – Gopinath set the tone for the match with his knock of 37 runs. He came after early wicket and played with good intent and scored runs at a quick rate. He smashed 4 boundaries and 2 maximums in the process.
R Alexander – Alexander is having a dream tournament with 8 wickets in two matches. He has given away just 20 runs in his 8 overs bowled so far taking wickets at an average of 2.50. Alexander will look to continue his purple patch.
Harish Kumar – 54 runs, Strike rate – 146, HS -39
R Alexander – 8 wickets, Economy – 2.5 RPO, BB – 5/9
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Murugan Ashwin, Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev, S Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, A Aarif (wk), D Rahul, G Periyaswamy
|S Harish Kumar||39||23||1||4||169.57|
G Periyaswamy, S Harish Kumar, R Alexander, M Siddharth, Ganga Sridhar Raju, D Rahul, Uthirasamy Sasidev, H Gopinath, Kaushik Gandhi, A Aarif, Murugan Ashwin
S Anirudha – Karaikudi team is heavily depending on their skipper `s performance with the bat. He smashed an impressive fifty and led his team to victory in the first match. He must bat for a long period of time to help his team`s batting innings.
Yo Mahesh – Yo Mahesh is one of the very experienced bowlers in the TN circuit. He must bring his experience to the fore to help his team in vital situations. He should try to take wickets in the powerplay overs.
S Anirudha – 58 runs, Strike rate – 153, HS -58
Sunil Sam – 4 wickets, Economy – 10 RPO, BB – 2/38
Srikkanth Anirudha (c & wk), V Aditya, L Suryaprakash, Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, Yo Mahesh, Sunil Sam, Velidi Lakshman, S Mohan Prasath
|S Mohan Prasath||3.0||0||32||1||10.67|
|S Mohan Prasath||3.0||0||32||1||10.67|
Rajhamany Srinivasan, S Swaminathan, Yo Mahesh, Sunil Sam, Maan Bafna, R Rajkumar, V Aditya, M Shajahan, S Mohan Prasath, S Anirudha, R Kavin
Tirunelveli pitch is a good batting pitch and batsmen find scoring easier early in the match. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. The average first innings score here is 158 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy but has just 10% chances of rain on the match day.
Teams batting first have won both the matches played here so far. The pitch gets slower in the second innings and batsmen will find it hard to time the ball.
Chepauk Super Gillies came back strongly after their defeat and are looking good in both batting and bowling front. Karaikudi Kaalai has a shaky batting line-up with leaky bowling line-up giving runs at a high rate. We predict Chepauk Super Gillies to win this match.