Man of the Match: Ramalingam Rohit
Dindigul Dragons look to continue their winning streak
Our prediction is Dindigul Dragons 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|
Dindigul Dragons are the best team so far in the tournament with two wins in as many matches. Their skipper Ravichandran Ashwin is leading the team from the front with his all-round skills. Ashwin is enjoying his time in the TNPL and is trying a lot of new variations and guiding the youngsters to learn and develop their game. N Jagadeesan played a superb knock 87* in the last match and took his team to a good total of 182 runs.
Opener Hari Nishanth contributed with a half-century and added 104-run opening stand with N Jagadeesan. Skipper R Ashwin and M Mohammed smashed a couple of big hits to boost their team`s total. Left-arm spinner M Silambarasan is the main wicket-taker this season with 8 wickets in just two matches. He forms brilliant bowling partnership with Ashwin to strangle the opposition in the middle overs. Pacers J Kaushik and R Rohit have maintained pressure with the new ball by not giving away too many runs. Dindigul Dragons bowlers are performing as a unit and pose a big threat to batsmen in all situations of the game.
TUTI Patriots won their last match against LYCA Kovai kings by 6 runs by VJD method. Akshay Srinivasan and Subramania Siva started the match in top gear and they added 50 runs in just 3 overs. They smashed 9 sixes between them and scored runs at a strike rate of 200+. Vasanth Saravanan and S Abhishek continued the onslaught and eventually, TUTI Patriots ended their innings with 155 runs in 13 overs.
Athisayaraj and Tamil Kumaran started the bowling superbly reducing the opposition to 11/3 at the end of 2 overs. But their bowlers kept giving runs at an economy rate of over 10-12 RPO. Vasanth Saravanan and S Senthilnathan took a wicket each and their bowlers reduced Kovai Kings to 149 runs in their 13 overs.
A Srinivasan – Akshay Srinivasan has scored 55 & 31 runs in the two matches and is looking in good touch and form. He can score runs quickly at the top and put the opposition on the back foot very early in the match.
V Saravanan – Saravanan played a blinder of 29 runs in 12 balls to finish the innings on a strong note. His penultimate over sealed the match in his team`s favor as he gave away just 5 runs and caused dismissals of two set batsmen.
A Srinivasan – 86 runs, Strike rate – 165, HS -55
T Kumaran – 2 wickets, Economy – 8 RPO, BB – 2/18
Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), Nidish Rajagopal, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran
|A V Srinivasan||31||11||1||4||281.82|
|S Vasanth Saravanan||29||12||2||2||241.67|
|V Athisayaraj Davidson||3.0||0||32||2||10.67|
|V Athisayaraj Davidson||3.0||0||32||2||10.67|
M Ganesh Moorthi, SP Nathan, Sathiamoorty Vasanth Saravanan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Nidhish Rajagopal, Murugesan Kamlesh, Subramania Siva, Akshay V Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, S Abishiek
N Jagadeesan – N Jagadeesan became the first batsmen to score 1000 runs in TNPL. He can play a big innings and score runs at a quick rate too. He scored 87 runs off just 51 balls in the last match with 12 boundaries and a six.
R Ashwin – Ashwin has performed well in the crucial junctures for the team and has led the team well with his bowling changes and fielding placements. He has scored 53 runs and taken 3 wickets so far. He is the biggest game-changer for the Dindigul team.
N Jagadeesan – 104 runs, Strike rate – 145, HS -87
M Silambarasan – 8 wickets, Economy – 4.5 RPO, BB – 4/20
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, Trilok Nag, NS Chaturved, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, N Jagadeesan (wk), M Silambarasan, R Vivek, Sumant Jain
|C Hari Nishanth||57||47||6||3||121.28|
Ravichandran Ashwin, M Silambarasan, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ramalingam Rohit, M Mohammed, Jagannathan Kaushik, H Trilok Nag, Sumant Jain, C Hari Nishanth, NS Chaturved, R Vivek
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.
Both teams have attacking batsmen who can score runs consistently at the top and their batting unit have equal firepower. Dindigul Dragons have a better bowling unit than TUTI Patriots on paper. So, we expect Dindigul Dragons to win this match.