Karaikudi Kaalai vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, free match prediction 20 Jul 2019

20 Jul 2019 | 15:15 | NPR College Ground, Dindigul
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Match tied (Karaikudi Kaalai won the super over)

Karaikudi Kaalai face-off against Ruby Trichy Warriors

  • Karaikudi Kaalai`s lost to Lyca Kovai Kings in the eliminator match last season.
  • Ruby Trichy Warriors did not qualify for the knockouts after ending in sixth place after the league stage.
  • Ruby Trichy Warriors defeated Karaikudi Kaalai`s by a close margin of 1 wicket in their encounter last year. 
  • Karaikudi Kaalai has a 1-2 win-loss record at Dindigul venue whereas Ruby Trichy Warriors has a slightly better 1-1 win-loss record here last season. 

Our prediction is Karaikudi Kaalai will win the match!

  • Tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
  • Toss: To Bowl

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dindigul Dragons 7 6 1 0 0 12 0.694
Chepauk Super Gillies 7 5 2 0 0 10 1.391
Madurai Panthers 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.703
VB Kanchi Veerans 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.552
Lyca Kovai Kings 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.255
TUTI Patriots 7 2 5 0 0 4 -1.151
Ruby Trichy Warriors 7 1 6 0 0 2 -0.486
Karaikudi Kaalai 7 1 6 0 0 2 -2.019
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.694 7 6 1 0 0
10 1.391 7 5 2 0 0
10 0.703 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.552 7 4 3 0 0
8 0.255 7 4 3 0 0
4 -1.151 7 2 5 0 0
2 -0.486 7 1 6 0 0
2 -2.019 7 1 6 0 0
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Match Preview

Karaikudi Kaalai plays against Ruby Trichy Warriors in their tournament opener at Dindigul. KaraiKudi Kaalai is lead by the experienced Anirutha Srikanth. He had an excellent season last year scoring 347 runs at a strike rate of over 150 runs. Dinesh Karthik`s availability will be a big boost to the team`s batting but it is subjected to his national commitments. V Aditya, Maan Bafna, and Rssrinivasan will play a big role in their team`s batting line-up.

They need to stand up and support their skipper to build a partnership with the bat. V Yo Mahesh and R Rajkumar will be lead bowlers and are expected to bowl at crucial junctures to provide wickets for the team. They both took 11 wickets each last season and were the joint leading wicket-takers for their team. S Swaminathan, Kishan Kumar, and Mohan Prasath need to bowl economically in the middle overs with tight line and lengths. Karaikudi Kalai`s will look to improve their previous year`s performance this time around. 

Ruby Trichy Warriors did not have a good season last year and ended up in sixth place in the points table. Skipper Baba Indrajith needs to inspire his team with his all-round performance with the bat and ball. Bharath Chandar and Mani Bharathi will open the batting followed by their skipper at No.3 position. Suresh Kumar, C Ganapathy and V Saravanan should the team`s batting and provide an explosive finish toward the end overs.

Murali Vijay is drafted to strengthen their team`s batting power. C Ganapthy, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, and R Sonu Kumar will be pace bowlers in the starting XI in the first match. They need to provide wickets early in the match to trouble the opposition batsmen. Suresh Kumar and K Vignesh will share the spin bowling responsibilities and will form an excellent right hand-left hand combo in spin bowling. 

Teams Preview

Karaikudi Kaalai Preview

Key Players:

Maan Bafna – Maan Bafna can be an effective all-rounder who can bat inside the top5 and bowl his quota of 4 overs economically. He scored 190 runs at a strike rate of 123 and took 5 wickets at an economy rate of 7.   

J Koushik – Koushik is an excellent all-rounder who can bowl his quota of 4 overs and hit some lusty blows in the finishing stages of the match. He scored 167 runs at a strike rate of 146 and took 9 wickets in the last season.    

Karaikudi Kaalai Predicted Playing XI:

Yo Mahesh, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), S Kishan Kumar, Velidi Lakshman, R Kavin (wk), M Shajahan, Rajhamany Srinivasan, R Rajkumar, S Mohan Prasath, Maan Bafna, V Aditya

Ruby Trichy Warriors Preview

Key Players:

C Ganapathy – Ganapathy is the opening bowler for Trichy team and he took 10 wickets last season at an economy rate of 7.8 RPO.   He can hit some big hits lower down the order and boost the team`s total at the death.  

Bharath Shankar – Bharath Shankar was the leading run-scorer for their team last season and he scored 246 runs at a strike rate of 140. He added two fifties to his name in the last season.  

Ruby Trichy Warriors Predicted Playing XI:

Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Suresh Kumar, Baba Indrajith (c), Bharath Shankar, DT Chandrasekar, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Vasanth Saravanan, R Sonu Yadav, MS Sanjay, K Mani Bharathi (wk), Kannan Vignesh

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Dindigul pitch will aid the bowlers and might ease out and help batsmen as the match progresses. The average first innings score here is 157 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy and rainy with nearly 60% chances of rain. The DL equation and match interruptions may come into picture in this match. 

Toss: To Bowl

Teams batting second have won 70% of matches played here and both captains will look to bowl first here. 

Winning Prediction

Both teams have a very good balanced playing XI with a good mix of all-rounders. Kaaraikudi Kaalai`s team has good experienced players in form Anirutha Srikanth, Yo Mahesh, and Dinesh Karthik who can make a huge difference with their presence. So we expect Karaikudi Kaalai to win this encounter. 

Author: Dhinesh Kumar