Teams in search of their first win of this season
Our prediction is Ruby Trichy Warriors 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|
Both teams Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies are yet to put their first points in the table after their respective defeats. Ruby Trichy Warriors had a thrilling first match against Karaikudi Kaalai`s and they ended up losing in a super-over encounter. Murali Vijay was the star with the bat and he scored 81 runs off 56 runs in the pursuit of chasing 172 runs. Raghav and Ganapathy provided good support to Murali Vijay with their little cameos. Saravana Kumar was the star with the ball and he took 3 wickets to restrict the Karaikudi team to 171 runs. Skipper Sai Kishore bowled a very good spell and had figures of 4-0-26-1 in the match. But, he was taken to two massive sixes in the super over by opposite number Anirutha Srikanth. Ruby Trichy Warriors played a good game but fell agonizingly close in the super over.
Chepauk Super Gillies failed to chase down a small target of 116 runs against the Dindigul Dragons on a slow and tricky pitch. No batsmen crossed the 20-run mark and they ended with just 105 runs in their 20 overs. Murugan Ashwin put up a good all-round performance with 16 runs and 2 wickets in the match. Their openers were dismissed in the very first over and their chase never really took off from there. R Alexander was the best bowler on the day and he claimed 3 wickets in the match. Rahul, Periyasamy, and Siddharth took a wicket each and kept the opposition batting in the check. Harish Kumar had an off-day and gave up 16 runs in a single over which proved too costly in the end. Chepauk Super Gillies need to put a better show with the bat in this match.
M Vijay – M Vijay rolled back his clock to his younger days and he played a scintillating knock of 81 runs. He smashed 7 boundaries and 3 maximums in his big knock. He also smashed a big six in the high pressure super over.
R Sai Kishore – Skipper Sai Kishore bowled well in the match and was their most economical bowler giving away runs at just 6.5 RPO. He also took the important wicket of Opposition skipper Anirutha Srikanth, but the latter had the last laugh in the powerplay.
M Vijay – 81 runs (56 balls), 7X4s, 3X6s
Saravan Kumar – 4-0-32-3
Murali Vijay, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Aditya Barooah, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (c), Maaruthi Raghav, K Mani Bharathi (wk), M Poiyamozhi, Kannan Vignesh, S Aravind, Saravan Kumar
M Ashwin – Murugan Ashwin played fighting of 16 runs off 24 balls but he struggled to time the ball well in the middle. He bowled an excellent spell of 4-0-15-2 and troubled the batsmen with his deceptive spin bowling.
R Alexander – Alexander tied up one end with his tight bowling and increases the pressure on the opposition batsmen. He gave away just 11 runs in his 4 overs and took 3 wickets. He almost sucked the momentum out of the opposition`s batting.
M Ashwin – 4-0-15-2 & 16 runs
R Alexander – 4-0-11-3 & 10 runs
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
Tirunelveli pitch is a lively and true pitch that aids bowlers early in the match and we cannot expect high scores in the range of 180-200 runs very often here. The average first innings score here is 152 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy but has just 10% chances of rain on the match day.
Equal number of matches has been won by the team batting first and second here. The pitch remains the same for the entire match. Chasing is the best option here as the team is aware of the target.
Ruby Trichy Warriors have a better team than Chepauk Super Gillies on the paper with better-experienced players and big hitters. But, T20 is a funny and very unpredictable game where the match can turn in a single over. We predict Ruby Trichy Warriors to win this match owing to Chepauk Super Gillies trouble in their batting unit.