Man of the Match: C Hari Nishanth
Kanchi Veerans look to seal their place against firing Dragons
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 only undefeated team in the tournament and they have won all their 5 matches so far. They have faced different challenges in every match and has come up victorious every time. N Jagadeesan is improving with every match and he scored an undefeated century last match to help his team chase down a huge total of 179 runs. R Vivek, Hari Nishanth, and NS Chaturved played some crucial cameos and helped to build partnerships in the middle.
Skipper R Ashwin is leading the team with his all-round performances with bat and ball. Jaganathan Koushik and M Silambarsan have been their leading wicket-takers with 8 & 9 wickets respectively. Their bowling unit is performing well as a unit and is posing threat to batsmen during their entire 20 overs. R Rohit and M Mohammed are slightly inconsistent and leaking runs at more than 7.5 RPO.
VB Kanchi Veerans suffered a massive setback after their loss to Chepauk Super Gillies by 61 runs in their last encounter. They will look to win this match and seal their place in the playoffs. Skipper Baba Aparjith is leading their batting charts with 179 runs. Sanjay Yadav, R Sathish, and S Lokeshwar are amongst the runs and are in good touch and form.
Their batting unit looks complete with contributions from different players. K Gowtham has taken 8 wickets so far but is giving away runs at an economy of 9+ RPO. R Silambarsan, R Sathish, and R Suthesh have been good at maintaining pressure with the ball and chipped in with wickets whenever needed. They had an off-day against Chepauk Super Gillies in the last match.
R Sathish – R Sathish has been the best all-rounder of this season so far with 151 runs at a strike rate of 190+ and 7 wickets at an economy of just 5.5 RPO. He can add a lot of value to his team both with the bat and ball in hand.
Sanjay Yadav – Sanjay Yadav scored a brilliant 95 runs when he was sent at No.3 Position and he will look to bat higher in this match too and score some vital runs. Their middle-order batsmen have been rotated to different positions this season often.
Aparjith – 179 runs, Strike rate -113, HS – 76*
K Gowtham – 8 wickets, Economy – 9.1 RPO, BB -3/30
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), K Deeban Lingesh, NS Harish
|R Sanjay Yadav||12||10||2||0||120|
|K Thamarai Kannan||4.0||0||46||2||11.5|
|K Thamarai Kannan||4.0||0||46||2||11.5|
KG Thamarai Kannan, K Vishal Vaidhya, R Sanjay Yadav, B Aparajith, R Divakar, Rangaraj Suthesh, Rajagopal Sathish, S Arun, S Lokeshwar, P Francis Rokins, NS Harish
Ravi Ashwin – R Ashwin is enjoying his time in the TNPL season this season. He has taken 6 wickets at an economy of 6 RPO & scored 106 runs at a strike rate of 195. His captaincy too has been very impressive on the field.
N Jagadeesan – N Jagadeesan leads the batting charts with 340 runs this season and he has registered his 4th consecutive 50+ score this season. He has 3 fifties and one century this season till now.
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||21||12||1||2||175|
Ravichandran Ashwin, M Silambarasan, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ramalingam Rohit, M Mohammed, Jagannathan Kaushik, Sumant Jain, C Hari Nishanth, NS Chaturved, R Vivek, M Abhinav
Dindigul pitch is a batting paradise and teams have consistently scored runs over 170 runs in all the matches. The pitch will get slower under lights. The average score in this pitch this season is 175 runs. The weather looks clear and dry on the match day.
Teams batting first have won 70% matches played here this season. The batting becomes difficult under lights and teams will look to bat first and put pressure on the opposition.
Dindigul Dragons are looking like an unbeatable team this season and won all their matches played so far. VB Kanchi Veerans too have a good all-round team with batting and bowling depth. We expect Dindigul Dragons to win this match.