Man of the Match: B Aparajith
VB Kanchi Veerans in a virtual knockout game
Our prediction is VB Kanchi Veerans 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|
VB Kanchi Veerans team needs to win this game to qualify for the playoff stage of the tournament. They lost their last two games and made the qualification scenario difficult for themselves. Vishal Vaidhya and Rajagopal Sathish were the only players to make a substantial score in their last two matches. Skipper Baba Aparjith, Suresh Lokeshwar, and Sanjay Yadav have played crucial knocks and helped their team to win this season earlier.
Their batting unit needs to re-group after two disappointing below par performances in the last two matches. Their bowling unit took just 6 wickets in the last two matches and is not able to create any pressure on the opposition. Thamarai Kannan is their leading wicket-taker but is taken for runs at 10 RPO this season. R Sathish, R Silambarsan, and R Suthesh have taken crucial wickets and have bowled with a good economy rate of below 7 RPO.
Ruby Trichy Warriors have finally won a game this season by defeating TUTI patriots in their last match. Murali Vijay was the top performer with the bat scoring his first century this season. Aditya Ganesh played a good hand with a well compiled half-century. Both Vijay and Ganesh stitched together a massive 140-run partnership which took the team total to 177 runs.
Their bowlers then came to the party with all the five bowlers claiming at least a wicket each. Skipper Sai Kishore bowled a very tight spell of 4-0-26-1 and never allowed any momentum in the middle overs. M Poiyamozhi and M Saravan Kumar held their nerves in the final overs to seal the match in their favour.
R Sathish – R Sathish has been mighty effective with both bat and ball this season scoring 161 runs at a strike rate of 182 & taking 6 wickets at an economy rate of just 5.9 RPO. He adds great depth to the team line-up with contributions in both the departments.
V Vaidhya – Vishal Vaidhya gave a good start to their team with a 50-run opening partnership with S Arun, but they failed to capitalize on it He played a fighting knock of 51 runs in 41 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.
B Aparjith – 179 runs, Strike rate -113, 50s-1, HS – 76*
K Gowtham Thamarai – 7 wickets, Economy – 10 RPO, BB – 3/40
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Sanjay Yadav, S Arun, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), R Divakar, NS Harish
|K Vishal Vaidhya||51||41||4||3||124.39|
K Vishal Vaidhya, R Sanjay Yadav, B Aparajith, R Silambarasan, Rangaraj Suthesh, Rajagopal Sathish, S Lokeshwar, P Francis Rokins, P Sugendhran, Aushik Srinivas, NS Harish
M Vijay – Murali Vijay is in sublime form this season with scores of 81, 78*, 99 & 101 in his four outings so far. He is just 2 runs short of tournament`s leading run-scorer playing three fewer matches.
R Sai Kishore – Skipper Sai Kishore has bowled very good economical spells giving away runs at just 6.5 RPO but, he has just 6 wickets to his name so far. He will look to take more wickets and trouble the batsmen in this match.
M Vijay – 359 runs, Strike rate -149, 100s-1, 50s-3, HS - 101
Saravan Kumar – 9 wickets, Economy – 8.5 RPO, BB – 3/32
Nidhish Rajagopal (wk), Tamil Kumaran, Vasanth Saravanan, V Subramania Siva (c), V Athisayaraj Davidson, M Ganesh Moorthi, Akshay Srinivasan, S Abishiek, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Shubham Mehta, A Venkatesh
K Mani Bharathi, Maaruthi Raghav, Adithya Ganesh, R Sathyanarayan, Saravana Kumar P, M Poiyamozhi, Neyan Kangayan, Kannan Vignesh, DT Chandrasekar, Ravisrinivasan S Kishore, K Mukunth
Tirunelveli Pitch is getting slower and batsmen are struggling to score runs easily due to used pitch. Last two matches played here had match tally of fewer than 240 runs. The weather looks dark and cloudy but has just 10-20% chances of rain.
The pitch gets slower as the match progresses and teams are struggling to score runs in the second innings. Any score around 140 runs be will be tough to chase here.
VB Kanchi Veerans have a lot at stake in this match and they need to win to stay in the tournament.
Ruby Trichy Warriors ended their losing streak last match and form of Murali Vijay is a big boost for them. We expect VB Kanchi Veerans to win this match and qualify for the next stage of the tournament.