The TUTI Patriots will be facing the VB Kanchi Veerans in the 15th game of the TNPL 2019. The tournament hasn’t been an ideal one for the Patriots thus far. Their batting hasn’t really clicked expect in the game against the Lyca Kovai Kings which was shortened to 13 overs per side. Even in that match, things went down to the wire and they just about managed to get over the line. At this stage, the way they’ve been playing isn’t greatly encouraging.
The team has got to sort its plans out and come out with better strategies for the upcoming matches. With two back-to-back wins, the VB Kanchi Veerans are on a roll. With only four more games left in the group stages, they will look for more wins under their belt so that they can seal a knockout place. While the Veerans clearly go into this game as the favourites, Patriots have got to fight back extremely hard to turn things around.
The 15th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between TUTI Patriots and VB Kanchi Veerans at the Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli.
The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (IST) (1:45 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
Teams chasing haven’t found a great deal of success in the night games of TNPL 2019. Pitches usually tend to slow down making batting difficult. The average first innings score is decent enough and if a team has got enough belief in its bowling resources, they can comfortably bat first without a second thought.
Average first innings score: 156 (Night matches in TNPL 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XIs:
Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), Shubham Mehta, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.
Bench: Wilkins Victor, Karthikeyan R, S Boopalan, Rahul Raj, Akash Sivan, Ashith Sanganakal, S Dinesh, A Venkatesh, Subramanian Anand.
VB Kanchi Veerans:
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), S Siddharth, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, NS Harish, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Rangaraj Suthesh.
Bench: U Mukilesh, RS Mokit Hariharan, K Deeban Lingesh, R Divakar, Aushik Srinivas, P Sugendhran, C Shriram, U Vishal.
Washington Sundar is still not available and won’t take part in this encounter.
DT Kumaran since 2018 in TNPL:
2-wicket hauls in five matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – R Sathish, Akshay Srinivasan, R Silambarasan
Vice-Captain Options – S Lokeshwar, B Aparajith, D Kumaran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – S Lokeshwar (VC), M Kamlesh
Batters – R Sathish (C), Sanjay Yadav, Akshay Srinivasan, S Siva
All-Rounders – B Aparajith
Bowlers – K Gowtham, R Silambarasan, D Kumaran, M Ganesh Moorthy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – S Lokeshwar
Batters – R Sathish, K Vishal Vaidhya, Akshay Srinivasan (C), S Nathan, V Saravanan
All-Rounders – B Aparajith (VC)
Bowlers – R Silambarasan, R Suthesh, M Ganesh Krishnamoorthy, B Senthil Nathan
There aren’t plenty of options to choose from if you go by the player’s recent form. Thus, it would be great to trust your gut instinct in case of a few players as they are potential game-changers.
VB Kanchi Veerans are predicted to win the match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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