Two teams languishing down in the second half of the points table, Karaikudi Kaalai and TUTI Patriots will face each other in the 17th game of TNPL 2019. Out of four games thus far, both these side only won one. The Kaalais won their first encounter against the Ruby Trichy Warriors. Things boiled down to the Super Over in this encounter and they managed to just get over the line.
The Patriots, on the other hand, managed to win the shortened 13-over per side game against the Lyca Kovai Kings. At this moment, considering their recent form, there isn’t much to differentiate between both these teams. Even though one of them will win this game, their NRR isn’t good and they’ll have to work hard to enter the knockouts.
The 17th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots at the NPR College Ground, Dindigul.
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.
It isn’t one of those high scoring tracks at Dindigul. Batsmen have got to be more reasonable about their approach and should focus on getting their team to a decent total.
Average first innings score: 157.5 (4 unaffected night matches in TNPL 2019 – till Match 15)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XIs:
V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudh (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam.
Bench – S Kishan Kumar, Ashwath Mukunthan, Yo Mahesh, S Swaminathan, T Ajith Kumar, R Kavin.
Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), A Venkatesh, 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, Shubham Mehta, Subramanian Anand.
Will be updated if there is any injury or if a player is unavailable.
S Sam in last 5 TNPL games:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – S Aniruddha, R Rajkumar, S Sam
Vice-Captain Options – Akshay Srinivasan, Dinesh Karthik, M Bafna
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – M Kamlesh, Dinesh Karthik, S Aniruddha (c)
Batters – Akshay Srinivasan (vc), S Siva, M Shahjahan
All-Rounders – R Rajkumar
Bowlers – D Kumaran, M Ganesh Moorthi, B Senthil Nathan, S Sam
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (vc), S Anirudha
Batters – Akshay Srinivasan, S Nathan, V Saravanan
All-Rounders – R Rajkumar (c), M Bafna
Bowlers – M Ganesh Moorthi, B Senthil Nathan, S Sam, S Mohan Prasath.
Dinesh Karthik is an absolute game-changer. Although he hasn’t played a great deal of cricket of late, you must have him in your Dream11 Fantasy team. You can also consider having him as the multiplier.
Karaikudi Kaalai is predicted to win this game.
*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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