Two teams in the stellar form right now, the Chepauk Super Gillies and VB Kanchi Veerans could take the top spot in the points table upscaling Dindigul. Apart from their opening game against Lyca, the Veerans have barely put a wrong foot. Skipper Baba Aparajith and Siddharth scored fifties for Kanchi against the Patriots, propelling the side to a 58-run win.
The batting conditions at Dindigul might not be as good as Tirunelveli, but these players are well capable of putting up something huge. The Super Gillies have had a four-day rest getting into this fixture and the performances of Gopinath and Harish Kumar from their previous games still remain fresh in their memory. This will be a battle of two very strong units, who will take the game all the way down the wire.
The 17th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Chepauk Super Gillies and VB Kanchi Veerans 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.
The average score batting first in this venue is just over a 150 and the number is even less for batting second teams. Clearly, it has not been a typical T20 track which favours the sides batting second, making the games more interesting.
Average score for batting first teams: 142 (Last five matches held in the night)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2 | Lost – 2 | Tie – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Chepauk Super Gillies:
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Murugan Ashwin, Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, B Arun, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Harish Kumar, A Aarif (wk), Dev Rahul, G Periyaswamy
Bench: Vijay Shankar, Sunny Kumar Singh, S Karthik, Baskaran Rahul, Samruddh Bhat, MK Sivakumar, Arun Kumar, M Siddharth, V Santhanasekar, Y Jeba Selvin, R Thavith Kumar
VB Kanchi Veerans:
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, S Siddharth, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), NS Harish
Bench: Aushik Srinivas, U Mukilesh, S Arun, K Deeban Lingesh, RS Mokit Hariharan, R Divakar, C Shriram, U Vishal, P Sugendhran
Will be updated if there is any injury or if a player is unavailable.
Baba Aparajith in TNPL 2019:
168 runs in 4 matches at an average of 56.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Baba Aparajith, Gopinath, Rajagopal Satish
Vice-Captain Options – N Harish, Kaushik Gandhi, Murugan Ashwin
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – S Lokeshwar
Batters – Sanjay Yadav (VC), K Gopinath, Kaushik Gandhi, Rajagopal Sathish
All-Rounders – Murugan Ashwin, S. Harish Kumar, Baba Aparajith (C)
Bowlers – R Alexander, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – A Aarif
Batters – K Gopinath, G Sridhar Raju, Rajagopal Sathish (C), Sanjay Yadav
All-Rounders – Baba Aparajith (VC), S. Harish Kumar
Bowlers – R Alexander, G Periyaswamy, K Gowtham, N Harish
Murugan Ashwin has given the batsmen a very tough time thus far and can be used as a captain if you’re willing to take the risk.
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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