In their penultimate league game of the TNPL 2019, the Dindigul Dragons will play the VB Kanchi Veerans. Ravichandran Ashwin and his men have had a terrific tournament thus far. The Dragons are yet to be beaten and have won five games in a row. While they wouldn’t mind making this a double hattrick, a victory is really essential for the VB Kanchi Veerans.
With three wins in five games, this team is just about hanging around in the top-four. Looking at the NRR, there might not seem to be a real threat to their knockout place. However, the team will need to register at least one win in the next two games to be in a safe position. If they manage to win their next two matches, they might even have an outside chance of making it into the top-two.
The 23rd match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Dindigul Dragons 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.
Dindigul has produced some great surfaces to bat on this season. The average first-innings scores have been quite high at the venue and teams batting first have found a great deal of success.
Average first innings score: 170 (Last four night games at Dindigul – till Match 21)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Tie – 1, Lost – 3
Probable Playing XIs
Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), R Vivek, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), NS Chaturved, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav.
Bench – Trilok Nag, Adithya Arun, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, Varun Totadri.
VB Kanchi Veerans:
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, K Deeban Lingesh, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), NS Harish
Bench: Ashik Srinivas, U Mukilesh, S Arun, S Siddharth, 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.
C Hari Nishant in TNPL 2019:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – N Jagadeesan, R Ashwin, Sanjay Yadav
Vice-Captain Options – R Sathish, C Hari Nishanth, R Rohit, B Aparajith
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan (c), S Lokeshwar
Batters – R Vivek, C Hari Nishanth, R Sathish (vc), Sanjay Yadav
All-Rounders – R Ashwin, B Aparajith
Bowlers – M Silambarasan, J Kaushik, K Gowtham Thamarai
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan
Batters – N Chaturved, C Hari Nishanth (vc), R Sathish, Sanjay Yadav
All-Rounders – R Ashwin (c), R Rohit, B Aparajith
Bowlers – M Silambarasan, J Kaushik, R Silambarasan.
With the kind of form N Jagadeesan is in at the moment, it wouldn’t be a bad choice to have his as the captain of both your Dream11 Fantasy teams but only if you are willing to take the risk.
Dindigul Dragons are predicted to win this game and make it a double hat-trick.
*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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