The Dindigul Dragons have been a massive force to reckon with in this edition of the TNPL. The side has already made it into the knockouts and hasn’t lost a game thus far. Their last match against the VB Kanchi Veerans was a cakewalk for them and they got over the line quite comfortably thus completing a double hat-trick of wins. In their last league game, the Dragons will play the Lyca Kovai Kings.
This is a do-or-die encounter for the team from Coimbatore. They have notched up their third win of the tournament in the last game and need one more victory to stand a chance to enter into the next stage. Even though they’ll get to 8 points if they win this match, the team has also got to keep the NRR factor in mind which will not be easy. Moreover, they will be dependent on a few other results as well.
The 25th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Dindigul Dragons and Lyca Kovai Kings 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 application will be the key to success on the Dindigul track. While it is usually in the favour of batsmen, if the bowlers hit the right kind of areas, they will reap the rewards.
Average first innings score: 162.6 (Last five night games at Dindigul – till Match 23)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Tie – 1, Lost – 3
Scattered showers are predicted in the morning and afternoon hours in Dindigul. However, it is expected to clear up by the time the game starts. Going by the forecast, there should be no delay to the start of the match. The humidity will be on the higher side.
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.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Abhinav Mukund (c), T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, S Ajith Ram, Malolan Rangarajan, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Muhammed Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (wk)
Bench: B Anirudh Sita Ram, Ashwin Venkataraman, Suresh Babu, M Raja, N Mohammed Ashik, Jaganath Sinivas, Prasanth Rajesh, J Suresh Kumar.
Narayan Jagadeesan has looked to be the best batsman in both these teams and has single-handedly won his team many games. He along with Hari Nishant, Ravichandran Ashwin and Antony Dhas must be in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – C Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, A Dhas.
Vice-Captain Options – R Ashwin, A Mukund, M Silambarasan.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan, P Ranjan Paul
Batters – C Hari Nishant (c), A Mukund (vc), S Khan
All-Rounders – R Ashwin, A Dhas
Bowlers – M Mohammed, M Silambarasan, J Kaushik, T Natarajan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan (c)
Batters – C Hari Nishant, A Mukund, S Khan, A Srinaath
All-Rounders – R Ashwin (vc), R Rohit, A Dhas
Bowlers – M Silambarasan, K Vignesh, T Natarajan.
There are plenty of options for the multipliers in both these teams. It could get quite tricky to pick on. Anthony Dhas is a really good option to be the multiplier in your team and you should consider him as well.
The Dindigul Dragons are expected to win their seventh game in a row this season.
*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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