Dindigul Dragons vs Kanchi Veerans: can dragons make it as the double hat-trick

Captain Ravichandran Ashwin and his team are enjoying a fantastic tournament so far as his team Dindigul dragons are having a dream run and they are yet to be defeated. They have won all the five matches they have played in the tournament so far and are looking to make it as a double hat-trick today as they are facing Kanchi Veerans who are yet to make an impact in the tournament. Their batsmen Hari Nishant has been doing extremely well along with their wicket-keeper batsmen Narayan Jagadeessan and they are ably supported by other players in the tournament. As far as their bowling is concerned medium-pacer Silambarasan is in top-notch form and is the highest wicket-taker for them in the tournament so far. He is ably supported by their captain Ravi Ashwin who is troubling the batsmen with his off-cutters.

Kanchi Veerans on another hand is having a decent outing so far as they have won 3 out of 5 matches they have played so far. They are currently hanging in top four and they will look to continue the same with a win against Dindigul dragons. The win against DD will help them to improve their confidence level which is very vital when we are heading towards the final phase of the tournament. They are also a well-balanced side with the players like Silambarasan, Rajagopal Sathish with bat and Sanjay Yadav and Thamarai Kannan with the ball.

Pitch report:

Dindigul ground has produced so many high scoring encounters this season and it continues to repeat the same in upcoming matches also. The team that bats first has got the advantage of putting a strong score on board which will make life difficult for the chasing team to chase the big total under lights.

Expected playing XI:

Dindigul Dragons:

Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), R Vivek, NS Chaturved, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav.

VB Kanchi Veerans:

Baba Aparajith (c), Rajagopal Sathish, Rangaraj Suthesh, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, K Deeban Lingesh, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), NS Harish

Players to watch out for:

Ravichandran Ashwin:

Indian bowler Ravi Ashwin is using his international experience to trouble the batsmen and he is reaping success over it. He is bowling well in middle overs which makes life difficult for the opposite runs to build partnership and score briskly. As the captain of the side, he will look to repeat the same performance today which will help them to pull off yet another victory in the tournament.

Silambarasan:

Silambarasan has been doing extremely well in the tournament and so far he is the leading the wicket-takers column with 12 wickets. He will be looking to repeat the same performance that will help his side to emerge unbeaten team in the tournament.

VB Kanchi Veerans:

Rajagopal Sathish:

Another experienced campaigner in the tournament Rajagopal Sathish is using all his experience and been doing extremely well in the tournament. He is contributing heavily with bat and that is the primary reason for VB Kanchi Veerans to win in three out of five matches they have played against each other.

Baba Aparajith:

Baba Aparajith is one of the versatile players who is having a bright future ahead. He is already showcasing his captaincy skills very well in the tournament and he will look to repeat the same in today’s match also.

Final thoughts:

Dindigul dragons are well-balanced outfit with the right mix of youth and experience. They will look to repeat the same against today match which will help them to seal a double hat-trick.

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