Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors: it’s a battle between table-toppers and bottom placers:
As mentioned in the title Dindigul Dragons are placed on the top of the table and their place in the playoffs is almost certain. They are also topping in the net run rate as they have +1.345. They are the well-balanced team in the tournament and they are playing well as a unit. Jagadeeshan continues to impress with bat as he tops the list of highest run-getter in the tournament. Whereas in bowling M.silambarasan and Ravichandran Ashwin is doing extremely well and they are bowling in attacking lengths which not allow the opponents to score at a brisk pace. With four consecutive victories, they are on the top and this confidence will help them to pull off a victory.
Ruby Trichy warriors on another hand are the bottom-placed team and they have lost almost all matches. Some matches they are unlucky as they failed to capitalize the crucial moments of the match which costs them heavily. Murali Vijay has been doing extremely well and he will look to continue the same form which will help his team to earn a respectable place in the points table. M. Poiyamozhi and Lakshmi Narayanan Vignesh are doing a fine job with the ball and if their batters can put a respectable total onboard then it would be an easy task for the bowlers to defend. They will be aiming for victory.
Dindigul pitch has been the batting paradise so far in the tournament but the last game team that bats first has got slight advantage than the team that bats second. So batting first is the right option because the pitch is getting slower in the second innings and when spinners come into play batsmen will find it difficult to score runs on a brisk pace. Also, you can get an early moment for the seam bowlers in the initial phase of the innings.
Expected playing XI:
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), N Jagadeesan (wk), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, Trilok Nag, NS Chaturved, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, R Vivek, Sumant Jain
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Sai Kishore (c), Murali Vijay, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Ravisrinivasan Adithya Ganesh, MS Sanjay, K Mukunth, Mani Bharathi (wk), M Poiyamozhi, S Aravind, Saravan Kumar
Players to watch out for:
The wicket-keeper batsmen are doing extraordinary with the bat this season as he tops the list of highest run-scorers so far in the tournament. He will look continue the same form that will help his team to pull off another victory today.
Another talented bowler who is using his stock deliveries very well has been the pillar of strength of Dindigul dragons this season. His team will need his services to cross the victory margin in today’s game.
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Murali Vijay has played well in a couple of matches that he has played and he will look to repeat the same performance today which will help his team to earn their maiden victory in the tournament.
Poiyamozhi is doing exceptionally well and he will look to repeat the same performance with the ball that will help them to seal the victory for his team.
Dindigul dragons are riding top in their confidence and they will look to pull off another victory that will boost his confidence when heading towards semi-final phase.