Both the teams have won only a single game out of four games they had played so far in the tournament. That too Karaikudi Kaalai won the match against VB Kanchi Veerans through super over in their first match. Combined failure in all the departments has been the major reason for their dismissal show so far in the tournament. They failed to win the crucial moments of the game which not allowed them to get past the victory margin, they have played well in patches and has got quality players who can turn the game in their favor at any time. Their losing margin has been the talking point this season as they have been beaten by a huge margin of 58 runs. So they are in urgent need turning their tables which will help them to earn a spot in semi-finals.

Tuti patriots on another hand are yet to make a big impression as they have failed to live up to the expectations. Wrong team selections and inability to figure out the right combinations costed them badly. Considering their form they need to work hard to earn a semi-final berth. players like Akshay Srinivasan with bat and Ganesh Moorthi with the ball is well but they are lacking support from another end. So it’s time of the senior players to set up and perform.

Pitch report:

Dindigul wicket has produced high scoring encounters till now and is expected to continue the same. Initially, you will have some seam moment that will help the seam bowlers very much and in the later part, the innings spinners will make an impact. Shorter boundaries and due in-place team that chases the total will have a slight advantage than the team that bats first.

Expected playing XI:

Karaikudi Kaalai:

V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudh (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam.

Tuti Patriots:

Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), A Venkatesh, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.

Players to watch out for:

 Karaikudi Kaalai:

Dinesh Karthik:

Karaikudi Kaalai’s batting line is bolstered with the availability of Dinesh Karthik.he is expected to feature in the batting line-up for the first time and if he can able to perform up to his potential he can turn the tables on Karaikudi Kaalai’s favor.

Sunil Sam:

Sunil Sam is a consistent bowler and he is among the top wicket-takers for the team. His ability to get early seam moments is vulnerable to batsmen and he can also trouble the batsmen in the latter part of the innings with his off-cutters.

Tuti Patriots:

Akshay Srinivasan:

Akshay Srinivasan is doing a fabulous job with the bat and he is the leading run-scorer for Tuti Patriots this season. He will look to continue the same performance that will help his team to pull off a victory.

Ganesh Srinivasan:

Ganesh Srinivasan is the leading wicket-taker for Tuti Patriots and the team will need his performance that will help them to keep their hopes alive in the contest.

Final thoughts:

Tuti patriots can emerge as victorious if they can play up to their potential. But toss will also play a crucial role.

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