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Dindigul dragons are enjoying the dream run so far as they have won two out of two matches and are sitting at the top of the table. They will look to continue the same momentum on today’s match as they are facing against Tuti patriots at India cements cricket ground Tirunelveli. Led by India spinner Ashwin Ravichandran the team looks completely balanced with both and ball. Their batters are contributing heavily when the team needs them and at the same time their bowlers are lending their hand on difficult situations. Dindigul’s N Jagadeesan is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament and their bowler Silambarasan is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament which is the major reason for their sheer dominance so far in the tournament.
Tuti patriots on another hand will look to back to winning momentum and a win against fancied Dindigul dragons will definitely boost the confidence of the side. As a team they are well-balanced but failing to win the crucial moments of the game halts them badly. With another loss will definitely won’t help them to qualify for semi-final so they will look to pull off a victory in order to stay alive in the contest. Akshay Srinivasan has been lending decent contribution with bat and Ganesh Moorthy has also contributed with his bowling. Tuti patriots will definitely play hard to earn a victory so perfect weekend battle awaits for TNPL fans.
So far Tirunelveli track extremely looks great to bat on. The ball coming nicely to bat and with small boundary lines batsmen are easily able to clear them with ease. With both the team’s eye for victory, you can witness the cracking game today. The team batting first will have a slight advantage as they no need to bat on lights.
Probable playing XI:
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), R Vivek, NS Chaturvedi, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Trilok Nag, J Kaushik.
V Subramania Siva (c), Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), Nidish Rajagopal, S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.
Players to watch out for:
Jagadeesan has been the top performer to Dindigul dragons. Not only this season has Jagadeeshan been performing well with the bat throughout the TNPL. So the wicket-keeper batsmen will look to continue the momentum which will help his team to pull off a victory against Tuti Patriots.
Silambarasan has been Dindigul’s pillar of strength over the years. He is also a leading wicket-taker for Dindigul till now and also stands second in the list of overall leading wicket-takers this season so far. His ability to mix the deliveries and ability to bowl off-cutters making the batsmen difficult to read him. He will look to repeat the same performance against today which will help his team to earn three consecutive wins.
One of the finds of TNPL classy Akshay Srinivasan is among the runs for Tuti patriots as he is the leading run-scorer for them so far. He will look to repeat the same performance which will boost his confidence and also allows his team to earn a victory.
Ganesh Moorthy has so far done well in the tournament as he is the leading wicket-taker for Tuti patriots. So he will look to continue the same performance today in order to make his team stay alive in the tournament.
Overall Dindigul dragons look more balanced side than Tuti patriots and they can emerge victorious if they play up to their potential.