Tuti Patriots vs VB Kanchi Veerans: it’s time for Tuti patriots to step-up and perform
Tuti Patriots will be facing Madurai Veerans on the 15th match of the ongoing TNPL at India cements cricket ground Tirunelveli. This tournament has not been the best so far for Tuti patriots since they are one among the most consistent teams in the tournament. Their batting has not clicked well and at the same time, their bowlers are also not playing up to their potential. Their batsmen need to step up and perform to find their name in semi-final list. Another important drawback for them is the lack of the fifth bowler it is also really halting them badly. Because at crucial juncture you expect a bowler to stand up and take wickets for his team but that is not happening for Tuti patriots. But their bowler Athisiyaraj Davidson is doing his best but he lacks support from another end. Same applies to their batting also Ganesh Moorthy has been their pillar and has scored runs at crucial juncture but he lacks support from another end that is hurting them badly.
On another hand, VB Kanchi Veerans seems to found out their winning ways. After a disappointing performance in their first encounter, VB Kanchi Veerans are back on track with two consecutive victories. But they are also having their concerns as their three batsmen Sanjay Yadav, baba Aparjith and Suresh Lokeshwar fail to register 30+ scores in three consecutive innings. When it comes to their bowling Silambarasan’s consistency has been the talking point this season. In the last match also he continued his superb form and taken his maiden five-wicket haul in the tournament. He also getting ample support from Thamarai Kannan and Sutheesh as they are containing runs at one end allows Silambarasan to bowl in attacking lengths.
As of now, teams that are chasing has found success in TNPL this season. This is mainly due to the dew factor in the latter part of the innings. India cements cricket ground has been the paradise for batters and it will continue to remain the same this match also. So the team that chases the total will have a slight advantage than batting first.
Expected playing XI:
V Subramania Siva (c), Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), Shubham Mehta, S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.
VB Kanchi Veerans:
Baba Aparajith (c), Rajagopal Sathish, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), S Siddharth, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, NS Harish, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Rangaraj Suresh.
Players to watch out for:
Akshay Srinivasan has been the consistent performer in TNPL but he hasn’t clicked as he would like to be. So he will look to step up and perform which will help his team to pull off a victory against VB Kanchi Veerans.
Ganesh Moorthi has been the star performance for Tuti Patriots this season as he is picking wickets consistently and also scoring runs at regular intervals which makes him a valuable asset to any team.
VB Kanchi Veerans:
One of the brightest prospects in Tamil Nadu cricketing circles baba Aparjith is not having the tournament as he would like to be, he will look to bounce back strongly and put up a strong performance which can help his team to register three consecutive victories.
Silambarasan is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far and he will look to continue the same performance this match which will take his team to cross the victory margin.
VB Kanchi Veerans are fully confident as his team registered two consecutive victories. If they can able to overcome the batting issues they can easily pull off a victory.