VB Kanchi Veerans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors: can VB Kanchi Veerans make it into semi-finals

VB Kanchi Veerans has got the wonderful opportunity to make it into semi-finals as they are facing Ruby Trichy Warriors in their final league match here at India cements cricket ground Tirunelveli. As of now, they are placed fourth in the tournament just behind Lyca Kovai kings and a win will ensure their spot in the knockouts otherwise they have to reply on net run rate and other results to make it into the knockout stage. The side is heavily relying on their captain Baba Aparajith who bats at number three can capable of playing long innings. He has already done quite a few times in the tournament and in-form Vishal vaidya will also pose some severe threat to opponent bowlers. If anyone of the trio Vishal Vaidya, baba Aparajith and Rajagopal Sathish fires the team can easily get past their winning mark without many hurdles.

Ruby Trichy warriors on another hand are having a horrible time in TNPL 2019 as they have lost 5 five matches in a row. It is evident that they are one of the strong force but failing to win the crucial moments of the game and their players not clicking as a unit is a major problem for them. They can emerge as party spoilers for VB Kanchi Veerans this time. Murali Vijay has been playing brilliantly for them but he is not playing more matches that are the point of concern for them. When he scores team looks more different and posing a competitive on board but when he fails team looks indifferent. Other players like mani Bharathi and Aditya Ganesh are getting starts and are also in great form but they are not able to win the crucial moments and that is the point of concern for ruby Trichy warriors.

Pitch report:

Initially, the pitch has been the batting paradise but in later stages of the game, the pitch looks indifferent and becomes much slower. The team that bats first can able to pose the big target on the board. Batsmen are finding it hard when they are chasing the target under lights. So spinners are going to play the key role in later part of the innings.

Expected playing XI:

VB Kanchi Veerans:

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

 Ruby Trichy Warriors:

Sai Kishore (c), Murali Vijay, K Mukunth, Aditya Barooah, Adithya Ganesh, R Sathyanarayan/MS Sanjay, DT Chandrasekar, Ravisrinivasan Mani Bharathi (wk), Saravan Kumar, M Poiyamozhi, Lakshiminarayanan Vignesh.

Players to watch out for:

VB Kanchi Veerans:

Baba Aparajith:

Baba Aparajith is one of the versatile players who is expected to reach greater heights. The talented all-rounder is also the captain of the side capable of playing anchor innings. He is in good touch and he will look to put up a solid performance that will help him to pull off a victory.

Rajagopal Sathish:

Another experienced campaigner who is also in great touch will look to use his experience and put up a strong performance that will help his team to earn semi-final berth without many hurdles.

Ruby Trichy Warriors:

Murali Vijay:

Talented India opener will be using all his international experience and will be looking to play an anchor role which is very much important for his side to end their campaign on winning note.

Mani Bharathi:

Talented wicket-keeper batsmen who are playing well on the given opportunity will be looking to put up a strong performance that will help his side to earn the victory.

Final thoughts:

With semi-final chances in line, VB Kanchi Veerans will be eyeing to put up a stong perform and seal a semi-final berth. But toss is also expected to play a crucial role.

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