CHE vs DIN Dream11 : TNPL 4 comes to a culmination today with Gilles and Dindigul dragons clashing heads against each other for a shot at the title
They ended up topping the league standings, winning five successive encounters to emerge as the firm favourites for the league title but ever since then Dindigul Dragons ended up hitting a block. They were defeated by second placed Chepauk Super Gilles in their first qualifier, seeing them having to compete in an extra match to reach today’s encounter.
What impressed from the side though was that they were not hampered by that surprising defeat, going onto clean apart Madura Panthers by 45 runs in their second qualifier. Scoring 175 while batting first, the side showcased that they are the finest batting unit in the league by some distance before their bowlers complimented the batting unit to perfection. They ended up bundling Madurai Panthers for a lowly 130, a result they’ll be buoyed by ahead of today’s summit clash.
Today’s clash for the title is a repeat of the first qualifier, an edge of the seat thriller which saw Chepauk Super Gilles scamper to a 5 run win. Scoring 169 while batting first, they managed to curtail Dindigul Dragons to 164, revelling us in an intriguing encounter, one which point s to today’s clash being a humdinger as well.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is a wicket where the side winning the toss will definitely be looking to bat first. The night encounter on this surface has played favourably for the batsmen in the first part of the match with the ball coming on squarely onto the bat and making strokeplay an easy task. Things will get trickier in the second part of the encounter though with the surface breaking up and seeing the slower bowlers come into play with strokeplay becoming difficult.
Probable Playing 11
- Ravichandran Ashwin is out for Dindigul Dragons for this encounter given his involvement in India’s squad for the upcoming test series against West Indies.
Chepauk Super Gilles
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Vijay Shankar, Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev, S Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy
Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (c & wk), R Vivek, Sumant Jain, N, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, Mohan Abhinav, M Silambarasan, Adithya Arun, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Chepauk Super Gilles Vs Dindigul Dragons
Date And Time: 15th August, Thursday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
CHE vs DIN Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for CHE vs DIN Dream11
With 448 runs in the league, Dindigul Dragons’ wicket-keeper N Jagadeesan is not only the side’s leading run getter but the league’s highest run getter as well. Having scored good runs in both the qualifiers, he should deliver a good performance today as well, seeing us pick him up as the first player for our side.
Batsmen for CHE vs DIN Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Dindigul Dragons, we have opener C Hari Nishanth also come in for us after getting 318 runs. The side have had to massively thank their batsmen for seeing the unit go on an unprecedented run with the batting order piling on hefty totals on surfaces which have not been the easiest tracks to bat on.
Elsewhere from Gilles we have their top scorer KH Gopinath come in with 293 runs along with Ganga Sridhar Raju who scored huge runs the last time these two sides met each other in Qualifier 1.
All-Rounders for CHE vs DIN Dream11
With 149 runs and 15 wickets, S Harish Kumar was always going to be opted by us from Chepauk Super Gilles. He has come in the death overs with both the bat and ball to score runs and get wickets for his side and if they are to make things jittery for Dindigul Dragons, he’ll need to pick up wickets today as well.
Vijay Shankar was someone we considered as well but given he’s just two matches old in the league and not familiar with the playing conditions and should find it tough to come out and bat here. Murugan Ashwin comes in from the side with this wicket bound to offer incredible purchase for the spinners and his legspin will rile up a right handed batting heavy unit of the opposition.
Our only pick from Dindigul Dragons sees R Rohit come in from the side.
Bowling Order for CHE vs DIN Dream11
With us having laid so much importance on the surface and how it’s bound to crumble and offer massive turn and bounce to the spinners, it was only fair for us to heavily strengthen our bowling unit. We have gone in with four specialist bowlers, getting in Dindigul Dragons highest wicket taker with 14 wickets, M Silambarasan for this match.
M Mohammed comes in as well from the side while Gilles have M Siddharth and the second highest wicket taker in the league with 18 wickets, G Periyaswamy be chosen by us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jagadeesan is our captain for this one while S Harish Kumar is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.