CHE vs DIN Dream11 : Qualifier 1 sees top placed Dindigul Dragons clash heads against Gilles for a spot in the revered summit clash
Eight teams, 7 matches each and a testing period of cricket spread over a month sees us finally emerge with our top 4 from Tamil Nadu Premier League 4. With the knock-out stages finally descending upon us, Sunday begins the process for deciding the finalists in the day’s opening encounter between Dindigul Dragons and Chepauk Super Gilles
Finishing the league stage matches in the coveted first and second spots, both the sides find themselves squaring off in the first qualifier, match which will ensure that the winners earn direct qualification to the summit clash. It’s a match that promises to be an enthralling affair, a humdinger of a contest as either side looks to get better of the other.
Dindigul Dragons enter the fray of today’s encounter having tasted their first defeat in seven matches, a 35 run lost to the Kings which saw them end an unprecedented six match successive winning run. It won’t deter the side too much though with them roping in a slew of changes in a bid to keep things fresh for their pivotal encounter today against a side they know they’ll need to be wary off.
Having assured themselves of qualification after an incredible winning spree which took them to second place with 10 points, Chepauk Super Gilles much like their opponents make an advent into today’s encounter with a big defeat. They were bundled out for a worrying 95 by TUTI Patriots in pursuit of 127, a batting performance the side know they’ll have to address ahead of today’s clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the most sluggish, slowest and crumbling pitches in the league, this surface has been an adversity for batsmen. The ball has gripped massively for the spinners, stopping and coming onto the bat, making strokeplay extremely tough.
Despite this being an afternoon match, don’t expect the conditions to improve too much with the surface continuing to help the bowlers, more so the spinners. The side winning the toss will be looking to bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
Vijay Shankar returned after an injury for Gilles for the previous encounter and should be included in their team today.
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, NS, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, Mohan Abhinav, N Jagadeesan (wk), M Silambarasan, R Vivek, Sumant Jain
Chepauk Super Gillies
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Kaushik Gandhi (c), Gopinath, Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, R Alexander, G Periyaswamy
For us Dindigul Dragons should emerge as the winners from this encounter. The conditions will favour them massively with their two spinners wrecking havoc on this surface among a Gilles batting line-up which can crumble under pressure. Paired with depth in their batting unit, this encounter should see Dindigul Dragons emerge on the greener side of the rub, sealing their place in the summit clash.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Dindigul Dragons Vs Chepauk Super Gilles Qualifier 1
Date And Time: 11th August, Sunday- 3:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Ravichandran Ashwin, Jagannathan Kaushik, N Jagadeesan , M Silambarasan
Chepauk Super Gillies
- Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, R Alexander
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for CHE vs DIN Dream11
There were no doubts about who’ll be selected over here with Dindigul Dragons, N Jagadeesan having more points than the entire rest of the facet. He’s scored 361 in 7 matches, one of the highest scorers in this edition of the league and comes into our side for this match.
Batsmen for CHE vs DIN Dream11
With 238 runs in the matches he’s played in, C Hari Nishaanth and N Jagadeesan have added to the incredible strength the Dindigul Dragons have in their side. They and the rest of the top-order make for a dauntless and indomitable one, a unit which has at its perusal a skill set to send the ball to the fence on any surface.
Uthirasamy Sasidev comes in from the side as well while from the opposition we have picked out their top scorer, KH Gopinath with the 277 runs.
All-Rounders for CHE vs DIN Dream11
His high batting spot, assured four overs with the ball and brand of spin on a crumbling and breaking wicket mean we get in Ravichandran Ashwin from Dindigul Dragons. He’s someone who occupies the perfect role in his team, just the kind of all-rounder we head out to scour in our travails of crafting the ideal Dream 11 side.
We are also getting in Ramalingan Rohit from the side while from Gilles we have opted for Vijay Shankar and S Harish Kumar. S Harish Kumar has added wickets to his 141 runs and Shankar put in a good performance in the previous match, his first for the side after coming back from a toe injury endured at the World Cup.
Bowling Order for CHE vs DIN Dream11
With 11 wickets in 7 matches, including a 5-9, R Alexander has been selected by us from Chepauk Super Gilles. It was a decision between him and M Silambarasan but with us having compensated our side with Dindigul Dragons’ bowlers in the previous part, we decided to go ahead with Alexander over here.
M Siddharth comes in from Gilles as well while we have opted for Jagannathan Kaushik from Dindigul Dragons owing to his price tag of 8 credits.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jagadeesan is our captain for this encounter while Ashwin 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.