CHE vs KAR Dream11 Team and Predicted Playing 11 : With the one win each from their two matches, Gills and Kaalai look to ease ahead of each other come today.
For today’s opponents, the opening two encounters in the Tamil Nadu Premier league 4 have shaped out in exactly similar fashion. Both have had on impressive win and one equally harrowing defeat, leaving both the sides in similar positions after the opening set of fixtures in the ongoing edition of TNPL.
While Gilles put in a howler of a batting display against Dindigul Dragons, a much improved batting display saw them put on a strong 148 against Ruby, one they managed to easily defend as they curtailed Ruby’s innings to just 105. The 43 run win took them right above Karaikudi Kaalai on virtue of a +2.3 net runt-rate, one the side will be looking to further build on today.
Elsewhere while Kaalai put in one of the most profound batting displays in the opening encounter, the proceeding match saw them collapse like a house of cards. The side folded out for a torrid 67 while batting second as they stepped out in pursuit of 177, going onto lose by a massive 110 runs. It was a calamitous batting effort from the side with the outfit losing their top-order for 31, a misdemeanour the side were never able to recover from.
With Chepauk Super Gilles taking a 2-1 lead in the three encounters the two sides have met in till date, we only see them going onto extend their lead in this match as well. What tilts the balance in their favour is their exuberant spinning department, one which has seen them leave sides in disarray in their first two matches.
CHE vs KAR Match Prediction
With TNPL giving us relatively low scoring encounters till now with the more well equipped bowling side emerging winners on the majority of occasions, today should be no different as well. The slower bowlers in particular have enjoyed their time out in the league, extracting massive spin and turn on surface which have opened up inside the small space of 3 hours to offer massive grip and deviation.
And it’s this proposition which heavily tilts the balance in Gilles favour. Their bowling setup is one of the best in the league and with Kaalai have been dismissed for just 67 in their previous match, Gilles will be looking to capitalise on that.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Heavy emphasis was laid on the prevalent playing conditions and the state of the pitch along with how the toss would affect either side. Our picks were based on recent performances and figures and considering how sides and players traditionally function in different circumstances.
With this being the first match being held here after a break, expect the surface to play well for the side batting first.
Wicket-Keeper for CHE vs KAR Dream11
Kaalai’s Srikkanth Anirudha is the best option in this encounter. He scored 58 in his side’s first match, a score which took his team to 171 and with Dinesh Karthik’s availability still unknown, we are going to stick with him for this match.
Batsmen for CHE vs KAR Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Kaalai and we have Rajhamany Srinivasan come in as well for us after he went onto get a big partnership with Anirudha in an encounter which went all the way to the super over after both sides ended up registering 171.
Meanwhile from Gilles we have a duo come in given the fact that Kaalai have allowed their opposition to score in excess of 170 on two occasions on the bounce. With his 37 in the previous match, KH Gopinath comes in from the side with captain and opener Kaushik Gandhi. He’s yet to impress in the league with the skill set available at his perusal sees him find a place in our side.
All-Rounders for CHE vs KAR Dream11
With 28 in 13 balls the previous time around and a time with the ball that saw him deliver 0-28 o emerge as the most economical bowler for his side, Kaalai’s R Rajkumar is picked up by us. He’s been important to the side’s cause of getting runs in the death overs, perhaps their best clean hitter of the ball in the middle-order.
Elsewhere we have both Murugan Ashwin and S Harish Kumar come into our side. Both of these players hold pivotal roles in their unit, with the duo being heavily relied on by their side in both the batting and bowling departments. S Harish Kumar is the side’s highest scorer as well, ensuring he side put on runs in a batting line-up which is not renowned for its ability to scour the big runs.
Bowling Order for CHE vs KAR Dream11
The reason for Gilles consummate success in the bowling facet has been down to their indomitable spin department, the identity of which comes across as one of the most formidable in the tournament. With figures of 3-11 and 5-9, R Alexander has been their main bowler with the spinner leaving opposition attacks in tatters.
We also have G Periyaswamy come into the side while wit the four wickets in two matches for his side, Sunil Sam and two wicket man, Velidi Lakshman are our picks from Kaalai.
Captain And Vice-Captain for CHE vs KAR Dream11
R Alexander is being chosen as our captain’s choice while Ashwin is the vice-captain if Gilles are going to be batting first today. If they field first, we are changing the identity of our picks with S Harish Kumar being made our captain and Alexander being picked up as the vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Chepauk Super Gillies
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Murugan Ashwin, Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, A Aarif (wk), Dev Rahul, G Periyaswamy
Rajhamany Srinivasan, R Rajkumar, Srikkanth Anirudha (c & wk), Sunil Sam, L Suryaprakash, M Shajahan, S Swaminathan, S Mohan Prasath, Maan Bafna, Velidi Lakshman, Yo Mahesh
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Karaikudi Kaalai
Date And Time: 26th July, Friday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD