CHE vs MAD Dream11 : Table toppers Chepauk Super Gilles look to continue their ascendancy while Madurai Panthers head out in pursuit of their third successive win
Ever since going down in their league opener, Chepauk Super Gilles have gone on a rampant run. The side have not lost an encounter since then, winning four consecutive matches which sees the side placed in the pinnacle of the league standings.
And it’s exactly that position which the side will be looking to further consolidate when they square off against Madurai Panthers today, a team which has itself tasted consummate success in the last couple of matches. What makes this encounter all the more important for Gilles is the fact that Dindigul Dragons are playing earlier in the day and with them all too likely to displace them from top spot, Gilles will be looking to reclaim their position come this match.
Despite coming off a 61 run win against Kaalai, Gilles will know that they won’t have things as easy today as well though. Madurai Panthers have managed to successfully overhaul what was turning out to be a drab outing for them in the league, stemming a run of two straight defeats to make massive strides and pull themselves back into the top 4. They went onto record a massive score of 195 in the previous encounter, something they’ll be looking to revel us in today as well.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
While the night matches have seen the pitch break down and assist the spinners, the afternoon encounters have played completely differently over here. We’ve seen a massive 183 be put on the scoreboard by sides batting first in TNPL 4 and if Dindigul Dragons step out to bat, we could see yet another exuberant total be piled up.
The pitch should play extremely nicely for batsmen in the first part of the innings before eventually slowing down and making chasing a tougher task. Expect the side winning the toss to bat first on this surface.
Probable Playing 11
Chepauk Super Gillies
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, Harish Kumar, Kaushik Gandhi (c), Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, A Aarif (wk), Dev Rahul, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander, M Siddharth
Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Shijit Chandran (c), Adhithya Giridhar, Nilesh Subramanian (wk), Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, R Mithun, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, N Selva Kumaran
It’s tricky to call a winner from this one with both the sides having equally fruitful and flourishing batting and bowling line-ups but we are going to be siding with Gilles for this one solely due to their consistency. The side have managed to put in a spree of four pinch perfect results, ones where the batsman and bowlers have both stepped on to the mantle and taken the accountability of delivering incisive performances.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Madurai Panthers
Date And Time: 3rd August, Friday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Chepauk Super Gillies
- Ganga Sridhar Raju, Kaushik Gandhi, Murugan Ashwin, R Alexander
- Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for CHE vs MAD Dream11
There is one name over here which stands tall among the rest of the options in the form of Arun Karthik. The Madurai Panthers’ wicket-keeper has emrged as his side’s highest scorer, scoring 242 runs in 5 matches to take the side to some healthy scores recently and his team will need him to come up with good runs today as well on a wicket which is going to be tricky for batting.
Batsmen for CHE vs MAD Dream11
We keep peeling off players from Gilles over here with them clearly being the better batting side out of these two outfits. Coming into our side is KH Gopinath who has managed to score two 50s for his side in 5 matches, a player who can bat on tricky conditions and manage to come up with runs.
Ganga Sridhar Raju comes in from the side as well along with Kaushik Gandhi as he opt for an all Gilles batting order for this match given the exuberant amount of runs the side have managed to score across their stay in TNPL 2019.
All-Rounders for CHE vs MAD Dream11
One of the rare occasions where we have gone in with 4 all-rounders, this match bore the perfect identity to indulge in all-rounders, given the stature of the players dolling out their skill set. In Murugan Ashwin and S Harish Kumar, Gilles have two names who have gotten in excess of 10 wickets in between them along with some runs lower down the order as well and these two players will be among the main performers for their side today.
We finally compensate our side with the picks from Madurai Panthers as well with Jagatheesan Kousik and N Selva Kumaran being brought in by us. The side may have managed to put on 195 on the scoreboard the last time around but it doesn’t take away from the fact that prior to that, the side massively struggled to come up with runs.
If they are to punch above their weight today. They’ll need two players who contribute with the ball to pick up wickets at regular intervals and restrict one of the best batting units to a low total.
Bowling Order for CHE vs MAD Dream11
Spinner R Alexander comes into our playing 11 for this match given the massive number of all-rounders Madurai Panthers have in their batting order along with the fact that they have crumbled infront of strong bowling units as well. With this surface set to see the ball frisk around massively, especially for the slower bowlers, Alexander could be someone who picks up good wickets.
G Periyaswamy comes in as well while Kiran Akash is our sole pick from Madurai Panthers given the fact that he not only gets the new ball but will come out in the death overs as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are picking out Kousik as our captain for this encounter while S Harish Kumar is our 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.