DIN vs KAR Dream11 : With three wins from three, Dindigul Dragons eye top spot when they face off against a languishing Kaalai outfit
Staying true to tradition, this edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League has conventionally given us low scoring encounters with the odd high scoring match coming across on rare occasions. And benefitting from the pitches and the way the matches have shaped up have been Dindigul Dragons with their impeccable bowling unit helping craft out successful results for the side.
Winning all three of the matches they have stepped out in the middle for, Dindigul Dragons find themselves occupying second place in the league standings, only behind Gilles on virtue of a slightly inferior net run-rate. Along N Jagadeesan at the top of the order, accompanied by some equally stellar bats, the side have come across as one of the most complete and well-rounded units in the league.
Elsewhere for their opponents for today, Karaikudi Kaalai, things haven’t been so pretty. After just about winning their league opener after engaging in a super over, the side have been trounced in their proceeding two matches with their crumbling batting line-up seeing the side pummel down in the dearth of the league standings. The 54 and 110 run defeats hammer them into last place, a position which the side look improbable to leave on current form.
They might be leading the three previous encounters played between the two sides by 2-1 but expect that to be levelled today given the plight of Kaalai. They’ve completely collapsed as a batting unit and with their bowling line-up never one that exuded massive confidence, the side have made for abysmal viewing.
And taking on a side who are undefeated in the league, the misdemeanours is only bound to stretch for Kaalai. Dindigul Dragons should win this one with ease and move to top of the table.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the matches coming in quick on this surface and the track receiving a battering, expect today’s wicket to be difficult for batting. Runs will be difficult to come by with the slower bowlers especially flourishing on a surface which will play sluggishly. The side winning the toss will be looking to chase over here with a clearer idea of how to shape their innings.
Probable Playing 11
C Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, R Vivek, NS Chaturved, R Ashwin (c), Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, R Rohit,M Silambarasan, J Kaushik, H Trilok Nag
V Aditya, S Anirudha (c), R Kavin, R Srinivasan, MK Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, VY Mahesh, S Swaminathan, S Sam, S Mohan Prasath
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Dindigul Dragons vs Karaikudi Kaalai
Date And Time: 29th July, Monday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for DIN vs KAR Dream11
We are getting in both the wicket-keepers over here with the one coming in from either side. With Dinesh Karthik expected to be out for this one as well, Srikkanth Anirudha is the ideal pick from Kaalai despite having failed in the previous match. He got 58 for his side in the first and if there is any batsman who might score for the side today, its him.
Elsewhere from Dindigul Dragons we have their highest scorer, N Jagadeesan come into our side. He’s scored 83 and 57 in the last two matches and against a languishing bowling line-up, he should get another good score today.
Batsmen for DIN vs KAR Dream11
We have opted for the minimum of three batsmen over herewith this fixture not bound to be a big scorer, especially if Kaalai bat first. And it’s this script which sees us get in only Rajhamany Srinivasan from their side, a player who has still managed to put in a better performance than the rest of the batting unit.
Meanwhile from Dindigul Dragons we are getting in both C Hari Nisanth and Sumant Jain for this match. If they get to bat first, Dindigul Dragons could easily propel themselves to a massive score on the day with their top-order all finding themselves scour past solid innings.
All-Rounders for DIN vs KAR Dream11
Given his high position in the batting order and his four overs of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin becomes our pick from Dindigul Dragons. His side are up against a horrid outfit, one of the most feasible in the league and given the way the pitch is going to traverse, playing his brand of spin of going to be a treacherous job for Kaalai.
On the other hand, we have the one player come into our side from Kaalai as well with us picking up R Rajkumar for this match.
Bowling Order for DIN vs KAR Dream11
With us fully expecting Kaalai to be fully dismissed in this one, we have opted for all the viable bowling options from Dindigul Dragons. The eight wickets in two matches see M Silambarasan come into our side along with Trilok Nag and Jagannathan Kaushik with these three bound to pick up the opposition’s batting unit.
The one pick from Kaalai as well with Sunil Sam coming in after picking up 6 wickets across the three matches the side have immersed in.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jagadeesan has been selected as our side’s captain for the match while Ashwin is the vice-captain.
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 which makes it a certainty to check the teams ensuing the toss. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your side which include the best performers for each side with players being roped in based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with the pitch conditions, toss and recent performances.