DIN vs MAD Dream11 Team Prediction: Dragons and Panthers look to build on opening wins when they face off against each other tonight.
While Tamil Nadu Premier League 4 is still into its opening exchanges, we have yet to be regaled by a truly competitively and exciting encounter. Apart from the one match, the other three encounters have been one-sided events, low scoring affairs that have not been able to generate the requisite interest the league would have been eyeing.
However today’s encounter would change the sordid state of affairs in the league with Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers squaring off against each other in a match which has all the ingredients to be a humdinger. Two sides who won their opening encounters with conviction are up against each other today evening with several of the best performers in TNPL locking heads against each other in this one.
Beginning proceedings in the 2019 instalment of the league as they played the opening encounter against Chepauk Super Gilles, Dindigul Dragons had sealed a 10 run win in their favour to open their account on that day. It was an incredible bowling effort from the side, one that saw them defend a paltry 115 runs with Silambarasan picking up four wickets, while Jagannathan Kaushik and M Mohammed bagged two each.
Elsewhere, for the Panthers, the win was as easy as they come. Blowing apart TUTI Patriots for a petty little 124, the reigning champions needed just 13 overs to chase down the target at hand with 9 wickets to spare. The identity of their opening matches plus the exemplary strength of their playing 11 promises to make today’s match a jaffer and finally light up the league.
The last time the two sides had squared off against each other was in 2018 with Madurai Panthers winning an unprecedented title after failing to win a single match in 2017. And what has played a major part in their rejuvenation is their new found approach while batting with the side coming out looking to hit the ball to the fence right from the opening overs.
What could ultimately end up deciding this match is the bowling unit with the Dragons compensating for an inconsistent batting unit with a sublime bowling department. This match is going to be as close as they come and the Panthers should just about manage to persevere in the skirmish set to ensue today.
DIN vs MAD Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-Keeper for DIN vs MAD Dream11
We have opted for two players in this opening segment of our Dream 11 side with N Jagadeesan coming in from the Dragons while we have gone ahead with Nilesh Subramanian from Madurai Panthers. Both scored a good amount of runs in the previous encounter and on a surface where the average score played close to 170 last year, the two should get runs once again today.
Batsmen for DIN vs MAD Dream11
With 143 runs in 6 innings in TNPL 3, Madurai Panthers’ Arun Karthik emerged as one of the players with the most strike-rate from the side. The opener did the bulk of the scoring in the previous match as well for his side alongside Satish Raj with the two’s partnership taking their side to a comprehensive win.
Repeat of the last year final and we are confident of ending up on the right side this time around!
— Dindigul Dragons (@DindigulDragons) July 22, 2019
We have gone ahead with both these players from the side while R Vivek comes into our playing 11 from Dindigul Dragons. He didn’t score many last time around but this surface is a much better one, a track where the batsman are going to love their time out in the middle.
All-rounder for DIN vs MAD Dream11
Ravichandran Ashwin is selected from the Dragons with the side giving him a new role with the bat. He was sent up the order the previous time around, scoring some good runs and if he plays in the same role again, he’s bound to score again.
Ramalingan Rohit comes in from the side as well while we have Rahil Shah be inducted into our playing 11 from the Panthers. An instrumental performer for the side, we could emerge as one of the highest points amasser for us in this particular fixture.
Bowlers for DIN vs MAD Dream11
With the four wickets in the previous match Silambarasan from Dindigul dragons has been picked up by us with us also opting for M Mohammed from the side after he picked up 2 wickets against Gilles. The Dragons are clearly the more efficient bowling unit out of these two outfits and are bound to snare up more wickets in this match. Coming in from Madurai Panthers is Kiran Akash, their best bowler in the previous encounter.