DIN vs RUB Dream11 : Undefeated Dindigul Dragons take on Ruby in the biggest one sided encounter of the group stages.
4 matches and 4 successive wins mean second placed Dindigul Dragons couldn’t have asked for a better outing in the fourth instalment of Tamil Nadu Premier League. The best side of the league by some distance, the side will be looking to go on and occupy top spot today, one which is elusive for them owing to an extremely small margin of net run-rate.
And when they take on Ruby Trichy Warriors today, the side will be quietly confident of upstaging a side who are yet to register a win. Sitting in the trenches of the points table at the halfway mark, for Ruby the league stands in fear of being culminated today itself with another defeat bringing an end to what has been a horrid outing for the side this year.
Having come closest to a win in their previous encounter when they took their match against Madurai Panthers all the way to a super over, Ruby failed to persevere in the closing stages. It ended up giving the side their fourth successive defeat and the impasse looks unlikely to improve today either when they head off against a side who chased down 159 in their previous match.
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
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, Trilok Nag, NS, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, N Jagadeesan (wk), M Silambarasan, R Vivek, Sumant Jain
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Murali Vijay, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (c), Adithya Ganesh, MS Sanjay, K Mukunth, Mani Bharathi (wk), M Poiyamozhi, S Aravind, Saravan Kumar
As far as picking out a winner for this encounter goes, we’ll be favouring the Kings for this one due to their batting heavy line-up. The unit is filled with some exceptional names, batsmen who can see off the new ball at the top of the order coupled with clean hitters of the ball lower down who can come out and capitalise in the death overs.
And with Madurai Panthers having struggled to put on big scores, the Kings hold a massive advantage here, one which should see them seal the two points on the day.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
Date And Time: 3rd August, Friday- 3:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, N Jagadeesan (wk), M Silambarasan
Ruby Trichy Warriors
- Murali Vijay, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, M Poiyamozhi
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for DIN vs RUB Dream11
With 235 runs in 4 matches, Dindigul Dragons’ wicket-keeper, N Jagadeesan has emerged as their highest run scorer across the course of their 4 matches. He’s ensured the side have put on some hefty scores and against a dwindling bowling line-up, it’s all too likely that he’ll get another good score today.
Batsmen for DIN vs RUB Dream11
Continuing with our selection from Dindigul Dragons we have C Hair Nishaanth come in for us after he and Jagadeesan both went onto put up a match winning partnership against Kaalai as they prevailed in their pursuit of 159. The two have been in good form throughout the league and on a surface which is going to be as pristine as they get for batting, he should get runs today as well.
From Ruby we have opted for their opener Murali Vijay and P Saravana Kumar. If the side are to punch above their weight and make things tricky for their opponents today, they’ll need strong runs on the board, something these two batsmen are capable of doing.
All-Rounders for DIN vs RUB Dream11
We are going to be picking up the entire top order from Dindigul Dragons and that sees us bring in Ravichandran Ashwin as well. His high batting position along with the 4 overs he’s ascertained to bowl augur well for him, seeing him become an ideal all-rounder to get into your Dream 11 side.
We are also going to be getting in Ramalingan Rohit from the side while the only selection from Ruby is of Lakshminarayanan Vignesh.
Bowling Order for DIN vs RUB Dream11
Despite the batting conditions being so conducive to batting, wickets are bound to come in thick in this encounter. If Dindigul Dragons bat first, the side will end up losing wickets in the death overs as they look to up the ante and take the score to as massive a one as possible.
We have picked out M Poiyamozhi from the side due to this while it’s an entire trivalent of picks from Dindigul Dragons. Their highest wicket taker, M Silambarasan has petered out in the last few matches but his brand of spin is one which will massively perturb the right handed heavy batting order of Ruby.
M Mohammed and Jagannathan Kaushik come in from the side as well given the paper thin nature f Ruby’s batting order.
Captain And Vice-Captain for DIN vs RUB Dream11
Jagadeesan is selected as our captain for this match while we are bringing in Ashwin as 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.