KAR vs TUT Dream11 : Slumped adjacent to each other in the league standings, today’s bottom of the league clash sees two agonising outfits take on each other
Placed in the trenches of the league standings in sixth and seventh place, for TUTI Patriots and Karaikudi Kaalai, the predicament of losing matches just hasn’t stemmed. The sides have been in horrid form, leaving them face the brunt of superior oppositions who have left no stone unturned in trouncing them.
Although the two sides are separated by the smallest margin in net run-rate in the league, as far as the identity of the team and the way matches have traversed for them go, both the sides have emulated each other. They both find themselves sitting on three defeats after four encounter, having won just the solitary match to see their 2019 campaign unravel right infront of their eyes.
At the halfway point in the league stage matches now, for either side, perhaps this match couldn’t have come across at a better time. It gives either side a massive opportunity of taking on a level opponent, one each side know they can go onto defeat if they are able to fill in the gaping holes.
A win is all the more important for Karaikudi Kaalai who have come across as one of the most shambolic outfits in the league this season. Be it on the batting or bowling front, the side have been left in complete disarray with nothing auguring well for them. Now on a three match losing spree, the outfit know another defeat today would not only push them down in last place but also bring the curtains down on their campaign.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Despite getting a good break from cricket in the league, this surface showed us yesterday that its going to stay true to its nature across the league. Expect today to be no different with this surface playing sluggishly with the ball gripping onto the surface and stopping before coming onto the bat. Whatever batting conducive conditions will be present will come in the early part of the match and this is a pitch to bat first on.
Probable Playing 11
- Washington Sundar will not feature for the entire league with him being selected for India’s visit of West Indies.
V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudh (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam
Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), A Venkatesh, V Subramania Siva (captain), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran
TUTI Patriots should finally manage to register a win in this one. They are up against a aide who have conceded scores of 170 plus in two of their last three encounters, replying back with just 121 and 67. In Kaalai, the Patriots have an opponent who have fallen apart shambolically with nothing going their way and this should finally be the second win for the Patriots today.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots
Date And Time: 1st August, Thursday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- Srikkanth Anirudh, Maan Bafna, S Mohan Prasath, Sunil Sam
- Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan , Dinesh Karthik, M Sathya Raj
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for KAR vs TUT Dream11
With Dinesh Karthik returning for Kaalai in the last encounter after being left out of India’s squad for their visit of West Indies, the wicket-keeper comes into our side for this match. We have also picked up Srikkanth Anirudha from Kaalai after he ended up as his side’s top scorer in the previous match, one in which they finally managed to go and cross the 150 run barrier.
Batsmen for KAR vs TUT Dream11
If Kaalai have problems with the bat, then the misdemeanours for TUTI Patriots lie in the same area. They have failed miserably as a batting unit, being cleaned out by teams with their batting order failing to show any kind of application and knowhow of how to craft out innings of tricky pitches.
However, if there have been any batsmen who have looked interested in scoring some runs for the side, they have been Akshay Srinivasan and Subramania Siva and we are getting in the both of them. The Patriots massively need runs from them today against a Kaalai outfit who look to be improving with the bat.
Our third choice was a pick between TUTI Patriots’ SP Nathan and Kaalai’s M Shajahan and we ended dup choosing Nathan owing to the bowling unit he’s going to come up against. Kaalai have ended up conceding colossal runs in their last three matches, something which could help the Patriots’ batting order help regain some lost form.
All-Rounders for KAR vs TUT Dream11
If there has been one are which has had a serious dearth of skilled players in this edition of TNPL 4, its been the all-rounders’ facet. There has been a clear void of performers over here and today’s match brings with it the same identity with us having just the one all-rounder to choose from.
Out of all the available options, only Kaalai’s R Rajkumar looks to be a decent enough pick. Although he’s also not massively impressed, he’s the only pick which stands tall among the rest, having come up with wickets on two occasions and we are going to be opting for him.
Bowling Order for KAR vs TUT Dream11
Given the surface and the nature of the two sides, we only considered it the safest option to heavily line up bowling unit. It sees us go in with five bowlers for the first time with us expecting the bowlers to be among the highest points amasser for this prevalent encounter today.
An entire trivalent makes an entry from the Patriots with us bringing in all of their main bowlers in the form of Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, M Ganesh Moorthi and B Senthil Nathan. Although the side have been cleaned apart in their previous two encounters, the bowling unit did delver two profound showings in the side’s first two matches and they’ll be looking to emanate the same against an inconsistent batting unit.
We have also opted for two bowlers from Kaalai with us opting for S Mohan Prasath and Sunil Sam for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to pick out Akshay as our side’s captain while Anirudha will be 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.