KAR vs VBK Dream11 Team VB Kanchi Veerans look to address bowling conundrum while Karaikudi Kaalai look to win their second match on the bounce after engaging in the league’s first super over
For VK Kanchi Veerans, today’s encounter brings with it the chance to script a quick turnaround for the side after their diabolic 8 wicket defeat in their tournament opener. For the side, the main predicament lies on the bowling front with the side failing to defend what should have been a tricky 150 as they went onto lose by 8 wickets.
Playing their first match of the league against Lyca Kovai Kings, Veerans ended up conceding a mammoth 16 wides, extra runs which ended up hampering their cause of trying to defend their today. It was a fiasco, an ill-disciplined bowling performance that saw Veerans lose their way as they fell apart to continue their flabbergasting form from TNPL 3.
Having finished seventh in that edition of the league, Veerans were guilty of putting in the same kind of maligned performances which saw the team unravel, waning to go on a never ending downward spiral which saw them ever embroidered in a predicament. And taking on Karaikudi Kaalai who finished in fourth place in the 2018 edition of the league, things don’t look to be getting any easier for Veerans come today.
Kaalai immersed themselves in the most enthralling fixture of Tamil Nadu Premier League 4 till now with the side involved in the first super over of the league. With both themselves and Ruby scoring 171 in a high scoring encounter, Kaalai managed to persevere in the super over as they went onto chase down the 11 run target set to them to pick up their first two points.
Karaikudi Kaalai vs VB Kanchi Veerans Match Prediction
With Kaalai heading into this clash with a 2-1 lead in the 3 matches the two sides have scrimmaged in till date, we see this lead going onto extend for the side. This should be a match where we see runs being scored with the surface being played on today having undergone some much needed treatment after getting a good break of 2 days from cricket.
And what should see Kaalai come out of this with a win is their clearly superior batting unit. They have batsmen who can craft out innings as per the need of the match and coupled with the wayward nature of Veerans’ bowling line-up, Kaalai should put on a hefty score.
Wicket-Keeper for KAR vs VBK Dream11
VBK’s wicket-keeper, S Lokeshwar is the best option to pick out in this facet. A major reason for his side’s win in the previous encounter, Lokeshwar came up with an astute innings, one where he found the boundary at will to see his side record the highest score of the league till now.
We are also going in with Kaalai’s wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik for this one. He missed the last match after being involved with the side for the CWC but after having being rejected for India’s ensuing visit of West Indies, he should return to TNPL cricket starting today.
Batsmen for KAR vs VBK Dream11
We’ll continue with the selections from Kaalai with their highest scoring batsman from the last match, Srikkanth Anirudha becoming our first pick over here. He took up the wicket-keeping role as well the last time around but with Karthik returning to the playing 11, he’ll be able to focus solely on his batting today.
Rajhamany Srinivasan comes in from the side as well while we have opted for two players VBK as well. Despite losing a flurry of early wickets, the middle-order was able to overhaul the side’s flabbergasting showing and take them to a solid 150 with P Francis Rokins and Sanjay Yadav getting the runs for the side.
All-Rounders for KAR vs VBK Dream11
With 102 runs in 7 matches and 11 wickets, Kaalai’s R Rajkumar is our pick for this one. He can contribute in both the departments and given the identity of the opposition, a good pick of points by him is easily passable.
This department is completely composed of players from Kaalai with our second pick seeing Maan Bafna being picked up from the side after he put in a good showing in the side’s opening encounter against Ruby.
Bowling Order for KAR vs VBK Dream11
Although the pitch should be a relatively easier one to bat on, the script which was written out in the previous night matches held on this track can’t be ignored. Bowlers extracted more than adequate purchase from the surface with the new ball with the spinners eventually coming on to get the ball to grip and turn, making to tough to open your arms and hit the ball with ease.
And given that narrative, we have picked up two bowlers from Kaalai with us expecting VBK to have a treacherous time with the bat today. Sunil Sam and Velidi Lakshman are in from the side while from Veerans we are going ahead Rangaraj Sutesh.
Captain And Vice-Captain for KAR vs VBK Dream11
We are making Anirudha our captain for this encounter while Karthik is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Dinesh Karthik (wk), S Swaminathan, R Rajkumar, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam, M Shajahan, S Mohan Prasath
VB Kanchi Veerans
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, U Mukilesh, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, S Arun, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), NS Harish
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. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Karaikudi Kaalai vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Date And Time: 24th July, Wednesday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD