MAD vs VK Dream11 : Both Madurai Panthers and VB Kanchi Veerans look to get their second win on the tournament when they square off against each other today
After getting off to the worse of starts to Tamil Nadu Premier League, VB Kanchi Veerans win in their previous outing in the league was equally comprehensive. They ended up wiping out their 8 wicket defeat in the opening match with a massive 110 run win against Kaalai the last time around, one which saw them move all the way to third place in the league standings.
Elsewhere, reigning champions Madurai Panthers saw themselves slip all the way down to fifth after succumbing to a 30 run defeat in their second encounter against Dindigul Dragons who made it two wins out of two. Conceding a shambolic 182 while bowling first, Madurai were only able to muster up 152 in pursuit of the hefty target, a defeat which ended up hampering their ambitions of continuing their ascendancy massively.
With the one win and the one defeat each for either side, this encounter for both the teams brings with it the incredible opportunity to put the much needed distance between each other. Contested between two equally matches sides, this match has all the ingredients in it of being a closely contested encounter, one where the margin for errors will be none.
It was a difficult task to call a winner from this encounter but we are going to be siding with Madurai Panthers for this one. Despite losing a bunch of players ahead of the league, the side have managed to string together two strong batting displays and if their bowling department can deliver the same performance as the league opener, the Panthers will be in a safe position today.
Expect this to be a skirmish but Madurai should just about manage to huff and puff and register a win today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the matches being held at a relentless rate on this surface and this being an afternoon match, expect the surface to not favour the batsmen as much as yesterday. Batting first is the clear way to go on this surface with runs on the scoreboard being as good as gold on a track where the slower bowlers will flourish in the second part of the match.
Probable Playing 11
A Sarath Raj , Arun Karthik, Jagatheesan Kousik, N Subramaniam, Shijit Chandran, R Mithun, Abhishek Tanwar, Akash Sumra, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, Lokesh Raj
VBK Kanchi Veerans
K Vishal Vaidhya, U Mukilesh, S Lokeshwar, Baba Aparajith, R Satish, Sanjay Yadav, P Francis Rokins, NS Harish, K Gowtham, Silambarasan, R Suthesh
With both the sides revealing their teams ensuing the toss, our final team combination and player changes might see some changes be incurred then. Please visit for latest development proceeding the revelation of the playing 11s. Expect both the side to dole out the same playing 11s as their previous outings in the league.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Date And Time: 28th July, Sunday- 3:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for MAD vs VK Dream11
We are opting for both the side’s wicket-keepers due to the position they occupy in their respective batting orders. While Nilesh Subramanian still has to come up with a solid knock for Madurai Panthers, he is also going to find himself involved in the barrage of wicket his side pick up, points we want to indulge in for this.
Elsewhere, while S Lokeshwar bats at number 1 usually for his side, he was pushed down the order the last time around but it’s not something which is going to stop us from picking him up for this match. He’s a good batsman, one who can find the boundary easily and comes into our side on that basis.
Batsmen for MAD vs VK Dream11
The league’s leading scorer the last time around with 472 and newly appointed captain of his side, Madurai Panthers Arun Karthik is our first pick in the batting order. With 33 and 26 in the first two matches, opener Sarath Raj A comes in from the side as well with us seeing Madurai registering a steady total on the scoreboard in this encounter.
Elsewhere from Veerans we are going in with two batsmen as well with R Satish and Sanjay Yadav being picked up by us. Both are batsmen who can come out and hit the ball to the fence easily, with Sanja Yadav scoring 95 for his side in the least encounter, an innings which took his side to a momentous total. He also gets sufficient overs with the ball and his spin could see him come up with a couple of wickets in today’s encounter on a surface which is bound to favour his style of bowling.
Meanwhile Satish’s 31 runs and 4 wickets with the ball make him a perfect choice from this segment especially with the player being classified as a batsman despite his overall role in the side.
All-Rounders for MAD vs VK Dream11
Both our selections are from Madurai over here with Rahil Shah and Jagatheesan Kousik being selected by us. Where Kousik scored 17 in the previous encounter, Rahil got 3 wickets in his side’s first encounter and his spin bound to perturb the right hand heavy composition of Veerans batting unit.
Bowling Order for MAD vs VK Dream11
One thing which is a certainty fro today’s encounter is the fact that wickets are bound to tumble in this encounter especially for the side batting second. The surface is only going to break down and get sordid for batting as the match progressed and keeping that proposition in mind, we are getting in Kiran Akash who has picked up 5 wickets in two matches for Madurai Panthers.
Abhishek Tanwar comes in from the side as well while the only pick from the Veerans is of Rangaraj Suthesh.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Arun has been picked up as captain of our side while Sanjay 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. 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.