RUB vs KAR Dream11 Team: Karaikudi Kaalai and Ruby Trichy Warriors get their 2019 campaign underway by taking on each other today
For Ruby Trichy Warriors, today’s match against Karaikudi Kaalai is all about avenging the unfortunate set of events which shaped out in TNPL 2018. Ending level on points in the previous edition of the league, Ruby were unlucky not to make it into the top 4 on virtue of net run-rate, ending just outside the qualifiers by the barest of margins.
For the side, the fourth edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League is all about improving on that fifth place finish and going onto build from that. The side have managed to retain their main bunch of players, a group imbued with the ability to put on scintillating performances when functioning at their pristine best.
Elsewhere for their opponents on the day, the side who snatched the last available knock-out stage spot for them, TNPL 2019 brings with it ambitions of going the entre distance and walking away with the glistening trophy under their arms. The side have two India international players in it in the form of opener Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik who is returning from the Cricket World Cup, players the side will be looking to add the much needed experience and acumen to the side ahead of their campaign.
Karaikudi Kaalai vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Match Prediction
With the surface today playing better for the side chasing with the side batting second going onto win 3 encounters out of the four contested here, toss is going to play a big part in this match. As the pitch starts to settle down under the sun, it becomes much more conducive for batting, allowing the ball to come nicely onto the bat to let batsmen score freely.
For us, the balance is just so ever slightly titled in Kaalai’s favour for this one solely on the basis of their batting line-up. They have batsmen who have the requisite know how to play on tricky surfaces, one which should suffice the side well to give them a win in their tournament opener.
Wicket-Keeper for RUB vs KAR Dream11
We have Kaalai’s Dinesh Karthik coming in for this one. One of the players subject to being shunted out of the Indian cricket team following their semi-final defeat to New Zealand, the wicket-keeper’s future with the side looks extremely unlikely given his spate of poor performances.
For him, TNPL is a chance to revive a dwindling career, one under major question after a massive slump in form in the course of the last year. This is just the kind of match where he will be accorded the chance to amass a bagful of runs and getting some good points in our side.
Batsmen for RUB vs KAR Dream11
Ending as the third highest scorer in the previous edition of the league with 347 runs in 8 matches at an average of close to 50, Kaalai’s captain, Srikkanth Anirudha is the first player we decided to pick in this segment. The player is known for scoring runs at a good rate and we are going to get in opener Murali Vijay alongside him.
Meanwhile from Ruby we have the lone pick of Neyan Kangyan for us. Their batting department doesn’t exude the most of confidence, a paper thin batting line-up which can easily be bundled out cheaply, seeing us opt for the sole pick from the side.
All-Rounders for RUB vs KAR Dream11
Whenever we are out crafting Dream 11 teams for T20 encounters, our gameplan has always been to go in with the maximum number of all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. They are the most likeliest to get you wickets, courtesy of their two toned ability to come up with contributions in both the departments.
And based off that narrative, we have shelled out massive money to get in a partnership from Kaalai in the form of Maan Bafna and R Rajkumar. The two are crucial players to their side, two of the mainstays of the line-up who can single handidly turn the match in their side’s favour. From Ruby we have opted for Lakshminarayanan Vignesh to be included into our playing 11.
Bowling Order for RUB vs KAR Dream11
With the surface today completely inconsistent and us unsure of what kind of track we’ll have laid out infront of us, we have decided to rope in the four bowlers into our side. TPL isn’t revered for too many high scoring encounters and an afternoon match over here won’t revel us in one either.
This sees us opt for Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore and R Sonu Yadav from Ruby with these two bound to pick up wickets especially as Kaalai look to up the ante in the death overs.
Elsewhere from Kaalai we have gone ahead with Sunil Sam and S Swaminatahn given the lopsided nature of the opposition’s batting line-up, one which is bound to tumble under pressure of wicket to wicket bowling.
Captain And Vice-Captain for RUB vs KAR Dream11
Maan Bafna has been chosen as our captain for this one while Aniruddha is the vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (C), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Dinesh Karthik (WK), S Swaminathan, R Rajkumar, Yo Mahesh, Sunil Sam, M Shajahan, Ashwath Mukumthan
Ruby Trichy Warriors
S Aravind, Murali Vijay, Baba Indrajith (C), Bharath Shankar, Adithya Ganesh, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Suresh Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, MS Sanjay, R Sonu Yadav
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Karaikudi Kaalai vs Ruby Trichy Warriors
Date And Time: 20th July, Saturday- 3:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD