RUB vs MAD Dream11 : Winless in their last two league matches both Ruby and Madurai Panthers step out in pursuit of turning around their form
For Ruby Trichy Warriors, this edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 4 is turning out to be one the side would like to overturn at the earliest. With the group stage matches reaching the halfway mark and the group table taking shape, the seventh place position Ruby find themselves occupying could very well turn out to be their final position as well given their form at the moment.
Ever since scoring 171 in their league opener against Kaalai, a match which went down to the super over, Ruby have collapsed as a batting unit. Their ensuing two encounters saw them put on just 107 and 135 on the scoreboard, languishing scores which saw them slip to two defeats on the bounce.
Meanwhile, Madurai Panthers haven’t enjoyed their outing in TNPL 4 either. After opening their campaign with a win, the side have subsequently gone on an embarrassing downward spiral, losing against table toppers Dindigul Dragons by 30 runs before eventually going onto suffer defeat against Kanchi Veerans in their previous fixture. They are just about hanging onto the smallest of threads in their perusal of a top 4 spot with the sole win seeing them hold onto fifth place despite their recent aberrations.
This match couldn’t have come at a finer time for two outfits who have had nothing go their way in their last few encounters. They are finally up against an opposition of equal calibre, a match which promises to be fought on level footing for either side and accord each unit the chance to finally stem a horrendous run of results for them.
As far as this match goes, Madurai Panthers should emerge from this encounter as the winners. They have shown glimpses of their skills and should finally be able to unlock their true potential come today courtesy of more depth in their batting line-up.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
While the surface has played out to be on the slower side till now, with the track getting a good break of a week expect some kind of life to be infused in this. This is a pitch to come out and set a target on with the track expect to break down in the second part and start playing into the hands of the spinners. Anything around 150 should be a healthy total to defend on this wicket.
Probable Playing 11
- Murali Vijay was absent from the last match and there is no confirmed news of his inclusion in today’s playing 11.
- Aswin Crist has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after enduring a back injury.
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Adithya Ganesh, Kannan Vignesh, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Mani Bharathi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, S Aravind, Murali Vijay, K Mukunth, Saravan Kumar, M Poiyamozhi
Shijit Chandran, Arun Karthik, Jagatheesan Kousik, Akash Sumra, Tushar Raheja, Abhishek Tanwar, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, A Sarath Raj, R Mithun, SS Karnavar
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Madurai Panthers
Date And Time: 31st July, Wednesday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for RUB vs MAD Dream11
Ruby’s K Mani Bharathi is our pick for this encounter despite the wicket-keeper yet to score big across the course of the three matches he’s played in. Rub’s unstable batting order plus inconsistent nature of their batsmen should see Bharathi come out in the middle earlier than anticipated, allowing him good time in the middle to get runs in.
Batsmen for RUB vs MAD Dream11
Our first pick in this segment is of a new name with Thalaivan Sargunam coming into our playing 11 for this encounter. He played for the first for Madurai Panthers the last time around, managing to get 67, an innings which ended up contributing a brunt of his side’s total score.
Opener Arun Karthik comes in as well for us with him having gotten the highest individual score for his side till now. We have also decided to keep Satish Raj A in our side for this fixture while the lone pick from Ruby is of P Saravana Kumar with the batsman always coming up with runs for his side.
All-Rounders for RUB vs MAD Dream11
With 35 and 22 runs along with 3 wickets in the previous match, L Vignesh from Ruby is our first player in this facet. While he’s always managed to deliver with the bat, it’s his spin which could a bigger threat today on a wicket which is bound to crumble as we traverse the encounter.
Elsewhere from Madurai we have opted for similar players with pacer Jagatheesan Kousik and legspinner Rahil Shah being picked up by us. If TNPL has taught us anything, it is to repose faith in the spinners and Shah could end up lambasting Ruby’s already tepid batting order given the spin he gets on the ball.
Bowling Order for RUB vs MAD Dream11
With 22 runs and 2 wickets in the last match, Madurai’s Abhishek Tanwar is our pick from the side who are expected to go on and win this match along with Kiran Akash. From Ruby we have decided to go ahead with M Poiyamozhi for this one after his displays over the course of the last couple of encounters for the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain for RUB vs MAD Dream11
We are making Kousik our captain for this fixture while S Suresh Kumar is picked up as our 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 which makes it a certainty to check the teams ensuing the toss. 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.