VBK vs TUT Dream11 : Veerans look to make it three consecutive wins when they take on an agonising Patriots unit today
Ever since the Tamil Nadu Premier League 4 made an advent, the one thing which has stood out clearly is the VB Kanchi Veerans have massive problems in their batting order. They were sent packing for 124 in their league opener and the same predicament continued in their previous encounter as well, seeing them slip to their second defeat in three matches.
Currently occupying sixth place in the league standings, the 40 run defeat against Dindigul Dragons ended up massively unravelling the Veerans. With a callous batting unit at their disposal, the apathy for the side refuses to seize when they take on TUTI Patriots outfit who have done extremely well to win two matches on the bounce.
Defeating Kaalai by a humungous 110 runs, the highest win recorded till now in this edition of the league in terms of runs margin, the Veerans followed it up with an equally impressive run chase. Out in pursuit of Madurai Panthers’ 139, the side were always in complete control of the chase, well on top across the match as they went onto comfortably seal a 7 wicket in their favour. It took them all the way to third in the league standings with the side on current form looking as one of the most scrumptious outfits in the league.
With the batting and bowling units both intertwining in unison for the side this edition of the league, the Patriots are emerging as the testament of what a perfect T20 outfit should look like. Be it the batting or bowling department, there haven’t been any slip ups, seeing the side record comprehensive wins in their last couple of matches.
And that is only set to continue today with us fully envisioning the side to emulate their showings. With the Veerans having too many problems at the moment to deal with in their batting setup, expect the Patriots to fully capitalise on it and catapult them on the night.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This wicket is an epitome of batting first. With the side chasing going onto lose four of the last five matches held over here, the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first on this surface. The pitch should manage to hold for the first part of the match with the average score while batting first being 156 before it starts breaking apart and offering massive purchase to the spines.
Probable Playing 11
Washington Sundar continues to be out of the league and it’s expected he’ll be missing the entire campaign given his involvement with the Indian team in West Indies.
Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), Shubham Mehta, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran
VB Kanchi Veerans
Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), S Siddharth, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, NS Harish, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Rangaraj Suthesh
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: TUTI Patriots vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for VBK vs TUT Dream11
Scoring a 50 in the previous match against Madurai Panthers, S Lokeshwar comes into our side from the Patriots. He has always managed to come up with runs for his side, scoring a 50 against the Kings as well and he could easily get himself a good amount of runs today as well, irrespective of if the side bat first or chase.
Batsmen for VBK vs TUT Dream11
With 55 in the previous match against Madurai Panthers as he and Lokeshwar went onto take the side past the finishing line as they chased down the target at hand with an over and 7 wickets to spare, Akshay Srinivasan is our first pick from TUTI Patriots. He had score 31 against Kings earlier as well and looks good to come up with some more runs today as well.
Subramania Siva comes in from the side as well while from the Veerans we have gone ahead with Sanjay Yadav and Rajagopal Sathish. Sanjay in particular has been the side’s best batsmen, scoring runs despite the rest of his side falling apart like a house of cards and if his side are to have any chance of winning today, he’ll have to resonate the same performance today as well.
All-Rounders for VBK vs TUT Dream11
With a massive void of players in this facet, perhaps the only time when we had to search long and hard on who to pick out from this department, only the one player is picked up by us. He has massively failed to impress till now but Nidish Rajagopal from the Veerans is someone who plays a role in both the batting and bowling department, seeing us opt for him.
Bowling Order for VBK vs TUT Dream11
With five wickets in the previous match, R Silambarasan from TUTI Patriots is the first player we are picking out for this mach. Given how flummoxed Veerans have been across their three matches while coming out to bat, losing wickets at regular intervals, we are also getting in K Gowtham Thamarai and B Senthil Nathan from the side.
The two players come in from Veerans as well given that this should be a low scoring encounter given the pitch conditions, especially if the Veerans are betting first. The only chance they are going to have of winning this one is if Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran and M Ganesh Moorthi can pick up wickets at crucial junctures along with the rest of the bowling unit.
Captain And Vice-Captain
R Satish has been selected as our captain for the match while Lokeshwar is the vice-captain. Incase the Veerans are chasing over here, Silambarasan can be picked up as vice-captain as well.
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.