CHE vs DIN Dream11 Match Preview:
It's Play-off time in the Tamil Nadu Premier League as Chepauk Super Gillies take on Dindigul dragons in the first Qualifier courtesy of their top of the summit finishes.
Dindigul Dragons topped the table with six wins out of seven with a net run rate of +0.694 while the Super Gillies finished runners-up winning five with a net run rate of +1.391.
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons
August 11, 15:15 (IST)
Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, Trilok Nag, NS Chaturved, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, S Sujay, Mohan Abhinav, Adithya Arun, N Jagadeesan, M Silambarasan, R Vivek, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, Varun Totadri, Sumant Jain, M Anbu, B Praanesh, M Karthik Saran
Chepauk Super Gillies Squad: Kaushik Gandhi, Vijay Shankar (c), Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil, Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Sunny Kumar Singh, B Arun, R Alexander, S Karthik, Baskaran Rahul, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Samruddh Bhat, Harish Kumar, MK Sivakumar, Arun Kumar, M Siddharth, A Aarif, Dev Rahul, G Periyaswamy, V Santhanasekar, Y Jeba Selvin, R Thavith Kumar
Dindigul Dragons: Despite suffering a humbling defeat in the last league game of the season at the hand of the Kings, The Dragons are expected not to experiment very much with a winning line-up.
Skipper R Ashwin was rested in the last game, and he is expected to resume his duties for this crucial clash.
The in-form opening pair of H. Nishanth and captain N.Jagadeesan got out without opening their accounts in the last match, and a better showing will be expected from them this time around.
S Sujay showed some resilience in the middle overs but had no backing from the likes of Sumant Jain, R.Rohit and Mohan Abhinav. They will have to click as a unit in this one.
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Jagannathan Kaushik, M Mohammed, NS Chaturvedi, Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, Mohan Abhinav, N Jagadeesan (wk), M Silambarasan, R Vivek, Sumant Jain
Chepauk Super Gillies Squad: The debut of Vijay Shankar marked a very eventful pre-qualifier for the Super Gillies.
Opener Harinath was the sole shining light in the game against Patriots with the bat scoring 53 runs off 35 balls.
The Likes of Ganga Sridhar Raju, Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev failed to back Gopinath up.
The Bowlers came to the rescue of the Super Gillies with Harish Kumar retaining the tag of the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
Captain Vijay Shankar put behind his failure with the bat and bagged two wickets.
Other bowlers also put in economical spells to keep the runs in check.
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Kaushik Gandhi (c), Gopinath, Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, R Alexander, G Periyaswamy
CHE vs DIN Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Vijay Shankar: Although he might just have landed in the TNPL, he is a player of significant pedigree and can prove to be the match-winner with the ball and bat equally.
Harish Kumar: With 14 wickets in the tournament, he is the leading wicket-taker, and in the last game he proved his worth as well. He produced a spell of 2-0-4-3 when his side needed it the most.
N Jagadeesan: He might have failed in the last game, but his form in the tournament has been imperious throughout. He has scores of 87*,53,78 and 105* in the competition with his wicket-keeping making him a must-have.