Tirunelveli, August 08 at 07:15 PM IST
The 26th fixture of TNPL 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and Madurai Panthers at Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli in the evening. The clash will begin at 07:15 PM IST.
Points Table standing:
In six encounters, Karaikudi Kaalai has managed a solitary win against Ruby Trichy Warriors and are sitting at the bottom spot. They have failed to pull off since the exhilarating Super Over win in the opening encounter against Ruby Trichy Warriors. Can they manage a win in their final fixture to finish off on a good note?
Madurai Panthers are placed third in the table with four wins and two defeats in six outings. They will look to go hard on Kaalai as they are yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. They share the same number of points – 8 with fourth place Lyca Kovai Kings and can’t afford to lose. They have managed three consecutive wins against Ruby Trichy Warriors in a Super Over, Lyca Kovai Kings by 23 runs and Chepauk Super Gillies by 33 runs. So, will they continue their winning streak against Kaalai?
Karaikudi Kaalai – L, L, L, L, L
Madurai Panthers -L, L, W, W, W
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Total Match Played: 45
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 153
Batting First Won: 23
Batting Second Won: 20
Rajhamany Srinivasan, R Rajkumar, Maan Bafna, Yo Mahesh, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Sunil Sam, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, M Shajahan, S Swaminathan, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Ganesh (wk)
Kiran Akash, Shijit Chandran (c), Arun Karthik, Rahil Shah, R Karthikeyan, Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, Nilesh Subramanian (wk), R Mithun, A Sarath Raj, N Selva Kumaran
Srikkanth Anirudha (c), A Karuppaswamy, Ashwath Mukumthan, S Ganesh (wk), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Yo Mahesh, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, Sunil Sam, S Swaminathan, T Ajith Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, M Shajahan, Ashwin Balaji, Abhinav Vishnu, S Kishan Kumar, V Aditya, Velidi Lakshman, R Kavin
Shijit Chandran (c), Tushar Raheja, D Rohit, Thalaivan Sargunam, Nilesh Subramanian (wk), Abhishek Tanwar, R Mithun, R Karthikeyan, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, N Selva Kumaran, Sudhan Kandepan, Adhithya Giridhar, T Veeramani, SV Muruganantham, Akash Sumra, MS Promoth, Sabin Karnavar, Lokesh Raj, J Jabez Moses, Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Jagatheesan Kousik, Varun Chakravarthy
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Fantasy picks from Karaikudi Kaalai:
S Anirudha is the top run-getter for Panthers. In 6 innings, he has amassed 197 runs at an average of 32.83, including two fifties
M Shahjahan and R Srinivasan are the other two key batters in the side. In 5 innings, Shahjahan has smashed 97 runs whilst R Srinivasan has managed 83 runs in 6 innings
S Sam is the key bowlers for the side with 7 scalps in 6 innings
Fantasy picks from Madurai Panthers:
KB Arun Karthik is the leading run-scorer for the side with 281 runs in 6 innings. He averages 56.20 in the tournament and has scored a fifty and a hundred
J Koushik, PS Chandran and A Sarath Raj are other key batters in the side
With 11 scalps in 6 innings, L Kiran Akash is the leading wicket-taker for the side
X-Factors: S Anirudha and KB Arun Karthick – They are in a good flow and will be a safe bet for captain and vice-captain choices in small leagues.