Tamil Nadu Premier League, 2018
Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, Match 1
The Tamil Nadu domestic T20 extravaganza is here and the enthralling one-month long tournament is set to leap out with the first game on July 11.
This would be the third edition and the tournament will be played across three venues namely, MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai, Indian Cement Company Ground Tirunelveli and NPR College Cricket Ground Dindigul.
WHERE: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli.
WHEN: July 11, Wednesday, 7:15 PM IST, 01:45 PM GMT
The inaugural match will witness a clash between two exciting sides in Dindigul Dragons and Ruby Trichy Warriors at the Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli.
Both Dindigul Dragons and Ruby Trichy Warriors would like to forget the hampering they got in the last season as the two teams finished at the sixth and seventh position respectively.
There have been some changes on either side and with some fresh new faces, the start of the tournament is ascertained to be breathtaking one. Ruby Trichy Warriors have named Ajay Kudua as their coach for the season while former Tamil Nadu batsman C Hemanth Kumar has been named as the batting coach of the side.
At the TNPL draft held on May 31, the Dindigul Dragons retained Indian Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who is also expected to lead the side and along with him, domestic stars like wicket-keeper batsman N Jagadeesan and right-hand batsman R Vivek have also been retained.
Ruby Trichy Warriors opted for numerous changes in their side with their finest decision being the inclusion of Indian Test opener Murali Vijay which can turn out to be a masterstroke.
They did retain 3 others in the form of the young talented batsman Baba Indrajith who is also named as the skipper with opening batter Bharath Shankar and all-rounder K Vignesh.
DIN vs RUB MATCH WHO WILL WIN?
According to the predictions made by bet365, the odds in favour of Dindigul Dragons are 8/11 meaning a return of 172.72 Rs over a stake of 100 whereas, the predictions made for Ruby Trichy Warriors are 11/10 meaning a return of 210 Rs over a stake of 100.
OUR PREDICTION: As per the betting odds, we back Dindigul Dragons to win DIN vs RUB.