IDTT vs DID Match Preview
After a huge victory over Nellai Royal Kings, some changes to the squad were expected for the Tiruppur Tamizhans team for the clash against Trichy. Some more changes are expected for this match as well. The ITT opening batsman Radhakrishnan started the tournament with a couple of scores in the 30s. He also struck 45 runs in the last match where he hit 2 sixes and 3 fours during his stay at the crease. The middle-order southpaw Balchandar Anirudh produced an excellent inning of 51 runs from 25 balls when his team raised a score of 201 runs against Trichy.
P Bhuvaneswaran picked up 9 wickets from his last couple of contests. You can find very few bowlers in the 2023 version of TNPL that will have as much confidence as this all-rounder from Tiruppur. After having lost their last couple of games of the season by big margins of 7 wickets and 70 runs respectively, the Tiruppur team now has won their last couple of matches by margins of 46 runs and 7 wickets. Another crucial batsman for Tiruppur Tamizhans is Tushar Raheja. He missed out on a fifty in the last game by a single run.
After a big 59-run loss against Kovai Kings in their last encounter in TNPL, most teams would look to press the panic button. But the Dindigul Dragons are likely to put these defeats behind them. They might not make any changes to the team for this contest. Shivam Singh was in a belligerent mood in the last game when the rest of the batters playing in the top 4 positions just made two runs between them. Singh hit five sixes during the stay at the crease. This same pitch will be used for this match as well.
The Dindigul skipper R Ashwin bowled economically in the last game. His contribution to the team's cause augurs well for his team. His team members will also be hoping for more contributions with the bat from Ashwin. The in-form 31-year-old right-arm spinner Varun Chakravarthy had an entirely forgettable day against the Lyca Kovai Kings. He leaked 48 runs from his four overs. However, in the three earlier games, he collected a rich haul of 8 wickets. The Dindigul outfit was in bad shape with both bat and ball in their last encounter. That apart they have produced a strong showing in the competition.
Weather for this game is expected to be cloudy and you can get temperatures in the region of 34 degrees.
This cricket match will be played at the SCF Ground in the city of Salem. Any team that bats first at the venue will look to set a target of over 180 runs. The last two games saw the team batting first crossing the 200-run barrier at the ground. On both occasions, the team chasing the target fell short of the target. A score in the region of 180 to 190 runs can be considered to be at par at this venue. The surface on offer at the SCF Ground is an excellent batting pitch. All batters playing here will enjoy playing their shots on this ground. The ball will come onto the bat nicely and spinners will hold the key in the 2nd innings.
P Bhuvaneswaran has a terrific strike rate in the competition this year.
In the 4 games he has played in the competition, P Bhuvaneswaran has picked up 10 victims with a strike rate of 6.80.
Dragons has a terrific recent record against Tamizhans.
Dindigul Dragons have won their last 3 matches in the competition against Tamizhans and lead the head-to-head.
We do not expect the Dindigul Dragons team management to make any changes to the side despite the loss in the last game. The Tamizhans are unlikely to make any changes to the side either. There are no injury updates available for this game.
IDTT vs DID Probable 11
IDTT Playing 11
- S Radhakrishnan
- Tushar Raheja (Wk)
- Balchander Anirudh
- Rajendran Vivek
- NS Chaturved (C)
- Vijay Shankar
- Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
- S Ajith Ram
- Alliraj Karuppusamy
- P Bhuvaneswaran
- S Ganesh
DID Playing 11
- Shivam Singh
- Baba Indrajith (Wk)
- Boopathi Kumar
- Ravichandran Ashwin (C)
- Adithya Ganesh
- C Sarath Kumar
- Suboth Bhati
- M Mathivannan
- P Saravana Kumar
- VP Diran
- Varun Chakaravarthy
The Dindigul Dragons team has secured more victories in the competition than IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. They are also in a better position in the points table. But they have experienced problems in their batting order in recent games. A poor run of form was evident in the batting department during their last game. This makes the team vulnerable against Tiruppur Tamizhans' bowling attack. The IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans on the other hand are on a roll at the moment and look to be favorites for this match. But we expect Dindigul Dragons to bounce back in the game and win it.
Radhakrishnan: S Radhakrishnan has scored 139 runs from his 4 appearances for Tamizhans with an average of 34.75 and a strike rate of 113.
P Bhuvaneswaran: Bhuvaneswaran has picked up 10 wickets in his last 4 matches with a strike rate of 6.80.
Varun Chakravarthy: Varun Chakravarthy has collected 10 wickets from his last 5 matches with a strike rate of 12 and he is also bowling economically with an economy rate of 6.45.
Saravana Kumar: Saravana Kumar has collected a haul of 9 wickets from his 4 games with a strike rate of 9.66.
IDTT vs DID Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: B Indrajith , T Raheja
Batters: B Anirudh, S Singh S, S Radhakrishnan
All-rounders: R Ashwin, V Shankar (VC), P Saravanakumar (C)
Bowlers: R Sai Kishore, S Bhati, V Chakravarthy